Network Solutions, the domain name registrar for tertullian.org, are going down and down in my estimation. I asked them on Saturday to transfer it elsewhere. Their response was an email demanding that I call their call centre in the USA. The object of the latter is to hassle people into renewing, of course. I wrote and asked today and got back the same. I then complained to PairNIC, whom I am transferring to, who told me — what Network Solutions could have told me — that the process takes 6 days. Quite a long time, considering that all we are discussing is entering a row in a database table.
Avoid using Network Solutions. It is a key test of a registrar how they handle transfers out. I once had to pay a bunch of scum down in Farnborough to release tertullian.net, the first domain I ever registered. One reason why I have stuck with Network Solutions is that they didn’t make a fuss. The fuss they are making now ensures that I will transfer all my domains elsewhere.
I also have two UK domains. I have no idea who the good UK registrars are. Anyone any suggestions?
I had hoped to spend today writing a page about the catena of Nicetas, its date (1100-1105, according to Christophe Guignard; perhaps 20 years earlier according to J. Sickenberger, back in 1902), its manuscripts and so on. But I’m still too full of cold to do so. Maybe later in the week.
Instead I’ve written a review of a book about the Fathers on Amazon, and slated it thoroughly. Interestingly Amazon is sorting the reviews in a manner different from that which I remember. It used to be most recent review first. It is so no longer. Worth remembering, that.
I only picked the book up again because I need something to read. There must be something on my shelves I could look at…