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Netfirms domain transfer – Control panel review (part 1)

After moving my wordpress blog to a new web host, I got a notice from my domain host that it was time to renew my domain name.

So as I like to experiment and try new things, I decided to move one of my domain from my long time domain host Netfirms to a new domain host Namesilo.

A few words regarding Netfirms:

Why am I leaving them? My only reason is price as I never had any trouble with Netfirms during all the years I have been with them. They are not expensive and their prices are rather competitive, it’s just that I am a really frugal guy =)

For first timers, you can have your own “.com” website for 9.95$ for the first year, subsequent years and transfers will cost you 12.49$. There is also an optional WhoIs option to remain private that will cost you an additional 4.95$/ year. What does that includes?

Registering a domain name with Netfirms will get you a webmail account as well as a basic hosting package.

Futhermore you’ll get access to their very user friendly control panel. I have seen many different control panels, and Netfirms control panel is one of my favorite as it is very easy to use and clear as you can see in this snippet.

netfirms control panel

Website 

The first section shows how to set up the basic hosting package that comes free with your domain name  registration with Netfirms. The first thing you ‘ll have access is ftp for transferring your files to Netfirms for hosting. You also get a free 1GB storage space and access to Weebly Drag and Drop Builder tool to help you set up your website.

Email

After setting up your basic website, you ‘ll also get the chance to set up an email account. You’ll have access to different tools such as catch all and spam filter to manage your emails. All this and more will be accessible from MailCentral and the Mail tool setting.

Finally the last section I am going to review more in depth in my next post is the domain section as this is the section of interest.

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