When Fasthosts (UKReg) had their password screw up some years ago now, that was the final straw. I moved everything away from UKReg. But to where? I hunted like crazy for a UK based company (so, no GoDaddy-ness for me) until I found DomainMonster. Very helpful company, based in Surrey, small, but definitely a big player that keeps its head below the water line (as most people I mention them to have never heard of them). They have a very functional control panel, and all the usual features you would need/expect. I host all my domains with them, bar one.
The one exception is a domain I moved away from them to www.joker.com
instead - simply because, joker.com allow IPv6 glue records on name severs of a domain, whereas DomainMonster do not. DM also don't support AAAA records (and no indication from them of when that will change either), another downer for anyone who's an IPv6 fanatic.
Why Joker? Used them before, very slick system, comparable, if not better than GoDaddy, but without all the flash website images of pretty girls filling up your browser (you know, if I wanted to see that [censored], I'd go and visit the Sun website, and click on page 3).
Don't get me wrong, my last place of employment used GoDaddy for everything. I've used their portal, and it's all good, but I've read too many horror stories about what the company is, how it operates, and all that negative PR has made me dismiss them as a domain name registrar I would ever consider using (cheapest is not always best, but you've heard that many times before I'm sure).
So, in short, for me I use mostly DomainMonster, except for the IPv6 geekyness requirement on 1 domain, where I use joker.com instead.
My 2p worth.
Edited by mixt (Thu 21-Apr-11 22:36:13)