I have just sent the following email to all our clients at http://domains.echost.coop/
I’m contacting you because your email address is listed as the contact address on the domains.ecohost.coop reseller account that Webarchitects inherited when we merged with Ecohost.coop in 2013.
Our management committee has taken the decision that we no longer wish to have a reseller account with domains.coop and we are in discussions with them regarding them taking over the direct management of the service, we don’t yet have a date for this handover.
If you choose to do nothing then at some point soon you should be able to have a better service from domains.coop as we will no longer be a middle man in the relationship. You will continue to have a web interface to manage and pay for your domains.
Alternatively, if you would like, Webarchitects could take over the management of your domains, for .uk domains we would transfer them to our Nominet account and for other domains we would use our Gandi.net reseller account.
Webarchitects does not offer a web based interface for managing domains like the domains.coop one, we have two options:
- We do everything for you, if you need changes to your zone files you ask us to update them and depending on the amount of work involved we might charge for our time to do this. This is a good option if you don’t understand how the Internet domain name system works and if you want someone else to sort everything out for you.
- We let you do everything yourself, we give you access to an account on git.coop and you use Git to manage your raw Bind zone files. This is a good option if you know what you are doing and want total control of your DNS setup, we would suggest that this option is only sensible for people with a good technical understanding of the Internet domain name system.
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The primary reason we are closing our reseller account is technical, not political, we do continue to be a strong supporter of using the services of other co-operatives wherever possible.
If you have any question please contact us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.