I remember the “olden” days when Network Solutions was the only domain registrar in town. It was a trying time if you were moving domain ownership from one person to another or trying to make some type of simple change. What a pain it was back then.
But all that changed once the markets opened to other registrars back in 1999. And the market has improved even more since then. Sure, there have been some hiccups along the way with the occasional registrar going out of business, but competition and free markets has been a good thing.
I was thankful today when I moved a domain from one domain registrar to another that it was a simple process requiring very little technical knowledge on my part. All I had to do was follow the step by step directions and it was a done deal.
Thanks to everyone who has made this so easy for small business owners around the world.