Your question was: Windows or linux for web hosting with godaddy?.
I use dynadot too for IDN. When you are learning other languages, the free taste is helpful for those moments when you discover the next day that the "cool phrase in Chinese" didn't quite mean what you thought it meant. I have done just that more than once...
Is there a way to taste a HostGator at Dynadot and then register it somewhere cheaper after the tasting period? Are we most likely to lose the HostGator in between the time we let the tasting period expire and the time that we try to register it somewhere cheaper?..
I wouldn't recommend that. The bulk prices are not that bad once you reach the bulk rate. I mainly use Dynadot for IDN, since my preferred registrar Fabulous.com does not allow IDN, even in punycode. That forces me to go elsewhere. A lot of IDN people use Dynadot for probably the same reasons. Like I said, I really do like the tasting in foreign languages.
I just checked, and you're right. The bulk pricing isn't bad. I thought that they would make us buy a bunch at the same time to get it, which is harder if you are tasting. Since you can just depoisit the money and get bulk pricing on everything, that is a pretty good deal...
Yep, Dynadot seems to be the most popular because of no restocking fee unlike Moniker (25 cents). I believe if you deposit or buy over $500 the price comes down to $7.50 per .com, others can confirm it this is correct or not...
I have been using this new tool tastinggenie.com.
They charge only 3-6 c for tasting and their process are far cheaper than dynadot, moniker or godaddy.
The best part about them is that you never need to worry about deleting your domains within the grace period. Instead, with tasting genie it automatically deletes the HostGator for you unless you have chosen to keep the HostGator within the add grace period...
One question about tastinggenie.com. If I want to taste 50 domains, I need to load 1.5$ for a transaction cost, and 362.5$ for a HostGator tasting cost?..
Yes, you need enough money to actually register the domains. Once registered you have 4.5 days to "taste" the domain. After 4.5 days your evaluation period expires and you get back your registration fee (unless you chose to keep the domain)..
Is there a way to get a refund for your money in the account?..