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I want an @islands.vi or @.vi email address

 
Taz
 Taz
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Can anyone help me get an email that ends in .VI. I a new property owner on STT and would like to show in in my email address

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2014 5:07 pm
OldTart
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islands.vi is the domain of Choice Communications so if you use them as your ISP you'll have it automatically.

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Posted : September 11, 2014 5:30 pm
Taz
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Thanks

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2014 5:36 pm
Alana33
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Dont do it. Choice is an absolutely terrible choice for an internet provided.
I gave up my islands.vi e-mail that I had for decades due to their lousy service.

I had Choice for years and was quite happy until they had change in management/ownership and started selling cell phones and raffling off cars.
My service became so bad and my downtime was so frequent that I had NO CHOICE but to change my islands.vi e-mail address and move on to BBVI.

Now, my billing gets to me on time, they don't cut me off on a Fri. afternoon when no-one is available until mid-day on Monday or have someone that is responding from somewhere outside the VI and I have to spend hours trying to get hold
of a tech to have a problem rectified. I hated when they'd tell me to come down their store because it MUST be my modem, only to get there and discover the modem works perfectly, it's their stupid signal! I don't get a bill until after they disconnect me and on and on it went, so I went............to another provider.

Don't get me started with them. The service was horrendously atrocious!

now I use mynamevi@gmail.com

Good Luck.

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Posted : September 11, 2014 6:12 pm
ms411
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The .vi domain registrar used to have an office in town in Royal Dane Mall. There's a database online somewhere for all the domains and their registrars.

Now what is it called? whois.com? Or Google domain name registrars. It's been years since I tracked them down, but I did contact them.

The .vi domain was more expensive than .com et al, so I didn't bother.

If I get more detailed info, will post again, but for now, just wanted to let you know that there should be other options than Choice.

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Posted : September 11, 2014 7:01 pm
Finatic
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Here's the .VI registrar contact information online. I'm not sure how current it is.

https://secure.nic.vi/contact-us/

You will have to obtain and set up your own email host, such as Rackspace, or GoDaddy, and so on, once you have registered a domain.

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Posted : September 11, 2014 7:05 pm
ms411
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Yes, that's it. I think it's somebody at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands that is the registrar. I contacted them by phone, if that helps.

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Posted : September 11, 2014 7:26 pm
OldTart
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I'm not defending Choice as I too had very poor experience with them, starting with their TV service and then with their internet service. For my TV I switched to DISH which I had for over 10 years. Loved it for the first several years but the last six months was a total customer service disaster and I finally (and after several warnings to them) cancelled it. For internet I had switched to Innovative from Choice a few years ago (very minor glitches overall), had a landline with them for years and then went with a bundle deal for all three services. The "learning curve" switching from DISH to cable was a bit of a challenge at times for an old broad but my screw-ups are much less and I'm perfectly happy now with the bundle which is costing me FAR less overall.

I guess the point I'm making about Choice is that things change over time and maybe they aren't now as bad as they used to be - just as I was all about DISH until they went on a downslide.

This may not be of much help to the OP but may be of interest to newcomers.

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Posted : September 11, 2014 7:46 pm
Petra
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What is better Innovative? Smartnet?

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Posted : September 12, 2014 11:23 pm
surfer1
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SMARTNET. Solid.

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Posted : September 20, 2014 6:06 am
East Ender
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Someone who has an islands.vi address says they aren't giving them out anymore.

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Posted : September 20, 2014 2:00 pm
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