Where to register domains?

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Are there any rules for choosing where to register domains? I just don't know what to look for, except for the cost of domain registration.
I often come across promotional prices. Is it worth trying? Sometimes I see options that domains can be registered 10 times cheaper than usual.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    As long as you make sure the registrar is properly accredited to register domains (all the well-known registrars are), you can choose any you want. Be aware that if you go for a special pricing offer, the cost will likely be back to normal (i.e. significantly higher than the initial cost) when it comes to renewal.

    Also, I'd caution against registering your domain and hosting the site with the same company. By keeping them separate, if you ever have your hosting suspended, you can transfer the domain elsewhere and carry on with your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author winsto
    Originally Posted by Drumfex View Post

    Are there any rules for choosing where to register domains? I just don't know what to look for, except for the cost of domain registration.
    I often come across promotional prices. Is it worth trying? Sometimes I see options that domains can be registered 10 times cheaper than usual.
    I think paying attention to the price and the support is very important when choosing a domain. The support team is important because, as a beginner at one point you will need help from them .

    Now if your Domain service support team is not effective you will have a problem ...The same thing applies to Hosting too
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I registered my domain name with Hostgator and can tell you that they are very affordable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Golgrer
    Yes, you can choose domains that are cheaper, but not always. I would like to warn you about promotional prices. It often happens that in a year, when you need to renew your domain, the price can be several times higher. This is even a common practice. Many registrars drop their registration prices a lot in order to lure a client. And you also need to read all the conditions. Because registrars can block domains due to complaints. However, domain recovery will be very costly. I faced problems like this. At the moment I have about 40 domains from the https://pananames.com/ registrar. Because all prices are known in advance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scooper
      Originally Posted by Golgrer View Post

      Yes, you can choose domains that are cheaper, but not always.
      It is best to register domains where it is cheaper. And then transfer to the registrar where the renewal is cheaper.
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      • Profile picture of the author Golgrer
        Originally Posted by Scooper View Post

        It is best to register domains where it is cheaper. And then transfer to the registrar where the renewal is cheaper.
        Yes I agree. The benefit is twofold.
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  • Profile picture of the author LilyMunday
    I actually decided to buy my domain name where I had my hosting as their price was the best on the market and it doesn't change from year to year. I also felt that the extra security and technical support would watch my back (edited by moderator)
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  • Profile picture of the author Afterwards
    You can register domains on Namecheap.com. I used them everytime. I never had any problems with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author computerbeing
    I would go for larger companies as they are more likely to have better support and more importantly a good user interface in order to make changes to the domain. In regards to hosting a factor to consider is the type of support and their support hours (you would wish to avoid email or ticket only support) and the location of the company as it is always better to have hosting on the same country that you are in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter42
    I would suggest that you do your research on domain registrars because the level of customer that you receive is pretty important. As far as price is concerned, if I were you I wouldn't choose a domain with a special offer price as it's likely to return to a silly amount. Instead, choose a domain that has a fixed price; with that in mind here are just a few registrar suggestions that you might want to look at:
    • Godaddy
    • A2 Hosting
    • Hostgator
    • Namecheap

    With any registrar that you choose, make sure to contact their customer support to see how long it takes to reply. You'll get a good sense of what their support is like by doing this and you can also decide to go with them or not. I hope that I've helped!
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  • Profile picture of the author rigor
    From my experience, it's easier and cheaper if you buy a domain and hosting together. Most of the hosting companies will give you the domain for free if you buy hosting from them.

    You can always buy a domain and hosting from different companies and redirect DNS names, but it's just easy to manage both of them together under one umbrella.

    You can always transfer a domain from one company to another, but remember that you cannot transfer a domain within 60 days of the purchase.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesdamon
    Use Go Daddy platform to register domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dario Fumagalli
    I usually use Namecheap. It's only downside is they don't register a lot of national domains (for example, Italian and Spain domains).


    Many use GoDaddy but I don't really like their interface, support etc.
    Plus, they gave me ZERO support at my affiliate application. They just won't reply, ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    GoDaddy is a popular choice.

    If you want a WYSIWG website, why not buy the premium plan at Wix? That premium plan includes a domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author surfer30
    You can register your domain name on a web hosting company like Hostgator, siteground, bluehot or buy a VPN for your site. but this is a bit advanced and you need someone to this for you.

    Buy a domain name from namecheap, godaddy or from hosting platform.

    One important tip. web hosting platforms offer a dscount for the first year. Its better to have a Chat with their support team and know exactly how much you'll pay for the second year.

    Some companies cost $15 a month while others like siteground cost $19.99 a month
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  • Profile picture of the author dabbu347
    The best way to check and register domain is :-

    1. Domain registrar should be preferably from same country in which you are.
    2. Check for any exciting discount coupons.
    3. Mouth publicity (give preference to those which are being used by your friends & colleagues)
    4. Any company which offers benefits in hosting domain (Monetary)
    5. Trusted & Respectable name in industry.

    Hope this is good enough.
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