Where do you buy your domain name?

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Hi warriors,

I know a few place to buy domains, such as namecheap, godaddy and etc, but what makes them different?

If you're about to buy a domain name, which the best provider to choose? and how do we know it is good provider or not?

This question is referring to domain only, not include the hosting plan.

Thanks for your help.
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  • Profile picture of the author sophuk
    Namecheap you get free privacy on your .coms for the first year and they often run promotions and discounts.
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    • Profile picture of the author antina
      and........dreamhost.com
      If you have hosting services with them, they renew your domain name for free every year for one domain. Their hosting is pretty reasonable. Their tech support is pretty dependable as well. I've always been able to get my questions answered when I need help
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  • Profile picture of the author heruma
    Now, I use namecheap. Free Privacy for first year. Go to Google and search namecheap coupon for standard discount.
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  • Profile picture of the author trevord92
    Namecheap for me - free privacy for the first year, cheap pricing for it in subsequent years, checkout process that doesn't feature a gazillion upsells.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    A resounding yes to namecheap.com from me. They are excellent. I frequently get really really good offers
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    • Profile picture of the author mrmax
      I've used GoDaddy for years and years but their prices have been going up and theyre not giving out the good coupons like they used to. I think I'll look into NameCheap like everyone is suggesting
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Originally Posted by masterqif View Post

    Hi warriors,

    I know a few place to buy domains, such as namecheap, godaddy and etc, but what makes them different?

    If you're about to buy a domain name, which the best provider to choose? and how do we know it is good provider or not?

    This question is referring to domain only, not include the hosting plan.

    Thanks for your help.
    So far, I am very much satisfied with namecheap.

    These registrars are also great:


    BellNames.com
    eNom.com
    GoDaddy.com
    Moniker.com
    Name.com
    ResellerCamp.com
    BigRock.com
    UKRNames.com
    Internet.bs
    MyDomain.com
    Pheenix.com

    Rock on.

    Thanks,
    Louie Tugas
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    Originally Posted by masterqif View Post

    Hi warriors,

    I know a few place to buy domains, such as namecheap, godaddy and etc, but what makes them different?

    If you're about to buy a domain name, which the best provider to choose? and how do we know it is good provider or not?

    This question is referring to domain only, not include the hosting plan.

    Thanks for your help.
    I register both my domain name + hosting with godaddy.

    So far I'm have no problem with them.

    Hope it helps :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author daftdog
    Originally Posted by masterqif View Post

    Hi warriors,

    I know a few place to buy domains, such as namecheap, godaddy and etc, but what makes them different?

    If you're about to buy a domain name, which the best provider to choose? and how do we know it is good provider or not?

    This question is referring to domain only, not include the hosting plan.

    Thanks for your help.

    I always use namescheap but yesterday I came across a site offering .coms for 0.99c so I bought one but I received the letter saying I had the domain but I cant log into the account to transfer and when I checked namescheap the domain was still available.
    Waiting on customer service now to try to sort it all out...

    The company is Web Hosting, Registration of cheap domains | Internet websites services | 1&1

    Maybe you will have better luck than me as a 0.99c domain is the cheapest Ive seen though with the problems Ive been having I think Ill stick with namescheap!

    Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author daftdog
      Originally Posted by daftdog View Post

      I always use namescheap but yesterday I came across a site offering .coms for 0.99c so I bought one but I received the letter saying I had the domain but I cant log into the account to transfer and when I checked namescheap the domain was still available.
      Waiting on customer service now to try to sort it all out...

      The company is Web Hosting, Registration of cheap domains | Internet websites services | 1&1

      Maybe you will have better luck than me as a 0.99c domain is the cheapest Ive seen though with the problems Ive been having I think Ill stick with namescheap!

      Good Luck!

      Do Not use 1 and 1....I bought a cheap domain, 0.99c, then found I could not transfer it to my own hosting for 60 days (if i was a newbie buying my first domain then i would probably be forced into buying their hosting)...very sneaky.

      Then they must have sold my info to some web design companies as I was contacted by 3 companies looking to build my site...

      Ill be making a rip off report this week...dont fall for the $ domain crap stick to namescheap!
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    Originally Posted by masterqif View Post

    I know a few place to buy domains, such as namecheap, godaddy and etc, but what makes them different?
    Namecheap is an Enom reseller, but they provide most tech support. In unusual cases you'll be working with Namecheap support as a middleman between you and Enom.

    GoDaddy sells direct from the registry.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    I have used GoDaddy in the past, but don't use them anymore because their prices have gone up. I switched to NameCheap and I have to say I am pleased with their service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    I've used all the registrars listed here over the past 10 years. By far, my favorite is one that has not been mentioned. Uniregistry.com
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  • Profile picture of the author dealpromocode
    go daddy is best don't go to low price invest some more money and get quality

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Just for consistent cheap domains Google Apps is where I have gone. Terrible support though.
      But if you want $10 a year, year after year it is the place to go

      Also, use Godaddy but price increase too much year over year


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  • Profile picture of the author emmerson
    Started off with GoDaddy (like most of us) and I've tried a few over the years, namecheap has been offering solid value for a while so I going forward with them for now.
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  • Profile picture of the author ksurivan
    Definitely Namecheap, been a customer for 7+ years. Support response time is awesome! I always google namecheap coupon "month year" and there it is for my taking and plus i don't need to buy the privacy guard protection.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheryl Majeski
      I've been using 1and1 for a long time and have no problem with them.

      You should at least check them out along with the others so you can make the best decision for yourself!
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  • Profile picture of the author web lover
    I Prefer Godaddy

    First Because Is Cheap Compared with other Competitors

    Second It's More Secure

    Third integrated with all hostings and site builder

    Finaly because It's High Brand And Have Million Of Users Around The World

    Good Luck ,
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
    for most of my domains I like and use namecheap.

    For .UK and.EU domains I use 123Reg
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  • Profile picture of the author jfalxr
    I bought all my domains from name.com and had no problems so far.

    But as Mohamed said, NameSilo seems a good option too
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  • Profile picture of the author astral walker
    Namecheap is really reliable and affordable. I have 2 domains hosted there.

    I only use GoDaddy as its cheap. There are plenty of coupon codes available. All I do with godaddy is buy and sell within a year's time and earn quick profits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smeltzer
    I am truly shocked and upset-ANGRY at the amount of marketers using godaddy. They have supported every bill the USA government has thrown up to control the internet like SOPA. What is wrong with you people? Do you like the freedom to earn an income online? Do you want to keep that freedom? Well stop funding those who fund campaigns to limit that freedom.

    I am utterly disgusted. Disgrace.

    Oh and I use namecheap for domains. Why because they are the Anti-godaddy they launch campaigns AGAINST Sopa and any bill that congress tries to pass to limit our freedoms online. https://blog.namecheap.com/category/internet-activism/

    When choosing a place to buy your domain you must also look at what they are doing with your money and if they are funding laws and bills to limit and destroy your business and still you give them money you must really rethink if you should even have a business at all.

    http://godaddyboycott.org/ as you can see there. Yes they withdrew there verbal support after funding the lobbyist. So basically all they did was pay others to do the support for them while officially withdrawing there verbal support. The fact that they chose to support it in the first place shows they do not care about there customers
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  • Profile picture of the author kuku
    NameBright ( https://www.namebright.com/ ) !

    I've used NetworkSolutions, GoDaddy NameCheap..

    I was waiting for such a discussion.. Surprised none mentioned them yet!

    NameBright is my choice for domain registration for the following reasons:

    1. Excellent system, very easy, very straight-forward, down to details, advanced and scalable (when you need to bulk reg/edit domains).

    2. Excellent price - they charge at the moment $8.53. As far as I know, it's almost bare minimum. And bulk prices go lower. Privacy also free.

    3. Excellent support, here's a story of how I got 5 domains for FREE:

    This doesn't happen a lot, it's actually very rare - and I do actively register domains with them.. One time, I registered 5 domains at once (bulk).
    At some point of the order funnel there was an error (I think it was the checkout - after payment confirmation is clicked, not sure though).
    The system briefly showed me some error message which I didn't have the chance to read and then redirected me to another page.
    And the transaction? I don't know, no mention of it. My cart was empty.

    So I took a look at my account, and the domains were not there.
    So, I tried again to register the domains, but I was blocked - the system told me the domains were not available!!!
    I checked with an external WHOIS provider, to see who now officially owns the domains - and it was NameBright!!!!
    I filed a customer service ticket.

    They quickly detected the problem and replied back with an email;
    They explained to me that there was some internal issue, domains got stuck in the queue or something, and I get the domains free of charge, because of the inconvenience. Just like that!

    I let you judge for yourself. I was waiting for such a thread to tell that story because they definitely deserve the credit.
    I am not affiliated with them in any way.

    Note that GoDaddy and NameCheap are also very good, but after the above story, plus the other advantages (great price and system) - NameBright wins my business easy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Zanesta
    Namecheap gets you WhoIS Guard as well, I believe, for free. I've always used namecheap
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  • Profile picture of the author AngelaWest85
    namecheap,hostgator(if you get it at hostgator you should get your hosting and domain both there as its cheaper and the platform is easier to use with a domain from them) and 1&1.com if you are on a budget as you can get a domain for a dollar for your first year
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  • Profile picture of the author TeKn1qu3z
    I bought with several domain registrars because they for cheap on most times and if one registrar raises the price, then I could atleast save some money form other registrar.

    Currently Godaddy has high renewal price so those who bought 100's of domains will face problems.

    Some people might get problems with currency because of no Credit Card.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamkevin
    I've been using namecheap and they have been reliable so far
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  • Profile picture of the author addisonadeline73
    Originally Posted by masterqif View Post

    Hi warriors,

    I know a few place to buy domains, such as namecheap, godaddy and etc, but what makes them different? If you're about to buy a domain name, which the best provider to choose? and how do we know it is good provider or not? This question is referring to domain only, not include the hosting plan. Thanks for your help.
    There are many places to buy domain. I see already you mentioned the 2 most familiar domain selling sites. Godaddy & Namecheap. I think both of these site is working good & they are the leading company. You can use any of these site. Yes, You buy only Domain. You choose any another site for Hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author niffybranco
    I use godaddy and namecheap , godaddy more often , no particular reason , just a habit , i have gotten used to them .
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  • Profile picture of the author K1ng Koopa
    Namecheap for domains and Bluehost for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author sophuk
    Uniregistry, Namesilo and Namebright are on my list of other options for future purchases.
    Thanks for those.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Godaddy is my #1 choice for domain registration.
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  • Profile picture of the author CaraMurphy
    Originally Posted by masterqif View Post

    Hi warriors,

    I know a few place to buy domains, such as namecheap, godaddy and etc, but what makes them different?

    If you're about to buy a domain name, which the best provider to choose? and how do we know it is good provider or not?

    This question is referring to domain only, not include the hosting plan.

    Thanks for your help.
    Originally Posted by niffybranco View Post

    I use godaddy and namecheap , godaddy more often , no particular reason , just a habit , i have gotten used to them .
    I am using GoDaddy but both Namecheap and GoDaddy are popular providers in the market for domain registration lowest price. I found great discount offer currenlty running at one platform http://www.cheapsslcouponcode.com/store/godaddy.com for .com registration at only $0.99 for GoDaddy.com. For .com domain registration, Namecheap.com price is higher than GoDaddy.com because it comes with free whois gaurd.

    Huge price difference, makes GoDaddy and Namecheap different.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nirali
    I will go with GoDaddy for domian name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily LEE
    My suggestion would be aquasites.com . You can buy and sell domain names and also perfect solution to buy any Adsense micro niche website
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    Established Business Website
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  • Profile picture of the author wildhumans
    If you go to Oceandesigns.net you can search godaddy, 1and1, etc it will instantly show if the domain name. The search will quickly tell you if the name is available if not will give suggestions and will show you who has the lowest price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boonqueesha
    I've used Namecheap for a few years as well. They're extremely reliable, easy to use and offer great support. I've never used GoDaddy, but I don't particularly like their advertising gimmicks and pricing. They try to sell you on everything, probably because they've gained traction with a lot of people who don't know any better. I'm not saying they aren't a good provider, I just think there are better options.
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  • Profile picture of the author heroboy
    Originally Posted by masterqif View Post

    Hi warriors,

    I know a few place to buy domains, such as namecheap, godaddy and etc, but what makes them different?

    If you're about to buy a domain name, which the best provider to choose? and how do we know it is good provider or not?

    This question is referring to domain only, not include the hosting plan.

    Thanks for your help.
    I only use namecheap.com. Sometimes, it's a little more expensive than godaddy. I like namecheap's user interface while buying a domain. They don't try to sell whole lot of stuff while buying a domain. Also, in the backend it's a lot easier to manage the domain on namecheap. When it comes to interaction with the customer support, godaddy is a lot better than many other registrars.
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  • Profile picture of the author abigayleabril9
    I have been using the godaddy & namecheap for a long time. I think these sites work is good. thanks.
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  • I've used GoDaddy, NameCheap, 1and1 to buy domains but I never host at the same registrars. GoDaddy is the one I use most because, though they are not the cheapest, the service is good and dependable and I can still use coupons to get a better deal most of the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lee
    I get most of my domains from namecheap, unless I'm feeling to too cheap and want to dig around for $0.99 godaddy coupons
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Namecheap when buying from scratch and bought hundreds from them

    GoDaddy only by necessity when either acquiring a site from someone who just happens to have registered with them or using their Domain Buy service to buy something someone else is squatting on.

    Anything I do end up getting and keeping from Godaddy always ends up being transferred to my namecheap as soon as possible.
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