Best Place to Get Domain Names???

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Hey,

I already have a few domain names, but I bought those through my hosting company. I just want to know the best place to buy domain names. And also do you know any place I can find the cheapest domain names.

Big Thanks,

Jasmine
#domain #names #place
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Baker
    This is like asking what sort of apple we all like to eat. Everyone is going to have a different opinion based on experience, so I can only answer for myself.

    I have used several domain registrars including 1and1, namecheap, godaddy, a few australian ones, and a few others I can't remember. But I always use and recommend GoDaddy for their easy to use service and control panel. Just skip all their upsells, use a coupon code you can find by searching google, and make your purchase. They also accept paypal which I love using to purchase with online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe R Piercey
    i think namecheap is the cheapest. thats where i buy mine. ive never looked into prices of other companies. name cheap is abou $10/year and comes with free WhoIs
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  • Profile picture of the author terryd
    I'm a namecheap fan......
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  • Profile picture of the author antigravity
    I find GoDaddy is very easy and you can't go wrong.

    Also Mad Dog Domains has been great to deal with... Search, Register and Transfer Web Domain Names and More
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    My preferred registrar is Moniker.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    namecheap is my favorite registrar for domains. Cheap ... cheap isn't always best. Go with a flaky registrar and you could end up losing your domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin Goode
    I use godaddy and 1and1. I like godaddy if you plan on flipping the domain, as it's really easy to transfer the domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author SimpleSEOTips
    For all .UK domain names I use www.lcn.com
    They're nominet accredited, very good value, and provide advanced DNS management options.
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  • Profile picture of the author jisc
    I use internetbs

    Really, free privacy and the overall cheapest prices. i wouldn't touch godaddy unles they were having insane discounts and you had a code. I also use moniker and namecheap too, and jumba for .com.au's
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    • Profile picture of the author jasssy23
      Originally Posted by jisc View Post

      I use internetbs

      Really, free privacy and the overall cheapest prices. i wouldn't touch godaddy unles they were having insane discounts and you had a code. I also use moniker and namecheap too, and jumba for .com.au's
      Thanks for showing me internetbs because I like the fact they hide your info from whois.
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  • Profile picture of the author Haikela84
    I hear namecheap.com is the best out there. Better than godaddy.com they say. Godaddy is the master of upselling.
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    • Profile picture of the author LErinator
      All of them are decent - namecheap, moniker, godaddy. It all depends on what your long term plans are or if this is a throwaway, then you can start looking at the finite details for hosting and thats where it is easy to make your decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author Grazina
    Sibername.net ... they provides inexpensive domain registration services.
    Highly recommended.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasssy23
    Thanks everyone for the awesome info. I am probably going with Namecheap because I have I have bought great domains from their and I like the protection from WhoIs. But I think I might also buy a domain name from GoDaddy, so I can flip it.

    Big Thanks,

    Jasmine
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    • Profile picture of the author Dustin Goode
      Originally Posted by jasssy23 View Post

      Thanks everyone for the awesome info. I am probably going with Namecheap because I have I have bought great domains from their and I like the protection from WhoIs. But I think I might also buy a domain name from GoDaddy, so I can flip it.

      Big Thanks,

      Jasmine
      If you decide to start (or maybe you already are doing it) flipping domain names. Godaddy has a membership program that you can sign up for and each .com domain is a little over $7. Just something else to consider.
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      • Profile picture of the author jasssy23
        Originally Posted by flowgoode View Post

        If you decide to start (or maybe you already are doing it) flipping domain names. Godaddy has a membership program that you can sign up for and each .com domain is a little over $7. Just something else to consider.
        Great Info and I will definitely keep that in mind, Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    namecheap all the way IMO.

    Very easy to use interface and simple transfers if you flip the site.

    Keep your eyes open if you buy at GoDaddy. They switch your manual renewals to automatic if you don't check a few days before date. Happened to me more then once.

    G.
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    • Profile picture of the author jasssy23
      Originally Posted by bwh1 View Post

      namecheap all the way IMO.

      Very easy to use interface and simple transfers if you flip the site.

      Keep your eyes open if you buy at GoDaddy. They switch your manual renewals to automatic if you don't check a few days before date. Happened to me more then once.

      G.
      Okay I will keep that in mind about GoDaddy, Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author billspaced
    Namecheap for me. Easy, painless registration. I've used others, they've come a long way since the 90s (horrible back then and very expensive). One word of advice: Pick one and stick with it. Don't buy the "cheapest" of the day (because it always changes). You really don't want to be logging into a dozen different sites to manage your domains.

    I'm "stuck" with two and it's one too many (I know, I can change, just too lazy to do so).
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  • Profile picture of the author Sonny Am
    godaddy is the most used and can be cheapest but only if you use their discount codes. Also if you ever come to sell the domain most people have a godaddy account so the transition will be less hassle.
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalmoolah
    name cheap

    Many internet marketers like them as they don't suspend your domain if one person complains that you sent them an unwanted email

    I also like their bulk domain registration feature.
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  • Profile picture of the author c4822
    I really like go daddy - they just have the best customer service I've ever experienced, might be a little pricey, but I'm all about the customer service.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    I deal with Godaddy.. They have a good service I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasssy23
    Once again thank you all. For the great info.

    -Jasmine
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  • Profile picture of the author jerytohn
    Try Netfirms ... they have a coupon code for $4.95 domains practically year-round.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    While I like Hostgator's web hosting services, I made the mistake of buying my first domains through registry rocket (their sister site) and honestly...spent way too much per domain.

    I like GoDaddy and have bought close to 100 from them, then set dns to HG hosting. The 'bullk' pricing is great, plus you can always search "G" for 'GoDaddy Coupon Codes" and save a few more buck

    I hear NameCheap is good too!
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  • Profile picture of the author LaSCuBana
    I've seen a lot of GoDaddy.com domain sites out there. No matter what, though, everything is traceable. It's the w.w.w!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Despite what everyone else says i love godaddy

    Cheers,

    ~Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author figgity
    I love Internetbs. No BS. They not only give you free privacy, but they are cheaper than places like GoDaddy (11.99 for a .com, I think not) and they are offshore...this has benefits, trust me.
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  • Profile picture of the author who2455
    I use Netfirms - $4.95 FOR .COM WITH Privacy

    I've used 1&1 and GoDaddy but Netfirms is cheap and good.
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  • Profile picture of the author wgempire
    I like Godaddy and namecheap
    Godaddy is cheap, google godaddy promo codes, discount codes, you will find codes to get your .com domains for less than $8 a year.

    Namecheap is about $10 for a .com for a year, but it comes with WhoIS protection.

    In researching available domians, I like domize.com
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  • Profile picture of the author nnsjw702
    Godaddy and namecheap, one of the best ones, don't go for anything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author webwisemedia
    I prefer Go Daddy, they are easy to get a hold of if something goes down on your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucas Adamski
    I really like Namecheap. .com is $10 and DNS change is almost instant. Also transferring domains between namecheap accounts is INSTANT! That's why I love Namecheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author gerry.c
    I vote NameCheap. I turned away from Godaddy years ago. They suck!

    NameCheap gives free private registration on all orders for 1 yr which, if you use that service often, saves a lot of cash over time.

    Plus, I just didn't have a good expeience with Godaddy, overall.

    Good luck in your hunt for the best registrar!
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    A registrar that I have been using for quite a while is name.com. At first I was a little apprehensive because I was so used to Godaddy, but after being forced to register (because some people selling me websites would only push to a name.com account) I was pleasantly surprised at how easily manageable my domains were. I would suggest you look into that one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dee Odus
    Tried godaddy in the past but my experience with namecheap has been absolutely amazing, namecheap is the way to go. I have more than 20 domains with them, cheap and easy to configure everything:-)
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    • Profile picture of the author mojo13
      I like Name.com. Good prices, free privacy with a coupon code.

      Registered hundreds of domains without any problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Bell
    I buy ALL of my domain names from GoDaddy. With a promo code, you can get a .com for a total of $7.67.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Have to admit I haven't used NameCheap, though a lot of people like them.

    IMO, why fix what isn't broken? GoDaddy has rocked for me since day 1.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troyman
    Been using GoDaddy and haven't tried out others yet.
    No need to anyways. I'm quite happy with them.

    I use Hostgator for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Namecheap... Godaddy is tortue just to buy something.
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  • Profile picture of the author who2455
    These prices are for .com domain names.

    GoDaddy.com $5.99 Promo Code: biud599d (Up to 3 domains)
    Register.com $5.00 Promo Code: Reg5ab
    NetFirms.com $4.95 Promo Code: Promo495 or LOVE (Up to 5 domains per payment method)
    1and1.com $4.99 Promo Code: -none-
    Globat.com $3.99 goto www_domainsarefree_com (Up to 1 domain per new account)
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  • For me I would like to recommend hostgator.

    As I've search on google, other web hosting companies such as bluehosts, fatcow it has a lot of feed back and bad reputation.

    Can even cause your web site in a low ranking SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnBertagna
    Internet.bs

    Located in the Bahamas (Offershore and free Private Who Is.)

    .com domains are $7.99

    My favorite part about these guys is it's instant propagation! All other guys take at least an hour to even six sometimes. I like to get started on things right away so big plus.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukiyenster
      Listed are my favorites in order of preference:

      1) Name.com - good support, cheap (find coupons always), free whois (with coupon) and friendly interface.

      2) Godaddy - just as good, but they have a lot of upsells, hidden charges and their .org and .net TLDs tend to cost much more. But I love go daddy's easy domain transfer or push system when it comes to selling domain names. As always, find coupons and you'll save a whole deal.

      3) Namecheap - as good as the other two, but like someone else mentioned on this thread, they can be quite a pain if you get complaints of spam.

      For beginners, I'd say go with Godaddy, it's great, very user friendly and has a whole lot of in house features, like domain parking, auctions, etc. They have a pretty quick turn around time for refunds too... for people who like to buy domain names on impulse and regret them later...
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  • Profile picture of the author bagpuss0001
    As the others have said, GoDaddy.com is one of the best.

    For any UK based users, I can recommed these:
    123-reg.co.uk
    UKreg.com
    Freeparking.co.uk (Nah, nothing to do with Monopoly )
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  • Profile picture of the author harrietfredge
    Probably its namecheap when it comes to the price but you have to do more than that since quality is the most important.
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  • Profile picture of the author mcclinks3
    Godaddy is the best place to buy all types of domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    Definitely NameCheap, everything is made extremely easy during the buying process.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    You could try Godaddy or Namecheap
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  • Profile picture of the author SebastianJ
    I'd recommend NameCheap - they've been great so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I find GoDaddy easy and cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author stefalex
    I'm happy with NameCheap. Cheap and reliable!
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  • Profile picture of the author serafina
    Godaddy - If you using coupon code .com .net. .org will be the cheapest
    Namecheap - average price is cheap + whois protection. you can also search the coupon via google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sysbase
    Bulk domains I'd say godaddy and for one offs namecheap
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  • Profile picture of the author supershoesclub
    i do think godaddy is a good domain name registar for all webmasters.you can save extra money if you buy several ones to apply a promotional coupon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathy Curiel
    I use godaddy for all my sites . And I am happy about it
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin McNally
    Namecheap for .com, .net and .org are decent as you get 1 year private registration if you need it also.

    123-reg.co.uk for .co.uk domains are also pretty user friendly.

    I don't recommend using the same company for your domains and hosting just in case something happens ( ie they go bust !) you will lose access to both at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    godaddy should be the best..
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  • Profile picture of the author samples
    I recommend hostgator for hosting and namecheap for domain
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  • Profile picture of the author Domainate
    GoDaddy is the best if you don't mind having to keep up-to-date with their coupons, which is easy if you know where to look.

    Otherwise, NameCheap would be the best followed by Moniker. Fabulous is better than both if you can get their top tier of rates (which I have) but most people wouldn't be able to.
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    • Profile picture of the author RogerAderholdt
      Namecheap?? Do you only get the 1st year Private Whois and then have to start paying yearly like GoDaddy.

      I'm looking to transfer all my almost 100 Domains from 1and1.com.

      They started having problems about 6 months ago with propagation taking DAYS sometimes 2 or 3 days.

      GoDaddy is almost instant, but then you have to pay an extra $12.95 a year for PRIVATE.

      NOW... 1and1.com you can't even purchase a Domain Name. It's been giving a 500 server error message for about 2 weeks... and customer support has no idea when the issue will be resolved... I'm getting the feeling the answer might be NEVER... soooo I'm looking for alternatives.

      Thanks for all the feedback from everyone here... at least I have a few options that are Affordable and offer Private Registration.
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