Does it matter where I get my domain name from?

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I'll be purchasing a TLD which isn't very common. I usually get my domain from namecheap which is great, now I'll have to resort to other registras.

I read reviews on some of these registras and some of their hosting is ridiculous. I do not plan to host with them of course, but does where I buy my domain name matter? Has anyone faced problems with buying a domain name before?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Babbs
    Originally Posted by Unisons View Post

    I'll be purchasing a TLD which isn't very common. I usually get my domain from namecheap which is great, now I'll have to resort to other registras.
    Pardon my ignorance but what is TLD and why cant you buy from namecheap?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    It doesn't make any difference at all where you buy them -- what makes a difference is the renewal fee down the road. I have TLDs from NameCheap, GoDaddy, Register.com, and Network Solutions, and all of them point back to my HostGator accounts.

    Any of the ones that start making money and keep it up, I transfer them to NameCheap so that I can keep them centrally-located. The ones that I don't, I just let them expire.

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    • Profile picture of the author dklab756
      Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post


      Any of the ones that start making money and keep it up, I transfer them to NameCheap so that I can keep them centrally-located. The ones that I don't, I just let them expire.

      -- j
      I follow similar approach as JaRyCu. It become very cumbersome to manage bunch of registers. Even that fees sometime higher then on other registers I would stick when I can with one I used before. That way I don't have to go to bunch of sites to manage my domains.

      So if you choose one provider try stick with it when you can.
      In addition something to consider. ICANN release bunch of new TLDs on the market not all major registrars pick them up yet, but they will in the near future. So if you found good TLD buy it and then transfer it in a year to one of your main ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author RexMapes
    TLD - Top Level Domain

    Unisons...I assume you have chosen an extension that Namecheap doesn't offer for some reason.

    It won't make any difference at all where you get it other than you need to approach it as a business purchase. Is the company stable and reliable? What are the current and long term fees?

    Once you purchase it and it is registered with ICANN it is yours no matter what happens to the company you bought it through. It's just a real pain though if your registrar disappears.
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    IMHO, it does not really matter as long as the renewal price range will not surprise you at the end of the day. There are also companies that offers freebies such as privacy, so the price range can be the main detrimental force in buying domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nicole7575
      Where you get from does NOT matter; but the ccTLD is a strong relevance factor when it comes to ranking in a particular country.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by javajunkie View Post

        IMHO, it does not really matter as long as the renewal price range will not surprise you at the end of the day. There are also companies that offers freebies such as privacy, so the price range can be the main detrimental force in buying domains.
        Originally Posted by jasonallvall View Post

        cheapest is the best haha
        Originally Posted by Nicole7575 View Post

        Where you get from does NOT matter; but the ccTLD is a strong relevance factor when it comes to ranking in a particular country.
        Well, it kind of does matter. I'm sure a lot of Registerfly customers wished they'd never used that company.

        RegisterFly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

        Stick with well established registrars and do not buy hosting from your registrar. Keep hosting and domain registration separate.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonallvall
    cheapest is the best haha
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Unisons View Post

    Does it matter where I get my domain name from?
    Not really. As long as you don't register the name where you're going to host it. Those two functions should be kept separate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gama Seva
    For security reason I only stick with trusted domain registrars like godaddy and namecheap. A fellow warrior who used a China based domain registrar got his account compromised. Read here
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  • Profile picture of the author Unisons
    Think I misinterpreted TLD's meaning, should be ccTLD.

    Namecheap doesn't have the country code of the domain I want.

    I'm guessing any accredited registrars will do, thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Ronin X
      1and1.com is where I get my domains now because they have sales periodically and I've purchase domains for as low as $1 for .com's. You should check them out the only negative thing is they are a little slow sometime it takes a day or two before the domain is usable but depending on what your business model is it's a cheap way to go.

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  • Profile picture of the author AMABIZ
    Shouldn't matter, get the best deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomm1
    I recommend you to register your Domain names from XnYnZ.com because they provide domain services at cheaper cost. They also gives extras like Free webhosting,starter page, Quick Blogs etc. They provide a good 24/7 email and phone support.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Yahoo Webhosting can be great for you. They give you incredible amounts of tools to help you succeed, plus unlimited file space for your website.
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