Tutorial Top 6 Domain Registrars

Zirkon Kalti

Content Writer
Many new domain registrars have been established when more and more people start to realize the importance of owning a domain. Not all domain registrars are reliable even though they may offer the cheapest pricing. If you are looking to save money by buying cheap domain, make sure you buy it from a reputable domain registration company otherwise you will encounter a lot of issues with your domain after the purchase. The following is a list of the top 6 domain registrars that are recommended for you.

1. GoDaddy

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GoDaddy is the domain registrar that comes to everyone's mind when they think of buying a new domain and start an online business. One advantage of GoDaddy is that it provides ok customer support through email and chat for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Another benefit is that it has an extensive knowledgebase with tutorials on almost all topics. GoDaddy offers all types of extensions that are available for purchase. Often, GoDaddy will offer promo code that let you get .com or other TLD extensions at discounted price. GoDaddy may have a confusing checkout process because it will ask you whether you want to add the optional add-ons. The suggestion engine in Godadday is not that good because there are too many upsell suggestions

2. NameCheap

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Namecheap is another reliable domain registrar where you buy your domain name. Just like GoDaddy, NameCheap also offers a large selection of domain extensions for you to choose from. The checkout process is straightforward as it does not auto include the optional add-ons into your shopping cart. Namecheap has a good domain name suggestion engine and large knowledgebase for newbie. You can get almost instantaneous support when you contact them via the live chat support. Namecheap phone support is not as efficient as its chat support.

3. Name.com

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Name.com offers a straightforward pricing for the domain registration. When you search for a domain, it will tell you whether it is available or not or whether it is up for auction. There is also a paid feature called domain grabber where Name.com will help you to secure a domain you want as soon as it is available into the public. Name.com offers an intensive customer service where you can contact the CEO directly and discuss about the bad experience you have. The privacy domain registration is available at a low price. Many customers claimed that it has a user friendly domain management interface. Many customers claim to have overall positive experience with Name.com. The disadvantage is that they do not offer 24/7 customer support as their customer support is only open during the normal business hours.

4. Gandi.net
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Gandi.net is one of the first ICANN accredited domain registrars established during the early days when the internet just started. Gandi.net has 3 founders including Pierre Beyssac, Laurent Chemia, and Valentin Lacambre. In the beginning, it only offer a few domain extensions but now it offers more than 382 domain extensions. Gandi.net is a leading domain registrar that manage more than 1.5 millions domain names and has customers from more than 192 countries. Gandi.net keeps true to its No Bullshit, where they only offer you services that you need. Gandi.net is transparent of its pricing structure as it displays all the prices including domain registration, renewal, transfer, change of owner and restore. Customers who register for a domain at Gandi.net will get freebies including 5 mail boxes, 1000 forwarding addresses, free SSL certificate and free SiteMaker pages.

5. Register.com

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Register.com is a very popular domain registrar that offers excellent 24/7 customer support. They also offer web hosting services and currently manage millions of websites. Register.com offers bulk domain registration as well as private domain registration to hide your personal information in WHOIS.

6. 1&1

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1&1 is another professional domain selling company that offer discounted domain registration pric for their domain registrations every now and then. For example, you can register for a .com for just $0.99 per year and a .net for $8.99 per year. There are many new TLDs you can register at 1&1 such as .wine, .online, .family and .earth. If you buy a one year registration for the domain, they will give you a 5 page domain parking package, 2GB emaila ccount and free private registration. You can also transfer your domains for free to 1&1 for free.
 
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