A domain name seems to be like the magic that turns an IP address like 188.8.131.52 into a human friendly piece of text. This article offers you some hosting tips presented in the form of a list of the most popular domain name registrars that help you register and manage your domains.
Many of you will try to look for cheap domains, however, we would urge you to read the description of each registrar, because saving $3 on a registration isn’t much of a savings if you miss out on useful auxiliary features (like free domain parking, email forwarding, etc.) the slightly more expensive registrar offers.
Namecheap (1 Year Registration: $9.98)
Domain registration at Namecheap is one of the cheapest, as their name indicates, however, Namecheap has not built its customer base just by offering the absolute cheapest deals. Namecheap’s reputation was built on the great customer service and value-added packages they offer. You get the best customer service, customizable and free domain parking, free email and URL forwarding, free domain transfers, dynamic DNS services if you want to redirect a domain to your home server, and more.
Go Daddy (1 Year Registration: $11.99)
Go Daddy offers cheap package deals (combining domain registration and web hosting) as well as frequent specials on domain registration. Registrations at Go Daddy include what amounts to a free mini-hosting plan. You get a five-page web site based on one of their templates, blogging tools, a photo album, and an email account with 1GB of storage.
1&1 (1 Year Registration: $4.99)
Domain registrations at 1&1 include a simple 5-page starter website, free private domain registration to shield your personal information, and an email account with 2GB of storage. It also offers free domain transfer.
Gandi (1 Year Registration: €12/$16.85)
Gandi’s mission as a registrar and host is offering simple, clean, and no bullshit service. Every registration includes two free SiteMaker pages, one free DotClear2 blog, a free 1-year SSL certificate, private domain registration, and a personal email. If someone has a large number of domains that need to be managed, Gandi offers a user-friendly dashboard with tag-based organization and search.
Name (1 Year Registration: $9.99)
Name.com proposes several offers including domain names that are currently held but ready to go for the auction. While the majority of us are looking for the cheapest and the quickest domain registration, it is good to know that the domain other services would simply flag as “Unavailable” is actually up for auction. This registrar has another service called “Domain Grabber”. If you are looking for a domain but it is not available, you can pay Name.com (typically between $20 and $50) to pounce on the domain should it become available.
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