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Who Is Your Favorite Domain Registrar?

(07-15-2019, 10:57 PM)SpiritWillRise Wrote: I've never had any issues with Namecheap, although they are a company based in Phoenix Arizona, their operations centres are based in Russia which is a slight cause for concern but with their prices you can't really complain with their low renewal prices.
Now this is interesting. Didn't know Namecheap had a Russian connection. Most of my domains are with Namecheap. My other preferred registrar is NameSilo. OK now I'm wondering whether perhaps they have a connection in China? Tongue

I like to stick with GoDaddy.  I really haven't used any others because Godaddy has worked well for me.
I was using Godaddy for almost 12 years but they kept doubling their fees year by year until I said enough is enough. I have just transferred my domain to porkbun and I have never been happier. It is much cheaper and simpler. Besides, they gave me a free WHOIS protection in addition to a free SSL. Their knowledge base and customer support is great as well.
(08-27-2019, 07:58 PM)thdreamer Wrote: I was using Godaddy for almost 12 years but they kept doubling their fees year by year until I said enough is enough. I have just transferred my domain to porkbun and I have never been happier. It is much cheaper and simpler. Besides, they gave me a free WHOIS protection in addition to a free SSL. Their knowledge base and customer support is great as well.

Never heard of porkbun until today. Sounds like a good one. Oink! Good

(08-28-2019, 05:44 AM)Genesis Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 07:58 PM)thdreamer Wrote: I was using Godaddy for almost 12 years but they kept doubling their fees year by year until I said enough is enough. I have just transferred my domain to porkbun and I have never been happier. It is much cheaper and simpler. Besides, they gave me a free WHOIS protection in addition to a free SSL. Their knowledge base and customer support is great as well.

Never heard of porkbun until today. Sounds like a good one. Oink! Good
They are indeed! And if you compare their website to Godaddy, its like peace to war lol
I have to say though that Godaddy were very cooperative in transferring may domain. 
I'm impressed GoDaddy made it easier for you to transfer. Transfers of domains between Domain Registrars are notoriously a nightmare. I'm in the process of doing this with Namecheap as Namecheap is not cheap by domain standards any longer either. My alternative is/maybe was NameSilo.

(08-28-2019, 06:19 AM)Genesis Wrote: I'm impressed GoDaddy made it easier for you to transfer. Transfers of domains between Domain Registrars are notoriously a nightmare. I'm in the process of doing this with Namecheap as Namecheap is not cheap by domain standards any longer either. My alternative is/maybe was NameSilo.

Yes I have heard a lot about such nightmares, that's why I felt grateful for the smooth transfer.

I was in between NameSilo and Porkbun as they both scored high in ratings /review. I remember seeing a ranking of registrars according to the number of in-transfers and out-transfers, and as I remember Porkbun was the highest followed by NameSiol I think. Basically these 2 registrars are gaining and retaining clients at a much higher rate than other registrars.
(08-28-2019, 05:44 AM)Genesis Wrote: Never heard of porkbun until today. Sounds like a good one. Oink! Good
You should read this thread more carefully, I've mentioned it one page ago :)
(09-30-2019, 12:11 PM)Buzzy Wrote:
(08-28-2019, 05:44 AM)Genesis Wrote: Never heard of porkbun until today. Sounds like a good one. Oink! Good
You should read this thread more carefully, I've mentioned it one page ago :)
You mean to say that out of the hundreds of posts I read, yours should be a memorable one? Tongue

OK let's change the wording then to - until this thread I hadn't heard of porkbun before. And I'm OK with it too. Wink

Personally, I use zone.ee, an Estonian registrar, it is the easiest and cheapest way to register a .ee domain, in any case, I could not find it better for these purposes
And also there is one domain on ovh.com
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I think they're all a bit of a pain really! Just a necessary evil, but they do make a lot of money for policing t'internet.
As I tend to purchase a lot of domains with a variety of TLDs I like to go with a registrar that offer many options, but are also reasonably priced.

As an example, the four registrars below offer hundreds of TLDs, so I did a price comparison of the three countries I am interested in most: Russian, US and Australian domain names... 

rebel.com : .ru = 7.99 USD, .com = 10.99 USD, .com.au 11.00 USD
monovm.com : .ru = 5.18 USD, .com = 10.80 USD, .com.au = 25 USD (2 years)
alldomains.hosting: .ru = 12 Euro, .com = 11 Euro, .com.au = NA
netim.com : .ru = 12 Euro, .com = 12 Euro, .com.au = 18 Euro 

As you can see the prices are not the cheapest, but if you want a registrar that can manage all your domains in one place, then they could be a good option for you.
My favorite domain registrar are porkbun.com, enom.com. Why did I choose them? Because they have strict privacy and whois they can be REDACTED FOR PRIVACY.

That's why I prefer to use them REDACTED FOR PRIVACY (GDPR).
For the most part, I always used GoDaddy and I was fairly happy with their prices and product offering. I think it's one of the first to come to mind when looking for a domain. Then it snowballs from there with all the products they try to offer you but it's a great platform. I had many domains and websites with them.
Just Namecheap,
Cause of the fair price and lots of coupon codes and also cheap domain fee ,
You can pay it's price by Bitcoin and Other cryptocurrencies.
Just interesting!
(04-05-2020, 11:19 PM)inesta Wrote: Just Namecheap,
Cause of the fair price and lots of coupon codes and also cheap domain fee ,
You can pay it's price by Bitcoin and Other cryptocurrencies.
Just interesting!

I also use Namecheap because of convenience and using them for a few years now. But I've noticed lately that the renewal of domains at Namecheap are VERY high, like compared with NameSilo for example there's an enormous difference. I'm very tempted to change, except of course it's an enormous hassle to move domains from one Registrar to another.

Another plus for me with Namecheap (but also with NameSilo) is that one can create two Name Servers out of one IP with the domain. I like that for managing the DNS of my domains with VPS.

it depend on how you use it. my company use name cheap and go daddy for hiding the identify of the buyer and buy some domains to take down some enemy and some domains use for SEO. well it's a good way to try.
Namecheap and GoDaddy are both good domain registrars in their own right. Both of the registrars provide domain names at reasonable prices. They have solid security features, flexible domain management services, around the clock customer support and dynamic DNS performance. Another positive feature associated with Namecheap and GoDaddy is they provide freebies when you get services.

If you like domain registrars that offer a few services, provide a user-friendly interface and minimizes upsell tactics, Namecheap might be a clear choice for you.

GoDaddy might be a better option for you if you favor 24/7 customer support via the telephone, require a lot of services and are not bothered by an interface that features several upsell tactics.
(07-06-2013, 07:14 AM)wifitoplist Wrote: Mine is Godaddy and Bigrock.
Post yours!

Namecheap hand down. It beats all other at price point and ease of use. Earlier I used to buy domains from GoDaddy but the catch of buying a domain for 2 years to get a discounted price repelled me. Moreover the UI of Godaddy is complicated when compared with Namecheap.
FYI -- for those of us who use Google and Cloudflare, both of them are in the domain game as well. Both of them promised rock-bottom prices because their operations are funded by other activities. Maybe good to keep your domains and other accounts together, but on the other hand, if you are really organized, maybe it's "safer" to keep them separated?

*I have not affiliation with Google or Cloudflare.

/Steve
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@chiyancheung I agree with you on this one. I find all of those large corporations who are listed on the stock exchanges of the world as basically anything but focused on the best interest of you and I other than to make as much money as possible for their share holders. When one is into investments, they say it is bad practice to put all of your eggs in one basket, as if when one basket goes bust, you'll lose everything you invested. Whereas if you diversified your investments you will lose much less.

I'm very suspicious of Google, but like Google is using me, I'm using Google where it suits me, i.e. their browser is not optimal, but it is better than the others. I also use Firefox browser which I think is a more ethical browser because they aren't listed on the stock exchange and it's not a for profit browser. It makes it of course more difficult then for Firefox to compete with Google, but still, I support Firefox. Same with Microsoft, which I think is one of the most evil operators out there yet, particularly because their wealth was built on the sheep herd mentality of the whole of the world subscribing to their licenses the technology of which was built on Linux - basically - which was a free gift from Linux. Etc etc.

I'd never ever get a domain from Google or Microsoft. I'd get it directly from a Domain Registrar. I also won't get it from GoDaddy and these days even Namecheap that seems to be into all other kinds of activities but just domains.

BTW I've never taken to Cloudflare yet. I don't like their captchas, now more than ever as these days looks like linked in is also with Cloudflare and when I click on their link I have to go through Cloudflare captcha each and every time because my IP no doubt is from a country they don't like. The larger and more massive a place like Cloudflare gets, the more they mass produce their "security solutions" which create collateral damage of a very large number of participants in the Internet. So yes, I have zero affiliation or even liking for Cloudflare. And I'm very suspicious of Google.

I am totally convinced Google doesn't really have my interest at heart. How many of us have been kicked out of our e-mail accounts with great difficulty to get back in when Google had offered an e-mail verification method which you had subscribed to and set your account up with, and next when they grow suspicious because you were using your e-mail account from an IP that was suspicious to them (in the UAE), they not only block your account, but then wants you to verify with a phone number that was never set up. Obviously something had gone wrong in how they set up their verification process. Thankfully with trying other avenues and because I'm more or less a bit savvy or resourceful or maybe just lucky, I finally could get in, because it is my primary e-mail account, but what about millions of others who are in the same position?

So yes, maybe I have different reasons, but I'm also identifying with your position about Google and Cloudflare. Big Brother who isn't really that focused on helping you except to help themselves.

I used to use ROTLD but I had a very unpleasant surprise and now I have to find another one. My domain expired, they warned me about it, but I ignored it for a long time, because I wasn't sure I wanted to pay for it anymore. Two nights ago I received an email informing me that my domain was closed. I wasn't asleep yet, I saw the mail. I said, okay, I'll reopen it tomorrow morning. The next day, my domain had already been taken over by someone reselling it. I was very upset, and I still think that my registrar, in one way or another, is related to the company that sells domains.
  
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