Best Domain Registration Companies

A domain name can be an extremely valuable asset, more so than you may realize. And having the right domain registrar is key.

Many people choose to purchase their domain names form the same hosting provider that hosts their website. In fact, hosting providers often time provide a discount to users who do. But many experts warn that this may be putting too many eggs in one basket.

The world of online business can be cutthroat, and not everyone plays by the rules. Suppose a competing company or website decides to contact your hosting provider and claim that you are stealing their content and that they are going to sue both you and the hosting provider. Or suppose someone spoofs your e-mail address and sends out thousands of spam e-mails that look to have come from you. Or suppose someone manages to hack your website and starts causing all sorts of trouble. Even if it isn't your fault, any one of these reasons may be enough for your hosting provider to decide to suspend or terminate your account. Now your website is dead in the water and who knows how long it will be until it is back up, or until you are able to transfer your domain.

Now, if you had registered your domain from a different company than you use for hosting, you'd be back online in a matter of minutes to hours (depending on DNS propagation). You'd simply purchase another hosting account, upload your site backups (please make sure you have everything backed up locally), contact your domain registration provider, and point your domain to your new web host. Crisis averted.

If you don't have control of your domain name, then the rest doesn't matter. Make sure you have selected a domain registration provider you can trust. To help you get started, here are the top ten domain registrars.

The Top Ten

1 Namecheap

Value for money for hosting and more...

Name Cheap has great prices and also great customer service. We are glad to get our domain and hosting through them.

Love the service and ease of use!

Good service, quick on line help, easy to use site.

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2 GoDaddy GoDaddy GoDaddy is a publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. As of January 2016, GoDaddy was said to have had more than 61 million domain names under management, making it the world's largest ICANN-accredited registrar.

They have come a long way since their beginnings. The service is far better and the products they offer are well integrated.

Good service, quick help, easy to use site.

Honest and faster service

YES THE BEST!

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3 Name.com

Its the best of all!

Honest and faster service

Name.com is cheaper than Namecheap, Great!

I have all my sites there no hidden cost everything transperent that's why moved there. Hate GD who cheated

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4 Cosmotown

I like that they post their fixed prices! They don't ask for a dollar one year then jack it to thirty the next!

Most honest site, and friendly too

They offer the best prices compared to any other domain registrar I've seen.

They really stand by their word! Truly worthy using this domain registration service to register your domain. It is nice that Cosmotown does not dupe customers by varying their prices every year. You are in safe hands with this domain registrar with free "whois" privacy!
- Vanisha

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5 eNom

I have been working with ENOM for a number of years now, probably 10, using them exclusively for my domain registrar. I have never had any complaint; not from myself nor any of my clients.

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6 1&1 Internet

Very bad company! they charge your credit card for the domain but then they cancel the domain. the next year they try to charge the credit card again for the domain that they cancel 11 mo ago.

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7 Dotster

This company should be in the dictionary under "fraud." Very dishonest. They have several ways in which they set up services that you never ordered, or double-bill you. Your settings will change within your account, then they will claim that they never did anything and that YOU have made the changes. Look in "Billing Central" to see what they are planning to charge and when. Currently they are planning to charge me for "hosting" next month and I've NEVER had any hosting with them- ever! - Just one example of their B.S.

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8 Network Solutions

I've been trying to renew my domain name and they can't even get my user it and password correct. I'm moving!

Renewal price is very expensive

RUN..! Their service and products are getting worse and worse since Web.com acquired them. I have over 20 domains there and I am moving the all away.

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9 BigRock

I am a user of it.I also have domain of godaddy but service of bigrock is better

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The Contenders

11 Register.com Visit Website
12 Bruwink Visit Website
13 Namesco Visit Website
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15 Hosting Raja Visit Website
16 Hostindia.net Visit Website
17 Hostpapa Visit Website
18 American Domain Services (ADS), LLC

American Domain Services (ADS), LLC provided your by GoDaddys.com’s Resellers plans at Discount rated for Domain names, website builders, Web hosting, email, shopping carts, online security products " we've got everything you need to fill up your eCommerce product catalog. Add or remove products from your catalog any time you want. Super Resellers can even sell Basic and Pro Reseller plans.
We here compare a chart for your Justification same products, same office address, same technical staff & same payment receiver (Godaddy.com) but Different Price.

19 Cloud Shards

Handy to use when ordering a VPS or Shared hosting service. All in one package is nice.

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20 Register.it Visit Website
21 ZNetLive Visit Website
22 1and1 eCommerce Visit Website
23 Register365 Visit Website
24 Whois.com Visit Website
25 Hover Visit Website
26 123-reg Visit Website
27 Dynadot Visit Website
28 EuropeID Visit Website
29 Bluehost Bluehost Bluehost is a web hosting company owned by Endurance International Group. It is one of the 20 largest web hosts, collectively hosting well over 1.9+ million domains with its sister companies, HostMonster, FastDomain and iPage. Visit Website
30 HostGator HostGator HostGator is a Houston-based provider of shared, reseller, virtual private server, and dedicated web hosting with an additional presence in Austin, Texas.
31 HostSoch

HostSoch is one of the leading domain registration providers in India, they also provide free domain registration of.in or.com extension for lifetime along with their web hosting plans.

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32 Directnic Visit Website
33 ALPNames.com

I just read the review of ALPNames on HowtoHost.Website and just buy a domain from them.
The support is great but I don't like the control panel, although it is very easy but it look creepy.

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34 HowtoHost.Website

Very cheap domain registrar.

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