OK, so you’ve decided to take a leap and register a domain name for your business. Now, the question is where do you register the domain? There are several hundred ICANN-accredited registrars located throughout the world.
It would be nearly impossible for you to compare all of them. The best way to choose a registrar is to get recommendations from people you know or by reading real reviews online.
To help save you time, I put together a comparison of some of the top domain registrars based on pricing, features, personal experience, and feedback from others in the industry. The chart below gives you a side-by-side comparison of some standard pricing.
|Domain.com||$9.99||$8.99||$14.99||$2.99*||$8.99 / year|
|DynaDot||$10.99||$10.99||$11.99||$4.99*||$2.00 / year|
|GoDaddy||$14.99||$16.99||$17.99||$16.99||$9.99 / year|
|Moniker||$9.59||$9.19||$10.09||$5.99*||$4.00 / year|
|NameBright||$8.53||$8.90||$10.40||$10.21||$2.95 (1st year free)|
|NameCheap||$10.69||$12.88||$12.48||$10.47||$2.88 (1st year free)|
Pricing as of February 5, 2016. Prices subject to change at any time.
All prices are normal everyday pricing unless marked with an *.
* First year promotional pricing. Please read the terms and conditions for each registrar for full details.
The prices above represent one new domain registration for the first year. Registration prices may vary based on how many domains you register and for how long. Renewal prices are typically the same as registration prices, but may vary by registrar.
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