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What's your favorite domain registrar?

Do you buy domains through various hosts or do you stick with a particular registrar all the time? What is/are your favorite/-s and why?

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Vitor Paladini • Edited on

namecheap.com is the place to go.

I had some really bad experiences with GoDaddy and never looked back after moving to Namecheap.

They are cheaper, safer, more transparent, and I believe they offer more TLD options. What's not to like?

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Michelle Mannering

Been using Namecheap for about 7 years. Highly recommend. I've never had an issue. I once even forgot to register one of my domains and it expired. Namecheap bent over backwards to help me out and get it restored.

Great customer service and really good prices.

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Joel Rozen

I have everything split fairly evenly between Google Domains, AWS and Cloudflare.

However all DNS is through cloudflare (with some small exceptions on AWS due to having vanity nameservers that Cloudflare charge enterprise rates for).

I have a single domain with namecheap from a business I acquired last year and haven’t been overly impressed. I find their UI confusing and the hoops I had to jump through to get the domain transferred were insane (I don’t remember the reason but at the time of purchase they wouldn’t allow the then-owner to transfer it externally to NC, only to another NC account).

That said I just can’t really be bothered trying to transfer it out again either, so it just sits there.

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Andrew Baisden

I transferred to namecheap in September after reading the messages in this post.

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Bobby Iliev

I quite like NameCheap as well!

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James Thomson

Yep! I've been using Namecheap for 10+ years. Never had an issue.

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Emilie Ma

Would second this!

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Marquel

Namecheap is cheap, I love cheap, I love namecheap

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Derek Crosson

NOT Godaddy...

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Shaiju T

why, any issues ?

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Derek Crosson

Transferring to a different registrar can be a nightmare...

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GΓΆkay Okyay

Porkbun! They are sincere, have lot’s of discounts & promos, lastly their logo is adoreable!

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Junxiao Shi

My vegan or kosher friends are sending complaints when I moved one of my domains there.

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Lewis kori

I use porkbun too. Definitely one of the best.

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webbureaucrat

CloudFlare is far and away the best.

Granted, CloudFlare's first-time registration is still early stages, so what I've done is to start with Name.com (reliable user interface and fairly transparent pricing) and then switch to CloudFlare after 90 days.

Also, I agree with what others have said that GoDaddy is pretty bad, but they do have more names available because of squatting/marketplace, so if it's not available through other registrars, I make sure to at least check there.

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Michael Fasani

Any one who puts Daddy in a domain name has deep psychological issues! lol

I wish GoDaddy would disappear their entire life as a company has been about manipulating and deceiving inexperienced web surfers.

One of the internet’s best scams!

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Andrew Baisden

My domain has been with HostGator since 2010! Wow 10 years I did not even realise until I just checked. It has been there since back in the day when I was using a shared hosting plan with them. These days I am using Netlify for hosting and I just point my HostGator domain to their DNS servers. Fortunately the domain billing is annual and cheap so I have not thought about moving it elsewhere if I even can do that never tried?

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Thew

Namecheap for the first year (they often have promotion), then Cloudflare Registrar & Google Domains for renewal.

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yellow1912

Ha ha, same here. Love cloudflare.

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Justin Ho

I currently own 2 domains, 1 for my portfolio website and 1 for personal email / homelab dns.

Both are purchased on Google Domains so I can consolidate my payments but I redirected the homelab domain name servers to Cloudflare to get API access for ACME to my servers.

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Robin Gagnon

Namecheap + CloudFlare is a combo that has done wonders for me in the past.

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perpetual . education

We use Google (domains.google) - which we feel a little weird about... but it's really easy and priced well, and the UI there is actually pretty decent - and we don't feel like we're getting screwed like everywhere else we've used.... BUT we'd rather switch to all smaller companies we can trust. Sometimes we buy from iwantmyname because they seemed to have the most TLDs.

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Baqar Hussain Naqvi

Very first time i bought my domain with godaddy, (That happened in 2008)
From the very next year, I have sticked with namecheap and still with them :)

initially it was because of free whois. But they give great discounts and events randomly throughout the year.

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Michael Fasani

I’ve become a bit lazy and I just buy them inside AWS with Route 53. A .com is $12. I drink the AWS kool-aid and I like it all under one roof!

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amt8u

namecheap.com - They give whoisprivacy for free.

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Michelle Mannering

I go Namecheap all the way! They are great value, good service, and easy to use.

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Bad Practice

1&1 for the first year $1 .com, namecheap for .gg and .io, cloudflare forever after (when they start supporting .gg's)

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sulinehk

why no namesilo.com?it good to me!

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