With so many registrars to choose from, information overload happens all too easily and it can be tempting to take what looks like the cheapest deal at the time.
However, if you want to find the cheapest domain for your website it is worth taking a bit of time to evaluate what’s on offer from the different registrars, as well as be aware of what to look for before choosing who to register your domain with.
Why The Cheapest Is Not Always The Best….
Firstly, you need to make sure that the registrar is accredited by ICANN, or that it is an authorized reseller of an accredited registrar. You can check this at the icann.org accredited list of registrars.
Next you need to find out if there are any costs involved for transferring a domain to another domain registrar if you are not happy with the service they are providing, or if you find one with lower costs. Registrars – whether they offer the cheapest domains or the most expensive, have a reputation for holding domain names ‘hostage’, with some charging outrageous fees for transferring to another registrar, or they create long delays to avoid losing business. You may well find the cheapest name with one registrar, but if they offer poor service and make it difficult for you to change to another registrar, it may be worthwhile paying a little more for better customer service and support.
Check out the features offered by the registrar; some of the services may duplicate what you already get from your hosting service, such as email accounts, email forwarding and domain forwarding. Some companies will lower the price of domains if you select some of their add-on services, so whilst at first glance you may think they are expensive, you could well find that they offer the cheapest domains if you require their extra services.
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Cheapest Domain Name Registrars – Who Offers The Best Deal on the Internet Today?
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