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  1. tezza12

    tezza12 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Where is the best place to buy domain names, or does it not really matter
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2012 By: tezza12 Member since: Jun 18, 2012
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  2. Websitehandyman

    Websitehandyman UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Yes it does matter, here a few things to look out for;

    Free moves so you can transfer the domain without cost, UK2net states you need to have the domains hosted for 2 years or pay something like £15 to move them.

    You will want easy and free access to change the name servers. Some charge an extra fee for this.

    Some also charge for other services.

    Then the is a cost, I've seen dot com domains advertised from a few pound to £12 each.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2012 By: Websitehandyman Member since: Nov 25, 2011
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  3. tezza12

    tezza12 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    thanks for that, can you suggest a such site that offers some or all of the above :)
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2012 By: tezza12 Member since: Jun 18, 2012
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  4. Websitehandyman

    Websitehandyman UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Vidahost.com should be ok but the are others around the same price.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2012 By: Websitehandyman Member since: Nov 25, 2011
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  5. webgeek

    webgeek UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    I use Namecheap for some and Godaddy for the other. Personally, I'd recommend Namecheap as I've had zero issues in several years of use, with quite a bit of activity. Many domains are under 7 quid a year with 1st year anonymous whois included free.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2012 By: webgeek Member since: May 19, 2009
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  6. ecenica

    ecenica UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    What type of domain name are your looking to register? .co.uk?

    Rich
     
    Posted: Jun 27, 2012 By: ecenica Member since: May 26, 2010
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  7. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    I use www.dynadot.com, haven't had any problems and have always been able to make any required DNS changes as needed easily enough.
     
    Posted: Jun 27, 2012 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
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  8. astutiumRob

    astutiumRob UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Do you only need the registration or other services like dns, hosting etc ?
    What types (com, net, org, biz, info, .uk, .eu etc) ?

    My opinion is that you should pick someone who is an official registrar for the type of domain you want, that provides the services you need, and offers support in your timezone.

    So for .uk a Nominet member, for .com an ICANN Accredited Registrar etc
     
    Posted: Jun 27, 2012 By: astutiumRob Member since: May 5, 2004
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  9. tezza12

    tezza12 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    both .co.uk and .com i went with vidahost in the end.
     
    Posted: Jun 27, 2012 By: tezza12 Member since: Jun 18, 2012
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  10. Dan Hawkins

    Dan Hawkins UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    With something as important as your domain I would suggest going with one of the bigger companies like Namecheap or Godaddy. At least you know they are legitimate and since the costs of domains is so cheap anyway you may as well pay a few pounds more to be safe.
     
    Posted: Jun 27, 2012 By: Dan Hawkins Member since: May 2, 2012
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  11. LoyaltyCardNetwork

    LoyaltyCardNetwork UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    For:

    .com use Godaddy - get £3.25 domains by searching godaddy on google and then click on their advert.
    .co.uk use daily.co.uk - get cashback by going through quidco.com
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012
    Posted: Jun 30, 2012 By: LoyaltyCardNetwork Member since: May 20, 2012
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  12. Ewan-1

    Ewan-1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Makes sure you get a .com and I'd probably get it at either GoDaddy or NameCheap OR if it comes with a good hosting package.
     
    Posted: Jul 1, 2012 By: Ewan-1 Member since: Jun 1, 2012
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  13. JocelynKirby

    JocelynKirby UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I used fasthosts.co.uk, but only because the company I used to work for used them before. Didn't really research any others, but haven't had a problem in the last five years and more.

    You seem to have full control within the rather cleverly named 'Control Panel' and are able to point your domain at your website servers easily - whilst I work for an ecommerce agency, I'm a marketing person and have done this myself for my husband's business with no difficulties.
     
    Posted: Jul 2, 2012 By: JocelynKirby Member since: Jul 2, 2012
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  14. Red Eye Media

    Red Eye Media UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Vidahost are good guys although I prefer to keep my domains seperate which is why I use 123-reg.co.uk
    Nice easy control panel to change nameservers etc.
     
    Posted: Jul 12, 2012 By: Red Eye Media Member since: Aug 21, 2008
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  15. AmazingGiftBoxes

    AmazingGiftBoxes UKBF Regular Free Member

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    You made the right choice, Vida Host the best hosting company.

    I have been using them for few months and whenever I needed help they were there within few minutes. I can't even remember how many times I messed up my website and they helped me sort it out.

    Jerry
     
    Posted: Jul 12, 2012 By: AmazingGiftBoxes Member since: Oct 30, 2011
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  16. priyakhan

    priyakhan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You should go with Godaddy or NameCheap. They are the best.
     
    Posted: Jul 12, 2012 By: priyakhan Member since: Jul 12, 2012
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  17. william04

    william04 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I would like to buy the domain name from GoDaddy.com. I guess it's very cheap . Suggestion are welcomed ??
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 By: william04 Member since: Jun 25, 2012
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  18. oliviasidle

    oliviasidle UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I'm so used to using godaddy now that I don't even notice all the sales stuff. I just click next, next, next.
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 By: oliviasidle Member since: Jun 28, 2012
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  19. Glowbridge

    Glowbridge Guest

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    Gandi.net gets my recommendation.

    Everything about GoDaddy is sleazy. Wouldn't even touch 'em with somebody else's credit card.
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 By: Glowbridge Member since: Jul 9, 2011
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  20. Calltracks Limited

    Calltracks Limited UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We've just started to use GoDaddy, they're pretty good.
     
    Posted: Jul 14, 2012 By: Calltracks Limited Member since: May 21, 2012
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