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Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by tezza12, Jun 26, 2012.
Where is the best place to buy domain names, or does it not really matter
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.
thanks for that, can you suggest a such site that offers some or all of the above
Vidahost.com should be ok but the are others around the same price.
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.
What type of domain name are your looking to register? .co.uk?
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.
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
both .co.uk and .com i went with vidahost in the end.
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.
.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
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.
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.
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.
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.
You should go with Godaddy or NameCheap. They are the best.
I would like to buy the domain name from GoDaddy.com. I guess it's very cheap . Suggestion are welcomed ??
I'm so used to using godaddy now that I don't even notice all the sales stuff. I just click next, next, next.
Gandi.net gets my recommendation.
Everything about GoDaddy is sleazy. Wouldn't even touch 'em with somebody else's credit card.
We've just started to use GoDaddy, they're pretty good.