What is your go-to domain registrar?

I’m not sure why I haven’t done this in the past, but I should do it more often. What I’m talking about is asking you, my readers, a question that applies to just about every single blog reader. To kick things off I’ll start with one that is critical for anyone that buys, sells, or owns domain names. I’m talking about domain registrars.

Of course it’s not fair for me to just ask the question and not give my opinion, so I’ll start, and I don’t have one so I’ll give three (which you can do too!). My favorite registrars in no particular order are: NameCheap, Uniregistry, and Go Daddy.

I’ll also go a step further and tell you why:

NameCheap

NameCheap – I love NameCheap for three reasons – great prices, great support, and a great UX. Also I have an incredible amount of respect and admiration for NameCheap’s founder Richard Kirkendall. Not only is Richard transparent in sharing insights into his business and the time and energy he puts into it, but he also gives back to charity, to the domain community and to his team who I know feel the same way I do about him. Great companies are build by a great team led by a great leader and Richard has definitely set the bar high, very high.

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Uniregistry – I’ve said it before (many times) and I’ll say it again, I love Uniregistry for the same reasons I love Apple, seamlessly beautiful UX and a platform that was built by Domainers for Domainers. What I really love about Uniregistry is that they are always trying new things that haven’t been done before. Like NameCheap, Uniregistry is also led by someone that I have a ton of admiration and respect for – Frank Schilling. Everyone I know who has worked with Frank has nothing but great things to say about him, and having known him for years myself, I can say the same.

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Go Daddy – there are two main reasons I love Go Daddy – top notch security, incredible support. Seriously, Brett Meyers my account manager at Go Daddy is the reason why I love them so much. Brett has gone above-and-beyond for me more than any other account manager at any other company I have ever worked with. Also once you meet other people at Go Daddy like Paul Nicks and Joe Styler you can tell that it is a top notch organization. Can you tell I’m passionate about Go Daddy?

Okay – now it’s your turn. Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Joe February 17, 2016, 3:11 am

    I have not the pleasure of meeting all these Messrs. Because if so would not be as I am now.

    The difference between you and me is that I’m out of this country and you’re in every day.

    I remember in my early 2010 to write an email that I still have in my wallet and ask for your friend Moniker and write, very good domain registrar

    For you know well that Monte Canh himself a great start with Moniker domainers and bottom read me.

    I dump with Uniregistry this is true more in March to make changes to improve.

    I’ll sell all my domain names with Buy Now, Offer / Counter Offer and Auction seven days in Goddady in Sedo Showcase domains liquidity possibly between $ 5K and $ 10K before the end of this February’s all negotiable with interested buyers and investors domains, see my ads, joeeblues on Twitter

    NameJet and Flippa auction 30 days for the best domains for me and others.

    Parking domains of one kind, which is best for you?

    Redo my new portfolio and blog on Godaddy registered http://www.josesabater.com there have long there is always time to transfer to another hosting, now no thanks.

    The research of artificial intelligence and virtual reality start over again the knowledge of the infinite and create is what always like, contact Old research professors University in Barcelona and Madrid. ask for it back? I respond that have new things from the old 1998 and the present, and when they come? There is no money.

    In Spain the government invests little in research. companies must seek according to research done they can be everywhere.
    Encourage you to invest a big future.

    If I could travel by plane and would be with you here, but I owe to my mother 90 years old, that even being sick, then over time we’ll see what happens.
    Everything is possible in this life.

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  • jZ February 17, 2016, 6:46 am

    godaddy is my number one. my godaddy guy has always been awesome and goes above and beyond when needed. also so many end users use godaddy so its easy when selling. i also like dynadot. they have a clean control panel and great prices for people who spend 5k+ a year with them. fabulous is another one, i keep my top names there though i notice a number of people moving from fabulous to uniregistry.

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  • Joe February 20, 2016, 5:33 am

    I used to Buynow! Godaddy.com and 24 generic domain names and TLD gTDLs include only accept 13 TLD domain names with the difference that otherwise transfer these domain names to make difficulties Goddady I do not understand that if they work with Escrow is the same that Flippa, Above, Dynadot, etc the last two recorders be equal Godaddy domains and never tell them to transfer the domain name using Escrow.

    In particular I think it’s better to sell with BuyNow! all you have with a registrant the rest use Flippa, NameJet, Sedo last resort because it will change to every time I enter my mind (in western Germany holiday weekend not answer email, phone, nothing and receive response from past email one week, that solves nothing at all we followed in the past the name Sedo imposed but is not equal to Flippa it to become much more than Sedo over time but also think Uniregistry swept the next March with changes announce.

    I transfer the best premium gTLD to think Uniregistry and record the best new domain names. Com and Club, Xyz, etc the rest with Godaddy, Above and Dynadot domain names every week to buy and sell and invest in Uniregistry or Flippa domain names face and eyes that can sell well after three, six months to get money domain Parking and traffic and revenues have not sold as Website, whether as a premium domain name auction on Flippa, NameJet, Sedo (in this one with .com in the Great Auction) and Brokers www. Domainnamesales.com, over the years you realize late for me to do things right and now sell cheaper to settle than it really was not garbage for me but for investors and domainers.

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  • Nick February 21, 2016, 3:16 pm

    Not Godaddy since they did away with their email customer service. Moved all my 500 names out.

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  • Joseph Peterson February 24, 2016, 3:51 pm

    GoDaddy – Tremendous support. Low cost. Top-notch security. Familiar to my buyers. Where the domains I’m buying frequently already are. Large TLD selection. Massive distribution, putting domains in front of the biggest customer base out there. Integrated with 2 aftermarket venues: GD Auctions & Afternic. Plus, GoDaddy values domain investment. They’re helping the market go mainstream, buying portfolios for resale, creating educational resources, etc. Your UI/UX needs upgrading, though, guys.

    NameCheap – Cheap prices on nTLD domains and wide TLD selection. Good security. Downside: They don’t handle higher priced domains within a given nTLD.

    101Domain – Biggest TLD selection out there. Pretty good support. Reasonable prices. Great for consolidating ccTLDs and nTLDs.

    Dynadot – My backup to GoDaddy. Good prices. Nice interface. 2-factor authentication.

    Bonus: Unlike Uniregistry, these registrars don’t use my traffic and leads to push their own registry agenda, steering customers disproportionately toward their own nTLDs. More importantly, their VPs haven’t meddled in my business, bullied and banned me! GoDaddy and the rest treat customers like customers … not like stepping stones. At Uniregistry, I was ordered to act like an employee; and when I disagreed, I was kicked out.

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  • Nick February 24, 2016, 10:33 pm

    Namecheap, yes. Namesilo, yes. Dynadot, yes. Name.com – yes……..

    Godaddy? No more – not since their email customer service was disbanded. Cant suggest it to anyone since people expect a company to provide at least basic email support.

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  • Doug Hauser July 31, 2016, 7:08 pm

    I started at enom then moved to Godaddy a few years ago In the last 10 months started using uniregistry. I cannot believe how much easier it is to use then other registrars. Have never used namecheap but the uniregistry experience is really something !

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