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Old Apr 23, 2006, 07:04 AM   #1
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Cheap, good place to buy domain name?

Hello,

I'm looking for a place which will buy/rent me a .com domain name and rent be some space on the web. Nothing too fancy, but preferably cheap and uncomplicated (and UK based, if you think that makes a difference).

I'm completely bamboozled by all of the sites that come up when I google web hosting. Can someone recommend somewhere?

Thanks!
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 09:02 AM   #2
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Hello,

I'm looking for a place which will buy/rent me a .com domain name and rent be some space on the web. Nothing too fancy, but preferably cheap and uncomplicated (and UK based, if you think that makes a difference).

I'm completely bamboozled by all of the sites that come up when I google web hosting. Can someone recommend somewhere?

Thanks!
I would buy the domain name from GoDaddy.com. It's very cheap (under $10 per year) and I use westhost.com for my hosting. They're excellent.. if you get the starter plan you get a good amount of storage, bandwidth, and customer support is great. If you need help with something you can use the Chat button on the homepage for tech support. The best part about them is their User Control Panel. It has a Site Applications function that allows you to select things like PHP, MySQL, WordPress, PHPBB, etc., and then click Install and it installs them on your domain. It's excellent!
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 09:06 AM   #3
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Not UK based, but ASO (A Small Orange) is quite popular among the crowd here. I have used it myself for the past two years and I highly recommend them. They're cheap, reliable, and the support is fast and helpful. They also have almost every server feature you might need, and use Fantastico, which is a web app that installs different features for you. You can also register the domain through them for US$10 a year. Take a look at their hosting plans here.

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Old Apr 23, 2006, 11:01 AM   #4
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I concur... GoDaddy. I have 6 domains there and they host a site for me. Never a lick of trouble, and the tech support treats you like you invested a million bucks.
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 11:03 AM   #5
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I recommend NameCheap.com -- I have over 40 domains with them and their tech support is great and so is their service and control panel. And they accept PayPal (most registrars do now a days it seems).
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 12:39 PM   #6
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I was going to recommend Yahoo, but they are no longer running that special where you could register it for $2.99 a year for up to 5 years.

Any big name registrar like Yahoo or GoDaddy or even ASO will give you quick and reliable service.

It looks like Yahoo is still running a special, but it is for one year instead of up to five. Details are here.

EDIT - if you do a Google seach for "cheap domain registration" you will find quite a few running specials. I do not know how reliable they are, so you might want to ask aboout specific ones before doing it.
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 01:16 PM   #7
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I did a small orange when i first started my site- but i found that for the money i was being charged, i was not getting enough "stuff" for it. most notably the lack of space and bandwidth compared to other places like godaddy. So, i switched, and that's where i would recommend. i think for 4 or 5 US i get 200 GB of bandwidth (which i have never used up) and plenty of storage. Godaddy is really easy too, and you can register with them over the phone and they take you through it step by step.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 07:27 AM   #8
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I concur... GoDaddy. I have 6 domains there and they host a site for me. Never a lick of trouble, and the tech support treats you like you invested a million bucks.
True about the tech support. They'll walk you through stuff and explain it. "An educated consumer is their best customer."
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Old Aug 20, 2011, 06:48 PM   #9
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Would add to the positive reviews of Go Daddy. They're prices tough to beat, especially in quantity.
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 02:40 AM   #10
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Okay, guess I'll be the first to speak out against Go Daddy. Their ads are shameless and they try to upsell you for every stupid little thing.

I'll side with what ITASOR said - five years ago. NameCheap is the place. Though they still try to upsell you on hosting packages and such, they're not nearly as shameless about it, and they don't resort to trashy advertising campaigns to hawk their services. They're a bit more expensive than Go Daddy in most cases, but not having to do business with Go Daddy is worth it for me.

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 01:32 PM   #11
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Okay, guess I'll be the first to speak out against Go Daddy. Their ads are shameless and they try to upsell you for every stupid little thing.
You'll also spend lots of time digging through the cruft on their site trying to find what should take only a few clicks. To make matters worse, they are constantly moving things around. GD is cheap however.

I'm currently with by Bluehost and have been fairly happy.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:03 AM   #12
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godaddy for names, but never for other services.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:10 AM   #13
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I bought mine at godaddy. The only annoying thing about Godaddy is sales people calls you like crazy.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 12:29 PM   #14
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For purely domain registration http://www.domainexpress.co.uk/ are by far the cheapest and their support is decent. (I have used other providers - 1and1, 123reg... in the past)

I have found iPage (www.ipage.com) to be absolutely fantastic for hosting. Their fees are relatively low, support is good and you get a domain name as well as e-mail hosting (...@yourdomain.com) all included.

(I am UK based too)
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Old Sep 2, 2011, 11:26 PM   #15
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If you want to choose the exclusive domain names in cheap price then you must go with godaddy.com, there you can have a large number of domain names in very lesser price as compare to the other domain name service providers....
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:26 PM   #16
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Go away, GoDaddy!

I'm a GoDaddy hater too. Had nothing but trouble when working with them, and my aunt whose site I was building blamed it all on me, understandably. The hoops they made us jump through to leave were incredible.

But I love Dreamhost. Have been with them for nine years and they have always been quick, courteous and helpful whenever I've had an issue or question of any kind. They have all the usual "unlimited" stuff and a great control panel, and one-click installs of WordPress and other CMS options.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:36 PM   #17
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I'm a GoDaddy hater too. Had nothing but trouble when working with them, and my aunt whose site I was building blamed it all on me, understandably. The hoops they made us jump through to leave were incredible.

But I love Dreamhost. Have been with them for nine years and they have always been quick, courteous and helpful whenever I've had an issue or question of any kind. They have all the usual "unlimited" stuff and a great control panel, and one-click installs of WordPress and other CMS options.

Jake

Are you working for dreamhost? You have made 11 post just today advertising them.

BTW, no complaints about godaddy here, but I haven't needed their help with anything. No issues with my sites, no issues with FTP, and no issues with their customer service.

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Old Mar 9, 2013, 04:31 AM   #18
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I manage domains at Godaddy because there's always an active coupon to get $1.50 dot coms. I don't host there though. I use Hostgator for that.
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 01:41 PM   #19
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Don't use the same company as your registrar and host. It gives one company too much power over your valuable assets.

I use moniker.com for domain registration. They are in the same ballpark as most other low-cost registrars, they have a UI that is well-suited to those with mutliple domains, and they are completely professional. While they've gone through a series of acquisitions, I haven't seen their professionalism impacted.

For hosting, there are so many choices there is no point in trying to suggest one. For one, needs vary widely. I use a VPS at Linode myself.

I also use third-party DNS. I prefer not to rely on either the registrar or host for DNS. I use dnsmadeeasy. Again, these are valuable assets, and it is wise not to concentrate control with one vendor. As well, most registrars and hosts don't provide very good DNS service. dnsmadeasy (and similar companies) provide DNS servers located world-wide with AnyCast routing to the nearest server.

In each case, with these companies you are getting near-Enterprise level technology and support on a budget. Far superior to GoDaddy. Seek out similar companies.

If you are trying to save a dollar or two, you will experience a huge degradation in reliability and service vs. what little you save. Can you get GoDaddy on the phone? I can get each one of these companies on the phone when I need them. And I have - every one of them, and been completly satisfied.

You could also pay a WHOLE lot more to the top-tier companies (Network Solutions, etc.), and then THEY will call YOU! (Whether you want them to or not, LOL.)

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Old Jun 12, 2013, 05:37 PM   #20
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Another vote for...

Hover and Moniker both have interfaces suited to managing an ever-growing number of domains.

Hover is my current favorite because the enable WHOIS privacy by default and don't charge you extra for it plus it's super easy to find coupon codes for. Save yourself a dollar or two every time.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 06:11 PM   #21
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BestCheapDomainName is where its at!

Guys GoDaddy is WAYY to expensive at least for me. A great host/registrar I've used in the past is: www.bestcheapdomainname.com
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Old Sep 2, 2011, 11:58 PM   #22
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i have 5 domains with godaddy, have 2 different hosting plans ( 1 in their European datacenters the other one is in the US datacenter), no problems what-so-ever.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 06:13 AM   #23
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Hello,

I'm looking for a place which will buy/rent me a .com domain name and rent be some space on the web. Nothing too fancy, but preferably cheap and uncomplicated (and UK based, if you think that makes a difference).

I'm completely bamboozled by all of the sites that come up when I google web hosting. Can someone recommend somewhere?

Thanks!
I would suggest you buy from Namecheap and Domainka, I have bought a domain from these sites and I am satisfied with their service and assistance.
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NameCheap has worked well for me.
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Hello,

I'm looking for a place which will buy/rent me a .com domain name and rent be some space on the web. Nothing too fancy, but preferably cheap and uncomplicated (and UK based, if you think that makes a difference).

I'm completely bamboozled by all of the sites that come up when I google web hosting. Can someone recommend somewhere?

Thanks!
I've used Network Solutions and GoDaddy and really prefer GoDaddy. Much cheaper, great support and if are buying in bulk, they have discount programs to save you more $$
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