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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by chainprayer, Aug 24, 2008.
Where is the cheapest place to buy a .com domain name?
I think 1and1.com used to be it but now they make you purchase hosting if you buy a domain from them
I have a registrar account at enom and stargate (now resell.biz). The prices you see at most registrars are as low as they get - they're usually not making a profit. The tricks is to find coupons - Godaddy and co usually have some fine coupons for roping in first time customers.
Personally I use 1and1. Only $6.99 a year for a .com domain.
I use a site a business acquaintance recommended... I forget what it is (a long irritating domain name have they) but I pay I think $7.29 or something. Once in a while they have a sale I pay $6.50. Not bad I don't think. I charge client $10 anyway, so i don't really care.
Godaddy doesn't have a great reputation, but it is quite cheap.
I use namecheap.com. I'm not sure if they're the cheapest, i'm sure some place is a dollar or two cheaper, but they're really good. Avoid GoDaddy like the plague.
What happened to $3 and $4 domains like we used to see everywhere? Now it's around $10 no matter where you look.
I've had no problem with GoDaddy.
Don't host anything with them. Just domain names and e-mail accounts.
After having a bad experience with a certain company (read: iPowerWeb: Ghastly service all the way around) I decided to keep my registration and hosting separate. I use E2 for hosting and email and they've been great.
I've never used GoDaddy myself, but have heard enough about them (and I'm not a big fan of their 'parked' pages being big adverts) that I would never use them for anything - but I'd stick with the same registrar I've been using anyway since I'd be able to manage them all in one interface.
Kind of a checks and balances if you will.
GoDaddy has a pretty good interface for managing your accounts.
A Small Orange for Hosting, GoDaddy for domains. FTW.
Any problem with ASO for hosting?
They are fantastic. I have not once waited more than 20 minutes to have an e-mail question answered. Great service, nice people, no down time that I can see.
Cool. Thanks. I will check them out.
ASO doesn't have a very good uptime record. My sites are down on average a couple times a week. But their customer service is very good, so if you don't need 99.9 percent uptime, they're not a bad choice.
I'd be hard-pressed to remember a time when Eleven2 was down... it seems to me it has happened (I'm saying this to be on the safe side) but I can't place it. Customer service is excellent ime also.
but they charge 8.88 for a domain - and it's not free if you host you still have to pay for it.
Thanks for the feedback.
I wonder if there up time depends on which plan you have?
what problems have you had with godaddy?
agreed - i think they are very nice people, very fast to reply to an email, and have a very mediocre service. i have been with them and will not go back.
i use MediaLayer now for all my hosting - very, very fast, excellent uptime, and they are a non-oversold host so the servers are not crowded and overloaded. not the cheapest out there but i have learned you get what you pay for.