Cheapest domain names

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  1. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    Where is the cheapest place to buy a .com domain name?

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  2. idyll macrumors 6502

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    I think 1and1.com used to be it but now they make you purchase hosting if you buy a domain from them
     
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  4. jk111 macrumors regular

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    Personally I use 1and1. Only $6.99 a year for a .com domain.
     
  5. Melrose macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  6. Phillyzero macrumors regular

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    Godaddy doesn't have a great reputation, but it is quite cheap.
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    What happened to $3 and $4 domains like we used to see everywhere? Now it's around $10 no matter where you look.
     
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  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Same here.

    Don't host anything with them. Just domain names and e-mail accounts.
     
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    Ditto.
     
  12. Melrose macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  13. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting idea.

    Kind of a checks and balances if you will.

    GoDaddy has a pretty good interface for managing your accounts.
     
  14. iGary Guest

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    A Small Orange for Hosting, GoDaddy for domains. FTW.
     
  15. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Any problem with ASO for hosting?
     
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    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.
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Cool. Thanks. I will check them out.
     
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  19. Melrose macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  20. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I wonder if there up time depends on which plan you have?
     
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    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.
     

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