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#1 in Net New Names & CNET Editors Choice
Domains at $8.95/yr! All domains include FREE masking, domain forwarding, e-mail
forwarding, 24/7 support and more! Transfers
Includes FREE 1-year extension. ICANN Accredited.
(aka Network Solutions)
A domain name
is registered every 5 seconds. Most have been done through these people, because
up until late 1999, you had no choice! Unlike some cheaper services, they will
never go broke.
(a year for 10 years),
however they are the world's largest and most reliable registrar,
so maybe you want to give Network
Solutions a go?
was the first registrar to compete in the domain name registration market after
the U.S. government deregulated the industry in 1999. They offer registration
in over 240 country code domains (ccTLDs). With over three million domain names
under management, Register.com is one of the most professional registrars around.
is one of the most popular domain registrars, and one of two I use regularly (the
other is Go Daddy). They have great service and amazing prices.
Their regular prices are always below $9, and they often have transfers for $6
- cheap domain names $8.95 ($7.95 for 5 years) / $7.95 transfers
- $8.95 / $7.95 transfers
- $8.88 (les with coupon), including free WhoisGuard
- Dotster is a Top 10 ranked ICANN accredited domain name registrar (having
registered over 1,000,000 domains) providing top quality services, a one-of-a-kind
Domain Discovery System, Web hosting and e-mail services, free URL forwarding
and SPAM-Shield, and more. $15 domains / $12 transfers.
- Bargain Name - $8.95
- $7.99 / $6.99 transfers
- $0.88 .info domains, with free 1 page web site - great for any short-term promotions
- $1.99 for new customers, first year ($9.99 a year thereafter, but you can transfer
elsewhere when the first year is running out)
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Tricks and Ideas
- Check out the official ICANN Domain
- Did you know? - Every 3 letter
.com has been taken, but there are many 3 letter .org and .net domains still available
- they are listed here
a country-specific doman
you have purchased a domain name, visit my page of great value web
After you save the big bucks by going with a cheap registrar for your domain name,
what happens when they go out of business for lack of new domain registrations?
A. Usually the sites you buy
your cheap domain name from are actually resellers for a wholesale, ICANN-accredited
registrar (i.e. OpenSRS, Bulk Register, INWW).
the reseller has gone out of business or is not responding to requests for changes
to domains, contact the registrar - it will be listed in a WHOIS
search. Otherwise, if you have access to the administrative contact email
address (hint: always make it your own), simply initiate a transfer of Registrar.
Doing so involves a fee (don't spend more than $10-20), but also adds 1 year of
registration to the domain.
.info .name .biz .xxx etc
of .com?? - .info, .name and .biz have recently been released. Get yours
before it goes!
Net offer even more top-level domains, but they require a browser plug-in
to work. What happens if this takes off? Another company will do the same thing
and all hell will break loose. My recommendation: AVOID
If you don't want your contact
details listed when someone does a WHOIS on your domain name, use Domains
by Proxy - for a small fee, you can keep things private, and, amongst
other things, avoid spam.