Where in the world can you find cheap domain names? Is it really important? Did you really buy a domain for $0.99 OR is that a bate-and-switch tactic? A TRUE value for a domain isn't necessarily based on price alone, and let me tell you why...
What to look for
There are a few things that you should keep in mind, when you are planning to purchase a domain. I could elaborate on each of these, but will try to keep it short.
Unfortunately, most domain registrars make it hard to figure out exactly what their fees are up front. For example, some domain registrars will charge you a low introductory price, but your renewal price will be much higher or they will increase prices the following year. Some wont show you a price until you have logged in and or created an account. Or, they charge an additional fee of $9.99 for WHOIS Privacy but they don't tell you that up front. Some even charge for access to the domain's DNS settings, so you have to pay to point it elsewhere. They will frequently advertise one price, but by the time you add in all these other fees or 'pricing add-ons' as some would say, you end up being nickel-and-dimed to death!
Oh, and be aware of Resellers... They are literally charging you more (more times than not) for the same domain if you would have purchased it through the registrar they use to register the domain. There are over 1000 Accredited Domain Registrars in the world(accredited by ICANN), as for resellers there only that many more x10, I'm sure! So, beware.
If you host your domain where you manage the domain's website you may not care if you pay an additional $3.00 or $5.00 as long as you have access to features you need and you can manage the domain and website in the same account under one login. But in the long run, or with multiple domains, you are only wasting money if you are paying double or triple what you could be paying to register your domain.
I personally have moved away from using Register.com, Godaddy and I'm even in the process of moving away from Google Domains for managing the 20+ domains I own. My choice, and go to, is Namesilo. Take a look at their Pricing/Comparison page. $8.99 for .com domain registrations and they provide FREE WHOIS Privacy (Renewals are $8.99 as well). Nothing against Google, at $12 a year, but $3 x 20 = $60 in savings every year and my collection of domains is only growing!
$8.99 a year!.. Want better?
You can use one of the coupon codes below, to get an additional $1.00 off.
**If you have a domain, a domain you registered more than 60 days ago, and you want to transfer your domain to Namesilo, no problem, you can take advantage of the coupon as well.
In the end, no matter what registrar you choose, make sure that you read the fine print and know what you are getting into, so you don't end up regretting it later.
By: Jeffrey T. Kastner