How to choose the best place to buy a domain name?
As we know, it’s not easy to choose the right registrar/web host to sign up for a domain name. I know that you can probably find a lot of different web hosts offering the ‘same’ services around, but the fact is they do differ in certain ways.
When it comes to choosing the best domain registrar, don’t simply go for those who offer the cheapest domain names. It is important to do some research before committing to one domain registrar because transferring your domain name is Not as easy as transferring your web hosting services.
So let us give you some ideas on how to choose the best registrar (who domain registrars actually are) and how it can actually affects you. Here we go!
What are domain name registrars?
Domain registrars are companies that let you sign up for a domain for your website. You can purchase as many domain names as you want, use one of them for your site, and reserve the rest for later use. After signup, you’ll need to pay a yearly fee for the ownership of the domain name.
If the domain name you check is available, TLDs (Top-Level Domains) option is usually the first extension listed. TLDs are the most popular extensions around the world.
Here we can see some examples of TLDs. Interesting? I’m sure you see many other domain extensions apart from .COM, such as .Asia domain (for you to spread your influence across Asia). There are more TLDs to look out here!
Remember domain names and web hosting are two different things. So that is why some registrars may have promotions where you can get both in one package here!
Tips for choosing the best domain name registrars
Good that you’re still with us! We know you’ve been waiting for this special tip – how to choose the right domain registrar. Here we go!
Let’s talk about how domain registrars differ from each other:
- Different prices for the same domain – Just two registrars can charge you differently for the same domain, so it’s best to compare prices before signup.
- Has different sets of TLDs – Some registrars only offer popular TLDs, such as .com, .net and .org only whereas DomainPlus offers a lot more extensions to choose from.
- Better domain management features – Go for a registrar that gives you an easy interface control panel like cPanel to manage your domain(s) better.
- Additional web hosting services – It’s best to go for registrars who offer domains and web hosting in a package.
For example, here at DomainPlus we let you manage your domains through an easy and effective interface, cPanel (the most popular web control panel in the world). Other domain registrars might offer other control panels, which needs more time for you to learn how to use it.
To sum it up, look for the following when choosing the best domain registrar for your domain name:
- A broad selection of TLDs
- An easy-to-use interface
- Competitive domain prices
- Advanced domain management features
- Complementary hosting plans
At DomainPlus, we offer domain registration services and hosting services together. If you sign up for a domain and hosting with us, you can manage both from the popular cPanel. Now let’s check the availability of your favourite domain, hosting and promotions here!