This page compares the different domain name registrars. It can work out cheaper to register certain domain extensions e.g. .com, .co.uk from different registrars. But you may prefer to have all domains under the one roof making management easier.
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What are Domain Registrars?
Domain registrars are accredited resellers of the various domain extensions (.com, .net, .uk, .de etc.) and provide infrastructure for domain registrants to manage their domains.
They are not responsible for the operating mechanics of the domain register itself.
For example: ICAAN are the authority responsible for managing: .com, .net, .org, .info and many other domain extensions. However, domains of these extensions can only be registered via one of the ICAAN accredited Registrars and not through ICAAN themselves.
The following sections explain more about what to look for when choosing a domain registrar.
Whois Privacy is popular with individuals that want to keep their personal details out of publicly accessible records. Privacy isn’t such a concern for businesses when their details are already listed all over the Internet.
Most domain registrars offer it as an additional extra that can be activated anytime for a registered domain. With Namecheap, it can be included free and activated immediately for a domain at the point of registration.
To find out more about Whois privacy – what it is and who it’s for – please read this guide.
If you are going to need hosting for a domain you could be in luck. Some hosting packages include free registration of a domain name. So rather than paying and registering for a domain separately, check if it isn’t already included in the hosting package you are looking to take.
Most domain registrars also offer hosting, which gives you the option to keep all of your related services (domain name and hosting) in the one account.
A domain marketplace is where already registered or soon to expire domains can be acquired. Searching for “the right” domain name can be a long and frustrating process – most of the “good names” are long gone – particularly if looking for a .com.
But by searching through domain marketplace listings, you could find the ideal domain name for your website at a price you are happy to pay.
It’s also a good way to find suitable names that you wouldn’t have thought of for yourself. Scanning the expiring domain listings will turn up domains sorted by industry, that other people deemed worthy of registering at some point.