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Ultra Magnus
October 19th, 2007, 10:54 PM
I was just wondering - There are so many places you can buy a cheap domain name from, but I have almost no experience in this kind of thing.

Where do you reakon the best place to buy one is - I found out that my dream domain name is still available so I want to get it and make a crap home page!

Phil Airtime
October 19th, 2007, 11:24 PM
I've used http://www.names.co.uk/ for a long time; never been able to see anything wrong with it, but others might be along with other suggestions.

Babbage
October 19th, 2007, 11:28 PM
There's as many opinions on this as there are Jelly Bean flavours! It seems everyone has their favourite domain name seller and host, not to mention those pimping reseller packages and affiliate programs. Unbiased advice on this topic is about as rare as a snowball in the desert!

Anyway I've tried a few companies, like Namecheap, Globat and Register365. In the end I decided to transfer to GoDaddy. I think GoDaddy are the best and usually the cheapest. I'm talking about domain name purchase only here, not any other service.

If blogging's your thing, there's a good deal from Wordpress,com. If you buy a name from them, they host your blog free at your own domain. Also Microsoft have a great deal of a free domain name and web site right now as part of their Office Live Basics promotion. I wouldn't expect it to be free forever though, but then you could always transfer to GoDaddy.

Good luck.

mustking
October 19th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Searching a good domain registrar is like searching a Ant in a jungle as some times even a good domain registrar becomes devil like happen in history with the customers of Registerfly. Well, some good domain name providers according to me are:

http://www.tajbyte.com
http://www.godaddy.com
http://www.register.com
http://www.nsi.com

Rest choice is always yours!

Ultra Magnus
October 19th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Muhaha - I got it - I did a bit of searching and people seemed to think godaddy is ok - so my new domain name is psychofox.org - after the greatest video game hero that ever was pixelated! - Anyway I suppose I should make the damn thing now - Right off to learn html and css!

RAV TUX
October 20th, 2007, 04:52 AM
Muhaha - I got it - I did a bit of searching and people seemed to think godaddy is ok - so my new domain name is psychofox.org - after the greatest video game hero that ever was pixelated! - Anyway I suppose I should make the damn thing now - Right off to learn html and css!
I suggest Drupal to set up your website.

kadath
October 20th, 2007, 06:19 AM
Namecheap is good. They offer free WHOIS privacy for a year when you buy a domain. If you Google around, you can find coupon codes to get a little discount, too.

zugu
October 21st, 2007, 11:01 AM
I never had any problems with Namecheap. For coupons go here (http://www.retailmenot.com/). They also have coupons for other registrars, like GoDaddy.

Liv3dN8as
August 10th, 2009, 08:24 PM
So, a year and 10 months later, does everyone still feel godaddy is the place to register domain names?

I was going to ask myself but I thought I'd better just give this thread a bump.

Viva
August 10th, 2009, 08:53 PM
I use http://namecheap.com for my domains

Sporkman
August 11th, 2009, 01:08 AM
I use godaddy.com.

dragos240
August 11th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Big bump!

spongypants23
September 15th, 2009, 11:04 AM
What about 1&1? (http://www.oneandone.com)

I used them for a bit, no problems there except for crap support.

Cope57
September 15th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Host your own, and configure your router to use DHCP.

lisati
December 17th, 2012, 08:15 AM
Old thread closed.