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What Is Your Favorite Domain Registrar?

  • 1st

    Godaddy

    303
    votes
    52.5%
  • 2nd

    Namecheap

    122
    votes
    21.1%
  • 3rd

    Dynadot

    100
    votes
    17.3%
  • 4th

    NameSilo

    95
    votes
    16.5%
  • 5th

    Uniregistry

    89
    votes
    15.4%
  • 6th

    Name.com

    59
    votes
    10.2%
  • 7th

    Namebright

    25
    votes
    4.3%
  • 8th

    Domain.com

    18
    votes
    3.1%
  • 9th (tie)

    InternetBS

    11
    votes
    1.9%
  • 9th (tie)

    Fabulous

    11
    votes
    1.9%
  • 10th

    Enom

    9
    votes
    1.6%
  • 11th

    101Domain

    7
    votes
    1.2%
  • 12th (tie)

    Moniker

    5
    votes
    0.9%
  • 12th (tie)

    Rebel

    5
    votes
    0.9%
  • 13th (tie)

    Hover

    2
    votes
    0.3%
  • 13th (tie)

    NamePal

    2
    votes
    0.3%
  • 13th (tie)

    DomainMonster

    2
    votes
    0.3%
  • 14th

    Register.com

    1
    vote
    0.2%
  • 15th (tie)

    Dotster

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 15th (tie)

    NetSol - Network Solutions

    0
    votes
    0.0%

  • Final results
  • 866 votes
  • Ended 6 years ago
Impact
25,546
Another thread asking about this, I figure let's finally poll it. I remember looking for something like this years ago here and was surprised one didn't exist, since it's a topic that gets brought up from time to time. I picked 20 (19)* domain registrars, all the ones mentioned in the recent thread plus a few others. If your favorite isn't listed, post it in the thread and I'll see if I can add it to the poll. You can pick up to 3 of your favorite, just 1 if you want. I still think Namepros should have a Best Of The Year series :)

*there is currently a 20 choice limit with polls, but NP can add more if needed. In case I missed some obvious ones.
 
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Impact
1,662
Some time ago I would say Namecheap - but with their horrid redesigned panel I cringe every time I have to modify my domains, especially in bulk.
Truly horrible experience.
I'm too lazy to write down all the things that are wrong with it - it would be a loooooong list.

My favorite - namesilo.

As for adding 1and1 - I didn't know it's already April Fool's Day.
 
Impact
25,546
Where is InternetBS? Where is DomainMonster? And why 1&1 and Moniker are there? :ahhh:

Will try to get those added to the poll. If you don't see your favorite, post in thread and we'll see if we can add them, then you can come back and vote for them. As to why the others were added, somebody mentioned them in some thread, talked about that in post 1. 1&1, never used them, heard nothing but bad things about them, but somebody liked them in some thread, could be some employee for all I know. Poll should bear that out.

Have about 22 votes so far, some countries are in Sleepy Time mode, so some might be more popular in other countries.

But so far, the 4 most popular
GoDaddy
Dynadot
NameSilo
Uniregistry

I use GD, never had issues, have good Rep but it's always good to have a backup plan. So was always curious which ones were the better ones. Right now have domains at 22 different Registrars because of winning them at Snap or NJ and those domains moving over.
 
Impact
1,315
Moved most of my names from GoDaddy to Name.com. Name server changes and the like happen quickly and I can talk to someone via email or phone if I need to. Pay more for initial registrations, but renewals are mostly cheaper. Also when selling, it's not difficult to convince someone to create an account there.
 

Haris

Best Domainer Of The End-Times
Impact
7,637
I only ever use NameSilo, can't fault them - Cheap/Free privacy/domain defender/2 factor authy/good landing page for selling domains and great customer service.

I think all these features are in NameBright too.. and NB is cheaper than NameSilo!
I like everything in GD except the prices, sometimes coupons help but I use them for closeouts and expiring domains only.. All my new registrations are at NameBright only! About $8.3/com reg and renewal.
 
Well the 2 factor authentication could be bypassed just months ago. Not tried since. UI is worse than Uniregistry's JMO.

Have any proof of the 2FA bypass? I heard there was a potential vulnerability with certain 2FA but that would have affected more than just Dynadot, and as far as I know Dynadot was never actually proven to be vulnerable. Regardless, not even offering 2FA is much easier to bypass, and lot of registrars don't offer it, so it's still a selling point.

And we'll definitely have to agree to disagree on the UI. I think it's fast, easy to navigate, has lots of features, and works great for bulk domain updates. I've never used Uniregistry so I can't comment on the comparison.
 

HUKU

Established Member
Impact
164
Some time ago I would say Namecheap - but with their horrid redesigned panel I cringe every time I have to modify my domains, especially in bulk. Truly horrible experience.

Horrible experience? You make it sound like a walk in the park. It was possibly the worst decision they EVER made and I am sure are regretting. A very common case of fixing something that definitely was not broke and failing to communicate with customers. The last thing I would ever have complained about was the control panel, it was superb (one of the best in the industry) and they went ahead and replaced it with some kind of ready made "plug n play" crap which has less than half the functionality. Anyhow, we're with:

Name.com
Namesilo
Namecheap
Namebright
Godaddy
 

GoKaizen

Always be Learning
Impact
3,091
if you're a domainer and not using Uniregistry.com today, I honestly think you're missing out on the best complete experience that exists at a domain registrar, o that may ever exist (as things will get harder in the years ahead for other registrars).

Depends what you are looking for. Dynadot is a good registrar and offers great bulk pricing. I prefer Name because of the UI and keep developed names there.

DomainNameSales is only for people with lots of premium names. Uniregistry pushes a lot of new extensions which is surprising considering how many premiums NameAdmin owns. Of course NorthSoundNames owns all the good .LINK domains, except Blockchain.link! Imo perfect use for the extension. :)

Is the Uniregistry Market open to anyone with names at your registrar Frank? What features do customers find beneficial?
 
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