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Namecheap vs. Dynadot

Located in Domain Registrar Reviews started by Christian Taylor, May 1, 2019.

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Namecheap or Dynadot?

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  1. Christian Taylor

    Christian Taylor Established Member

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    I just did a video on my YouTube channel comparing 7 different domain registrars. The two registrars that stood out in my comparison were Namecheap and Dynadot. Namecheap is where I personally keep all of my domain names. I like their panel, app, customer service, and email hosting. I haven't come across another company to offer solid email hosting for $10/yr as they do, and I like having everything in one place.

    With that being said, Dynadot has some killer support, their prices are way lower, and they have a pretty cool app too. It doesn't seem quite as polished as Namecheap in my opinion, but the price difference has really got my thinking about this...

    I know I'm starting a war here, but which registrar out of the two do you think is better, and why?
     
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  3. Zilla

    Zilla Grabdot.com Monao.cn Shijie.one VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I use them both:
    • host .com name at Namesilo.
    • host .io , .best, .cloud names at Dynadot
    • host .cc name at NC ...
     
  4. Steven McEvoy

    Steven McEvoy Underbyte.co Domains. Hosting. Web Design. VIP

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    neither Namesilo.... no questions asked.
     
  5. Christian Taylor

    Christian Taylor Established Member

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    I truly don't understand the hype behind Namesilo. A few years ago I got it... they are cheap. But Dynadot is literally the same price or cheaper on some TLDs and so much less potato. The panel is modern and they have the app..

    And if price is all you care about, Porkbun also offers a website that looks like it's from 2019 and has cheaper prices. Someone explain Namesilo to me LOL
     
  6. Christian Taylor

    Christian Taylor Established Member

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    Gotcha. I've thought about splitting them up, but it doesn't really make sense to me, plus I really like seeing my portfolio in one place and it would bug me to have them spread across registrars.
     
  7. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    For me - it only depends on price per certain TLD (reg/transfer)...
    When you deal with many TLDs and X,XXX domains - this factor beats all others.
    So I don't have any favourite registrar.

    p.s. Dynadot API is significantly better than NC API.
     
  8. thedomainster

    thedomainster Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Both seem like good options, but I have several names at Dynadot and they are legit. As for Namesilo, I find their system to be less professional overall, I xfer names away from there as soon as I buy them. I honestly think it is just their interface, but it is not confidence inducing. It seems childish, if I had to describe it.
     
  9. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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    Dynadot, NameSilo and Name.com. Every single registrar except these 3 is awful.
     
  10. Christian Taylor

    Christian Taylor Established Member

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    Every single one? I've tried quite a few registrars and I can only name two that I found "awful" (GoDaddy and domain.com). I would put Dynadot, Namecheap, and Porkbun in the "exceptional" category though.
     
  11. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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    Regarding NameCheap, Just found out that all my domains at NameCheap have the whois address "[email protected]" and I have no idea why and how that happened. The panel is also a mess. Support is slow. Everything is slow actually.

    Name.com is the fastest when it comes to management. But the support is not that fast, when compared to NameSilo. Renewals at Name.com are a bit high though
     
  12. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Porkbun was created by the former name.com core team.
     
  13. Christian Taylor

    Christian Taylor Established Member

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    I'll agree with you that Namecheap's support is slow. That's sketch with the WHOIS email too.. I'd probably bail if that happened to me.
     
  14. Christian Taylor

    Christian Taylor Established Member

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    Wow, didn't know that. Porkbun seems kinda "eh" from a panel perspective, but I can't deny that their prices are attractive.
     
  15. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Use NC LiveChat.
    Most tasks they solve within minutes, 1h max.
     
  16. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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    Just waited 16 minutes for them to explain how to expedite a transfer.
     
  17. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    ???

    I regularly transfer .PROs from NC to 1and1...
    And expedition email their system sends within 1-2 minutes...
     
  18. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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    After I waited for hours to receive the auth. codes before realizing that the whois is set to '[email protected]', I changed the whois and then received that expedite email but I transferred out of Namecheap so long ago that I forgot that the approve button is hidden in the link which says that we should click it if we want to cancel the transfer. And to tell me that they took 16 minutes.
     
  19. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, text in their emails is not accurate.
    But expedition works as expected, except .me (from my recent experience, they don't even send such emails for .me).
     
  20. Zilla

    Zilla Grabdot.com Monao.cn Shijie.one VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I fully agree...:ROFL::ROFL:
     
  21. karmaco

    karmaco Top Member VIP

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    Voted for Dynadot. Namecheap clunky panel and not “cheap” anymore. When was the last time NameCheap had $5.99 names for an entire month? Like never?

    I also like the super bulk pricing at Dynadot for renewals.
     
  22. Ostrados

    Ostrados Entrepreneur VIP

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    Dynadot is my fav registrar where I keep most of my domains, good interface, cheap prices and great customer support.

    Porkbun is my 2nd fav. Now they have very good price for .com and they are the only registrar to offer free SSL + they have the best interface, TBH I am considering moving to them. The 7.99
    com for 1st year at Dynadot is what kept me with them so far.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2019
  23. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    I like both of these registrars and use both extensively. One advantage that Dynadot has is that it is both Sedo and Afternic fast transfer approved (providing your TLD qualifies at Afternic) which is a significant advantage. I voted Dynadot for this reason, even though I have had superb service with Namecheap and believe highly of the company also.
     
  24. Pierre Barnard

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  25. New Beginnings

    New Beginnings SafeFlip.com

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    Yeah so the dynadots have it..I currently bought names from Namecheap and it took absolutely too long for my order to be completed. Literally more than 20 mins.. and this was after I had paid and the transaction was approved. Every time I checked my dashboard, the names continued to show in the checkout cart for about an hour. smh I'm about to go with dynadot and transfer my domains over.

    Pros: They did give me an instant refund after charging for a domain name that had been taken. The prices are way better compared to domain.com (my old stomping grounds).
     

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