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poll Your Favorite Registrar of the year 2021

Dynadot

Your registrar of the year 2021

  • 1st

    Dynadot

    345
    votes
    48.7%
  • 2nd

    NameCheap

    155
    votes
    21.9%
  • 3rd

    Epik

    125
    votes
    17.7%
  • 4th

    Porkbun

    100
    votes
    14.1%
  • 5th

    NameSilo

    95
    votes
    13.4%
  • 6th

    GoDaddy

    82
    votes
    11.6%
  • 7th

    Sav

    76
    votes
    10.7%
  • 8th

    Namebright

    14
    votes
    2.0%
  • 9th

    Name.com

    13
    votes
    1.8%
  • 10th

    Uniregistry

    12
    votes
    1.7%
  • 11th

    123-Reg

    10
    votes
    1.4%
  • 12th (tie)

    Google

    9
    votes
    1.3%
  • 12th (tie)

    InternetBS

    9
    votes
    1.3%
  • 13th

    CloudFlare

    6
    votes
    0.8%
  • 14th

    Hexonet

    4
    votes
    0.6%
  • 15th (tie)

    Network Solutions

    3
    votes
    0.4%
  • 15th (tie)

    Fabulous

    3
    votes
    0.4%
  • 15th (tie)

    Reg.ru

    3
    votes
    0.4%
  • 16th (tie)

    Alibaba Cloud

    2
    votes
    0.3%
  • 16th (tie)

    Ionos

    2
    votes
    0.3%
  • 17th (tie)

    Hover

    1
    vote
    0.1%
  • 17th (tie)

    Moniker

    1
    vote
    0.1%
  • 17th (tie)

    ResellerClub

    1
    vote
    0.1%
  • 17th (tie)

    HostPapa

    1
    vote
    0.1%
  • 17th (tie)

    Hostinger

    1
    vote
    0.1%
  • 17th (tie)

    Gandi

    1
    vote
    0.1%
  • 17th (tie)

    Public Domain Registry

    1
    vote
    0.1%
  • 17th (tie)

    Joker.com

    1
    vote
    0.1%
  • 18th (tie)

    Register.com

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    101Domain

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    DirectNic

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    Domain.com

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    Dotster

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    Namepal

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    Rebel

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    BlueHost

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    HiChina

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    Onamae

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    OVH

    0
    votes
    0.0%
  • 18th (tie)

    Register.it

    0
    votes
    0.0%

  • Final results
  • 1,076 votes
  • Ended 5 months ago

equity78

Top Member
TheDomains Staff
TLDInvestors.com
Impact
25,652
The voting will take place for the last two months of 2021 the poll closes on December 31,2021.
You can make up to 3 choices. This way you will have plenty of time to think about your vote, you will have time to change your votes if you so desire.

Employees are prohibited from voting.
 
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branding

Who's afraid of red, white and blue?
Impact
7,277
Pro tip, Marketing/Customer service 101:

Joe,

Never mock your (potential) customers and always stay professional representing the company you work for. Customer is always King, is what I learned in my first lesson in marketing class a long time ago. Please with all due respect stay professional and learn from the mistake of others, you may lose some customers too and I don't think your CEO would appreciate that, I certainly wouldn't. I wish GoDaddy all the best with the polls.

Cheers,
Frans

Don't read too much into it. If there's one guy who's got customer service down its Joe. Kinda odd to lecture the one guy who goes above and beyond to accommodate clients about CS.
 

Future Sensors

78% of human domainers will be replaced by robots
Impact
10,612
Don't read too much into it. If there's one guy who's got customer service down its Joe. Kinda odd to lecture the one guy who goes above and beyond to accommodate clients about CS.

@Joe Styler is a great person. But I have mixed feelings about the Godaddy/Afternic presence on this forum. This is something @bmugford recently raised as well. Indeed, NamePros is not a support forum, but there are some expectations when staff is often participating in threads. Personally I have some frustrations with Customer Service (and more: tech, pricing, billing, exchange rates) at Godaddy and the unfixed and continuous problems at Afternic. That's why I've started moving away from Godaddy DDC (VIP account) and moving to Porkbun, and I will continue to do so. Missed renewal revenues for Godaddy during the last year alone: USD 55K from me. Been a client for a long time. Godaddy C-suite has contributed to my website. Today, I can highly recommend Porkbun.
 
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branding

Who's afraid of red, white and blue?
Impact
7,277
Joe is a great person. But I have mixed feelings about the Afternic presence on this forum. This is something @bmugford raised as well, recently. Indeed, NamePros is not a support forum, but there are some expectations when staff is often participating in threads. Personally I have some frustrations with Customer Service at Godaddy and the unfixed and continuous problems at Afternic. That's why I've started moving away from Godaddy DCC and moving to Porkbun and I will continue to do so. Missed renewal revenues for Godaddy during the last year: USD 55K from me.

Couldn't agree more. I don't like GD/AN a single bit. All they have going in favour of using them is their brand recognition and inventory. Everything else is bloated, slow or not working properly. AN is even worse than GD, using them (UI/UX) is like taking a time machine and travelling back to the '00.

They do bring in sales though :)
 

Windoms

Top Contributor
Impact
1,862
Couldn't agree more. I don't like GD/AN a single bit. All they have going in favour of using them is their brand recognition and inventory. Everything else is bloated, slow or not working properly. AN is even worse than GD, using them (UI/UX) is like taking a time machine and travelling back to the '00.

They do bring in sales though :)
They should take UNI's UI, change colors, brand it godaddy, and call it a day.
 

equity78

Top Member
TheDomains Staff
TLDInvestors.com
Impact
25,652
They should take UNI's UI, change colors, brand it godaddy, and call it a day.

Agree or at least I thought they should make Uniregistry their domain investor product and gear it solely to domain investors.
 

URLU

Top Member
Impact
2,502
Don't read too much into it. If there's one guy who's got customer service down its Joe. Kinda odd to lecture the one guy who goes above and beyond to accommodate clients about CS.

I have nothing against Joe at all and I have been a loyal GoDaddy customer for over 10 years now, but found it odd that he started mocking which I have not seen him do before, sometimes you have to listen to customer's complaints so the company or forum or whatever can learn and grow from.

PS And yes I still am GD's customer and even voted for them in the top 3, but I have to say I moved most of my domains out after the Brent Oxley incident when they held his premium domains hostage in the legal matter, which may be one of the reasons for their declining poll numbers.

But hey that's just my opinion, nothing personal, back to topic.
 
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Joe Styler

Aftermarket Product Manager
GoDaddy Staff
Afternic Staff
Impact
4,676
I have nothing against Joe at all and I have been a loyal GoDaddy customer for over 10 years now, but found it odd that he started mocking which I have not seen him do before, sometimes you have to listen to customer's complaints so the company or forum or whatever can learn and grow from.

PS And yes I still am GD's customer and even voted for them in the top 3, but I have to say I moved most of my domains out after the Brent Oxley incident when they held his premium domains hostage in the legal matter, which may be one of the reasons for their declining poll numbers.

But hey that's just my opinion, nothing personal, back to topic.
I was joking around implying that Domain Investors are smarter than you think especially at something in their wheelhouse, scanning lists of names in no particular order to find the gems. Sometimes people dont get my dry sense of humor which is why i included a smiley emoji ;)
 

URLU

Top Member
Impact
2,502
I was joking around implying that Domain Investors are smarter than you think especially at something in their wheelhouse, scanning lists of names in no particular order to find the gems. Sometimes people dont get my dry sense of humor which is why i included a smiley emoji ;)
I appreciate your explanation, sometimes it's hard to know when someone's joking or being sarcastic with the smiley faces these days on the internet haha cheers :)
 
Impact
8,999
I was joking around implying that Domain Investors are smarter than you think especially at something in their wheelhouse, scanning lists of names in no particular order to find the gems. Sometimes people dont get my dry sense of humor which is why i included a smiley emoji ;)
When you are joking you need to change the picture so we can see you smile otherwise no one would know if you are joking with the face like that!
 
Impact
11,097
I think it says A LOT, that PorkBun are in fourth place and trouncing even GODADDY. I think what it is saying is GoDaddy is a Retailer of domains to end users, with not many passionate people registered here on NP's, whereas PorkBun is directly going after the domainer market segment, who naturally are registered at NP's. It also says something about all the bugs I see on almost every page I visit in GoDaddy and their pricing, which doesn't make them domain friendly either. I think GoDaddy tolerate lots of bugs. Like being logged in or not logged in alternatively on the same url. Shame on them. I think they have almost NOTHING going for them as a Registrar. I also think the some people (domainers) who think they provide a wealth of opportunity, is flawed because the transfer process takes care of the registrar the buyer wishes to use. In most cases of fixed priced sales.
 

aoxborrow

Twitter: @aoxborrow
Impact
96
Dynadot - Total control, keys are yours, peace of mind
Godaddy - Daylight robbery.

Only thing that bugs is relative time out - re-sign in. . .
It's a trouble when adding a bunch of names slowly to cart and when checking out. , only to force-sign out . , then sign-in . . and the names in the cart gone kaput !. . . have to do it all over again. , but faster this time. clock's ticking!

Storm Hawk
There is a setting for sign-in duration! Hidden in Advanced Options:
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Dynadot has the best user interface and it's not close. Their site works well and consistently; they regularly improve things and their whole business approach is straight forward, no bullshit. Transfers are fast. So many registrars have the most garbage websites.
 
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