Domain Registrars

Registering a domain is one of the first things you need to do before launching a blog. Make sure you look at everything the domain registrar provides with your domain purchase.

For example, if protecting your identity on the internet is important, you will want to use whois privacy. Services such as Hover charge $15 per domain but come with whois privacy included. Others, such as GoDaddy, charge around $10 per domain; however, when you add on their fee for whois privacy, the overall cost is higher.

1And1

1And1

A domain company that was founded back in 1988. They offer big discounts for the first year of registration.

Enom

Enom

The second largest registrar in the world. Most of their registrations come through resellers.

Gandi

Gandi

A French domain company that promotes itself using the trademark “No Bullshit”. Every domain includes additional benefits such as WHOIS privacy, a free SSL certificate, and five free email boxes.

GoDaddy

GoDaddy

The largest domain registrar in the world. They actively try and sell other services during the checkout process, however their prices for domains are competitive.

Hover

Hover

A domain company with a great reputation. Top level domains retail for $15 per year and WHOIS privacy is included.

Name.com

Name.com

An established domain name company that offers domains at affordable prices.

NameCheap

NameCheap

Winner of LifeHackers prestigious “Most Popular Domain Name Registrar” on many occasions, NameCheap is known for its ethical business practices. They made news in 2013 by announcing they would accept BitCoin as payment.