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    • 6 posts
    September 25, 2007 5:04 AM EDT

    Keeping it private means that you do not want your information shared with the rest of the world.  It is just a security preference.

    I register my domains with my host for 10.00 a year.

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    • 10 posts
    October 10, 2007 7:34 PM EDT
    I also use godaddy.  Very happy with them and there service.   
    • 36 posts
    January 16, 2008 6:51 PM EST
    I do not suggest godaddy unless your a newbie, if your use to domains go with Name Cheap $9.29 and currently free Private Registration!
    • 36 posts
    January 17, 2008 9:22 AM EST
    their domains are ok but I have had problems with their hosting. They also sell packages individually instead of all included. Godaddy takes a while to configure databases as well. Since this I dont use their domains if there more than namecheap.
    • 36 posts
    January 17, 2008 9:23 AM EST
    what I mean is you dont get a shared ssl and so on. I use lunarpages. I have a few domains thru godaddy but after switching to name cheap I got to say their the best.
    • 10 posts
    June 2, 2013 4:02 PM EDT

    I think register.com offers $0.50 domains for new users, but like many others on here I use GoDaddy.

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    • 4 posts
    May 30, 2013 12:48 AM EDT

    I haved used gotonames.com which also offers free hosting on domain purchase

    • 355 posts
    September 24, 2007 11:50 AM EDT

    I registered with Yahoo.  It cost about $13.oo per year including the "keep it private" feature.  I definitely recommend the "keep it private" feature.

    Free services generally entail an obligation to the hosting company.  They may give away free domain names in exchange for you running advertising on your site.

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    • 5 posts
    January 6, 2008 10:22 PM EST
    I am with namecheap.com So far so good and their coupon codes are all over the place. Google for them.

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    • 17 posts
    September 26, 2007 5:04 PM EDT
    I currently use GoDaddy for all my domain registrations and have for years. They have good prices and I have never had any trouble with them.

    I like to keep my domain name registrations separate from my hosting companies. Let`s call this not putting all your eggs in one basket. That way if my web host service deteriorates I can easily switch hosts by changing some settings with the domain name registrar.

    Private vs. Public registration will depend on your tolerance for unsolicited spam, mail, and phone calls. Your name, address, email, fax and phone numbers will be publicly accessible for your domain unless you get private registration.

    For example, this is what StartupNation`s domain name record looks like:
    http://whois.domaintools.com/startupnation.com

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    • 25 posts
    September 24, 2007 11:33 AM EDT

    Host Gator is very expensive to sign up for a domain compared to others. Isn`t it better to go with a host that offers free domains or a less expensive one?

     

    thanks!

    • 25 posts
    September 25, 2007 4:32 AM EDT

    What is keeping it private? Why would I want to do that and what does it mean?

    Thanks!

    • 184 posts
    January 5, 2008 5:54 PM EST
    I have used; godaddy, 1&1,ipower,ixwebhosting&register. ipower is one of the worst co`s i have ever dealt with. Godaddy has been GREAT. I even became a reseller and so now I buy all my domains thru my own reseller site...
    • 184 posts
    January 14, 2008 2:57 PM EST
    I LOVE GoDaddy.  They are reputable and inexpensive. PLUS if you have to call them with a problem, they answer the call and help you through it.  No offense to anybody here that might be from a country many support companies use to outsource to, but the operators are American and have great personalities, not just question answerers. That is a plus in my book!  I register all my domains and host with them as well.  That puts everything in one easy-to-manage place.
     
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    • 184 posts
    January 17, 2008 3:32 AM EST
    I do not suggest godaddy unless your a newbie, if your use to domains go with Name Cheap $9.29 and currently free Private Registration!

     
    Any reason you suggest NOT using GoDaddy?
    • 5 posts
    October 9, 2007 5:52 AM EDT
    I used 1and1, and I belived that it was under $10.
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    January 17, 2008 1:41 PM EST
    their domains are ok but I have had problems with their hosting. They also sell packages individually instead of all included. Godaddy takes a while to configure databases as well. Since this I dont use their domains if there more than namecheap.

    For domains...GoDaddy is good.
    For hosting... not so good.
     
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    • 4 posts
    September 25, 2007 8:24 PM EDT
    I second the GoDaddy vote.  I have used them to register many domains, host email, and transfer domains and they are inexpensive, with good value and customer service.
    • 5 posts
    January 10, 2008 7:31 AM EST
    I LOVE GoDaddy.  They are reputable and inexpensive. PLUS if you have to call them with a problem, they answer the call and help you through it.  No offense to anybody here that might be from a country many support companies use to outsource to, but the operators are American and have great personalities, not just question answerers. That is a plus in my book!  I register all my domains and host with them as well.  That puts everything in one easy-to-manage place.

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    • 22 posts
    April 16, 2013 5:26 PM EDT

     

    Host Gator is very expensive to sign up for a domain compared to others. Isn`t it better to go with a host that offers free domains or a less expensive one?

     

    thanks!

     

    There is no free domain name as such....we can have only free sub domain name.I would suggest a cheap domain name would be a better option.There are many providers like 9cubehosting.com where they provide the domain name at low cost along with the hosting and beneficial freebie package.

    • 9 posts
    August 13, 2014 7:29 AM EDT
    Yes Domminos, I am totally agree with your thoughts that GoDaddy & Hostgator are very much expensive for small business persons. I recommend http://www.goforhosting.com to take domain for your website. Please provide me your feedback about this website.
    • 54 posts
    September 19, 2014 3:12 PM EDT
    I've learned so much here!

    Thanks.