How to Find the Best Deal on Domain Names

When you are ready to register your domain name, you will need to find a registrar to handle this process. There are thousands of registrars from which to choose, making this process somewhat complicated. Since this is a competitive market, you will find a wide variety of prices and extra options with many of these registrars.

Some companies charge as much as $50 per year for a domain name registration, which is incredibly expensive. There are many places where you can register your domain for much less and get a lot of free features included. We’ve dug up some of the best deals around for you to help you with your search.

GoDaddy.com is one of the cheapest domain name registrars around. Their prices for a one year registration for a top level domain are as low as $6.95 per year, and they frequently run specials for even lower prices. Their second level domains are also very reasonably priced, giving you even more options if you need to register several variations of your site’s name.

In addition to low prices, GoDaddy.com also offers free domain name parking. This is very useful if you haven’t selected a web hosting company for your website yet but you want to ensure that your domain name will still be available when you are ready. By purchasing your domain name early with GoDaddy, you can “park” it on their servers and a page will display letting your visitors know you are in the process of building your site.

There are also many add-on features, such as private domain name registration, which will allow you to protect your email address and physical address from spammer that use Whois information to add to their mailing lists and many different web hosting options.

Yahoo.com is currently offering $4.95 domain name registrations for a one-year period. Although you don’t get as many free features with Yahoo.com as you do with GoDaddy.com, the low price is a great incentive.

Many people trust Yahoo.com making this a logical choice if you are new to the Internet and want to go with a registrar that has a good reputation.

The most important points to weigh when you are selecting a registrar are the yearly prices for domain registration, if these prices include free features, such as domain name parking and if the renewal rates will be calculated at the same rate.

If you have already registered your name with a company that charged more than the examples above, you can always transfer your domain to either one of these companies when your renewal period arises. They both include a free year of registration with transfers, so you can still take advantage of these low prices.

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Posted on 12/14/05 9:55 PM

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