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Nominate Your Favorite Domain Registrar


Namecheap was voted the winner of LifeHacker’s Best Domain Name Registrar poll, which concluded early this morning. A little over 17,000 votes were cast for the five finalists: Dreamhost, Gandi, Hover, Namecheap, and

In my opinion, there are many factors that make a domain registrar stand out from others. In no particular order, these factors include customer service, price, user interface, security, ease of transfers and account changes, extra fees, and additional services available. I am sure there are more factors and people would rate the importance of these factors differently.

I am interested to know which company domain investors favor when it comes to their domain name assets. Early next week, I will post a poll with the top ten or so nominees that you choose in the comment section below.

Nominate your favorite domain registrar, and I will post the poll next week with your choices.

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Comments (43)



    September 18th, 2012 at 11:54 am



    September 18th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    September 18th, 2012 at 1:16 pm


    Namecheap is my favorite, out of the 5 registrars I’m using.

    September 18th, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    September 18th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Ben They always have great promo codes, they have a good UI, and they support two-factor authentication. (It’s mind boggling that most registrars don’t have that last one.)

    September 18th, 2012 at 3:42 pm


      Godaddy has it you have to enable it

      September 21st, 2012 at 5:17 pm



    September 18th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Joe Anzalone is my favorite by far. I try to get people away from GoDaddy whenever possible.

    September 18th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Mike Maddaloni - @thehotiron for all of the reasons people have mentioned, plus the amazing people there that go out of their way when you need them – I often don’t but when I do, they are there for me.


    September 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm


    September 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    OMG discouunt

    I have using Godaddy,Name,NameCheap, and CrazyDomains.
    And I think Name.Com is my favorite domain Provider.

    September 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm


    September 18th, 2012 at 9:31 pm


    Hexonet has the most interesting interface and structure. (Under 1API).

    Honorable mention to for managing to stay in business despite the being the worlds worst registrar.

    September 18th, 2012 at 11:31 pm


    GoDaddy. I hope their website building tools are as good as their GREAT customer service and video clip management advice.

    September 18th, 2012 at 11:53 pm


      Turn around. Bend over. It’s plastic and hard.

      Great managerial advice is hard to come by—no pun intended.

      September 22nd, 2012 at 1:25 am


    My favorite is Excellent customer service and by far the best control panel out of all of the registrars.

    September 19th, 2012 at 2:57 am


    I vote for :) They have simply been fantastic for me.

    September 19th, 2012 at 5:16 am

    reddomain and

    September 19th, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Michael Conner without a doubt. I am all about simplicity and great service, they take care of me. :)

    September 19th, 2012 at 12:22 pm


    September 19th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Jawatan, they are good..
    friendly user.. some promo codes..
    perfect for me!

    September 19th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Katrina !!!!

    September 19th, 2012 at 4:49 pm


    DomainIt – They provide awesome service with great prices.

    September 19th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Rusty has a gorgeous domain search tool and incredible administrative back end tools. The service is so stable that I’ve never had to call their toll free support line.

    September 20th, 2012 at 12:35 am


      I’ve noticed they have encyclopedias of knowledge in articles on their site as well.

      September 20th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Hemendra Kumar Saini

    though myself really like the for their neat and clean service.

    September 20th, 2012 at 8:46 am


    September 21st, 2012 at 8:00 am


    I like Network Solutions.

    September 21st, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Robin Raygor

    September 21st, 2012 at 2:18 pm


    Easy Mode on this one.
    Cant beat the price and their iPad app is amazing.

    September 21st, 2012 at 2:26 pm


    September 21st, 2012 at 7:06 pm


    September 21st, 2012 at 7:45 pm


    September 21st, 2012 at 10:05 pm


    DomainMonster! Awesome support, Cheap prices and as the dude said above the backend is very good.

    September 24th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Keely! They have great prices and even better customer service!!

    September 24th, 2012 at 9:48 am


    Go Daddy!

    September 24th, 2012 at 5:37 pm


    GoDaddy by far!

    September 25th, 2012 at 8:24 am


    Go Daddy!

    September 25th, 2012 at 9:48 am

    SnakPak… amazing on so many levels– especially their customer service!

    September 27th, 2012 at 8:27 am


    I have used several registrars over the years:

    – In 1994 I began with Network Solutions’ old text file templates via email and still continue using their current UX with some domains that belong to some of my older clients.

    – eNom (totally snatched defeat from the jaws of victory)

    – Godaddy (not bad but they insist on charging for private whois and unless you have a special account set up you get their dizzying marketing-hype control panel. Customer service is a bit too up-sell oriented (gets annoying).

    – several others (not worth mentioning) on the behalf of many clients.

    – is, by far, the best customer service, and price to value.

    I am truly blown away by the top caliber people that work for them. There is an ethos within this company that is not readily found in most businesses.

    Every person I have dealt with is competent, thorough, and engaged.

    They also have a “Domain Investor” program/department that offers some attractive pricing and value-add offerings. BTW, I’m just a plain-old customer of theirs (not affiliated in any way).

    September 29th, 2012 at 12:52 pm



    September 30th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Sorry – it’s too late for nominations as the vote already happened.

      October 1st, 2012 at 7:50 am

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