You get solid customer service, free email and URL forwarding, free and customizable domain parking, free domain transfers, dynamic DNS services if you want to redirect a domain to your home server, and more.
You can jump right to their pricing schedule here or read more about their free features here.
A domain name is the magic that turns a raw IP address like 126.96.36.199 into a human-friendly chunk of text like
Here's a look at five of the most popular domain name registrars that help you register and manage your domains.
Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite domain registrar, and now we're back to highlight the five most popular responses.
For the sake of establishing a baseline for comparison, we've noted the price of a one year .
COM registration at each registrar beside their name.
We'd urge you to read the fine print at each registrar, however, because saving on a registration isn't much of a savings if you miss out on useful auxiliary features (like free domain parking, email forwarding, etc.) the slightly more expensive registrar offers.
Domain registration at Namecheap is economical, as their name implies, but Namecheap hasn't built a name for itself just by offering the absolute cheapest deals in town.
Namecheap's reputation rests on fantastic customer service and value-added packages.
Go Daddy registrations include what amounts to a free mini-hosting plan.
You get a five-page web site based on one of their templates, a photo album, blogging tools, and an email account with 1GB of storage.
Although Go Daddy doesn't offer free private registration, if you register five or more domains, it's free for all of them.