LifeHacker Vote: Five Best Domain Name Registrars
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LifeHacker Vote: Five Best Domain Name Registrars


LifeHacker is currently running a poll, asking readers to vote for their favorite domain name registrar. When the poll was last run in 2010, the winning domain registrar was Namecheap. The poll will close this year at 6am on Tuesday, so you should vote now.

There were only 9,142 votes cast in the 2010 poll, and there are already 11,217 votes in this year’s edition. I think social media has probably played a roll in this year’s voting. In fact, Namecheap is even offering a special promotion  via Twitter if it’s voted the best registrar and is retweeting comments from customers who voted for them.

The five finalists (chosen by readers) include:

  • Dreamhost
  • Gandi
  • Hover
  • Namecheap

One interesting aspect of the vote is that LifeHacker isn’t hiding the vote totals. At the moment, Hover is the leading vote getter, followed by

The only thing on the line here is pride, and likely additional business brought on by the added exposure. Vote for your favorite domain registrar today – I am sure each would appreciate your support.

PS: My vote is for because the company has been a sponsor of my blog for a few years, and the people at the company really seem to care about their customers.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (12)


    They sent an email to all their customers asking for a vote which I thought was odd. I’ll vote for Name if they sponsor my blog as well 🙂

    September 17th, 2012 at 7:52 pm


      Thanks Shane! This thing is nutty competitive. We had to pull out all the stops.

      September 17th, 2012 at 8:22 pm


    Dreamhost…I called them deadhost.

    Never had good customer service and their own CPanel sucks.

    They lost all my sites and content and no phone support.

    September 17th, 2012 at 11:49 pm


    I think Godaddy should be in the list. I don’t think it is that much bad. They try to offer you unnecessary services but service is good.

    September 18th, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Donald Aquilano

    I can think of three right off the top of my head that should be on this list….dynadot, enom and fabulous.

    September 18th, 2012 at 8:31 am


    @elliot … Yes, i did vote for but it just doesnt Sound Right for the reason that you voted..

    September 18th, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Elliot Silver

      Why not? Do you think people should have voted because they’d get a $.99 registration code?

      I could have also said I voted for because it’s the only other registrar on the list I use.

      September 18th, 2012 at 9:23 am


      We All know that your blog is sponsored by but in this blog it Will be Right to give a good reason that you voted for… Since we All know that it wasn’t the Best hosting provider since you Host your blog at godaddy (sopa, elephant) and only reason that you let your visitors understand why you voted for name is, though you haven’t use the service yourself but from what you heard that name has a good customer service and that they sponsor your blog and that males mé sick… Come with better explnation

      September 18th, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Elliot Silver

      As I said in my comment, it is the only registrar on the list I use. This has nothing to do with hosting either.

      September 18th, 2012 at 10:01 am


    I’d like to know which domain name register has the best website building tools, if you decide to host with them as well. Um…I’m assuming host is the right word….

    September 18th, 2012 at 9:52 am


    A gorgeous Latina socio-eco-climbing slut bad-mouthed the owner of Name to me last year.

    September 18th, 2012 at 10:11 am

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