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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  1. 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.)

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

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