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Your Favorite Domain Registrar Is…


There were a couple of surprises when I asked for you to nominate your favorite domain name registrar. I wasn’t surprised that 15 registrars were nominated, but I was surprised that Moniker and eNom were not. Just a few years ago,  Moniker would probably have been a top 3 vote recipient. How times have changed.

After a few days of voting, the favorite domain registrar choice of those who voted was Go Daddy, by a fairly solid margin. The company offers 24/7 phone support, is generous with coupons and discount codes, and it offers dedicated account executives for many people who are active in the domain industry.

Here are the five best domain registrars from the poll I ran:

  • Go Daddy
  • Namecheap
  • Dynadot
  • Fabulous

One thing to note is that with the exception of Fabulous, all of these companies have cultivated a strong following on Facebook and Twitter. For many people like myself, it does make a difference when dealing with companies that you “know.” These social media accounts take on a company personality, and that could help with brand loyalty.

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 (10)

    Konstantinos Zournas

    What are the results? I don’t see any numbers.

    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:05 pm


    Asking what is the favorite domain registrar is analogous to asking what is your favorite sky? Or even, what is your favorite search engine? The answer is obvious in all three cases, whether we like it or not. But I understand polls are supposed to be like Captcha – Completely Automated Public Turing Tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart, but I digress ;-). Please don’t give me a “dislike” for telling the truth.

    October 2nd, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I think it’s the truth as you see it 🙂

      October 2nd, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Konstantinos Zournas

    Elliot please post the results… 🙂

    October 2nd, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Paul D. Bain

      Yes, Elliot, **PLEASE** post the numerical results of the poll. I want to see the numbers.

      I would also like to know the number for, my current registrar. I understand that Moniker is not as popular as it used to be, and I suspect that its recent price increases may have been a factor in the decline in its popularity. Are there other reasons for Moniker’s decline in popularity?

      October 4th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Moniker was not nominated by anyone, and therefore it was not listed.

      Back when Monte was running the company and Bari was my rep, it was my preferred registrar.

      October 4th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      Paul D. Bain

      OK, never mind. You state in your article that Moniker was _not_ nominated. Dang. Oh, well.

      October 4th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Correct… someone did nominate the company in my post, but it was well after the deadline and after the voting.

      October 4th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Elliot Silver

    Looks like these results align with Andrew’s results from earlier in the year

    October 2nd, 2012 at 10:09 pm


    I would be using GoDaddy, but I find their website too colourful, fussy and busy. I’d rather not the headache.

    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:37 am

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