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StreamLine domain name registrations

StreamLine offers different domain name TLDs for registration and their registration prices are cheap. The domain name prices are starting from £4.25 per year. Some of the domain name TLDs and their price StreamLine offers are .com £5.99, .org £9.99, .net £9.99, .eu £9.99, .us £9.99, .biz £9.99, .name £9.99, .cc £20, .me £9.99, .info £9.99, .tv £25, .co £18.99. The minimum registration period for all the above domains is 1 year. The following domains require a minimum registration period of 2 years .co.uk £4.25, .org.uk £4.25, .me.uk £4.25, .ltd.uk £4.25, .plc.uk £4.25, .mobi £20. You can also transfer your domain names from other domain registrars to StreamLine which is quick and easy.

Godaddy domain name registrations

Godaddy offers different domain name TLDs for registrations at cheap and affordable prices. The company offers different promotional deals on domain names frequently which make the domain names even cheaper. Some of the domain TLDs GoDaddy offers for registration are .com, .in, .co, .info, .org, .net, .biz, .us, .me, .mobi, .co.in, .firm.in, .gen.in, .ind.in, .net.in, .org.in, .tv, .ag, .am, .asia, .at, .be, .bz, .ca, .cc, .co.nz, .co.uk, .com.ag, .com.au, .com.br, .com.bz, .com.co, .com.es, .com.mx, .com.tw, .es, .de, .eu, .fm, .fr, .gs, .idv.tw, .jobs, .it, .jp, .me.uk, .ms, .mx, .net.ag, .net.au, .net.br, .net.bz, .net.co, .net.nz, .nl, .nom.co, .nom.es, .nu, .org.ag, .org.au, .org.es, .org.nz, .org.tw, .org.uk, .se, .tk, .tw, .vg, .ws, .xxx. If you want to register a domain name via GoDaddy, first search if there are any current coupons that make the registration price even cheaper than the regular Godaddy price and then register at the discounted price.

NetFirms domain name registrations

NetFirms offers different TLD domain names at affordable prices. Some of the TLDs and their sale prices the company offers for registration are .com $9.95, .net $9.95, .org $9.95, .info $9.95, .biz $9.95, .co.uk $21.94 (for two years), .org.uk $21.94 (for two years), .ca $9.95, .asia $19.95, .me $16.95, .tel $24.99, .tv $34.95, .cc $34.95. The above prices are first year sale prices, the domains are renewed at regular prices from the second year. Every NetFirms domain account includes the following:

  • 1 email account
  • 5MB storage for a basic web page
  • Domain forwarding
  • Subdomains
  • DNS management
  • 24/7 support

Uk2.Net domain name registrations

Uk2.Net offers different TLD domain name registrations. Some of the domain TLDs they offer for registration and their prices are .com £6.99, .co.uk £2.69, .net £8.99, .eu £6.99, .tv £29.99, .me £14.99, .org £8.99, .co £18.95. Presently UK2.Net are giving away 4000 £1 .co.uk domains, and at the time of writing this article there are only 2823 £1 .co.uk domains are left for registration. So, Hurry up and register as many .co.uk domains as you want at £1 per year per domain. Some of the features that you get by registering domains with UK2.Net are FREE POP Email, FREE Web Forwarding, FREE Setup, FREE NameServer Control. UK2.Net offers several other domain TLDs. For a list of all the domain TLDs they offer for registration, please visit their website.

Network Solutions Domain Registrations

Network Solutions offers different Domain TLD Registrations. While their prices are higher than most domain registrars like NameCheap, Name, Godaddy, their service is good. Some of the domain TLDs they offer for registrations are .com, .net, .org, .co, .us, .info, .mobi, .ca, .de, .co.uk, .biz, .us.com, .eu, .pro, .eu.com, .me, .name, .tel, .xxx, .tv, .bz, .es, .in, .mx, .asia, and many other country specific domain TLDs. Their price for top three domain TLDs .com, .org, and .net is $34.99 per domain name per year. For most of the domain name TLDs their registration price starts with $34.99. They offer free domain names for some of the TLDs if the customer wants to buy 1 year annual website package. Their highest domain name price for a TLD is $129.99 for .xxx TLD.

FastHosts domain name registration

FastHosts domain name registration service offers wide range of TLDs to choose from. The TLDs they offer for registration are .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .ltd.uk, .plc.uk. All the above TLDs can be registered from 1 year to 10 years. If they are registered for 1 year the price is £3.99 EX VAT per Year. And if those are registered for a minimum of 2 years then the price is £2.95 EX VAT per year. .com TLD can be registered for 1 to 10 years and costs £5.99 per year (was £9.49). .co domains can be registered for 1 to 5 years and costs £18.99. .eu domains can be registered for 1 year and costs £8.89. .org, .net, .biz domains can be registered for 1 to 10 years and cost £9.49 per year. .info domains can be registered for 1 to 10 years and cost £8.89 per year. .name domains can be registered for 1 to 10 years and cost £8.89 per year. .tv domains can be registered for 1 to 10 years and cost £30.99 per year. .mobi domains can be registered for 1 to 10 years and cost £14.99 per year. And finally .xxx domains can be registered for 1 to 10 years and cost £69.99 per year.

Old NameCheap look vs. New NameCheap look

If you have got some domains with NameCheap domain registrar and have visited the site recently, you should have seen the new NameCheap website look, which I think lacks the great looks of the old NameCheap look. Besides if you use password managers like Roboform to login to the site, you must find it out that you have to try at least two times to login to the site (at least in my case it does). So if you think the new namecheap domain registrar website look is not cool enough for you, then you can always switch to the old look here. They still let you use the old version at https://classic.namecheap.com. So switch to the classic old namecheap look while you can and until you get used to the new NameCheap look.

.co.in second level domain information

.Co.in TLD is actually the second level domain of the main .in domain TLD. So, if you have registered a .co.in TLD domain and hosted a site on it, you can’t actually call it a main domain but it is more like a sub domain site. Suppose you registered “example.co.in” domain and hosted a site on “example.co.in” then the site is just like the site of a google blogger’s “example.blogspot.com” and wordpress’ “example.wordpress.com”. So .co.in is a second level domain and not a TLD (Top level domain) like .com or .net or .org or even .in. It is just a domain name which offers second level domain registrations. And since the TLD .in belongs to India, and the .co.in domain was registered in keeping Indian companies in mind, the TLD is mainly used for websites doing business or offering services in India.

 

But for a long time, when .in TLD was less active, the .co.in TLD dominated all the other Indian web businesses. There was a time when almost every Indian company that had some web presence had only the .co.in second level domain website like firstcompany.co.in and secondcompany.co.in etc. People used to think (even me) .co.in was India’s official domain TLD. But things are changing rapidly now with the active registrations of .in TLD, which is India’s officially assigned TLD. Both the domains .co.in and .in rank very well in local Google search engine Google.co.in (See even Google has the .co.in second level domain as their official Indian local search engine). .Co.in domain TLDs’ are less costly compared to main .in TLDs both for new registrations and renewals but of course this depends on the registrars you register your .in or .co.in domains with. As far as I know .co.in domains are registered by any national in the world (unless there are any restrictions that I don’t know of) and you should get your .co.in domain (as well as .in) website if your company, website, online representation represents India.

Enom.com Domain registrar review

Enom.com domain registrar is basically a Domain reseller. Enom is the second largest domain registrar of the world as far as the domain names they are managing for their customers is concerned. At the time of writing this article they have  over 9 million domains under them with a market share of over 8%. Enom is the closest threat to the largest domain registrar of the world Godaddy, yet it still is too far away from Godady. You can create an account with them and choose a reseller plan that best suits you and start your own domain registrations business. With enom, You can have your own private labeled domain registrations service and the company assures that they will never compete with you for your customers and whatever customer base you grow with your own business is going to be your own as long as they are satisfied with you. The company states on their website that they “Never compete with you for your customers”.

Enom offers different slabs of domain reseller accounts for their customers. Their top domain reseller plan PREMIER costs you $1,595 as setup fee to get started with Option A while their Option B gives you $6,995 Enom points with no setup fee for the same amount of your money ($6,995) which you can later redeem to the same value products. According to Enom 1 Enom point equals to one dollar. So with option B you won’t lose anything, You pay them $6,995 to get your account up and running and can later use the same $6,995 to buy whatever products you want, as far as I know this is the best deal with their lowest domain pricing $8.50 for a .com (they say the pricing is the same to .com, .net, .org, .info, .name, .biz and .us on this plan). All you need to have is a sum of $6,995 to get started.

Their next plan VOLUME costs you $995 as setup fee with no enom points for option A and with option B you will need to have $3,975 to get started with 3,975 enom points which you can later redeem for equivalent value products at a price of $9.50 a year for a .com domain. According to enom, the plan enom is the most popular plan for active resellers. This might be a good reseller plan to get started but you are losing the $8.50 pricing of the PREMIER plan here. But you will only have to pay $995 as setup fee or have $3,975 to get started with option B the same amount of which you can later redeem for products or services. This is still a good plan if you are short of  the amount to get started with Enom PREMIER reseller plan but have enough to pay for VOLUME plan, but of course at the expense of a slightly higher domain pricing plan.

Enom.com next reseller plan is BASIC and it costs you $495 as setup fee to get started with option A with no enom points. And with option B you will have to have $1,495 to get started with the same value 1,495 enom points which you can later use to redeem same valued products. But with this BASIC reseller plan you would get a .com (and other domain TLDs listed above) domain at $10.50 a year which is costlier than Premier plan by $2 and Volume plan by $1. This is still a good plan considering most of the even cheap domain registrars are offering domain names at the same price at the moment. But if you want to have some edge over them as a new domain registrar, probably this is not the plan for you. You better get some $1,595 to get started with Premier plan Option A or $6,995 for premier plan Option B.

Enom domain registrar’s last reseller plan, their cheapest and costliest plan for domain pricing as far as the reseller is concerned, is ALTERNATIVE. You need only $195 to get started with the alternative reseller plan option A (Their is no option B) but at a costly $11.50 a year for a .com and other domain TLDs listed earlier in this article. The advantage of this plan is you can get started with just $195 and become a domain registrar (reseller) and the disadvantage of this plan is you will have to pay $11.50 a year per each single domain you manage. Finally, Enom.com is a great domain registrar (reseller) and with a company like this you are definitely going to grow bigger if you can manage to sustain in the domain registrations business.

Godaddy.com domain registrar review

Godaddy.com is the biggest domain registrar of all the domain registrars out there as far as the domain names the company manages for their customers are concerned. And most of the domainers think of the name GoDaddy when they hear the words domains, domain names, domain registrars etc. According to some unofficial statistics Godaddy has about 36 million domain names and occupies about 30% of the whole domain name registrations business. Their closest rival is Enom.com with about 9 million domain names that make them stand with about 8% market share in the domain names registrations field and that should tell a lot about Godaddy’s dominance as far as domain names business is concerned. Godaddy may be the largest domain registrar in the world but I can’t give them the best domain registrar title. You will soon learn the reasons why Godaddy is not the best domain registrar even with a huge market share in the domain names business.

Godaddy is one of the cheapest and most affordable domain registrars out there. And almost always runs different promotions, discounts to their customers. I believe, among all the domain registrars Godaddy is the sole leader in promoting their service heavily, be it on their business website or with Google adwords kind of programs, or even via emails to the account holders of the company. Even I receive a couple of their promotional emails offering 20%, 30% kind of discounts on purchases more than a specific amount like $70 etc, and I only have an account with them and have never registered a single domain with that email account that I used to sign up with them. At the time of writing this article Godaddy’s pricing for the top three TLDs are $12.17 for a new .com, $10.17 for each .net and .org domain TLDs. They are also running a $2.17 promotional offer for .info ($1.99 + 18 cents ICANN fee) domains as they regularly do.

I can’t tell if it’s a good thing or bad thing for both the customers and the company individually but even when you search for a domain name to register the available .com version of it, they start pushing the promotional offers right there. The promotional offers would typically be “Register 5 domains at the same time and get bulk pricing for them”, “Register these domains too at over 60% saving” “Protect your brand and register these domain TLDs too” kind of promotional messages. And when you hover your mouse on the “Why register multiple multiple domains?” link, you will get to read “Drive more traffic to your website”, “Increase search engine optimization” as the second and third advantages of registering multiple domains, doesn’t sound good to my ears. One good thing is they offer free private registration if you register 5 or more domains at one time, COOL!

Godaddy has its own share of disgruntled former customers in the form of Nodaddy.com owner and its members who post horror experiences they have had being a Godaddy customer. Some of what I read on the site were Godaddy would take your domain down if they were contacted by some big company claiming your domain (website) is hosting something that’s against Godaddy’s Terms or Service (Well, What else could they do? You need to read all the TOS and obey them!!). One other thing that I read on Nodaddy was Godaddy imposes a 60 day no-transfer restriction on domains which changed their whois information for some reason, and on the domains with renewals etc. I am not sure about all but you should go and read NoDaddy.com, the GoDaddy hate website.

Finally, Godaddy.com is undoubtedly the largest domain registrar out there with the 36+ million domains it manages for their customers and with over 30% domain registrations market share. But with all the excessive (in my opinion)it does both on their website as well as via emails I can’t say I like them. Besides they only accept Credit Cards and No PayPal (I think you should add a credit card to your PayPal email for them to accept the PayPal). I would rather go with Enom.com, NameCheap.com, Name.com etc. Godaddy also offers Web Hosting and many other services. And like every other successful domain registrar, from what I hear, their hosting is not on par with the big boys of web hosting industry like Hostgator, BlueHost, The Planet, Liquid Web etc. Godaddy is a fine domain registrar but not the best.