Domain Name Registration

Domain Name Registration

My name is Wael. I am the founder and owner of American Web Works, a web development company. I can search for and register a domain name for you, or you can use one of the services below.

I personally own almost a thousand domain names, so I have put a lot of time and energy into finding the best domain name registrars for all domain name extensions. I have used almost 30 different registrars for domain name with various tld’s including .com, .org, .net, .info, .us, .tv, .eu, .co.uk, .de, the new .mobi and more.

Out of all these registrars, there are only two I would honestly recommend for low prices and full features (including free dns management and domain name forwarding).

Best Domain Name Registrars:

Moniker.com

Moniker is the ultimate domain name registrar for anyone in the domain name business and for the general public as well. They offer a myriad of free domain management tools, lots of good domain searching tools to help you find the right domain, and the price is reasonable.

GoDaddy.com

GoDaddy is the other kingpin. Personally I find Bob Parsons, the CEO, to be a bit of a jerk, but I use GoDaddy anyway because they offer excellent tools for domain name registration and management.

A Very Conditional Recommendation: 1and1.com

1and1.com is a web host and domain name registrar. They charge only $5.95 per year for top-level domain name registrations – yes, you read that right, less than six bucks for a domain. Furthermore, they give you excellent tools for managing your domain, including free DNS services if you want to park the domain somewhere else, and free forwarding if you want to point the domain somewhere.

However, be aware that it’s difficult to transfer domains out of 1&1. So, for example, if you’ve sold the domain and you want to transfer it to someone else, 1&1 makes it hard. In addition, there have been reports of poor customer service. Obviously if you’re a domainer who buys and sells domains for a living, this is not the solution for you. On the other hand, if you intend to develop a website for your own use and use it for the foreseeable future, 1&1 might be a good option since it’s so cheap.