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Cheap Domain Name Registrars for Freelancers

Domain name registrars like network solutions, register.com and many other charge more than 30$ for the single domain name. This is the reason these domain registrars are considered expensive and freelancers should always avoid them.

Of course they have some excellent features for domain management, security and privacy but the same set of features can be obtained from other cheap domain registrars.

In this post i’m going to walk you through some of the cheapest and reliable domain name registrars.

Namecheap

Namecheap has fixed 9.95$/yr price tag for top level domains which most expensive domain registrars can’t beat. You get domain privacy and many other features with your purchase. They don’t hold your domain name hostage and expect you to pay higher. You always pay the same rate with which you bought domain name from them. Namecheap always competes with other cheap domain registrars for the low rate and gives you offer for low cost domains. If you regularly purchase domain names for your clients or for yourself then namecheap should be the first in your priority.

101Domains

101Domains offers cheap top level and regional domains. You’ll be able to save a lot of money if you are buying domains in bulk. They regularly offer discounts on regional domains. Like namecheap they are reliable and their policies are much clear.

Moniker

Moniker is not popular cheap domain registrar but they offer some excellent deals on domain names. Top level domain names often comes with discount or coupon codes.

UK Cheap Domains (For UK/EU users)

UK cheapest offers much better plans on cheap domains. You get free dns, redirection and mail forwarding. If you buy services in bulk you’ll also get SSL and Whois privacy at much cheaper cost than any other registrar. If you’re buying domains in bulk then this is the registrar you may want try instead of using godaddy type scammy registrars.

Things to keep in mind while managing domain names –
1. Regularly check the domain portfolio with your domain registrar.
2. Keep eye on expiry dates and manage funds for the same so that you don’t lose any good domain.
3. Check auto-renewal settings and make sure you’re not being charged for un-necessary things.
4. If signed up for the godaddy make sure that you don’t fall for their other sales pitches which has nothing to do with domains.

Check out email hosting services post if you want email hosting for your domain. Take a look at some google apps alternatives which you can use on your own domain.

Any good cheap domain registrar missed ?