Domain Name(s) Which registrar do you use for your domains?

Ali.Ch

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I am using AiONETS, they are not well-known in the US. I have 40 domains names with them and their pricing is really reasonable. They don't try to sell you their other services like many other service providers. I moved to them about a year ago from Resellerclub.
 

gogoblender

shiny happy pantless
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Name Cheap
they are absolutely the best
Way back in the old days we were with free naming from free invision shared hosting and software.. from there to out orn purchase of ipb then to network solutions who almost started the internet...from them with their rip off prices we went to godaddy...who then became a rip off pricing with tons of blinky ads ...and from there finally to name cheap...these guys always say everything up front, we just love their transparency. We've had issues sometimes with the skill levels of some of their agents but they will always always listen and find someone who can fix the issue.
We were so impressed after all those years with other registarts that we finally gave all our names to namecheap and finally our hosting
+++@namecheap

:)

gpgp
 

Erin Nicole

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I use Namecheap. I thought about switching over to KnownHost.com (my hosting provider) but like how it was a few years ago when I was last managing my sites, hosting providers are more expensive. Wish it wasn’t that way but oh well!
 

overcast

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I recently moved one more domain from the namecheap to Godaddy. I am tired of the upsells from godaddy but they are good on backend.
 

Wes of StarArmy

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Sep 17, 2006
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I started out using Network Solutions but they're pricey and their control panel is obtuse. Years ago, I moved all but my most important domains to Godaddy for the price savings and I've been pretty satisfied with them and their interface; however, after all that crap with their CEO shooting elephants and stuff I'm about ready to move again and the Cloudflare registrar option is looking attractive, mainly because it's dirt cheap.

One problem is that Cloudflare doesn't support my .army domain (Star.Army) yet.
 

Wes of StarArmy

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Just made the switch, transferring my first domain to Cloudflare's new no-markup registrar. Will let you guys know how it goes.
 

Paul Buonopane

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Jan 17, 2015
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I use NameCheap. Used these guys for years - also use them for different services they offer too (SSL's), haven't used them for hosting though!
I recently moved about 100 domains away from Namecheap because they don't support DNSSEC. They've been saying it's been on the way for years, but they keep stalling. You can get DNSSEC enabled for domains on a handful of TLDs by talking to support, but that's unreasonable when you have 100+ domains. I'm almost exclusively on Dynadot and Cloudflare now, with a few domains scattered among other registrars.
 

Alex.

The Ancient Dragon
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Dynadote. They've been on top of their game ever since someone I knew referred me to them maybe 12 years ago.


I highly recommend using a third-party to check domain status and or whois info because some registrars will automatically place a hold on them. Alternatively, if you use Linux, and I suppose macOS, too (can't check this now), you could open up an SSH client and lookup whois info there, too.

I recently moved about 100 domains away from Namecheap because they don't support DNSSEC. They've been saying it's been on the way for years, but they keep stalling. You can get DNSSEC enabled for domains on a handful of TLDs by talking to support, but that's unreasonable when you have 100+ domains. I'm almost exclusively on Dynadot and Cloudflare now, with a few domains scattered among other registrars.
Paul, excuse the dumb question, but is DNSSEC that extended green security tag in the address bar or am I thinking of something else?
 

Paul Buonopane

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Paul, excuse the dumb question, but is DNSSEC that extended green security tag in the address bar or am I thinking of something else?
It's something else. DNS is very old; historically, it didn't really offer much in the way of security. As the internet has evolved, it's become clear that more efforts need to be taken to secure older services like DNS and email. One problem with DNS is that it's fairly easy send fake responses to queries, especially if the attacker is in a privileged position, such as a government or someone who's compromised a key nameserver. DNSSEC is an effort to authenticate DNS records, thereby proving (within reason) that a record in a response is authentic, rather than a fake.

If you're running websites that deal with financial information or other sensitive info, ideally, you should be using DNSSEC. DNS hijacking isn't the biggest risk for most websites, but with DNSSEC being so quick and easy to configure, it's low hanging fruit. I like to see that my registrars are focusing on security and privacy; offering DNSSEC is the sort of gesture I'm looking for. Even if I don't end up using it, its availability increases my trust in the registrar, and I know that I can use it should I ever need to do so.
 

BioWarfare

The uphill battle
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Mar 29, 2015
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I've been using Namecheap for years but this is my first time hearing of Namesilo. I will check them out and see what the price difference is because like somebody else has already said, domain renewal really does add up!
 
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