A domain registrar is a service that allows you to officially register your preferred website domain name for your exclusive ownership. It confirms that the desired domain name has not been registered to someone else.
While the process may sound complicated especially to novice users, domain name registrars ensures that everything will be easier on your end. Indeed, several web hosting providers can register your domain as part of their hosting package – a much cheaper option compared to registering your domain name independently and then choosing a web hosting company.
Here’s a look at five of the most popular domain name registrars that can help you register and manage your domains:
September 2014 Update:
Make sure you check CrazyDomains.com (can also be .co.uk; co.nz; .in; com.au; ae;)
We’re back to highlight the five most popular responses. For the sake of establishing a baseline for comparison, we’ve noted the price of a one year .COM registration at each registrar beside their name. We’d urge you to read the fine print at each registrar, however, because saving $3 on a registration isn’t much of a savings if you miss out on useful auxiliary features (like free domain parking, email forwarding, etc.) the slightly more expensive registrar offers.