Hey there 🙂 As an Internet marketer, you need a domain at least to host your main blog or website. But where do you go to get your domain? A lot of marketers recommend GoDaddy or Namecheap. I don’t. I use another registrar myself. But my choice is not the purpose of this blog post.
Actually, I was asked to do a review of a registrar, who says that they can be used for cheap domain register. So, I’ll mention here what I liked and didn’t like about the site.
The first thing I normally do when I go to a domain registrar is to see if I can get a domain with specific keywords in it. So I look for a place to search for a domain.
This is easy to find on Register.com.
So I did a test, since there’s not a real domain I wanted to buy right now, and I typed this intelligent text in the field: “this is a test of register”.
But I was told that a domain name should contain at least three letters.
Hm, when I do that kind of searches on my usual registrar, I get suggestions like “thisisatestofregister.com” and names like that.
Okay, that doesn’t work so easily on Register.com then.
Good, I typed again, but this time without spaces: thisisatestofregister
And that domain name was available.
Now, my next wish would be to know the price of the domain. I know what I usually pay for .com domains, and Register say that they are cheap, so how cheap are they exactly?
Maybe they are called Register.com because you have to register as a client before you know what price they take?
When I saw that, I left the site. I don’t want to register as a client, if I don’t know if I’m going to use them or not. What if they send me all kinds of spam? No way.
But I went back…
After all, I’m doing a review, so I have to find out. So… (sigh)
I clicked, and even before I had to type my name and email, I got a price. Right now it’s $5, so it’s less than half the price I usually pay, at least for the first year.
They tell you that it’s a promotional offer, and you can only register three domain names for that price.
How much do they usually charge for domains, when they are not on promotion?
I don’t know. The site didn’t reveal any information about that, and if the only way to find out is by registering three domains, then I’m not interested at this point. I might check it later, if I need three domains. Just to test.
Have you tried Register.com?
Update: I received a mail from a reader about this. The letter said:
Tried the domain registration you suggested and they wanted to charge me $38 saying I had already used up my limit for discounted domains. I have no record of ever purchasing a domain name from this company and am intrigued by their response.
So watch out. Maybe the reader has forgotten he’s ever used them before. Maybe they have a glitch in their script.