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The best domain registrar is Google

I moved all my domains (jj09.net, jedryszek.com, jakubjedryszek.com)

from:

GoDaddy

 

to:

Google Domains

I wanted to move to DNSimple (like Troy Hunt and Scott Hanselman), but I have only 3 domains, and with DNSimple I would have to pay at least $64 (bronze plan = $50/year with 2 free domains + 1 domain for $14), or $80/year (with silver plan that offers up to 10 free domains). That was pretty expensive in comparison to my current price at GoDaddy $44.97 (3 x $14.99).

I started looking for other registrars and I found Google, which beats GoDaddy and DNSimple with price definitely: $12/year for domain with privacy protection (on GoDaddy and DNSimple you have to pay additional $8/year per domain).

Thus for 3 domains with privacy protection I pay $36/year. On GoDaddy I would have to pay $68.94 (almost twice as much), and on DNSimple – $88 (more than twice as much)!

A lot of people love DNSimple interface. Google Domains UI is also super simple. Try it!

For a while I was wondering, where is a catch, but I didn’t find any. This and that article confirms that Google Domains is a new serious player on the domains market.

What domain registrar are you using?


Transferring domain (from Webio to GoDaddy)

Recently, I purchased new domains at GoDaddy. I decided to transfer my existing domain jj09.net to GoDaddy as well. I thought it would be easy. However, I have never done this before.

Making long story short, here are steps to accomplish the transfer:

  1. Request the current registrar (in my case: Webio) to remove Privacy Protection and Theft Protection
  2. Request the current registrar (in my case: Webio) to give you authinfo code
  3. Start domain transfer at GoDaddy
  4. You should receive Transaction ID and Security code from the current registrar (requested by GoDaddy)
  5. Authorize transfer at GoDaddy using:
    • Transaction ID
    • Security Code
    • Authinfo code

After that it should take around 7 days to perform the transfer. I received e-mail (from current registrar) that the transfer will be performed in a few days if I do not cancel it. It is some sort of theft protection. In your case (if you have different registrar) it may be different. E.g. you may need to confirm the transfer.

The best way is to contact you current registrar and destination registrar about the specific instructions. That’s what I did and both was very nice and helpful.

EDIT: Do not forget to change Nameservers and DNSes on GoDaddy after transfer is completed 😉


New domains

Today I bought two, new domains for my blog: jedryszek.com and jakubjedryszek.com.

jedryszek.com jakubjedryszek.com

I purchased them on GoDaddy. The price was reasonable ($12.99 per domain for first year, $14.99 for renewal). GoDaddy is quite popular service. Thus I will get many online resources and support from the community.

Are you looking for domain name register? Check Five Best Domain Name Registrars.