Most of the web hosts will register a domain name for you when you are ordering a web hosting plan, but they are usually expensive. You can save some money by rather using one of these domain registrars.

A small list of popular domain registrars and their prices

  • Dynadot – $8.99/year .com and FREE whois privacy. A great domain registrar that has live chat support and is really cheap!
  • Name.com – $12.99/year .com and $4.99/year whois privacy. Easy to use and tidy designed interface for registration and management of domains. Occasional sales with various discount. E-mail support.
  • 1&1 – $15.17/year .com and FREE whois privacy – $0.99 .com and .org first year for new customers, and also discounts on other domain extensions for the first year of registration. 1&1 also offers lots of hosting plans starting at $0.99/mo. You can compare them here.
  • Namecheap.com – $12.16/year .com and $2.88 whois privacy – FREE whois privacy first year for every domain.

Free domains when buying hosting

Note that a lot of web hosts give away free, 1 year, domain registrations when ordering web hosting plans with them. Read more about and compare over 50 offers including free domains.

Check who owns a domain

If you want to check who owns a taken domain name, use a site like Who.is. Note: this service does not work when domains have whois privacy.

This page was last edited: May 13, 2018

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