Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

I need to know who and where is the best place to buy a domain name from.

Posted on 2007-03-23
3
202 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I'm not really familiar with buying domain names. So any help would be appreciated. Recently I checked to see if a certain domain was available, and it is. But I don't know where or who to purchase it from. Are there better companies to buy domains from? One of my friends said use godaddy.com. I went there and saw that it would be only around $12.00 for a year to own the domain name. Is this the only charge that most places have? are there any hidden things I should look for?
   Oh also...This is just something I've been curious about. Who actually owns domain names? If I bought the name from godaddy.com, how could they own it if I can buy the same domain name from another company? And then, how do THEY own the name? Who did they buy it from? And then so on? Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Goatmetal
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
mcrossland earned 125 total points
ID: 18784298
godaddy.com is fine for registering a domain.
There are many different "registrars"
They do not buy domains, they simply register them for YOU.
When you buy a domain name such as mydomain.com, YOU are the owner and godaddy.com is just the place where it is registered.
Keep in mind that this is just to register the domain NAME.  If you want web hosting, you can do that at the registrar site OR anyplace else you choose.  Even on one of your own servers if you had a web server.
Simply stated, if a domain is available, then nobody owns it till it is registered and bought through any of the many registrars.  I use Network Solutions for all of my domains and if you call them instead of registering online, you can ask for a break in price.  I pay around 8 bucks a year for each domain that I manage.  They are at www.netsol.com 
They are one of the original registrar services and to me are very reliable, stable, and have great customer service.  Give em' a call and see.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:Goatmetal
ID: 18784406
Thank you. That's exactly the info and advice I was hoping for.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:mcrossland
ID: 18789890
Your welcome.

Take care,
Mike
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Periodically we have to update or add SSL certificates for customers. Depending upon your hosting plan you may be responsible for the installation and/or key generation. In the wake of Heartbleed many sites were forced to re-key. We will concen…
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question