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Ask HN: Best domain registrar?
2 points by jdotjdot 1343 days ago | hide | past | web | 4 comments | favorite
I've been working on web development and other web-related work for quite a while now, and as I've been freelancing for almost a year and am thinking about relocating to Silicon Valley, as well as hoping to start sharing as much with the HN community as I have (so far silently) gotten out of it, I've realized it's time to begin a web presence. Though I've been doing web development for a while, I've never actually purchased a domain name myself. I already asked this question (http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/35569/on-what-criteria-should-i-evaluate-domain-registrars) which helped a bit, but I'm still looking for more information on this.

What are your personal domain registrar picks, and why? I'm looking to buy 3-5 domain names, if this helps.

Also, if you have any overwhelming recommendations on sleek/customizable blogging platforms for the tech-savvy guy, feel free to include those as well.




I use and recommend gandi.net

The answer to 'Why' is 'No Bullshit'. http://www.gandi.net/no-bullshit


From what I've heard from friends who use Gandi, it's a little more expensive. Do you think it's worth the higher price?


I haven't had to deal with any support issues with them yet but, for the sake of a couple of bucks, it's worth it to me to avoid the constant up-selling and misleading sales tactics employed by some of the other registrars.


I use and enjoy namecheap.com




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