Domain name registrars

4   ~ Type posted 12 Nov 2012 by unlikekinds  

A domain name registrar is a tool which allows users to register a domain name.

They often provide additional services such as website and email hosting.

Many employ pushy marketing and upsell techniques. You'll want to avoid those.

Arguably you can estimate the amount of respect a registrar has for its clients by the amount of upsells you have to disagree to before you get to the checkout. A rough approximation of this number is shown here as a vague guide to, essentially, how much bullshit you may have to endure.

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.com fee/year: $15.50
Private registration fee/year: $0.00
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 0
.com fee/year: $15.00
Private registration fee/year: $0.00
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 0
.com fee/year: $15.00
Private registration fee/year: $4.95
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 0
.com fee/year: $9.99
Private registration fee/year: $2.00
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 0
.com fee/year: $10.87
Private registration fee/year: $0.00
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 1
.com fee/year: $14.99
Private registration fee/year: $8.99
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 1
.com fee/year: $10.88
Private registration fee/year: $0.00
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 0
.com fee/year: $10.99
Private registration fee/year: $3.99
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 1
.com fee/year: $8.99
Private registration fee/year: $0.00
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 0
.com fee/year: $12.56
Private registration fee/year: $0.00
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 0
.com fee/year: $8.95
Private registration fee/year: $8.95
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 5
.com fee/year: $10.99
Private registration fee/year: $0.00
Upsell clickthroughs before checkout: 3

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