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Most popular domain registrars for 2017

Are you looking for a great domain name registrar but are very confused as to how to choose the correct one? Before one registers a domain name, one must check for some key features of a registrar that are essential to making it a great one. These include pricing, renewal rates, security, credibility, sustainability, reliability, live chat facilities, and instant 24×7 technical support, among others. Have a look at the top 10 domain registrars in the US for 2017:

iPage: iPage is literally the cheapest and most affordable hosting provider, offering a host of services including free domain names, free SiteLock security, 99% server uptime, and free domain with 1-year web hosting purchase. iPage has 3 plans: Launch ($1.68/month), Essential, and Superboost (unlimited, cost $2.68/month and $5.99/month respectively).

NameCheap: NameCheap (ranked the best domain registrar by Lifehacker from 20102015) features cheap domain prices, user-friendly support, and a free 1-year WhoIs protection sans any extra charges. They have a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and a 5-year+ pricing plans for different domain names, beginning for as cheap as 86 cents.

BlueHost: BlueHost is one of the most popular WordPress hosting providers. BlueHost also offers VPS hosting, Cloud storage, SSL certificates, site security, and 24×7 support, apart from offering domain registration at cheap prices. BlueHost has 12-, 24-, and 36-month pricing plans across four packages: Basic ($8.99/$8.49/$7.99), Plus ($12.99/$11.99/$10.99), Prime ($16.99/$15.99/$14.99), and Pro ($25.99/$24.99/$23.99).

GoDaddy: GoDaddy is the world’s largest ICANN-accredited domain registrar company and features award-winning 24×7 sales support. Their prices are very attractive, and feature four packages: Personal ($3.07/month), Business ($4.92/month), Business Pus ($7.7/month), and Online Store ($11.56/month), with free trials of 1 month for each of them.

InMotion Hosting: Certified by CNET for the last 14 years, InMotion Hosting has an A+ BBB (Better Business Bureau) rating with 24×7 proactive support. InMotion Hosting has three pricing plans: Launch (original $7.99/month), Power ($9.99/month), and Pro ($15.99/month).

1and1: What sets 1and1 apart is that top-level domains are available for as cheap as $12. It offers classic domain extensions (.com, .co, .org, etc.) as well as the newer ones (.online, .pro, .store, etc.), all beginning at the mere price of $0.99/year and $1.99/year.

A2Hosting: A2Hosting also offers Cloud, dedicated, reseller, VPS, and shared hosting, apart from domain registration and even have 99% server uptime. One can purchase a hosting account for as low as $3.92/month for a year’s subscription.

DreamHost: Accredited by ICANN for being the “best domain registrar for buying domains,” DreamHost allows users to buy domains for as low as $11.95/year annually, apart from also providing DNS management, URL forwarding, domain locking, etc.

Register: Register allows users to register domains beginning from $6.08/year. Register allows gives new users a special discount and offers a whole lot of facilities apart from domain registration such as SSL certificates and shared and dedicated hosting.

Name.com: Name.com’s pricing begins from $1.99 for 1 year. The website also allows purchase of SSL certificates, website builder, SEO tutor, etc.

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