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Best Domain Name Registrar for SEO

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by seomedia, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. seomedia

    seomedia Registered Member

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    I'm with a service that keeps renewing my domains after 2 years and not just topping them up so I want to register the domains for a good few years (5+) it's better for SEO, also i've heard Namecheap and GoDaddy are good.

    Any preference?

    I've heard NameCheap offer a free WhoIS opt out. That's a nice option

    Anyone here have any options?
     
  2. clickpk

    clickpk Newbie

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    Quick extra question:

    If a site is named something like
    computerlaptop.com

    can I get problems with them if I make a site thats called

    computerlaptops.com or
    computerlaptop.net? just examples
     
  3. seomedia

    seomedia Registered Member

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    It depends on your market and your products and if they have trademarked that phrase, which I don't think they can, it's too generic, however to out rank them would be VERY hard, why?

    a) You don't have a site yet and they have history.

    b) You should target another genre. They will already be optimizing for that niche

    c) If you don't know how to post on a forum without hijacking someones thread then outranking a strong competitor with web history, I think you'll find hard.
     
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    hehe you answer about hijacking your thread made me giggle.

    But anyway, I like name.com

    They offer free whois privacy and have good interface in my opinion.
    I hate godaddy.

    Namecheap I never tried.

    Kandor
     
  5. seomedia

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    cool, do they allow you to buy domains for many years? I've got a few with one&one (rubbish & n00b I know) they auto renew which is good as I want to continue ownership whithout having to check all the time, that said... They actually renew the subscription so you lose any history and start from square 1?!! Useless - no point in me owning the few domains i've got with them for the past 4 years!!; (
     
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    I think it's icann's rule that you can register max 10 years at one time..
    Most registrars will allow you to do that by paying in advance, and also have the auto-renew feature, at least Godaddy, Name.com, Namecheap do.
    Just make sure your credit card or payment info is up to date.

    One&one is lousy. You should transfer out from them. Your domain age will be retained, don't worry.
     
  7. seomedia

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    @ Webhat - Yeah, I will try lose one&one. It was just a convenience from my 1st purchase years ago. Oh well live and learn. Thanks for the tips!

    I'm looking to transfer all domains over to namecheap. I like the free WhoIS masking also - Having the option of an extended domain registration coupled with the cheaper dollar is a good option for me. That said, I've got 200 domains and transferring them all is a costly affair. I'll have to do one by one over time (the ones that are live with sites up now i'll do straight away obviously, but this is about 20!) any tips on this?
     
  8. venusweb

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    Godaddy is NO NO.
    Namecheap is OK
    BUT myself I find that Directi IS the Best
    If you are going in for Quantity domains, you may become [FONT=&quot]their [/FONT] reseller :) one more benefit.
    OR you may find a good reseller of Directi for domain booking and get it through him.
    Here is the link for directi hxxp://w3.resellerclub.com/
    And here is one of the good reseller I know hxxp://w3.venusweb.in/ :)
     
  9. seomedia

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    Why is GoDaddy is a NO NO - I'm not going with them because I've seen too many people across the boards say this and justified that with examples - but why do you say this?

    I read somewhere as a Host they don't cap your bandwidth limit and if you go over (digg home page) you get charged per MB! Ha!! Jokers! That's pure rape and pillage!

    I've never heard of Directi?
     
  10. salvador

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    No Directi! They locked domains simply so. Particularly loved this does if domain pharm. The reason - pharm scam or spam. The Text abuses never show.