1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

(Domains) Namecheap vs Dreamhost (or else) what's best?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by hamsun, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. hamsun

    hamsun Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    First post, hope this is the right place for this question.

    I'm about to build my first website and I was looking for domain providers.
    Namecheap and Dreamhost are the ones I found to be fitting best for me.

    Criteria was:
    - private domain registration/whois protection
    - roughly $10 a year (including the privacy part)


    I'm going with byet.host for hosting, which is free. Also offers a website builder, which I consider using. (I'd get better hosting when (or if) traffic comes in.)

    I don't yet fully understand everything about the matter, so I'm kinda lost, now that I need to make my decision.

    Are there any (major) downsides to either one of these providers?
    Are there other providers that meet my criteria and are also known to be good?
    What else do I need to think of? (I'll sell digital goods (audio) from the site, if that matters.)
    Any features I need to look out for? (Not planning on really coding anything myself.)
    What would be your criteria when looking for domain providers?

    I just don't wanna be stuck with a bad provider or have to pay extra for moving my domain to another one.

    Any advice, tips, help is highly appreciated!
     
  2. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,542
    Likes Received:
    2,190
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    W3
    Namecheap only has free privacy for 1 year. If you need free privacy for life, check out internet.bs and namesilo. Also, their prices for a TLD are less than $10 and you won't have any problems.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. hamsun

    hamsun Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0

    Thanks, that was helpful!
    I know Namecheap only offers free privacy for the first year, but after that it's like $2,50 a year, which adds up to around $11.

    Out of Internet.bs and Namesilo, which one would you recommend over the other?
     
  4. and5rey

    and5rey Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    28
    As a domain registrar definitely go with NameCheap.
     
  5. akssiv2007

    akssiv2007 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2013
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    220
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Webber
    Location:
    Earth
    I use namecheap, namesilo, namebright. All of them offer whois protection.
     
  6. aganiceiaara

    aganiceiaara Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2015
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    12
    I like namecheap too and live chat support is fast and effective
     
  7. marketingkings

    marketingkings Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2015
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    24
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Web Marketing
    Location:
    Skype
    Namecheap is best free privacy for a year.
     
  8. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,542
    Likes Received:
    2,190
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    W3
    Yes, but that adds up pretty quick if you have hundreds of domains that you want free privacy for. For those domains, I mostly use the 2 websites I mentioned. But if privacy really isn't that much of an issue, go with Namecheap - they are a good company as well and never had any problems with them.

    They are both OK companies, never had any issues with either of them. Only once I waited way longer than normal for DNS to be updated with internet.bs, but wouldn't really make that a big deal, because sometimes it happens. Also, back in the years, I remember I've read threads in BHW where people would get suspended with internet.bs, because their domains made it to Spamhaus. Never had such problems, but to be honest with you, the only domains that I register with privacy are for PBN-s, so I don't use them for any spam related purposes.