Where is the best place to register a domain?

Started by astalavista_b, Mar 25, 2023, 12:14 AM

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I'm sorry for any dumb questions I may ask, but this is my first time registering a domain name.
Suppose I want to register tomsmith.com.

The website for this domain won't be set up right away; I simply want to secure it for myself.

Where is the most optimal and affordable place to do this?



The cost of registering a domain name varies depending on the zone you choose. Different registrars have significantly different prices, especially for certain extensions. For example, you can purchase a domain from reputable registrars for $5, but when it comes to renewing it, the price can increase to $15, not to mention the additional paid services that may be required.

An alternative option is to consider getting an extension from SpaceWeb, although it might be slightly more expensive.

If the English language makes you uncomfortable, you can opt for slightly pricier options like Dynadot or Beget, or even consider international registrars like Porkbun.com or Sav.com.


When registering a domain, it is important to consider where you plan to rent and host your website. Instead of solely focusing on the initial price of domain registration, pay attention to the cost of renewal as well, as it can be unexpectedly high.

Keep in mind that if you infringe on someone's rights with your chosen domain name, they can take legal action to seize it from you. On the other hand, if someone expresses interest in acquiring your domain, it might be easier for them to purchase it from you. This is why the domain industry exists in the first place.

It's worth noting that there have been numerous cases where the court ruled in favor of the domain owner. For instance, the domain nissan.com remained with an individual who shared the same name, despite the carmaker's efforts to remove him by investing millions of dollars.

Another notable example is the case of the domain dom, which was an attempt by an Internet provider to take over the domain. However, the court ruled in favor of the owner, who happened to be a real estate agency.

These cases demonstrate the complexity and legal intricacies surrounding domain ownership.