Domains are essential to be able to operate websites. The domain prices and the services of the providers differ considerably. The small hobby website operator won’t mind if he pays a few dollars too much a year. For professionals and agencies, however, domain costs can quickly add up to several thousand dollars per year. Find out here where you can best buy domains cheaply and what services a good domain provider should offer.
Buy domains from hosting providers or externally?
Almost every hosting provider also offers its customers domains. In addition to hosting packages, where free domains are already included, there is always the option to book additional domains.
However, hosting providers are not always the best choice for registering domains. The prices for domains there are often far too high, and many hosting providers overcharge for extra services such as private WHOIS entries.
These high costs add up quickly, especially with larger domain portfolios, and money is often unnecessarily wasted for domains registered with hosting providers.
In addition, domain administration with hosting providers may well be unnecessarily complicated. In most cases, the products are coordinated in such a way that they harmonize with the hosting package, but more complex administration at domain level is often not possible.
Hosting providers can also make domain transfers complicated. We know of some providers who only allow the transfer / change of owner of a domain with considerable effort and several forms to be filled out.
In general, we always unselfishly advise you to register domains separately with a reseller who specializes in domains. This simply offers you much more management options, often extensive and free additional functions and, of course, better domain prices.
Pros of registering domains with hosting providers:
- Domains are often directly connected and the hosting is immediately ready for use
- Support for both products from a single source
- Often no prior technical knowledge is required to connect a domain to hosting
Cons of registering domains with hosting providers:
- Mostly significantly inflated prices
- Possibly restricted functions and management options
- Often excessive prices for special services such as WHOIS data protection etc.
- In many cases complicated handling of transfers and ownership transfer
When are specialized domain providers / registrars advantageous?
A hobby blogger with just a single website will most likely never have domain management problems with a normal hosting provider. Also the higher domain prices may also not bother them, as it is certainly only a few dollars per year.
However, we definitely advise customers with large portfolios to use external domain providers. The price savings here can quickly sum up to several hundred or even thousands of dollars per year. Fast transfer and full control over the domain at all levels also play a very important role when buying a domain.
Companies with large portfolios can often get special conditions from domain resellers. In addition, the support of domain providers is often much better geared to the care of agencies and business customers. Specialized regsistrars are offering professional help on a higher level.
Functions and services of a good domain provider?
As you may have already realized, registering domains with a specialized domain provider is often an advantage. We have briefly summarized the services which a good domain registrar / reseller should offer.
DNS hosting is necessary to connect your domain to your hosting package. External DNS hosting can offer immense advantages in terms of security and performance. All domains registered via Domainspace.io come with free premium DNS hosting and full name server administration. So you can connect every hoster to your domain and also benefit from short reaction times and increased security against DDoS attacks.
Domain- and email-forwarding options
Domain and email forwarding are essential for many business customers. You can easily redirect the domain to another website or bundle alias email addresses into one mailbox. Domainspace.io offers all forwarding options for a small surcharge.
Whois data protection
Whois data protection is extremely important for domain owners. In this way you prevent the misuse of your data such as your name, email address and postal address by third parties. Usually the WHOIS directory is kept public and everyone can see your personal data. With a privacy protection, a middleman steps in for you and only reveals his data in the directory. All domains at Domainspace.io offer free WHOIS data protection. Unfortunately, due to legal regulations, this service is not available for all TLDs. You can find out which domains offer privacy protection here …
Uncomplicated transfer of domains
The ease of processing domain transfers is particularly important for domain investors and resellers. Many hosting providers require a number of forms to transfer a domain in or out. At Domainspace.io you can easily and quickly apply for the Auth-Code with just one click. The domain is then ready for immediate transfer without any additional effort.
Buy cheap domains
When managing large domain portfolios, every penny counts. So why waste money and pay too much for the domain? Especially with portfolios of 20 domains and more, unnecessary expenses can quickly add up. It is therefore best to buy domains where you can get good prices.
We at Domainspace.io offer you extremely competitive prices for more than 1,000 TLDs. Especially in combination with our free extra services, it is difficult to find comparable offers on the market. Just convince yourself and check our domain price list here.
You can also use Domainspace.io to manage your entire portfolio under one account. With our wide range of more than 1,000 domain endings, we are the best option for all types of domains. Above all, you can register and manage exotic domains from all over the world with us hassle free.
Domain provider for agencies, domain investors and affiliates
Agencies, domain investors and affiliates in particular should invest their portfolios with a good registrar. We at Domainspace.io offer resellers, affiliates and companies with larger portfolios special conditions at an attractive price. You can find more information about the Domainspace Reseller Program here …
Linking domains from external providers with your hosting package is not rocket science!
Inexperienced website operators are often reluctant to buy domains externally because they fear that they will not be able to connect the domain to the hosting package. Setting up a domain on external hosting is absolutely no rocket science. Enclosed you will learn step by step how easy it is to set up an external domain.
- Register your domain name
- Log in to your customer account and select DNS management
- Point the A-Record to the IP-Address of your server (example: @ A XX.XXX.XXX.XX)
- Set CName record for WWW
- Finished! Your domain is now linked to your hosting server, it is really as simple as this!