Where to Buy a Domain Name for a WordPress Site

When building your first WordPress website, the primary step is to find a domain name and register it. It doesn't really matter where you buy the domain from with regards to WordPress, but not all registrars are equal. When choosing a registrar you need to consider their prices, interfaces, and additional services they offer. I've been using MyDomain and found them to be the best solution for management and renewing of my domains.
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When building your first WordPress website, the primary step is to find a domain name and register it.

It doesn’t really matter where you buy the domain from with regards to WordPress, but not all registrars are equal. When choosing a registrar you need to consider their prices, interfaces, and additional services they offer.

I’ve been using MyDomain and found them to be the best solution for management and renewing of my domains.

Other popular domain registrars you should check out are the following:

GoDaddy – Hugely popular, but I don’t like their constant attempts to upsell and overall salesy approach.

Namecheap – Nice interface, good prices

I know for most of you price will be the prime factor when choosing a registrar, so I checked the prices from the above providers and compared them. The prices quoted below are for a .com domain:

Mydomain: $9.99 (You can use the coupon code ‘bargaincat.com’ to get 15% off this price)

GoDaddy: $12

Namecheap: $10.87 (Privacy add-on comes free for the first year)

So for now I’ll be sticking to Mydomain unless I come across something cheaper with the same quality interface.

All of these providers also offer hosting services, so you can have everything under one roof if you prefer it like that. However I would recommend you use one of our recommended shared WordPress hosting providers or managed WordPress hosting providers for hosting purposes.

Do you use any other registrars not mentioned here?

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Jean Galea
Jean Galea
Jean Galea is a WordPress developer, entrepreneur and padel player. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and EDD Bookings, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.

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4 Responses

  1. Hey Jean, thanks for the post… perfect timing. Reason being is I am moving my sites over to WPEngine and am looking for a decent service for email. Was going to move all my domains over to Namecheap to use theirs but someone warned me that their email wasn’t very good.

    Question. Do you have experience with the email services at Mydomain? Appreciate any feedback you or your readers could give me.. thanks!

    1. That’s a good question Bob, I was lucky enough to have signed up with the Google for Business free email hosting before they shut that down, so I haven’t had a need for email hosting till now. Therefore I can’t really tell you much about the Mydomain email service. Possibly one of the readers can share their experience however.

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