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)
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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