Do you know that every company charges differently for a domain?
The bigger surprise comes in the second year when you have to renew your domain.
Cost of a .com domain across some of the biggest registrars
Buying a domain name is one of the first major steps when starting an online business or personal project. As the cornerstone of any website, choosing a domain strategically while also considering the associated costs is important.
One of the most common Top Level Domains (TLD) is .com, given its association with commercial websites.
toutefois, the price to register a .com domain can vary depending on which domain name registrar you use to purchase it.
Let’s break down the standard registration fees for a .com domain across some of the biggest registrars currently available.
Please note that the prices mentioned are accurate as of the time of writing this article on November 10, 2023.
The order of the registrars in the list below does not correspond to their rating (first is not best in any way)
If I have to say something positive it would be their Auctions, where you can find lots of listed domains.
Everything else is terrible. The support – nonexistent (if you browse the site you can’t find a contact e-mail, no live chat for logged-in users, some phone support where I guess a robot will test your patience.
You’ll go through a never-ending upsell journey before you make it to the checkout page.
But let’s start with the first step.
Then we have to pass through several upsells – Domain Protection, Websites + Marketing, and custom email addresses. Some of these are even pre-selected by default, so make sure to uncheck everything!
You don’t need any of these, which is essentially BS, and it does nothing that you can’t get for free anyway.
With VAT and ICANN fees, my final price for .com registration is $14.60.
Do you remember when GoDaddy was selling .com domains for 1 cent? Bien sûr, that price was only for the first year.
I believe an image speaks a thousand words, so here’s a screenshot of my .com renewal receipt from November 10, 2023:
As one of Godaddy’s biggest competitors, Namecheap has earned a solid reputation for providing affordable domain registration services. Their standard .com registration fee comes in at around $13 annually before any applicable discounts.
The Good and the Bad registrars overview
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