Best Domain Registrar

This week's category is domain registrars—see who wins!

Here's the breakdown of the top three (there were too many nominated to list here):

  1. Namecheap: 22%
  2. Gandi 17%
  3. GoDaddy 11%

Namecheap is an independent domain registrar founded in 2000 by Richard Kirkendall. He launched it with the idea that "the average people of the internet deserved value-priced domains and stellar service." Now with more than 5 million domains under its management, Namecheap has become a leader in both the budget-domain and web-hosting spaces. No hidden fees and a general sense of honesty and transparency from Namecheap are reasons cited by Linux Journal readers for their devotion to the company.

Who to watch for: Gandi, in a close second place, comes in as another favorite. Linux Journal reader Mathieu T. commented, "I am currently moving everything to GANDI. Easy to use and clear interface, and a reactive support."

Be sure to check back and vote in the next poll!


Jill Franklin, Executive Editor, Linux Journal