What is a domain registrar?

A domain registrar, or specifically a domain name registrar, is a company that sells domains; registering them by managing and organizing the records of ownership of any domain names sold through them. If a customer buys a domain, then that sale needs to be publically recorded for the benefit of everyone accessing that market. Domain registrars are essentially online marketplaces and record-keepers for virtual space on the World Wide Web. It is also common, though not required, for domain registrars to provide additional services related to their domain products, specifically features like hosting, FTP, and ESO optimization. These services usually come with a higher price tag, but are equally sound products.

Who are common domain registrars?

What are common domain registrars and how do they work?
Like any retail business they specialize in marketing and selling their product, specifically domain registration. Different models have been adopted by different companies to try to maximize profits and gain an edge over each other.

How do you know they are legit?

All official registrars must be accredited by a Generic Top Level Domain or gTLD. Additionally WHOIS records are required to list the owner of any officially registered domain, ensuring that any potential customer can verify the ownership of the domain they are looking for, all at their convenience. Crosschecking domain registrars with the online community is one of the most effective ways to verify legitimate sources for digital products.

Do extensions cost the same amount from every registrar?

Registrars are in business for profit and actively compete with each other, so the pricing of individual extensions will vary between registrars and even between related extensions and domains. Market value for individual domain names, and specific extensions fluctuates based on consumer trends across the online world. Individual registrars may also modify their pricing based on other features they may offer, or require, for customers that purchase one extension as opposed to others. Therein lays the benefit of having such a variety of domain registrars in the market enabling customers to take advantage of price fluctuations to purchase the right combination of popularity and affordability in their domain name extension.



By Phone >> 866.613.0447


By Mail >> P.O. BOX 1901 EASTSOUND, WA 98245

In person >> 1286 MT. BAKER ROAD Eastsound, WA 98245

Free Domain Policy:

One free .COM or .NET with purchase of a new 12-, 24- or 36-month hosting plan. Plus ICANN fee of $0.18 per domain name per year. You must add the domain name into your cart before purchase, and you must select a domain term length equal to or less than the term length of your plan to qualify for the free domain offer. If you purchase a domain name for a term longer than the term of the plan, you will be charged for the additional registration term at the then-current rate. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, sale, discount or promotion. After the initial purchase term, domains purchased through this offer are eligible for free renewal with renewal and payment of hosting plan. Domains without a hosting plan will renew at the then-current renewal price.

Introductory Pricing:

Special introductory pricing valid for initial registration for periods of 12 months or greater. Product renewal pricing is subject to change.