A Note on Registering the Domain Name October 30, 2006Posted by LearningNerd in Personal.
I recently registered learningnerd.com through Namecheap. With the promo code Yaffaspecial (which I found with a quick search on Google), the price was $7.98 a year. Not bad!
Of course, I could’ve gotten it for an even cheaper price. Sites like DomainsAreFree say they’ll register your domain name for just $3.99. I’m a little wary of companies that charge ridiculously low prices, though; you usually get what you pay for. On the other hand, I’ve heard some bad stories about GoDaddy, which charges more than Namecheap! For now, I can only conclude one thing: domain registration is a tricky, tricky game.
To add to the confusion, people have wondered about how domain registration affects your search engine rankings, as discussed in this article: Does the Length of a Domain Registration Affect Your Rank? I’ve seen a couple articles on the subject, but no definitive proof. What do you think?