Choosing a good domain registrar is also equally important. A good domain registrar would provide a variety of services and fees at an nominal price. The following are some of the features or services to look for depending on your website needs.<!>
- Provides Free or Paid email accounts based on you domain name. Example if your domain name is yoursite.com, you can have emails like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org etc.
- Parks your domain for Free with a landing page.
- Provides some disk space to create your website template or html pages for Free.
- Provides the ability to manage you domain name via standard control panels like CPanel. etc.
- Charges less or minimum fee for domain registrations or renewals.
- Does not charge for service upgrade or downgrade fee.
- Have good customer support option, chat, email, telephone etc.
- Provides quick resolutions for any technical issues that may arise.
- Provides the ability to keep you domain listing private or support enhanced business listing at a nominal fee.
- Provides various hosting plans at a discount that you can choose from to host your site.
- Provides the ability to monetize from the parked domain via technologies by Google AdSense for Domains etc.
- Provides a good discount for multiple year domain registration.
- Provides the user with automatic renewal on expiration.
- Notifies the domain registrant (you) about any domain configuration update, so that any malicious activity done by anyone can be monitored.
Also check whether the domain registrar is ICANN accredited. ICANN stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, it is not-for-profit partnership of people from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.It also runs an accreditation system for registrars.
Benefits of ICANN Accredited Registrars
- They are generally one of largest Domain Registrars in the world.
- They have established positive reputation over the years.
- Are in business doing this over several years.
- Have millions of satisfied customers.
- They are trustworthy and will not scam you.
- They are stable and are there to stay.
- They all have privacy policies and protect customer
- They abide by data by laws applied in the country they reside in.
- One can report to ICANN in case of any issues with the registrar.