Buying a domain name like "myname.com" is usually a very frustrating experience. Name stealing, blocking and overpricing are commonplace.
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Domain pricing (US$/yr) More
|Last updated: 2019 March 25|
* Prices in green are promotions
Buying "myname.com" with all features for 1, 3 & 10 years, in US$
|Registrar||1 yr||3 yrs||10 yrs|
Blue: Reputable (We have accounts)
✗: No domain protection
GoDaddy: Known for blocking transfers & all kinds of dirty tricks
Google: A branch of the NSA, known for killing domains, report all activity to IRS, FBI ...
Note: Most of these sites do not offer important features like custom DNS/ WHOIS/ Parking pages, Sub-accounts, etc, or charge a fortune for it.
The pitfalls of domain purchase
Icann allows registrars to return domains within 3 days if payment failed. Many registrars abuse this rule by temporary buying the domain you search for and, as it become "taken", sell it at 5-10 times the normal price.
Some registrars register your domain in their name.
Some registrars advertise $10 domains at $4.99 while hiding it is a multi year purchase with renewals at $25 and then block your domain from transfer if you don't renew with them the next year.
Some registrars advertise domains at a low cost and then charges you a fortune for basic management that should be free, like email forwarding, etc...
Anything you say on social networks can and will be used against you.
When you search for a registrar the top results are not there by chance or merit, but by millions of $$ to a certain "search" engine.
There are too many traps to write them all here. In over 20 yrs we found only 7 honest registrars that don't cheat you and give full features, and only 4 of them that gives low prices.
That is where you'll be when you get a domain from Saubers, for a modest $10 fee, you'll never have problems and you will save much more than $10.
But there is a catch. This service is mostly for our hosting customers. As we only make $1 and it provides you an anonymous registration we have to be selectif. So when you request a domain it would be wise to let us know about your fb, insta or w/e that shows us that you're legit :)
We also have a registry account (for over 20 years) where you can buy any TLD instantly. That's more expensive but you don't have to wait nor share info.