Founded in 2009, NameSilo advertises the lowest domain name prices in the industry. They focus strictly on domain registry and reselling domains. By utilizing in-house designed backend tools, NameSilo does not depend upon third party tools to manage domain names. An added benefit of using its own backend system is that domain transfers and registrations are not bungled- a rare problem throughout the industry of domain registry. NameSilo is truly an innovator in the field when it comes to keeping overhead operating cost low.
Name.com was founded in 2003 and provides domain registration, reselling, transfer, web hosting, and email services. They’re also very customer service oriented and make it easy for clients to build a website suited for individuals or small businesses. Very philanthropy driven, Name.com supports causes such as the bike-to-work incentive program and offers hosting for an initiative for the expansion of .org websites online. To date, they are headquartered in Denver, Colorado with over one million domains registered and almost as many websites.
Former USMC veteran Bob Parsons founded GoDaddy in 1997. Specializing in domain registry and reselling, GoDaddy also offers multiple services, including managed hosting, website building, email integration, and other web-driven services. With more than 60 million domains under management, Go Daddy currently has more than 14 million customers around the world.
Register.com is a subsidiary of Web.com and offers domain registration, web hosting, and email services for clients. Their revenue was $100.9 million in 2004, and today, over 400 employees are with the company. To date, Register has been in business for over 15 years, offering 50 products and 2 million domain names under management serving hundreds of thousands of customers, resellers and countless businesses, including many of our nation’s Fortune 500 companies. Register.com is a major provider of online small business tools. Thousands of rely on Register.com as their preferred registrar for domain names.
Above.com is a branded company of an Internet company called Trellian. Trellian has been in business since 1997, primarily as a software company that drives its core business operations. Above.com was founded in 2004 to help domain investors spend less time managing their domain portfolios so that they can spend more time buying and selling domains. The company primarily functions as a domain parking and auction service. They are located in France and Australia, but provide support to clients in the United States.
Domain.com began in 2000. In the last fifteen years, the company worked its way up to one of the world’s top players in domain registration and web hosting. Their mission is “to provide that rarest combination - the highest quality products and reliability AND the most affordable prices in the industry”. Their specialties are: affordable domain names, web hosting, VPS hosting, email, SSL certificates, web design, and online marketing services. They advertise a commitment to making their customers successful on the web.
NameCheap was founded in 2000 by Richard Kirkendall and was rated the best domain registrar company in 2010 by Lifehacker as a testament to their affordable prices and easy-to-use interface. They are known for making it easy to pay for domain registry, announcing their BitCoin payment method in 2013. NameCheap is also known for their strong anti-SOPA position, offering a “move your domain day” in 2011 on Reddit.
DreamHost began in a college dorm room in 1997 among a couple of friends. In addition to Domain name registration, DreamHost offers domain transfer, VPS servers, and a wide variety of hosting options. Each product comes with a wide variety of features, including PHP scripts for its dedicated servers and clouds. DreamHost’s brand promises that its shared hosting and web hosting services are a great way to start a business quickly on the web. To date, DreamHost has 1.3 million domains, serving roughly 370,000 customers.
Founded in 1988,1&1 offers domain names, SEO and web hosting services plus other marketing tools. This company has over 7000 employees worldwide that are serving an ever-growing client base of 19 million domain names registered. They also offer email solutions and high-end servers in 10 different countries including Germany, Spain, Great Britain and the United States. Currently, they have 11 million customers.
Google Domains is a by-product service of Google.com, the internet search engine Giant. Google’s philosophy is “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. In addition to domain names, Google has incorporated web, mobile, business, media, geo, specialized search, home and office, social, and innovation into all their products.