GoDaddy vs NameCheap, which one is the best place to buy a domain? I know you have also the same question on your mind that’s why you came here. The both GoDaddy and NameCheap are popular domain registration service provider.
In this post, I am going to share both brands comparison based on my own experiences. Before start to compare you need to know some basic knowledge about these two companies.
GoDaddy is an American internet domain registrar and web hosting company founded in 1997. That means GoDaddy successfully crossed twenty years.
Not only domain registration and web hosting it’s also providing theme design, Web security, SSL certificate, online marketing, SEO, and many more.
According to internet research, GoDaddy has approximately 17 million customers (more than 59 million domains) and over six thousand employees. Another interesting part is it has over 30 percent of the domain registry market share.
NameCheap is founded in 2000 and accredited by ICANN- Accredited register which provide services on domain name registration.
It is also leading domain register that has created a huge market by providing over seven million domain name all over the world. It has also other popular services like hosting, web security (SSL Certificates), online marketing and more.
GoDaddy Vs NameCheap – Price, and Support
For first time customer, GoDaddy charges $0.99 to buy dot com domain. After next year customer must pay $14.99 to renew a domain.
If you need whois protection you must pay extra $7.99 to GoDaddy. If you have a discount coupon code, you can get up to 30% discount. But, for the first-year customer, NameCheap is quite cheaper to register new top value’s domain.
For NameCheap customer have to pay $0.44 to a new domain with free whois guard protection. You can also get 20% off domain renew coupon. Another good news is NameCheap accept Bitcoin. So, it’s one step ahead than GoDaddy.
GoDaddy’s customer service takes a long time to touch with you. You might wait more time than your expectation. No doubt their technician skill is awesome.
For NameCheap, you don’t have to wait so long time to get their technical support. They will replay you within couple’s minutes.
This is not only my experience, I also heard from some of my friends, they transferred the domain from GoDaddy to NameCheap, because NameCheap’s customer service is fast and excellent.
Here is some comparison between GoDaddy and NameCheap.
|GoDaddy is trusted brand in the domain name registry industry.||NameCheap is struggling to be one of the trusted brands as a domain registry industry.|
|GoDaddy is expensive to domain registration and renew. Also, it is expensive to whois protection comparatively NameCheap.||NameCheap is cheaper to domain registration and renews the domain. For first-year You will get one-year free whois guard protection.|
|For first time customer, you can buy a dot-com domain at $0.99.||NameCheap is cheaper than GoDaddy. For first time customer, you have to pay just $0.48 for dot-com domain.|
|You must pay $14.99 each year to buy or renew a dot-com domain.||$10.69 each year to purchase or renew a dot-com domain.|
|GoDaddy offers discount coupon code.||NameCheap also offers discount coupon code.|
|No need extra knowledge to use GoDaddy’s dashboard.||NameCheap’s dashboard also easy to use.|
|Customer-friendly website and design.||Customer-friendly website and design.|
|For customer service, might be you have to wait a long time.||Customer service is excellent, you don’t have to wait so long time.|
|Best email alert service. GoDaddy keeps sending email to renew domain before 60 days of expiration date.||Best email alert service. NameCheap also keeps sending email to renew domain before 60 days of expiration date.|
If you want to hold domains for a long time, you just care trust and service, absolutely GoDaddy is best for you. But If you care about money and fast technical support NameCheap might be best for you. No doubt both brands are trustworthy.