Domain name registration is one of the first steps you need to take to establish an online presence for your business. That necessitates establishing a relationship with a domain name registrar—or letting do that for you.

What Is a Domain Registrar

When you want office space or a storefront for your business, you see a commercial realtor. When you want an online presence or virtual storefront, you see a domain registrar.


A domain name registrar is the who/where you go to purchase a domain name—the top-level name of your website, like, or


In order for the internet to work, every domain name must be unique. The only way that can happen is if every domain name is registered…and it is—with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). As the central authority for domain names, ICANN accredits other service providers, like Bluehost and GoDaddy, to sell and register domain names.

Popular Domain Registrars and How to Choose One

ICANN has accredited dozens of domain registrars. Among those most popular in the US are:

  • Bluehost
  • GoDaddy
  • Host Gator
  • Hover
  • Namecheap
  • Network Solutions

Domain registrars all do the same thing. Often, the biggest difference is price. Annual domain name registration, on average, is between $12 and $15. However, highly competitive domains, especially ones ending in .com, may be more costly.

Many (perhaps most) domain registrars are also hosting providers and offer discounted or free domain names with the purchase of hosting service.

Domain Registration Included

If you are looking for a domain name for a new website or want to move an existing domain from your current registrar, can help. takes care of the domain administration part of website maintenance, saving you time and sparing you unnecessary hassle.

We have been developing websites for more than 20 years. We have established relationships with multiple domain registrars. We know which registrars provide the best prices (with or without hosting) and the best customer experience. We take care of domain registration for you so that you can focus on the bigger picture—running your business.

Contact with us today for a free web development or website transfer consultation. Call 888-437-3737 today to speak with our team.

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