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1&1

6 Ratings

Google Domains

43 Ratings

1&1

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Google Domains

43 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1&1

I run five websites off of 1&1 for different outshoots of the company. For our web needs it works perfectly. We have a midgrade hosting package and it works perfectly. I know if issues arose from traffic or storage space 1&1 would have a solution for us.

Google Domains

Honestly, I can't think of a scenario where Google Domains is not well suited. If you're seeking to buy and maintain a domain, link to other platforms and keep everything centralized and easy, I think Google Domains is your best bet. Reliable, easy and consistent. I would recommend the platform to anybody.

Pros

  • Their uptime is outstanding.
  • They have great customer support with real people.
  • They have all the technologies available I need to run my website.
  • Their dashboard is easy to use.
  • Very easy purchasing process
  • Excellent prompts for domains to consider
  • Always gave timely updates on upcoming deadlines

Cons

  • I wish they'd let you use other SSL providers.
  • Sometimes they use a bit too much jargon so I had to read something 3 times to fully understand what they were saying

Likelihood to Renew

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Google Domains10.0
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Unless the product goes away, I'll continue using it.

Usability

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Google Domains10.0
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It uses Google's Material Design and is just beautiful to work with. It's a breeze to use.

Support

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Google Domains8.0
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They are available and knowledgeable

Alternatives Considered

Rackspace I find to be too pricey for the service they offer. Pagely is very much WordPress oriented. I've had downtime with both that I haven't experienced with 1&1.
Google Domains is by far the best out of the three. GoDaddy is too complicated and it oversells all its things. Bluehost is old and not up to date - it's hard to integrate unless you know something about domains. Squarespace is a website design site where you can purchase domains, however, it's a pain to transfer out if you don't want to use Squarespace anymore. Google Domains is the easy and simplest out of the three.

Return on Investment

  • There is no downtime so we appear dependable to our customers.
  • The cost of 1&1 is very reasonable.
  • It allowed us to have a clean URL that our audience could easily remember and navigate to.
  • Because our URL was easy to remember, this caused an increase in website visits and products purchased.
  • We were also able to take advantage of design space because our URL was able to be much shorter. We also could purchase different .org and .co so if people happened to put in the wrong ending to their URL, they would be redirected.

Pricing Details

1&1

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Google Domains

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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