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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.
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Namecheap

Namecheap is well suited for anyone wanting to register a new domain. Their prices are extremely hard to beat and the renewal costs are also acceptable. They make the search easy so it's the best place if you aren't sure which domain name you want yet. I cannot think of any scenarios where it would be a bad idea to use Namecheap. You can't beat the free whois privacy.
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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.
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  • Domain search: When you search for a domain you'd like to register, they provide a list of alternative options using other top level domains (TLDs)
  • Domain management: Managing domains in Namecheap is nice and simple. Plus, if you need to transfer ownership of a domain to another Namecheap user, the process is quite easy.
  • Domain sales: Namecheap always has some great domain sales/promotions going on. Need to pick up a domain for 88 cents? Check Namecheap.
  • Account security: They offer two factor authentication vie their Namecheap app. With that app, you're able to approve or deny login attempts. In my estimation, this is both easier and more secure than having a two factor auth security code emailed or sent to you phone.
  • Support: Their live chat support is a great option for getting in touch and solving any issues you might be having.
  • Hosting: They have some great low cost hosting options.
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Cons

  • I wish they'd let you use other SSL providers.
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  • Dashboard layout: Occasionally I find myself struggling to find the right page to go to in the dashboard. Overall it's a decent design/layout, but I think there's room for improvement here.
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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.
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Prior to using Namecheap, I had primarily used GoDaddy or Network Solutions. However, both companies sites and service left a lot to be desired. Outside of winning on price, in some cases, Namecheap's offering is far better in every aspect than what GoDaddy has to offer. And in the case of Network Solutions, it was far more expensive and things like DNS updates would always take multiple attempts and not show up for long periods of time.Aftering making the change to Namecheap it was very apparent how much better their service is and it didn't take too long to migrate all of our domains over to them.
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Return on Investment

  • There is no downtime so we appear dependable to our customers.
  • The cost of 1&1 is very reasonable.
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  • Namecheap's low cost domain registration has kept those expenses as low as possible.
  • The ease of managing domains through Namecheap has made sure I don't have to waste time in that area.
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Pricing Details

1&1

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details