Hello and welcome to another video from the "Create your First Blog With Alek" video series.
This is video number seven titled as:
Namechep VS Godaddy
The sub-title of this video is:
5 Good Reasons to use Namecheap Instead of GoDaddy
I've used GoDaddy as my domain registrar for a year. This was mostly due to the fact that
I knew of nothing else.
It wasn't until I learned about other domain registrars and the benefits of each did I
start to realize how much I was missing out by sticking with GoDaddy.
After searching out many domain registrars, I have come to the conclusion that Namecheap
is the best choice for me, and I have chosen to do my entire domain purchasing through
My reasons behind choosing Namecheap really came down to five specific things that I want
to bring to your attention here. Those 5 thing are:
1. The Price 2. Free Privacy 'WhoIs' Guard on all Domains
3. Simpler User Interface 4. No GoDaddy Annoying Up-sells
5. Better Customer Service Response
Let's start with the first one...
1. The Price
Buying a domain name at GoDaddy.com will cost almost $11 per year.
At Namecheap.com you will pay 30 cents less ($10.69/year) in order to get that same domain
Other than some small special discount from GoDaddy, you will usually spend about $11
per year for each of your .com purchases.
If you choose to buy your domain name at Namecheap.com, you can use the coupon code from the official
coupon site at:
Every month Namecheap provides another coupon that discounts one year registrations of:.com/.net/.org/.biz,
and domain transfers of: .com/.net/.org/.info/.biz domains
This will save you additional 10% for the first year of using that domain name (total:
So, the total saving of buying a domain name at Namecheap.com will be $1.38.
The second reason for using Namecheap is the free privacy 'WhoIs' guard on all domains
for the first year.
This service had the biggest influence on me choosing Namecheap over GoDaddy.
With GoDaddy you are spending an additional $11.99 per year to have a 'WhoIs' privacy
per domain. As you can see by now, that's more than the cost of another domain!
Namecheap's 'WhoIs' Guard is free for the first year and is $2.88 thereafter!
Total saving for this kind of service is another $11.99 if you choose to use Namecheap.
This bring us to the total savings of $13.37 if you choose to use the Namecheap.com service
for buying a domain name and to use the free privacy service for the first year.
If you choose to go with Namecheap because you are planning on purchasing additional
domains, these savings can make a huge difference for your domain name's budget.
The third reason is the simpler user interface of Namecheap
Navigating your way through your GoDaddy account could be a nightmare. It's slow, and it takes
to many clicks to get to things you need. And, it's way too busy with advertisements
In contrast, Namecheap has a very simple interface: Search Domains - Buy Domains - Manage Domains.
It really all comes down to those 3 steps in the Namecheap interface which makes it
super easy and efficient to use.
The fourth reason are no GoDaddy annoying up-sells
This is probably the most frustrating aspect of being a GoDaddy customer.
Whenever you try to purchase a domain you are immediately flooded with up-sells. 'Buy
this domain!', 'Get this hosting package with your domain', etc.
As you can see on this image, a business class email is one of the most ridiculous up-sells
that you can find if you are purchasing a domain name at Godaddy.
The fifth reason of using namecheap over Godaddy is better customer service response
When you need help with something specific within your account it takes forever to get
help from someone at GoDaddy.
In my experience, the Namecheap team has been super helpful.
This is probably due to the fact that GoDaddy is a giant behemoth and Namecheap is a little
smaller and can thus pay more attention to its customers.
We came to the point where 'the rubber meets the road' - you are now ready to buy your
first domain name. In the next 2 videos I will show you, step-by-step, how to:
- Open a free account at Namecheap, and
- How to buy a completely new domain name at Namecheap.
Before you proceed, I suggest you to make a list of potential domain names, and you
can learn how to do it if you watch the previous video called "What is a domain name".
This is definitely the end of this video, thanks for watching video number 7 - Namecheap
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Have a nice day, and I see you in the video number 8