Namecheap vs GoDaddy: Clash of the Titans
As more and more people around the world become tech-savvy, everyone is looking for ways to earn an extra income on the digital playground that we call the internet. Some pursue the see-saw of cryptocurrency, often risking large amounts of their hard-earned cash on the chance of striking it rich.
Another popular pursuit of the tech-savvy John Doe is the game of domain-flipping, in which the hopeful soul purchases an old, expired, or local domain, often quite cheaply, in the hope of reselling it for a profit.
Many sites and platforms provide domains for sale at affordable prices, but I feel that the most popular and trustworthy of these sights are GoDaddy and Namecheap.
Wait, Daddy who??
GoDaddy only recently became a popular (well, at least here in South Africa) domain registrar and seller of domains. With its headquarters based in the State of Arizona in the U.S.A., it has since become the largest and most trusted domain registrar in the world.
GoDaddy not only offers a web-hosting service, but it gives internet-goers a wide variety of affordable domain names to pick and choose from. The company also sells its domains in a quite interesting way, in the form of daily GoDaddy auctions. During these auctions, users can bid on an absolute ocean of expiring domain names! Most of these domains sell from between a few dollars, to a few hundred.
If you’re already the proud owner of a domain name, I’m sure that you’d like to find out how valuable it actually is. Well, GoDaddy also sorts you out in this department in the form of its GoValue feature. This feature makes use of a complex algorithm, which analyses the domain in terms of data like keywords and other comparable domains.
The overall interface of GoDaddy’s website is just so smooth and simple. It is easy to use and understand and I feel that even if you’re not a tech-boffin, you’ll easily find your way around the website and quickly get to know all of the incredible tools and features!
If you’re looking to truly spice up your domain game, head on over to their website and do it now!
So, What about Namecheap?
Similar to GoDaddy, Namecheap is also an American-based domain registrar and seller. It also provides web-hosting services at affordable prices.
What I really love about this platform is its affordability when it comes to expired, local, and new domain names. It does give you nearly endless options to choose from.
Another important aspect to consider about Namecheap is its emphasis on the security of its users. When you register a domain on the platform, you are given free Two-Factor Authentication as well as a range of other features on your account. The platform also caters to the use of VPN, affordable SSL certificates, and PremiumDNS.
Customer service at Namecheap is truly out of this world. Their staff is dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly, and considerate at all times. Recently, a friend of mine had trouble with the domain he purchased on Namecheap and dialed customer service. A friendly voice greeted him, analyzed his problem at solved it in as little as thirty minutes! Namecheap does truly value its customers.
If I’ve sparked your interest, go ahead and check out their website, before you miss out on something that you’ll truly regret later.
You might be wondering which one is best. The answer is neither one. In fact, in terms of customer service, variety, affordability, and ease of use, both are truly fantastic!
The only thing that I would encourage you to do is research regarding some of the technical lingo that the sites use and about the process of purchasing a domain. Other than that, all information that you need is offered by both sites, with simple, easy-to-use interfaces.
Do yourself a favor and scope out some of the amazing features and deals that these sights have to offer. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your hidden passion!