Over 50% of those surveyed pick GoDaddy as “best registrar”.
A survey of 841 domain name industry participants found that GoDaddy is considered the best domain name registrar for the third year running.
The Third Annual Domain Name Wire Survey asked respondents “Which registrar do you think is best overall”. GoDaddy was selected 52% of the time, showing growing popularity compared to previous years. In 2006 GoDaddy was first with 28% and in 2007 it was also first with 28%.
GoDaddy is a marketing powerhouse, sparing no expense with its SuperBowl commercials and promoting heavily during sports events. It’s also the world’s biggest domain registrar. According to RegistrarStats, the company and its reseller program manage nearly 28 million domain names — more than three times the next biggest registrar, Demand Media’s eNom. Despite raising prices this past year, GoDaddy has attracted large domain portfolio owners with its Discount Domain Club, which offers .com domains for $7.05 per year.
Survey choices included the top registrars by size according to RegistrarStats data. Complete rankings are:
1. GoDaddy 52%
2. Moniker 21%
3. eNom 13%
4. 1&1 7%
5. Tucows (OpenSRS) 3%
6. Network Solutions 2%
6. Register.com 2%
8. Melbourne IT 1%
The graph below shows a comparison of results over the past three years:
Large domain name portfolio holders still find Moniker a top choice for domain management. Much like last year, when you consider only domain name owners with 1,000 or more domains, Moniker and GoDaddy are virtually tied at 23% of the vote. eNom is third with 15%.