The biggest registrar is also a domain investor favorite. There may be a causal relationship there.
This year’s survey of over 500 domain professionals shows that GoDaddy.com is the clear favorite registrar.
You probably didn’t need a survey to tell you that given that the company registers about half of all new domain names.
Nonetheless, 48% of survey respondents selected GoDaddy.com as their favorite registrar.
The next highest contender had just 8%.
Here are the top 5:
1. GoDaddy.com 48%
2. Name.com 8%
3. Fabulous 5%
4. Moniker, Dynadot 4%
Survey participants were also asked to rank the factors that matter to them when selecting a registrar. Here they are, in order of importance:
2. Security of domains
3. Customer service
4. Account management tools
5. Ease of transferring domains between accounts
6. Value added services
7. What they do with expiring domains
If you consider the top five domain registrars, most of them will score well on these top factors.
This year the survey also asked if domain investors spread their domains across multiple registrars or primarily keep them at one.
77% of survey takers said they keep at least 80% of their domains at one registrar.
In the domain registration business, it would seem that winner takes all.