Wednesday, April 13, 2005  

Review of http://domains.yahoo.com


Recently I was in the market for and affordable and reliable domain name registrar. Something cheap but worthwhile. I was looking around and noticed that yahoo was doing a promotion and offering domain name registration at a very good price. $ 4.98. How can you beat that?

After looking things over a bit I then registered my new domain name through Yahoo. The truth was that the entire process could not have been easier. My domain was ready to go right away. I could not believe how smoothly things went.

Here are the good points regarding Yahoo Domain Registration: 

Yahoo! Domains: $4.98 for a Year
Yahoo! is running a deal where you can get a .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, or .us for $4.98 a year. Yahoo!Domains include 24/7 support, web page and forwarding. The second best deal on the net was $8.95 from GoDaddy. The catch is: you can only sign-up for one domain and the offer is only available during the web browser session (when you click the special link at the end of this post) and ends if the you do not complete or interrupt the current order process. Go here for this deal.

For the most part this is a great service they are offering.

According to PC Magazine "domain registration through Yahoo! Small Business is the easiest."

Yahoo! Domains Features
$4.98 /year
  • The most popular domain name extensions
    (.com, ,net, .org, .biz, .info, .us)
  • 24-hour toll-free customer support
  • Domain name registration terms from 1-5 years
  • Easy-to-use control panel with DNS management
  • Domain forwarding so you can point to an existing site
  • Email forwarding to a free Yahoo! email address
  • Bonus starter web page to post online until you are ready for a web site
Domain name registration
To create a web site or custom email address, you first need a domain name. A domain name, such as widget-designs.com, functions as your address on the Internet, just as 1234 Main Street serves as the address for your home.

Most people choose a domain name that reflects their business or organization name or personal interests. You should try to come up with a unique and concise name that is easy to say, remember, and spell. But don't worry, we have tools that will inspire your creativity or suggest names if you're stuck.

When you register a domain name, you can choose from an assortment of web address extensions, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .us. You can purchase just one, or return to purchase the rest later to protect your domain name from competitors.

Yahoo! Domains allows you to register a domain name for up to 5 years and offers all of the major domain name extensions at affordable prices. Here is a complete list of available extensions and their requirements.