Last updated on November 5th, 2020 at 11:04 am
Looking for the best domain registrar in Kenya? We conducted a small survey and the results are out. Take a peek to get a deeper understanding of what others think about creating website names.
The Best Domain registrar in Kenya
This article explores popular belief on the level of service as delivered by the best domain name registrars for Kenya.
The key question is who the best domain registrar – is it in Kenya or in the US? and Why..?
Five popular domain name registrars were compared for the results. The domain name registrars include: Truehost Cloud, Godaddy, Hostgator, Namesilo, and Name.com
The majority of respondents, 60 percent of the respondents named Godaddy as the best domain registrar. Other respondents named name.com, namesilo.com, namecheap.com, and hostgator.com.
Truehost Cloud got a mere 1% from the interviewed respondent. The respondent was further tasked with comparing their choice with Truehost Cloud on some predetermined parameters.
After a comparison of the two domain registrars, the same question was posed and different results were realized.
Let’s start the comparison – a summary of popular responses
DNS Record Management Tool
What does your chosen domain name registrar provide under the DNS management tool?
Name.com provides comprehensive DNS Tools that include email forwarding, name servers creations, change of parent nameservers, A records, CNAME, TXT records
Truehost Cloud provides an equally comprehensive set of DNS tools to domain owners allowing easy email forwarding, name server creation and update, CNAME, and TXT records just like name.com or Godaddy and it is equally as fast.
Domain Name Prices
What is your Total Cost of Ownership for the .com domain at the chosen domain registrar in Kenya?
At Godaddy, .com domain name extension TCO is 17 USD while at Name.com the TCO for .com domain is $22, Namecheap, and Namesilo TCO for.COM domain is $20.
Truehost Cloud TCO for a .com domain is $20, only Godaddy has a better deal than Truehost Cloud
Domain name renewal Prices
What is the .com domain name renewal price at the chosen domain name registrar?
.com renewal price at Godaddy is $14, Namecheap, Name.com renewal price is approximately $1o. Truehost cloud offers similar pricing with .COM domain available for renewal $10, making Truehost Cloud competitive domain registrations.
What is the response time of the customer support at your chosen domain name registrar?
Godaddy: Take more than 12 hours to respond to support, Namecheap take more than 1 hour to respond. Namesilo can respond within 1 hour. Did you know Truehost Cloud responds within 5 minutes to your support call? On any channel.
Domain Name extensions
What is the total number of domain extensions available at your chosen domain registrar?
Godaddy offers more than 700 domain extensions, Name.com, Namesilo.com, and Namecheap.com have slightly higher or lower.
Truehost Cloud provides around 650 domain name extension – just like the other domain name registers.
Who is the best domain registrar after this information?
- 40% of Respondent chose Truehost Cloud
- 38% of respondents chose Godaddy.
Truehost Cloud needs a higher level of exposure to clients and potential clients, to become the best domain name registrar for Kenya.