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New Domain Registration - Price differences

I want to buy a domain name. I plan to set up my own A, NS, and MX records using Slicehost. So I guess I just need the cheapest place, right?

How much I should be paying for .com or .org?

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Perhaps my question was not very focused. But I don't really think my question from the title, 'where should I buy a cheap domain name?' is duplicated by the above question or by any other questions I can find. Happily I got a few good answers before this was closed. –  Eric Johnson Feb 7 '11 at 3:00
    
I bought my domain from namecheap.com for about $9 I think. So far so good, I guess. 1&1 was cheaper, but only for the first year and it seems like commenters on life hacker highly recommended namecheap so I went with that. –  Eric Johnson Feb 16 '11 at 6:13
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It depends on what top-level domain you are purchasing.

For .com, 8-10 dollars is a reasonable price for a year.

You want to look for a place that will let you easily change your DNS records.

I have personally used Namecheap.

In an effort to avoid a flame war, I would like to cite a lifehacker article which listed the five best domain registrars according to its readers.

  1. Namecheap
  2. 1&1
  3. GoDaddy
  4. Name.com
  5. Gandi
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For .com, .net, and .org domains:

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