domain.com is an American domain registrar and web hosting company. It initially started out as a domain registrar but over time added hosting options for customers. The company currently serves more than 1.2 million websites.
Domain.com is a subsidiary of Newfold Digital, an IT services and web hosting company. Newfold, in turn, is owned by a private equity firm, Clearlake Capital Group.
We’ve thoroughly tested Domain.com to give you a detailed, unbiased review. Our rating is based on specific criteria including ease of use, features, customer support, pricing, etc.
Subscriptions and Prices
Domain.com has different prices for different top-level domains (TLDs). For example, .COM costs $9.99 for the first purchase, .NET $12.99, and .ORG $8.99. There are many other TLDs to choose from, some of which are quite expensive. For example, .CO costs $27.99 and .IO costs $47.99 in the first year.
Domain.com also offers web hosting plans and a dedicated website builder. The website builder costs between $1.99 and $12.99 per month. The highest plan has unique features that the others don’t, such as payment gateway integration.
Domain.com’s web hosting service costs between $3.75 and $13.75 per month. Fortunately, all plans offer unlimited storage and a free SSL certificate.
Domain.com offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on every purchase.
Domain.com is an all-in-one website building and hosting platform, with features such as;
Buy a domain name
You can buy almost any domain available through Domain.com. The platform supports over 300 TLDs, including generics like .COM and .NET and obscure ones like .BUZZ and .GAMES. The generic ones are affordable, with prices comparable to competing domain registrars. On the other hand, some obscure ones are quite expensive, such as .GUITARS which cost $89.99 for a year.
You will often search for a domain and see that it is already in use, but don’t worry. At Domain.com you can enter your name in advance (for a fee) for when a domain becomes available, so that you can bid on it immediately. This pre-registration process gives you a good chance of getting your hands on a domain name that you think others are striving for.
If you don’t get a domain name after pre-registration, Domain.com will refund your fee
Domain.com offers customers three main hosting plans: Basic, Deluxe, and Ultra. Basic allows you to create and host only one website, while the other plans allow you to host unlimited websites. The basic plan starts at $3.75 per month, Luxury at $6.75 per month, and Ultra at $13.75 per month.
Notably, the three plans offer unlimited storage, which is quite remarkable. Most hosting providers ration storage and bandwidth for their lower plans. The main difference between the plans is the number of MySQL databases and FTP logins they support.
Basic supports 10 MySQL databases, Deluxe 25 and Ultra Unlimited. Likewise, Basic 5 supports FTP logins, Deluxe 25, and Ultra Unlimited.
The three hosting plans come with free SSL certificates to protect your website and a free domain name for one year.
Domain.com offers a dedicated, feature-rich website builder to help you set up a functional, attractive website without a lot of technical work. The website builder allows you to create separate pages for your content. It gives you complete control over the design and layout of your site.
Domain.com’s website builder features artificial intelligence to help you build the foundation of your website. You answer a few questions early on and the AI helps you choose the right layout, including images and initial content, for your site. Then you can adjust it to your own taste.
The AI tool is useful because it does a lot of background work when setting up your website. It will be much harder to build your website layout from scratch without it.
You can create an excellent online store with Domain.com website builder. The tool allows you to manage inventory, shipping, coupons and discounts, taxes, emails and payments in one place. Domain.com offers a wide selection of beautiful ecommerce themes.
Interface and in use
We found it quite easy to use Domain.com. The first step is to go to the website and choose the service you want. You can search any domain name to see if it’s available. If so, you can buy it right away. Likewise, if you need web hosting or a website builder, select the plan you want and pay for it.
After payment, Domain.com will ask you to create an account. Then you can log in at any time to access your service. We recommend that you use an email that you check regularly to know if a service is about to expire. It’s even better to automatically renew any service you purchase with an active credit/debit card. Never let your domain name expire because if it does, people will want to grab it.
Domain.com offers customer support via email, live chat or telephone. There are also video tutorials and a Knowledge Base on the website to help you understand the platform.
Domain.com’s main rivals are Namecheap, GoDaddy, and Hover. Domain.com offers similar prices and features to its rivals.
Domain.com is a suitable domain registrar and web hosting service. However, we found some shortcomings such as the web hosting service which does not have direct monthly plans. It charges the price monthly, but you have to pay for at least a year to use it.