Internet has become a useful tool for any business or individual to get an online identity and presence. Recently India has seen a tremendous growth in online business and more & more business, corporate are setting up their website to provide better services to their clients; individuals also setting up blogs, their website to express their views and thoughts.
To setup an online presence the first thing you need is a domain name. Domain name is a string which defines the administrative autonomy, authority, or control of a person on the Internet. Once you have chosen the domain name for yourself you have to get it registered (if that domain is not yet registered). Back in the days, domains used to be really cheap, but there were hardly few companies which would offer coupon codes, later on Verisign increased prices and all of sudden buying new domains had become expensive, however, on a bright side almost all of domain registrars have started to offer discounts and run promotions throughout the year.
Going back to the topic, Domain Registrar is an organization which manages the reservation of domains on internet. Following are some important points which need to be considered while selecting a Domain Registrar
- Registrar should able to register domains of all Top Level Domains (TLDs) like .com, .org and Country-code Top Level Domains (CC-TLDs) like .in, .us, .co.in etc.
- Control Panel Features they provide and user friendliness.
- DNS Management options available.
- Domain security and Privacy Management.
- Domain Renewal process and payment gateways (Indian Banks).
- Registration and renewal offers.
In this post I am going to list down some top domain registrars for Indian users so they can register the domains in Indian Currency with local support.
One of the most well knew (for good and bad reasons) Domain registrars in the list. They have built the customer base with cheap domain registration and various offers they provide.
Recently they have launched Indian version of their site for Indian users with all the features they provide to the customers all over the world like Toll-Free numbers. The biggest advantage is that now Indian users can register domains with Godaddy in Indian Rupees (which eliminates the conversion rates issues). Every week Godaddy discount coupons for domain registration and hosting are sent to their register users.
BigRock has gained a good popularity in India due to Television commercials and aggressive marketing on Internet. They provide a very easy to use and simple control panel to their client to manage domains. As BigRock is targeting Indian audience they run various offers time to time especially during festivals where you can avail huge discounts. Even they provide hosting which is an added advantage to the customers.
Znetlive is one of the oldest domain registrar/hosting provider in India. Earlier it was known as ZnetIndia. They too provide domains at very low costs and have very user friendly control panel to manage. I had some domain registered with them but later I have transferred them to Bigrock as I want to keep all my domains under one registrar. The only issue I faced them is even after I transferred the domain from them I was getting calls from their team to renew the domain as it’s going to expire.
These are the three top domain registrars which I have chosen after searching and reviewing customers feedback about them.
Note: This is my personal ratings and views.