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3 Reasons Why You Might Consider Buying a Domain Through Yahoo

Updated on October 6, 2011

So you've decided to create your own website, but you are not sure which domain registrar to choose. There are hundreds of websites offering domain registration and Web hosting, but not all of them offer the same level of service. Yahoo is one of the companies that offers domain registration, Web hosting and has tools to build a website. But should you choose a Yahoo domain? Here are three reasons why getting a domain via Yahoo is not a bad.

1. Affordability

Yahoo is a very large company, which means that they can afford to offer tremendous discounts on domain name registration and Web hosting. Sometimes you can get a .com domain through Yahoo for as little as under $2/year. Sounds like a great deal. Unfortunately, there is a catch because Yahoo will try to charge you a lot for the 2nd year. The solution is to use PayPal, pay for the first year and then cancel all future payments and transfer the domain to another registrar after the first year.

2. All in one place

Unlike some other domain name registrars, Yahoo offers bundles that include domain registration, Web hosting and easy to use website building tools. This is especially handy if you are new to setting up a website and want to do it in a quick and easy way. Setting up Yahoo domain on Yahoo web hosting is dead easy and their website builder is very intuitive.

3. Additional goodies

When you purchase a domain name with Yahoo, they include additional services. All Yahoo domains come with 24/7 customer support, a starter Web page, domain forwarding, domain locking and DNS management. This is a pretty good package, especially if you are buying your Yahoo domain at a discount.

As you can see, Yahoo domain registration has some advantages. But there are things to watch out for. I've already mentioned the hidden second year fee. In addition to that, you need to keep in mind that Yahoo domains are not very easy to configure if you are using a different hosting company, as setting up the DNS servers can be a bit messy. And Yahoo customer support is not always the best. But if all you want is an easy-to-create personal or small business website, Yahoo is not a bad choice for registering a domain name.


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    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      2uesday, thank you. Glad I was able to share some new and useful information

      Carcro, thank you!

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      Paul Cronin 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg

      Good info, I'm sure there are tons of people who will benefit from the points you have addressed in this hub. Thanks for sharing!

    • 2uesday profile image


      7 years ago

      Useful information for anyone wanting to buy a domain. I never realised Yahoo offered this until I read this hub.


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