registering domain names

#1
I'm sure this has been covered before but I can't find it.

I need to register *****.co.uk and *****.com for a new business venture.

What is the most cost effective way of doing this?

Do I get to actually "own" the rights to the name?
 
#3
Thanks UR.

I've had a look at that. How do I choose a reliable registrant service from the vast number of companies listed? Any recommendations? It's just lucky dip otherwise it seems.....
 
#4
Names.co.uk or 1and1.co.uk

Register them both at the same time. There has been a spate of domain grabbing where the co.uk has been registered but not the .com, and someone else has nabbed it; in some cases in under an hour.

Personally I use 1and1 for my stuff and they are pretty reasonable.
 
#5
How do you choose who to sign up with? Difficult one but most of them will want to give a good service but there will always be one or two that don't... I am quite happy with 123-reg.co.uk at the moment and have been for the last five years or so but in the past have used streamline.net, because they were cheap, and got a 'cheap' service in return (This was some time ago and may well have changed by now though). So the answer is do not necessarily go for the cheapest.

Now you have two recommendations to go on... Good luck.
 

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