Over the years it’s absolutely astounding how quickly your domain portfolio grows. There are domains out there I totally forgot I even owned.
One of the worst things we tend to do is buy domains from multiple registrars.
The biggest problem with that is you are making life a lot more difficult for yourself. Streamlining your practices is definitely the best way to go.
In terms of domain registrar I would definitely recommend NameCheap. There are several reasons why I would recommend them to SEO experts.
Firstly, as their name suggests, they are one of the cheapest. The second reason is they offer free whois protection with each domain. The reason I like whois protection is simply because I own so many domains and I don’t necessarily want my personal details showing on them. The final reason why I prefer to use name cheap as my preferred domain registrar is they don’t bump up their prices at renewal time.
What pisses me off entirely about domain registrars like Godaddy and crazy domain is they slap you with a domain price that’s virtually double what you paid at the beginning.
My advice is streamline your service providers and bulk transfer all your domains right at the start. It will help you immensely as your portfolio grows.
Oh and one more thing – ensure you don’t tick the option that allows the registrar to ‘auto renew’. Being in the SEO game you are consistently buying and dropping domains so it’s probably a good idea to evaluate these year on year to see if they are still valuable to you.