Dreamhost- Domain Review
Dreamhost Domain Registering-
Dreamhost is a web hosting provided established in 1996 and registered just a year later in the county of L.A. in California. They now boast over 400 thousand customers. They offer web hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, cloud hosting and the important WordPress Hosting. DreamHost are also in the Domain business and offer a range of Top Level Domains including .com and .co.uk.
Taking pride in offering their customers the best service possible is one of DreamHosts goals. They also want their customers to be in full control of their own data, so DreamHost don’t mine your data for their own beneficial purposes.
Very similar to many other Domain Registrars, Dreamhost have many prices that are the same for more than one domain. Below I have produced a table showing you all the pricing for registering a domain and renewing your domain with Dreamhost. Dreamhost also offer domain transfers, so this is also included within the table produced below.
Generally the price of the domain will be the price of the renewal and the transfer, which is quite similar to competitors. Dreamhost do have a few extensions on sale at the moment (13/04/2018). They are;
- .tech domain for $4.95 instead of $49.95
- .store domain for $2.95 instead of $49.95
- .shop domain for $2.95 instead of $29.95
- .online domain for $2.95 instead of $29.95
- .live domain for $2.95 instead of $19.95
- .life domain for $2.95 instead of $34.99
- .fun domain for $4.95 instead of $19.95
- .blog domain for $12.95 instead of $24.95
- .me domain for $8.95 instead of $32.95
- .xyz domain for $0.99 instead of $12.99
- .today domain for $2.95 instead of $19.95
- .com domain for $11.95 instead of $13.95
The price for transferring domains is usually the same price of the domain itself and the price of the renewal of the domain.
|.org.uk, .de, .eu, .one||$9.95||$9.95||$9.95|
|.us, .tel, .uk||$11.95||$11.95||$11.95|
|.biz, .name, .es, .click||$12.95||$12.95||$12.95|
|.xyz, .futbol, .rocks||$12.99||$12.99||$12.99|
|.net, .org, .info, .pro, .yokohama||$13.95||$13.95||$13.95|
|.asia, .in, .promo||$14.95||$14.95||$14.95|
|.okinawa, .onl, .tokyo||$17.99||$17.99||$17.99|
|.blue, .kim, .nagoya, .pink, .red, .shiksha||$18.99||$18.99||$18.99|
|.email, .photography, .today, .com.co, .net.co, .agncy, .company, .directory, .earth, .education, .equipment, .family, .football, .fun, .gallery, .games, .graphics, .group, .institute, .international, .lightning, .live, .ltd, .management, .pet, .photos, .run, .soccer, .solutions, .studio, .support, .systems, .technology, .tips, .video||$19.95||$19.95||$19.95|
|.at, .center, .desi||$19.95||$19.95||N/A|
|.club, .nom.co, .news, .rip||$19.99||$19.99||$19.99|
|.business, .city, .dance, .gratis, .network, .reisen, .report, .reviews, .schule, .supplies, .supply||£22.99||£22.99||£22.99|
|.mobi, .cc, .bz, .blog, .casa, .chat, .fit, .garden, .gmbh, .money, .sale, .school, .shopping, .stream, .study, .style, .tube, .vip, .website, .yoga||$24.95||$24.95||$24.95|
|.academy, .accountant, .boutique, .builders, .cab, .cafe, .cards, care, .cash, .casino, .cheap, .church, .coffee, .community, .computer, .construction, .contractors, .cooking, .cool, .country, .date, .digital, .discount, .domains, .download, .enterprises, .estate, .events, .exchange, .express, .faith, .fashion, .florist, .fyi, .help, .house, .land, .loan, .lol, .love, .marketing, .mba, .men, .mom, .online, .party, .pics, .plus, .racing, .rentals, .repair, .review, .science, .shop, .show, .site, .team, .training, .uno, .webcam, .wedding, .wiki, .win, .world, .zone||$29.95||$29.95||$29.95|
|.airforce, .army, .auction, .consulting, .democrat, .engineer, .forsale, .gives, .haus, .how, .immobilien, .market, .moda, .navy, .nyc, .pub, .rehab, .scoial, .software, .vet||$29.99||$29.99||$29.99|
|.bargains, .farm, .foundation, .gift, .properties, .soy, .vacations, .watch, .works||$31.99||$31.99||$31.99|
|.tv, .buzz, .courses, .irish, .osaka, .sexy, .ski||$34.95||$34.95||$34.95|
|.actor, .associates, .attorney, .beer, .bid, .deals, .dentist, .direct, .fail, .fish, .fishing, .fitness, .gifts, .gripe, .guitars, .horse, .immo, .industries, .lawyer, .life, .limited, .media, .parts, .place, .productions, .republican, .rodeo, .sarl, .services, .surf, .tools, .town, .trade, .vision, .vodka, .wtf||$34.99||$34.99||$34.99|
|.guru, .apartments, .bike, .christmas, .clothing, .coach, .io, .la, .poker, .salon, .singles, .tattoo, .wine||$39.95||$39.95||$39.95|
|.berlin, .black, .camera, .camp, . cleaning, .dog, .glass, .hospital, .kitchen, .plumbing, .shoes, .solar, .sydney, .tennis, .toys||$44.95||$44.95||$44.95|
|.bio, .careers, .coupons, .design, .diamonds, .expert, .golf, .hockey, .jewelry, .legal, .limo, .melbourne, .recipes, .store, .taxi, .tech, .theater, .tours, .voyage||$49.95||$49.95||$49.95|
|.codes, .condos, .cruises, .flights, .holiday, .maison, .tienda, .viajes, .villas||$49.99||$49.99||$49.99|
|.barcelona, .college, .cricket, .fans, .global, .holdings, .rent, .ventures||$59.95||$59.95||$59.95|
|.capital, .claims, .clinic, .dating, .dental, .engineering, .finance, .financial, .fund, .furniture, .healthcare, .insure, .lease, .partners, .pizza, .restaurant, .surgery, .tax, .university||$59.99||$59.99||$59.99|
|.doctor, .energy, .film, .gold, .reise||$79.95||$79.95||$79.95|
|.accountants, .credit, .host, .investments, .loans||$109.99||$109.99||$109.99|
|.audio, .blackfriday, .diet, .flowers, .hiphop, .property||$129.95||$129.95||$129.95|
|.auto, .car, .cars, .protection, .security||$2500||$2500||$2500|
Some of the above prices are on a deal so may be cheaper than the original price. With the deals the price for the renewal and transfer are the same. All the pricing was accurate at time of writing but are subject to change by Dreamhost themselves. We will take great care to be on top of any pricing changes!
Additional features with Dreamhost;
With every domain purchase, users will get access to many features, including DNS management, Subdomains and Whois privacy. Receiving free Whois privacy is great as it means all personal information associated with your domain will be protected. All information will be changed to Dreamhost’s information. This feature usually costs, so it is a great feature to have. This means you as an owner of a domain will receive no email spam and a no amount of calls from people looking to design your site.
Dreamhost also give their users access to DNS management. This allows you to update your named server easily and to reference certain computer and devices with the help of IP addresses. This will improve the security of your domain and site.
Users also get access to free Subdomains. This will help you make your site more yours and more a business if you would like that. With Subdomains, your site will look and feel more professional. Free custom name-servers are also included with Dreamhost, also making your domain/site look more professional.
With Dreamhost you’re able to use your domains to forward/re-direct to another website and URL. Many big companies would do this to get more traffic to their websites. An example of this would be banter.com.
You are also able to lock your domain with Dreamhost. This is a great option for many users. This will protect your domain against transfer requests that haven’t been made by you and scammers, trying to disturb you.
Overall I believe Dreamhost to be a good company to buy a domain with or transfer you domain too. Domains seems quite reasonable and are between the $0-$40 mark which I believe is a good price for a domain. Prices can go up to the hundreds and thousands but that is a running theme with the type of domain extensions they are.
All the additional features including the Whois privacy, the domain lock and the DNS management also make Dreamhost a worthwhile consideration when buying a domain. These features help protect your domain/site from spammers and and hackers.
So the question really is, would I use Dreamhost fro buying or transferring a domain? And the answer would be yes I would for the reasons I have said above.