Dynadot Review – Can This Registrar Compete With The Best?

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Paul Mahony

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2019 January 7th at 3:59

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Dynadot is a UK-based domain registrar site that has been involved in this competitive field for some years.

Promising to deliver the perfect URL and domain for your personal or business website, Dynadot might well be a valuable tool.

But did my Dynadot review find the domain registrar site to be a helping hand or just another problem site?

First Impression

My first impression of Dynadot was that the site’s front end could be significantly improved - to be quite frank, I thought it looked quite amateurish.

Dynadot Review Search

However, even though some aspects could be made a little more obvious when first connecting to the site, I was able to find all of the content that I was looking for.

The domain search facility for the site is quite obvious and their advanced search options are easy to understand too - which is always helpful.

Dynadot Pricing

Full information and pricing is available on all of the common TLDs, and this information is held in the table below:

Register Renew Transfer
.com $6.99 $8.99 $8.35
.org $10.99 $10.99 $10.99
.net $7.85 $10.99 $10.99

To be fair to Dynadot, I would consider its pricing to be good for the most common web extensions.

Domain transfers for .com sites are priced at $8.35 at the time of writing, and I liked the fact that there is cheaper prices available for bulk transfers.

The site can also be commended for containing an entire section devoted to web privacy. Furthermore, Dynadot makes no charge, instead offering free domain privacy for all URLs registered with the site.

Overall Evaluation

Despite my initial difficulty with locating information on Dynadot, I ultimately found everything I needed from the domain registrar provider. The site has an impressive commitment to transparency too, which is always welcome.

The site also states quite clearly that it is ICANN registered, while also taking the time to explain the precise benefits of this. Of course, I had to double check this, and I found that Dynadot has indeed been registered since 2013.

Dynadot Review ICANN

Dynadot also fully supports domain catching, with a massive list of potential domains available. These are (again) very reasonably priced, costing just $24.99 each.

There are also a huge number of top level domains (TLDs) offered. In fact, while conducting my Dynadot review, I found more TLDs offered than almost every domain registrar I've visited.

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So, if you’re looking for a particular TLD, Dynadot is a great place to start your search!

Pros

Transparent pricing
ICANN registered
Lots of domain options

Cons

Pricing is mediocre
Slightly confusing front end

Dynadot Review - The Verdict

On the whole, Dynadot reviews posted online have been pretty positive, and I can concur with this reaction.

Dynadot offers a solid domain registration service, which is entirely competitive when compared to other providers. The general tone of Dynadot's website is great - it offered everything that you'd like from a domain registrar in a clear and easy fashion.

I'm not exactly blown away, but it is certainly one of the better domain registrars I have reviewed.


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Paul joined the Hosting.Review team right from the start as a content writer and marketer. He was the person responsible for establishing a trademark for in-depth web hosting evaluation and superb review articles. Before joining Hosting.Review, Paul was working on various projects as a freelancer. Paul spends his free time reading fantasy books and graphic novels.


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Muhammad

2019 July 16th

Dynadot called me a paki

That’s racist isnt it?

I’m a humble disabled family man

– Muhammad

    Paul Mahony

    2019 July 18th

    Hello Muhammad, that sounds like a serious issue. Could you provide us with more information on the incident?

    Regards,
    Paul.

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Andy

2019 July 13th

DYNADOT IS THE WORST COMPANY!!!

DYNADOT DEALS ARE BS!!!
You place an order, they take your money, don’t register the domains, steal your time, keep you waiting and still don’t register the domains!!! Even in the small chance they register the domains after repeatedly telling them to they cancel the order so it is still the same as not registering the domains in the first place!!!

DYNADOT = BS!!!

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David

2019 July 13th

DYNADOT do NOT register domains straight away!!!

You register domain names @ Dynadot and they will still be unregistered and left for ANYONE to register more than 24 HOURS LATER!!!

The last thing you need!

Every single time you register domains @ Dynadot you have to then contact them directluy to ask ‘permission’ to register domains. EVERY TIME!

Absolutely NOT user friendly or domainer friendly!

Totally unbelievable that Dynadot does NOT register the domains straight away in 2019 !!

David picture
David

2019 July 13th

DYNADOT do NOT register domains straight away!!!

You register domain names @ Dynadot and they will still be unregistered and left for ANYONE to register more than 24 HOURS LATER!!!

The last thing you need!

Every single time you register domains @ Dynadot you have to then contact them directly to ask ‘permission’ to register domains. EVERY TIME!

Absolutely NOT user friendly or domainer friendly!

Totally unbelievable that Dynadot does NOT register the domains straight away in 2019 !!

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Martin

2019 June 12th

Dynadot is a pity example of how once good company turns into a scam. I registered several domains with them in past. All was OK. But yesterday I tried to register another domain under a new account. Even though little $32 for 4 years for .online domain looked suspiciously cheap, I paid for it. Fortunately I paid with PayPal and not with my bank card, otherwise I would say farewell to my money. Although PayPal reported about successful money transfer Dynadot didn’t activate my domain – this order is still in unpaid status. Dynadot’s support replied that they received no money and that I shall ask PayPal about that (see screenshot https://i.imgur.com/nN6ORZV.jpg). I had nothing to do but to open a dispute on PayPal and to make them a call. When I talked about that with PayPal, they obviously detected a scum and immediately escalated my dispute into a claim. That’s why Dynadot offers such cheap prices – they simply are not going to deliver a service. Looks like now Dynadot is in some gambling (like Forex, etc.) where they need short money. They simply use such ‘payments’ for taking interest free credits. That’s in case with PayPal – when disputing takes up to a month. And with a bank card you might say good by to you money for good. Stay away from Dynadot!

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Rich

2019 May 16th

“to be quite frank, I thought it looked quite amateurish”
Visually, functionally, or both? Just wondering.

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Frank Poliat

2019 May 7th

$8.99 for a .com is in your “Con” side? That’s a steal if it’s a good company!

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Adrian

2019 March 29th

Im using the reseller hosting account. Its cheap and a lot of features. No downtime also speed is fantastic. Overall very happy with the service, Adrian from Moldova!