TL; DR: Cheap-Domain Registration.com, founded in 2002, offers everything budding businesses need to establish and grow their online presence. From domains and hosting to design and SEO, the company’s goal is to provide simple, affordable solutions backed by attentive customer support. With a redesigned website builder and plans to make product selection even more straightforward, Cheap-Domain Registration.com is putting online success within reach for SMBs worldwide.
When I was a child, one of my favorite things to do was to accompany my creative mother to our local holiday craft fair, where she’d sell her beautifully made pinecone wreaths. They sold out almost instantly, but the once-a-year opportunity didn’t take her emerging business far.
Back then, all I could do was stand at her booth and try to attract customers. Today, I’d set her up with a website and watch her business grow. Whether you’re a crafty wreath-maker or a self-employed auto mechanic, there’s never been a better time to promote and sell your products and services online.
Online sales totaled $2.3 trillion in 2017 with revenues projected to grow to $4.9 trillion in 2021, according to Statista. Furthermore, a whopping 97% of consumers go online to research local products and services before making a purchase. That said, 36% of small businesses still lack online representation.
Roel Zylstra, Founder of Cheap-Domain Registration.com, told us his company is on a mission to get those businesses online as quickly and easily as possible. “We provide everything business owners need to get up and running online with a variety of domain names, web hosting, VPS hosting, and SSL certificates at great prices,” Roel said. “It’s everything you need in one place, plus a great support system.”
Between its domain registration, hosting, design, and SEO services, Cheap-Domain Registration.com is truly a full-service web provider. Now with a new site builder and plans to make its products even more accessible to first-time web entrepreneurs, Cheap-Domain Registration.com is revving up efforts to help SMBs worldwide find success online.
A One-Stop Shop for Hosting, Design, and SEO Services
Cheap-Domain Registration.com was founded in 2002 to compete in a limited domain-registration market dominated by a few key players. Roel said the prevalence of unnecessarily high prices motivated him to start his own company.
“Right before I built the company, I reached out to a high school friend who had become a web developer and mentioned that I had purchased a domain for about $12,” he said. “He was like, “What? No, they cost $35.’ The fact that even people in the field didn’t know there were better prices really shocked me, and I decided I wanted to bring awareness to a large group of people.”
With that, the aptly-named Cheap-Domain Registration.com was born. The company began selling domains for approximately $12 — a significantly lower rate than what many other providers charged — and quickly rose through the ranks of Google. “Back then, if you typed ‘domain registration’ into Google, you’d see Network Solutions, Register.com, and the third result was Cheap-Domain Registration.com,” Roel said.
On the heels of its newfound popularity, the company soon began to broaden its product catalog to include hosting, website building, and security tools. “Instead of having to stretch your focus across several different companies — one for hosting, one for domain registration, one for SSL — we decided to provide a way for the customer to stay under one roof with one number to call when in need of technical assistance or upgrades,” Roel said.
Today, the company offers a range of services designed to grow with your business, from economy hosting plans to virtual private servers capable of supporting numerous sites. All hosting plans include a 99.9% uptime guarantee, unlimited monthly bandwidth, access to cPanel or Plesk, 24/7 security monitoring, and DDoS protection.
A Reimagined Website Builder for Personal and Business Use
Roel told us he’s seen a lot of trends come and go over the years, but website builders appear to be here to stay. The best ones, he said, empower customers who lack coding skills to build professional sites in a snap. To that end, Cheap-Domain Registration.com recently reinvented its website builder to enhance user-friendliness and make it possible to design beautiful, professional sites without any code at all.
“The trend over the past five, six years has been to offer the entry-level consumer an easier, faster way to get online through the use of website builders,” Roel said. “We’ve made sure to keep up with that trend while keeping affordability in mind.”
The company’s current lineup of website builder plans all come with SSL certificates, which encrypt data sent from the customer’s browser to the company’s server. SSL certificates are a top priority for any modern business. If you don’t have one, Google will display an unprofessional-looking “Not Secure” warning in your URL bar, which may drive away visitors.
Cheap-Domain Registration.com’s site builder also complies with another essential best practice in today’s online world: responsive design. This approach to design ensures that layouts adapt based on the viewers’ screen size — which is a must-have in today’s increasingly mobile world.
Powering more than 30% of today’s websites, WordPress is one of the world’s most popular platforms for building and maintaining an online presence. That’s why, in addition to its website builder, Cheap-Domain Registration.com offers five WordPress plans suitable for hosting one to 25 sites.
Intuitive Offerings and a Support Team That Values Your Time
Customer service is of utmost importance as competition continues to overpopulate the hosting market. Faced with numerous options, today’s customers don’t tolerate poor support because they can simply move on to the next provider. Rather than trying to make a quick buck off as many customers as possible, Cheap-Domain Registration.com focuses on providing affordable prices coupled with quality support.
“I’m most proud of our customer support because that is what makes or breaks a company, particularly in this industry,” Roel said. “You could possibly find cheaper hosting than we offer, but when it comes down to it, the ability to get in touch with someone who can guide you through setup or answer a question is the most valuable piece of the equation.”
If you’re the type who likes to troubleshoot problems yourself before reaching out to a support team, Cheap-Domain Registration.com also offers a robust help center with guidelines on topics ranging from basic account management to cPanel. It also includes a full users’ guide outlining everything customers need to know about the company’s website builder.
Roel said Cheap-Domain Registration.com recently redesigned its own site to make it easier for clients to navigate on mobile as well as desktop — and continue to make enhancements. “We want to improve the first-time users’ ability to understand the differences between our offerings,” he said. “Beginning customers often have difficulty sorting through the ins and out of hosting, so we want to give them an easy, chart-based way to compare them side-by-side across the site.”
Cost-Effective Plans Coupled with Charity Contributions
To live up to its name, Roel said Cheap-Domain Registration.com is continually running specials to make its already low prices that much more affordable. In addition, all domain names come with a variety of free services, including domain forwarding, email forwarding, and domain masking, to make setup easier and sites more secure.
The company also gives customers an opportunity to put part of the money they save to good use by rounding up to the nearest dollar for charity. The group recently raised money for Hope for Haiti, a nonprofit working to improve the quality of life for thousands of Haitian families through areas of development such as education, healthcare, clean water, infrastructure, and the economy. Roel told us Cheap-Domain Registration.com also supports other charities.
“We divide them into groups, including social, environmental, and health,” he said. “We aim to grow awareness about worldwide issues while making it easy for people to contribute.”
Whether it’s charitable giving or launching an online business, Cheap-Domain Registration.com’s goal is consistent: to present options that are both affordable and easy to use.