Since having my issues with 1&1 Internet a little over 12 months ago, I transferred all of my .co.uk domain names over to Domain Monster after I received a few recommendations from friends that their service was very good. As a result of the large amount of responses to my post about the service I received from 1&1 Internet, I thought that I would continue the trend of domain registration company reviews and write a very positive review of my last 13 months with Domain Monster.
Who are Domain Monster?
Domain Monster was established in 2006 and is one of only 13 ICANN accredited registrars in the world. They have been the fastest growing new registrar for the last two years and have offices in the UK, France, United States and New Zealand. They are based in Surrey operating under Mesh Digital Ltd. Their Nominet Tag is [Monster] and they can be followed on Twitter @domainmonster or on Facebook (facebook.com/domainmonster.)
Domain Monster Services
Domain Monster offer a range of domain name services from registration, transfer and back ordering to email, advanced DNS management and web hosting. You can register a large number of domain extensions with Domain Monster such as your standard gTLDs (.com, .net, .org etc.) to other extensions like .pro, .xxx .asia and more, just visit their domain registration page to find out which extensions are on offer.
If you follow Domain Monster on Twitter, they also offer special discounts during their “Happy Hour” – keep your eyes open for this. What I really do like about them however is their UK-based support teams. Always quick to pick up the phone they are friendly and knowledgeable and unlike certain domain name registration companies their telephone agents are based in the UK. Oh did I also mention they are based in the UK
Other services that Domain Monster offer includes their Partner Program which is a great way to earn some of your registration fees back. They convert pretty well too with my last 500 click throughs generating 28 sales and £26.27 off my renewals.
Domain Name Management
Domain Monster’s domain name management system is very easy to use. Simply create an account (you will notice this is NOT an affiliate link) to be able to log into their Members Area where you will be greeted with latest domain news, a list of your domain names, various options such as transfer domains to Domain Monster, manage your domains, notifications of expiring domains and available alternative domain names. You then have the standard options like account details, payment details, account security etc.
One feature I like which quite a few domain registration companies have failed to get right is the ability to view all of your domain names in one list and administer them from one screen. Domain Monster make it very easy to do things quickly if you have a large number of domains like me and anything you get stuck with, their customer services team are usually more than capable at sorting out for you.
My Recommendation – 10/10
If you are looking for a competitively priced domain name registrar where customer service and high quality back-end systems for domain name management are important to you then I would definitely recommend using Domain Monster. They have been a pleasure to deal with over the last year and I will continue to use them for some time. Their easy to use and simple to navigate website is great for new users and experienced domain name owners alike. 10/10 from me!
Domain Monster were highly recommended by me in my “unofficial top ten” domain name registration companies.
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