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GoDaddy vs UniRegistry

Last updated: Author Scott Whatley

Putting GoDaddy and Uniregistry against one another is not fair, at least not from my perspective. Uniregistry is a newcomer to the market of domain registrars, as well as to that of SSL certificates. In fact, it’s been roughly a year and a half since they started offering SSLs, which is why you won’t find them in any of the key market share statistics.

Unfortunately, Uniregistry got off on the wrong foot with SSL certs. No more than a month after announcing their partnership with Comodo to provide these certificates, a scare-tactic scam incident took place, where a number of Uni customers received fake renewal messages.

From this perspective, the debate between GoDaddy vs Uniregistry weighs heavily in favor of the former. GoDaddy has provided high-quality web security services for more than a decade and they currently are the third-largest provider of security across the Internet, right after Sectigo and DigiCert.

Faced with the Uniregistry or GoDaddy decision, some claim they chose the former simply due to novelty and sleek design, but I’m not really buying it. Especially when it comes to security.

GodaddyUniRegistry
PlanDomain RegistryDomain Registry
Pricingfrom $11.99 per yr per .com domainfrom $10.88 per yr per .com domain
Free WhoisNoYes
Free ICANNYesYes
Free TransferYesYes
in-house HostingYesNo
Free SSL CertificateNoNo
24/7 SupportYesYes
FounderBob ParsonFrank Schilling
Year Founded19972002
Ideal forSmall to Medium Enterprisehosting business / personal
HeadquartersUSACanada

The Uniregistry vs GoDaddy showdown might have different results later on – far, far into the future, perhaps. However, as I see it right now, Hover’s offer doesn’t pack that punch of confidentiality or value that I would need to switch over from an acknowledged company that has proven its worth time and again.

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