For many years, I used GoDaddy. I’d also tried many others, but kept coming back to GoDaddy.
However – recently I’m finding that NameCheap are my preferred choice. Partly because they’re great on domain pricing, and they have a very smooth purchase process. But mainly, because they offer privacy protection (which they call WhoisGuard) and SSL at unbeatable prices.
Domain privacy (WhoisGuard) means that your contact information used when you register the domain isn’t made public – because those pesky spam robots harvest those public email addresses and send you rubbish, as well as sell the email addresses to spam lists..
And SSL is becoming more important these days, if you want any form of security for sensitive information – and of course, it’s critical for any payment information.
NameCheap also do hosting of course, but I still recommend SiteGround for that.
More details coming soon, on what domain names to choose when thinking of marketing and seo.