Every 18 months or so there has been a best registrar poll on Namepros. GoDaddy won the last two, the last one was closer with @namesilo coming in second, 253 votes vs 191 or 29.8% vs 22.5%. The previous big poll saw GoDaddy run away with it 303 votes or 52%.
This time around NameSilo and Dynadot are the leaders, NameSilo has a decent lead with 26% of the vote. Dynadot is actually second and GoDaddy is in third. For some other registrars they have certainly seen their popularity dip. Uniregistry has only 5.3% of the vote compared to 11.2% 18 months ago.
Some have expressed their bewilderment in NameSilo being in first place,
Why NameSilo is taking number one in this poll is beyond me. Aren’t we got no class? A registrar that has nothing to offer, and looks like early 90s blog. This is the registrar you’re voting number one? #SMH
That explains why 90% of registered domains are crap. Why people spends tones of USD on Sedo to promote craps that will never sell.
The real SHOCKING stats is why GoDaddy is not running away with this poll? (apologies for my pole misspellings above. To late to edit). They should be easily winning this poll because they have so many more domains under registration.
To explain that. GoDaddy might be under-represented with NPer’s and NameSilo might be over-represented with NPer’s. Or maybe GoDaddy users are not so happy with GoDaddy any more.
Dynadot has had a big update with only 78 votes last time and already at 140.
These threads do give registrars and their employees some insight into what their customers want and don’t want.
View the poll here