Just a quick note that you may or may not be aware of. One of the most important pieces of building niche sites is remaining profitable. With that in mind, finding affordable hosting solutions and cheap domain registrations is critical. 1and1.com is in danger of pricing themselves out of the biz in my eyes. I received an email from them today stating:
“In order to stay competitive and continue to offer you excellent services, we need to adjust our pricing structure. The following new domain rates will be changed to$14.99/year, dependent on your individual renewal date, at earliest on 07/01/2013.”
While they are still the cheapest, they are by far the least known registrar. GoDaddy can afford to charge what they do because they have done such a great job cultivating their brand. Anyway, here is a look at their new pricing.