The list of registrars can be found here. We suggest that you approach some of them to discuss your needs before making a choice who you will entrust to take care of your domain name. As many of them are offering a wide range of Internet services, we cannot recommend one registrar over another. Nevertheless we have prepared some guidelines to help you reach a decision:
- Shop around. Get competitive quotes but bear in mind, that the cheapest offer may not necessarily be the best. Mind the “hidden” charges.
- Find out how registrar is providing client services. Enquire about services you can carry out online and the ones you will have to do over the phone, by e-mail or even in person (where you will likely be bound to a registrar’s business time).
- Enquire about special services you might need – some registrars may not provide them.
- Read the small print. Though a domain name registration is not like buying a real estate, you should understand the purchase agreement before signing it. Request general terms and conditions and read them thoroughly. Make sure your domain name will be registered specifically to you in your name and not in the name of the registrar or another third party.
- Pay attention to the process of transferring your domain name to another registrar. Despite careful selection, it may later turn out that a chosen registrar does not provide services as you expected and you may want to move your domain name (and other additional services you may have) to another registrar. Check about expenses that may incur.
- Check the domain name registrar renewal policy. Through a chosen registrar you will register your domain name for a period from 1 up to 5 years with the right to renewal. Should you be subscribed to any additional services with your registrar (e.g. web hosting, e-mail hosting), check whether you would be committed to renew them at the same time as your domain or these could be changed or renewed, separately from your domain name.
- Enquire about registrar’s credentials. Seek recommendations from other internet users and ask the prospective registrar for testimonials from other customers.
- Check the registrar’s support. Find out what types of customer and technical support they offer and when these services are available. For example, some registrars offer 24/7 online support whilst others offer telephone support only during office hours.
Before registering a domain name a chosen registrar has to present you with The General Terms and Conditions (GT&C). By registering a domain name under .si ccTLD you enter into a domain name registration agreement, therefore it is necessary that you are thoroughly familiarized with the general terms and conditions.