Here are the results of my research regarding the top Web Hosting and
Web Domain Registrars worldwide.
From a study on Registrar Market Share & Service Offerings:
?As of November 2003, top 10 domain name registrars based on market
share are respectively: Network Solutions, Tucows, Godaddy.com,
Register.com, eNom, Melbourne IT, BulkRegister, Schlund.de,
DirectNic.com, Dotster? (source: Name Intelligence)
Survey and Analysis By: Benjamin Edelman, Berkman Center for Internet
& Society, Harvard Law School
Survey Distributed In Partnership with: CircleID
Go Daddy - Registrar of the Year
Jan 30, 2004
?For the second year running Go Daddy has remained head and shoulders
above the rest the best domain registrar, managing to again earn the
title, Registrar of the Year 2003. This award is given to one
registrar annually who exceeds expectations in price, service, and
Go Daddy managed to stay the leader in domain registration in 2003 by
offering the best deals on domain name registrations and providing
quality supplementary services such as; hosting, email, privacy
protection registrations, spam blocking software, and more.?
?(..) DirectNIC has the best management tools. By logging into the
domain manager users can control and see all the domain names that
have been registered by the user, when the names were registered, and
when they expire. DirectNIC sends reminders before it is time to
renew, so registrants are never caught unawares with an expired
domain. DirectNIC customers may choose what information is displayed
in the WHOIS registry for each domain and how they would like to be
contacted for renewal.?
?Because not every registrar is authorized to register .co.uk, .tv,
and .jp users may turn to Register.com when a country code top level
domain is needed. Register charges $35 for registrations, which is a
good deal for most ccTLDs, as the country codes tend to be a bit more
pricey than the gTLDs (.com, .net, etc.) Register.com has a slick
registration process, and registrations include a free start up site,
and 24/7 technical support.?
HostIndex ( www.hostindex.com ) looks at thousands of Web hosting
companies each month and ranks the best hosting companies, based on
user feedback, features and pricing, financial stability and customer
support. The companies making the list represent the top one percent
of hosting companies
1. Hostway - http://www.hostway.com/
?Chicago-based Hostway has distinguished themselves as the leading
host for businesses seeking e-commerce solutions. The company has
great appeal for international customers, with offices in Canada, the
UK, Australia, and Korea.?
2. Interland - http://s0b.bluestreak.com/ix.e?hy&s=258524&a=186295
?Hosting more domains than any other web host, Interland is nothing
short of being a King in the Land of Hosting.?
3. Affinity Internet http://click.atdmt.com/AFF/go/hstndaff00100054aff/direct/01/
?Affinity Internet offers popular, well-supported web hosting geared
for all budgets through an array of strong web hosting divisions.?
4. Media3 ? http://www.media3.net/
?Media3 provides premium web hosting without a premium on pricing.
Prompt and accurate phone support makes this company stand-out from
5. DataPipe.com ? http://www.datapipe.com/
?DataPipe offers powerful UNIX and Windows hosting with support of the
latest technologies. Well-positioned hosting plans and fast customer
6. NTT/Verio ? http://www.verio.com/
?NTT/Verio, a division of Japan's NTT, (..) provides an immense range
of product offerings and a leading network infrastructure.?
7. HostMySite.com ? http://hostmysite.com/hostindex/index6.hms?id=109
?HostMySite.com provides professional hosting for businesses who
demand feature-rich packages. The company also supports ColdFusion
8. Nexpoint Technologies http://www.nexpoint.net/w2kspecial.php?ref=hostindex
?Nexpoint provides cost-effective web hosting that boasts high
9. Yahoo! Web Hosting ? http://webhosting.yahoo.com/
?The hosting division of Yahoo! serves up high-bandwidth hosting
platforms that are a good match for high traffic sites.?
10 Bizland ? http://www.bizland.com/?AffID=554190
?Bizland is a well-funded operation that provides hosting memberships
and services for small-to-medium sized businesses.?
Source: Host Index
The Net Top 20 Web Hosts
?The Web Hosting Awards from Nettop20.com rank the best Web hosts by
category. Each category represents the major segments of the Web
hosting market. Verio was ranked No. 1 in the Popular Web Hosting
category, and called "the leader in the field." Verio was ranked No. 2
in the Business Web Hosting category, and described as "a leader in
the field of business Web hosting. This means stability and
predictability for those who house their Web sites there."
8 CI Host
12 Value Web
16 Web Site Source
Best Registration Hosting Packages
1st Place: iPowerWeb http://www.ipowerweb.com/
2nd Place: Globat http://www.globat.com/
Other Services Worth Considering
Ranking of best web hosting companies global OR worldwide
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I hope you find this information useful.