Dreamhost.com Domain Name Registrar Review


dreamhost.com claims itself as a domain name registrar, web hosting and cloud services provider. They also claim to host 1.5 million sites, blogs and applications, and supports over 400,000 web designers, developers, content creators, small businesses and entrepreneurs with the power of the Open Web.


.com registration – $11.95/yr
Domain privacy – Free
Total – $11.95/yr

Domain name pricing

The prices shown in the screenshot below reflects the annual price of $11.95/yr for the first year.


Domain privacy pricing

The domain privacy pricing is Free and can be seen in the screenshot below:


Total Order pricing

The total order price for domain registration and privacy is $11.95/yr as can be seen in the screenshot below:


User Interface (UI)

dreamhost.com sports a mordern, clean and appealing UI. As they are primarily a web hosting company and offer domain name registration services in addition to web hosting, the search box for the domain name registration is not located on the home page. Rather, it is located on a different page dedicated to registering the domain name. The search box on this page is prominent as it is big and bold enough to get noticed and it appears above-the-fold.

The domain name search results are AJAX powered and hence are displayed on the very same page within few seconds of performing the search. This saves time from searching and arriving on a different page and then going back to perform a different search.

Finally, placing an order for domain name includes three stages.  They are:

  1. Creating an account
  2. Configure a domain
  3. Set Up Payment

Once the above details are filled up, the Checkout process is quite easy and simple to understand and can be completed within matter of few minutes.

Other Services/Features offered

  • Domain Transfer
  • Free Lifetime Domain Name Privacy
  • Web Hosting services,
  • Virtual Servers, Dedicated Servers
  • Managed WordPress hosting, Cloud Storage, Content Delivery Network (CDN), Public Cloud Computing
  • Payment: Credit/Debit Card (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover, and Diners Club), PayPal, Checking Account, Check or Money Order, Gift Certificate

About the Company

  • In Service from 1997
  • Support via: Feedback form on website, Fax, Wiki, Discussion Forums. Call back (Phone Support) facility is available for members for a monthly fee
  • Support timings: 24×7
  • Fax number: +1 (714) 671-9098


  • Pricing of the domain name registration is the lowest
  • Free domain privacy
  • ICANN-accredited under the name DreamHost, LLC
  • Accepts Credit cards, Debit Cards, PayPal, Checking Account, Check or Money Order, Gift Certificate
  • Email, Wiki, Forums support available


  • Initial signup discount is not available for domain registration
  • Bulk domain name registration not available
  • Expensive for bulk domain name registrations
  • Online chat support, Phone support for non-members

dreamhost.com Review Conclusion

As a domain name registrar, the total price of the order comes out a little higher than the average price of $10. For example, if you register 10 domains with dreamhost.com, you end up paying almost $20 more every year. This could be expensive if you are planning for bulk registrations.

There are other domain name registrars such as namesilo that offer domain name registration services for less than $10/yr. with free domain name privacy.

Verdict on dreamhost.com as Domain Name Registrar

  • I RECOMMEND dreamhost.com for buying only one domain name and that too only if you are planning to purchase hosting from them and don’t mind paying $3 more per year for domain name registration .
  • I DO NOT RECOMMEND dreamhost.com for buying only more than 1 domain name as their pricing is a bit higher than average price.

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