Dynadot Review 2019


At the heart of every good website lies a domain name. Because nobody wants to spend their time navigating to websites based off numerical IP addresses, the modern miracle of the domain name was invented.

There are a million and one domain registrars out there, but today I am talking about the one I use the most. In this Dynadot review (all updated for 2019) I’ll be taking a quick look at the key features of this platform and whether or not it is a good choice for your domain name registrations.

What Is Dynadot?

Dynadot is a domain registrar, hosting provider (they may just be a reseller themselves, I’m not actually sure) and provider of other associated services like SSL certificates.

The company has been operating under various guises since 2002, and is currently headquartered in San Mateo, California. One of Dynadot’s claims to fame is being an early registrar for Wikileaks.

How Do I Use Dynadot?

As mentioned above, Dynadot offers a broad array of hosting and domain registration services. However, I only use Dynadot for the purpose of registering domain names for my affiliate websites, ecommerce sites and so on.

I haven’t actually used their hosting, SSL, or website builder service. Next time I build an affiliate site I might give their hosting a try and then update this Dynadot review.

How Much Are Domain Registrations?

This depends on exactly which TLD you purchase. However, Dynadot’s current prices are available here. As with all good registrars, you save quite a bit of money by purchasing multiple years at once.

  • ICANN fees are included with your registration price.
  • Bulk and super bulk pricing available if you register large volumes of domain names.
  • All top TLDs available, including all those crazy new ones you’d probably never use like .pizza
  • Sometimes there are some great discounts on specific TLDs, like Buy 1 Get 1 Free on .info and so on.


Is Dynadot a worthy choice for your next domain registrar? I certainly think so! I have been using Dynadot exclusively for the past few years with no real problems of any substance to report (excluding NZ domain names where I use 1st Domains – I will be reviewing this particular registrar soon).

I cannot comment on their hosting or website builder options, but from the perspective of getting domain names registered for an affordable price, I don’t think you can go far past Dynadot. Their prices are reasonable, service is good, and a variety of payment options are available including Paypal.

Go give Dynadot a try today … you won’t be disappointed!

1st Domains Review 2019

Hot on the back of my recent Dynadot review, I’m back with a review of another popular domain registrar (well, popular if you live in New Zealand like me!)

This is a quick review of 1st Domains, which has been a top registrar in NZ for a number of years now.

What Is 1st Domains?

1st Domains is a domain registrar and hosting provider company, based in New Zealand. I use them to register any New Zealand TLDs that I need for whatever reason.

The only reason you would go with this registrar is if you need to get your hands on a .co.nz or .kiwi or other NZ TLD domain.

If you’re based in NZ and looking to register something like a .com or .net, then I would still recommend that you go with Dynadot in order to save money. 1st Domains really is there just for

How Much Are Domains?

This depends on exactly what TLD you want to buy. However, the two most common options – .co.nz and .com – are $21.50 NZD per year (GST exclusive).

There is a full range of NZ TLDs including .org.nz, .kiwi, .nz. You can also register all common global TLDs, as well as those flashy new extensions like .marketing.


Although this has been a short review, I hope that you can see that 1st Domains is a great option for any NZ-based Internet marketer (or anyone who needs to register an NZ TLD domain).

Their site might be a bit old fashioned and their prices aren’t necessarily the best … but 1st Domains manage to provide a nice and stable experience and offer good customer service.

I’ve certainly never had a bad experience with 1st Domains, and would recommend them to anybody.

Transferring A Weebly Site To Another Account

I recently encountered a unique conundrum with using Weebly, and wanted to share my experience with anyone who also uses the Weebly platform (which I need to get around to reviewing actually, especially with the number of new features they have recently added).

I had a number of sites built sitting under one Weebly account. So from the same login I could edit a few different sites I was working on.

One of these sites I decided to sell on Flippa. It was an affiliate site making a nice little bit of money each month, and was relatively passive. However, I just couldn’t be bothered doing anything more with the site to build it up, so decided to sell.

The auction went well and the site sold. However, what was I going to do with the site as it’s hosted on Weebly?

Transferring a site to another host when using WordPress with something like Hawk Host is easy. But Weebly doesn’t have any easy “DIY” transfer method. The good news is that you can do it – it just requires some emailing!

If you need to transfer a Weebly site to another account (whether another one of your own, or someone else’s) here’s what you need to do:

  1. Get an email address that has NEVER been used before on Weebly (this is important)
  2. Contact Weebly support and request they transfer the site to that email address – they will set up the account for you.
  3. Sit back and relax, and don’t forget to answer any questions that might come through from the support team

Other things you need to know:

  • This process is free
  • Weebly will issue a password for that newly created account
  • The newly created account will get whatever level of paid service you had on your old account (and will renew on the same date it would have)


Hawkhost Review 2019

I’ve just finished paying for a reseller hosting account on Hawkhost to host some “viral media sites” that I’ve got under development. I’ve never used Hawkhost before, but found them being recommended by Luke Kling of Peerfly/FPTraffic fame.

This page will be the home of my Hawkhost review, all updated and relevant for 2019. I’ll be adding to the review as I go about setting up my site(s) on Hawkhost.

Things I’ll be looking at:

  • Pricing
  • Quality of customer service
  • How easy it is to get sites setup
  • Speed and reliability of the hosting

So make sure that you stay tuned and come back soon to check out my review of Hawkhost when it is all finished!

What Is Hawkhost?

Hawkhost is another hosting company. There are just so many out there that it can be hard to know where to begin. You’ve probably heard of the big ones like GoDaddy and BlueHost – but Hawkhost is definitely not such a prominent name.

As mentioned above, I decided to give Hawkhost a try because it was recommended by Luke Kling. He’s one of my favourite personalities in the affiliate marketing game (especially with all the hard work he puts in to FPTraffic) so I decided to follow his recommendation and give them a try.

Hawkhost Pricing

There are a number of different options available with Hawkhost, all of which naturally vary depending on exactly what type of hosting you’ve chosen.

I personally chose a reseller account, as I plan to be using a whole bunch of different domains and hosting different sites.  However, at the moment I just have a “main” website hosted on there.

How Easy Is It To Register & Get Setup?