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AB Testing on Buying a Domain From Godaddy vs Netlify

Posted by Ninja Space Content on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Under: Netlify
I found something interesting this past week.

Last month, I bought a domain name via Netlify because I've been deploying my front end React apps there during bootcamp and decided to do something different with domain buying. Earlier this year in January 2021, I also bought another domain name but this was through Godaddy. I didn't think much of it. I buy almost all of my domains through Godaddy because that's what I've been doing for over a decade as I'm comfortable with their interface.

Even though my January 2021 domain that I bought through Godaddy has been live for 8 months and the Netifly domain has only been live for 1 month, my Netifly domain has been properly indexed already and showing up in Google search queries way faster than my other domain from Godaddy. The cost for me was actually cheaper through Netlify too!

I have a few theories on why this is happening.

First off, I built my own database for the Netifly domain, whereas I was pulling data from a public API for the Godaddy domain. Right there, was very key. I have unique content displaying for my Netlify website.

Secondly, any domain that I buy through Netlify, if I'm hosting it there, comes automatically with a secure socket layer. I didn't have to buy extra for SSL. Therefore, my Netlify site is secure from the get-go via https whereas the January domain purchase is not. Godaddy charges me extra for SSL certs so I usually avoid buying one unless my revenue justifies it.

Lastly, I was hosting through Godaddy's shared hosting which could be a very bad thing if I'm sharing the same IP address with another site that belongs to someone else that was marked as spam. That could affect my rankings and the way Google indexes my website.

I'm very happy with how my newer site is indexing in Google's search engine and can't wait to share any new findings. I highly recommend trying Netlify out if you're torn between using Godaddy or Netlify to buy your domain and plan on deploying a React app.

In : Netlify 

Tags: buying domains from netlify versus godaddy  compare domain name services 

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