CDN provider (Content Delivery Network) Cloudflare have launched a domain registration service by the name Cloudflare Registrar. With this launch, Cloudflare seek to provide reliable, secure and transparent registration services to boost the online presence of their enterprise customers.
According to Cloudflare, the domain registration market has been volatile in nature since customers get lured into tricky pricing models by registrars, who charge them much higher rates when its time to renew. In a bid to compete with them, Cloudflare say that they will not be charging a single dime for any of the top level domains (.COM, .ORG, .NET, .INFO) as opposed to wholesale providers charging anywhere between USD 7.85 to USD 9.93.
By launching Cloudflare Registrar, the CDN provider will be facilitating a service that is built on the tenets of reliability, security, transparency and trust. Speaking about the launch, Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, commented:
When we looked at the marketplace for domain registration, we were shocked at the deceitful pricing around a service that is really just a commodity. We realized that the one thing every Cloudflare customer needs is a domain, so they needed a registrar they could trust.
With Cloudflare Registrar, we’re promising to offer our customers the best security practices at the best possible price. Our goal is simply to create the first domain registrar you can love.
Cloudflare say that their domain registration service will provide users with benefits like WHOIS privacy protection, built-in two-factor authentication, automatic domain lock as well as DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions).
Michelle Zatlyn, the co-founder at Cloudflare, commented:
Our mission at Cloudflare is to help build a better Internet. That is a big, broad mission that means many things. It means that we push to make Internet properties faster.
Industry experts claim that this move will boost Cloudflare’s security product portfolio, especially after they consolidated their security offerings with Roughtime network time protocol.