Originally Posted by First Timer
does it really matter where you buy your domain from
I think it does to a point where you can recognize whether a registrar is a source or a reseller, to avoid unnecessary premium costs.
For example, while GoDaddy.com and Namecheap.com are the original source registrars, there are many resellers of GoDaddy.com out there that might have higher registration fees.
I would also recommend to register domains through known domain registrars instead of web hosting companies or web design studios as they tend to charge higher fees. Plus, you get full control of the name yourself.