Don't be put off by the name. The only thing cheap about this company is the amount of $$$ you will have to pay.
With the launch of this new blog, I searched the Internet looking for a company that would provide what I needed to get up and running: for now, just a new domain. A reasonable price, good (IE: NON-TECHIE) support and no "junk" to wade through to get it.
First stop for me was unfortunately the domain/hosting provider that comes up again and again online: GoDaddy.
In my opinion: Daddy can just GO and take a hike!
What a mess it was to try to navigate their site. In particular, I was appalled by all the check-marks that just happen to get added (not by me) before I arrived at the check-out. I ended up with a total that was not even close to the price quoted for a domain name on their front page. I checked out, but not with anything purchased. And with a very poor impression of this "industry leader". Even the coupon code I had from another online site didn't work for this company.
I continued my search and finally found my way to NameCheap.
All I can say is: so far, very good! As a non-techie person I appreciate simple to understand answers/support when it comes to all things Internet-related. I was immediately impressed by how quickly and easily my numerous set-up questions were answered. Nothing unexpected at the check-out screen either. And yes, I did have a coupon for NameCheap and this one worked.
Check out their website if you need a domain or hosting provider or other online/blogging services. I haven't had time to check out all their offerings but based on my experiences to date, I will be back!
Overall rating for this service: Excellent. 5 out of 5.
Updated rating as of January 2012 (see my comment below): Fair. 2 out of 5.