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Buying domain - you get what you pay for ?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by undertakernd, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. undertakernd

    undertakernd Registered Member

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    Hey there BHW members,
    I wanted to buy a nice .net domain (1 year) on GoDaddy.com
    After I chose and selected my domain, the final bill was $10.17 - which is not that expensive, but after reading all these threads on BHW forum with those eye-catching titles like: "$0.99 .com domain 1 year" and "Free .net .com domains for 6 months", I wondered why should I spend like $10 for a domain that could be bought for like 10 times smaller price.
    So, should I buy this $10 domain on GoDaddy (which I find expensive now), or search this and other forums for those 1 dollar domains.
    If you know some better and cheaper websites like GoDaddy, it would be great if you could suggest one :)

    Thank you for reading this, your replies are welcomed :)
     
  2. DKovik

    DKovik Registered Member

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    Find one of the coupon code threads around here and you'll probably get your domain cheaper. I use an extension in Chrome called Honey and I've since not paid full price on anything from GoDaddy in a year or so. I bought a .com the other night for $4 with privacy. Saved like $12.
     
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  3. mindlesswizard

    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    Some one posted about the offer codes with the help of which you can have domains cheaper to 0.99$ for a year. Just search the give away section
     
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  4. shortgigs

    shortgigs Regular Member

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    I like what DKovik mentioned. Personally I use namecheap - they include privacy, usually have monthly coupons and allow free email at checkout. They are usually trusted with BHW members for domain registrar other than godaddy.
     
  5. undertakernd

    undertakernd Registered Member

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    Yeah, Namecheap is also cool and because it's trusted with BHW, I may use it instead of GoDaddy.
    Thanks for your reply :)
     
  6. Sandr0G

    Sandr0G Junior Member

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    I think you can use the code 99LUV or someting like that to buy a domain for 99 cents.
     
  7. JasTheLuckyBoy

    JasTheLuckyBoy Registered Member

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    just google 0.99 godaddy domain coupon or namecheap coupon and u can find many :)
     
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  8. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Yeah try the honey extension, but for .net domain its harder to find such low prizes as for coms.
     
  9. traglodit

    traglodit Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    don't use GoDaddy!!! Never!
     
  10. crazedspyker

    crazedspyker Senior Member

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    Namesilo is cheaper than namecheap, and they don't charge you a fee when it comes time to renew your privacy protection.
     
  11. darkhero313

    darkhero313 Newbie

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    I also wouldn't suggest GoDaddy anymore.
    Years ago I got an SSL certificate for like $14,99 / first year.
    Unfortunately they turned on recurring subscriptions and a year later they charged me around $50 without prior notice (regarding the subscription).

    Lesson learned, since then I'm using namecheap and they haven't disappointed me yet.
    However, as crazedspyker pointed out, there are cheaper registrars.
     
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