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Cheapest place to buy new .com - Yahoo?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by MarkUSA, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. MarkUSA

    MarkUSA Newbie

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    I have a silly question but here is goes:
    I can't get any Go Daddy coupons to work, so next best alternative is Yahoo
    The question is, if after first year I transfer it to NameCheap, do I have to pay transfer fee AND next year eight bucks times two OR does the transfer fee INCLUDE the first year? Sorry for the stupidity! Thanks!
     
  2. paincake

    paincake Power Member

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    You only pay the transfer fee
     
  3. MarkUSA

    MarkUSA Newbie

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    Ok, just so I understand this: I pay now 1.99 for a new domain on Yahoo. In 1 year, I transfer to NameCheap and pay 8.98 (or whatever it costs at the time), which covers both the transfer and the 1st year on NameCheap. Right?
     
  4. Phil25

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    Netfirms with coupon code dollardomain will be 5,99/year and free privacy...
     
  5. gregstereo

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    Registrars measure their e-penises by the # of domain names in their management, so most of them include an "extra" year on the reg in the price of the transfer in to get more names into their grubby paws. What you usually get is the current expiration date plus one year beyond that for the price of the transfer. That's pretty standard, but any registrar who doesn't offer that isn't worth it so double-check with whoever you are about to go with.

    Also, that said, yahoo blows goats as a registrar.
     
  6. MarkUSA

    MarkUSA Newbie

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    To Blow Goats: Intensely negative term which may be used to define a person, event, condition, object, or almost any noun. Something that sucks immensely. In extreme cases, the speaker may say, "leaves no goat unblown." :D:D

    Greg, I missed out on the GoDaddy 0.99 sale and Yahoo is the only one I see right now that offers the low price (1.99) on new registrations. Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
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  8. jlsco

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    Yahoo sounds like a good alternative, thanks for the tip...
    what about transferring to internetbs after the first year?
    They seem pretty reasonable, are they good registrar?
     
  9. gregstereo

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    Thanks for the definition of blowing goats lol. FWIW, I just refuse to screw around with sub-par registrars, domain names are too critical to do that. And Yahoo has a pretty bad track record when it comes to name management (if anyone chooses to use them as a registrar and *especially* when they try to transfer out - best of luck; transferring names is a PITA no matter what, and is especially "fun" with sub-par registrars).

    If you're looking for something reasonably-priced, there are a number of options. As far as GD, yeah I know they get a lot of flack, I'm not gonna defend or accuse them...but there are ways to get cheaper pricing from them. They are constantly running "specials" and sometimes a phone rep can get you a deal...or google godaddy coupon codes...or buy any non-domain product from them and you can get a .com for $1.99USD....

    there are also a number of other registrars offering enticing prices for new reg's...I don't recommend 1&1 or network solutions, but here's some options:

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cheap+domain+name+registrations

    GD, enom, namecheap, name, moniker, internetbs - those are a few of the registrars that often come up when people are looking for registrars. I'm probably forgetting at least a few others. You might want to look around namepros dot com or dnforum for reviews and/or deals as well.
     
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    I know if you register it with yahoo, and forget to transfer it out, you will experience a non-violent form of rape, your wallet will end up being abused.
     
  11. MarkUSA

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    I totally believe Yahoo is not great as a Registrar, so many people have said that! But there nobody else right this moment offering anything lower than $1.99... So I'll just have to remember to transfer out :)
     
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