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Domain Name Registrations are Expiring, What Should I Do?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Nigel Farage, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Okay so I went kind of crazy over the last 12 months and took advantage of the cheap registration offers from godaddy, register.com, etc... and now they are expiring and they want crazy amounts of money to re-register. Like $40.00 ?? WTF ???

    I have about 6 domains that I want to keep. What's the cheapest way to do this without having to pay exorbitant amounts of money?
     
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    Look around for some coupon codes, that is how I reduce the prices.
     
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    Those $40-a-pop renewals are for regster .com, right?. Try this: log to your control panel, click on the option to transfer out one of your domains (or get transfer code, don't really remember which is it). I usually get an interstitial offering a $10.00 renewal in order not to leave them. If this is good enough for you, then just follow that link. I've only done this once. The rest of the domains I transferred out, and for one of them I figured I'd pay the full renewal cost (expensive, but I had taken advantage of their $0.99 coupon earlier, and at the time it wasn't limited, so it was only fair for them).
     
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    Don't use cheap ass registrars in the future, and try to transfer your domains elsewhere. I suggest namecheap, they don't give you nasty surprises like that.
     
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    As said above, find a cheap registrar, and ask them to renew for you. You use the transfer code and move the domain to the new registrar. I use bluehost, .com/net/org they are 12 bucks I think. Shouldn't be a big deal.
     
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  6. Nigel Farage

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    ALL of the posts were useful. Thank you very much. I've thanked and Rep+ all of you, and encourage others to do so as well, because this was all very good information. I thought all these costs were somehow regulated by an "international agency" and everyone was required to charge the same for all these "administrative fees", unless they wanted to discount them. I didn't know maintaining ownership of domain names had significant costs. (To me, $2.00 a year is insignificant, but $12.00 a year makes me have to think about how bad I want to keep those domains.)

    I guess I could try to sell them.

    Assuming I decide to keep them, what's the cheapest way to do this? I've got Techxan's suggestion for http://www.bluehost.com/ at $12.00 a year. Are there any others?

    Sometimes it's best to pay a little more for "quality". Do Registrar's (correct word?) have a "quality" to consider? I bought the domains because they were cheap and I wanted to have them, but I've never really researched if there is any money in them, or if I wanted to invest a bunch of time & money into them.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Godaddy renewal are $15 for .com