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[Godaddy coupon] How to save some cash

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by BhutJolokia, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. BhutJolokia

    BhutJolokia Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I know. I know. This has been posted before, but I want to remind everyone about it.

    Today I thought about buying the ssl for my godaddy domain. It's quite expensive (about 80,- €). I still had the "leave the product in the shopping card to get a coupon" in mind, so I wanted to try it out.

    Maybe not even 1 hour later I got a mail from godaddy with a 25% off of my total next order (valid today). Saved me 20,- € and I would have bought it anyway :D.

    Just wanted to remind everyone about this lil trick.

    Keep grinding!
     
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  2. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    The abandon cart trick is a good one, I used it for grammarly and got 55% off my first year
     
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  3. qwertys

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    lol, you coulda bought a SSL from Namecheap for $2 (or $2.99) for the first year and ~$10 for the renewal...
     
  4. BhutJolokia

    BhutJolokia Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yep, considered it. But I'm not sure about the quality difference of certain certificates, since I lack the knowledge in this field. Do you have done that before? Can you recommend it?
     
  5. qwertys

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    Yes, it's virtually the same. What you need to consider is the backend and the supported encryption routines! And if you need an EV certificate, it'll cost more.
     
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  6. BhutJolokia

    BhutJolokia Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I really appreciate your answer, but that's just too high for me. Probably another reason why I took the easy (expensive) route :rolleyes:
     
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    I will surely try it, let's see what it responses
     
  8. qwertys

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    What's too high for you?
     
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    About the upper answer. I think it's a good idea to do something more difficult but with less money . A tutorial on youtube it's pretty useful and the outcome will be greater because you will even learn something new besides the economy you'll made . :D
     
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    Never really liked GoDaddy stole some premium domains I was looking to buy long time back.
     
  11. BhutJolokia

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    Sorry, forgot to answer. It's just that I have a lot of things going on and I lack the knowledge about supported encryption routines. Thus I pref to go the easy (lazy) route.

    Probably should have tried it. Well... Maybe next time.

    How did they "steal" it? Bought them and put a huge ass price on the domain? Hate when they are doing that...

    Should have bought immediately.
     
  12. galbatron

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    They did the same thing with a domain I used to own :(
    It got expired and they bought it and put a 1.2K £ price on it
     
  13. whodunit27

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    you also always get a discount whenever you call godaddy via email 30%
     
  14. BhutJolokia

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    Yeah, that sucks. I wonder why it even is allowed to do that as a domain name provider.

    Good to know, thanks!
     
  15. galbatron

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    It shouldn't be allowed :/
     
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    you can get free ssl from cloudflare or letsencrypt (requires 3 month renewal)
     
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    Every time I contact Godaddy they send me a 25 per cent off my next purchase.

    They take forever to answer the phone though and their hold music is awful! :eek:
     
  18. SamLewis

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    You can also get free SSL on any host with CPanel.
     
  19. BhutJolokia

    BhutJolokia Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    But isn't there a certain risk using free ssl?

    True :confused:

    Same as above, isn't there a certain risk using free ssl?
     
  20. l3est

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    I didn't have any problems with it. cpanel and direct admin don't even need 3 month checking. they will automatically renew lets encrypt SSL.