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Register.com costs $30 a year for owning my domain name. I'd this a rip off?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Should I change registrar's? Who do you think is better than register.com to transfer my domain name too?

    They've actually been a pain in the ass to work with in general so I wouldn't mine moving my domain regardless.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Krazie

    Krazie Regular Member

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    Namecheap, internetbs, etc. Most places charge between 8.00-14.00 for .com renewals.
     
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  3. Fragmaster

    Fragmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    namesilo is $8 flat every year i think.
     
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    $30 for just the name? I paid around $8 for a year sub plus a .com domain it was shared hosting. Renewal for the same thing was $40. Look elsewhere mate. For that price you could get your domain name as well as some form of hosting at least. It was namecheap can't remember any downtime and was hitting around 10k visitors per day. So they are not that bad.
     
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  5. BlackBDO

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    namesilo all the way
     
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  6. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Namesilo or Namecheap are looking to be the best choices to move to from your responses :)
     
  7. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Internetbs gives you free privacy if you need that.
     
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  8. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've also wondered about this recently. There are still registrars charging U$ 35 for .com's.

    Maybe they just want the registrar status for database access and don't actually wanna sell domains.
     
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  9. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    It's a white hat business so I don't really need domain privacy for that.
     
  10. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Register.com is fucking shit. Same thing happened to me. Boycott those pieces of shit. Fucking scammers.
     
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    CenTex Hosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    on avg you are looking at 10 to 15 bucks a year to renew with most domain host. That amount is way over kill. We just charge a flat 10.95
     
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  12. greatjob

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    are you sure its just the domain you are paying for? $35 is almost standard price for domain + hosting. If its just the domain then get the fuck away from them.
     
  13. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    My website is hosted on Shopify. The cost might include email maybe but still. Register's website is also annoying as fuck to use.
     
  14. Cshark

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    If you don't want to pay more than you should, then yes choose another provider.
     
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  15. tonecapone

    tonecapone Newbie

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    Sounds like a lot but it depends on the domain name and the demand for it.
     
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    I like Dynadot, they are cheap, offer good support and have 2 step auth for security.
    That doesn't have anything to do with .com renewals.
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    Also, moniker charge about $10/year for .com's
     
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  18. Capo Dei Capi

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    Even being as white hat as you can be, there's a bunch of psychos online that may find something that triggers them you have to worry about.
     
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  19. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Hear that. I guess having domain privacy couldn't hurt.
     
  20. Silverandblack

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    Sounds like way too much money. Transfer it, there are a lot of better deals out there, even with privacy.
     
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