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[Renewing Domains] How Long Do You Extend?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sophie, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Sophie

    Sophie Elite Member Premium Member

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    Well, since the day I started IM and whenever I need to renew my webhosting or domains, I usually just extend for 1 more year.
    And of course when the time is about to end, I would extend another year again.

    I actually thought that I would have to give up IM due to Penguin's massive slap. Surprisingly, my sites are all recovering and rapidly.
    So I'm contemplating whether to just extend my webhost for 2 or 3 years than just 1 year since it would be cheaper (For 1 year plan: $8.99 per month; For 2 years plan: $7.99 per month; For 3 years: $6.99 per month).

    How long do you guys extend? Just curious to know.
     
  2. ugjunk

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    It's completely upto you, if you think you would continue with that site or project in the future then you should subscribe it for 2-3 years or more or vice versa.

    Sames goes with Hosting as well. I normally buy my domains for 2-4 years depending on the project (Regarding hosting I don't bother as I own my own hosting company :D)
     
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  3. Sophie

    Sophie Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thanks buddy.

    I would like to add that there are some people whom said that Google also scans through your domain expiration duration too... because spammers usually register for 1 year or so. Some claim that when they extend 3-5 years or more, Google trusts your domain more.

    Don't know if that's true... lol... there's so many theories which can never be proved.
     
  4. krishnaverma

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    If you are confident about the website and only white hat methods are used on it, you can renew for longer duration.
     
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  5. ugjunk

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    Look, domains barely cost $5-10 (depending on promotions and stuffs) so if you purchase a domain for 3 years, it would barely cost you $15-30 which isn't huge.

    I ain't sure about if Google Reads the domain registration date and even if they do, that won't really make a huge difference. Furthermost, it completely depends on you for how long you would be continuing with a certain project.
     
  6. criticalmess

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    I was under the impression that if you renew your domain for longer period of time, goog takes that into consideration
     
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  7. sumax

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    I renew my domain at least 3 years :)
     
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  8. ezines

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    The only way to know is to test it yourself As for me, I do yearly renewal. It would different if my site is earning 1K+ per day, I might renew it for 10 years :)

    Yearly renewal for me, no problem. Ranking is still the same.
     
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  9. ok888

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    I usually just do one year just like u

    I dont know why
     
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    I only do yearly. Who knows what could happen to a domain in a year. Paranoia, I guess.
     
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  11. williamk

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    I do 2 years registration. And for domains that I am sure about, I go for 3 years.