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Domain registration pricing

The current pricing right now on renew of domains went up to 17.99. However, if I purchased a new domain. I get the first year for 11.99. While other companies out there are offering a lot less for both the first and multiple years.

I have about 20 domains right now. I can transfer to other equally good registras for half the 17.99. Honestly, it isn't enough work that it deters me from doing so. 20 domains * 9.70 each savings. You are looking at over 180 dollars in savings.

The point is godaddy isn't the only company out there trying to win customers over their company.
Support these days is pretty universal. Maybe the average individual who has one domain and runs their personal site might find it not worth while moving or those who have enough domains that they can benefit from the clubs and other discounts otherwise Just transferring each year is a good savings. Right now godaddy is offering transfers to them for 0.99 including one year registration.

Basically all you have done is create a group of people who move their domains around. Why not just do the smart thing and price the domain registration competitively. That way you don't have people like myself who are going to go off to the other company to get a discount. Then you end up saving me time and effort and you don't loose out on what profit you would have gained from keeping me around. All you managed to do is create a revolving door system that creates more work for your company transferring people in and out. it cost me less than $8.30 to transfer, next year I come back to you. so that 2 years for just over $9 And your company probably does more work doing that they did with having me as a customer for over decade. That just doesn't seem to smart.

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Re: Domain registration pricing

There are several domain pricing models @GRHayes and the model you listed is one. I'm not going to pretend to know why any company does what the do but I suspect they have a reason? I appreciate having my domains consolidated and close to my hosting but you can of course configure domains to point to anywhere. Choice is great though right?

 

...turns out that my two cents is worth less or more depending on the current exchange rate.

roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head

Re: Domain registration pricing/?isc=gdcommment

I host everything myself. The only thing they are to me is a registra.
Their pricing way off for what I get out of them. There isn't a registra
out there that doesn't provide primary DNS reasonably well with little or
no down time or other issues.

I already had to get my code signing certificate some place else because
they were charging 3 times the going rate.

Moving from registra to and back a year later will cost me a total of $9.30
over 2 years per domain vs $34 times 20 domains That $480 roughly in
savings in 2 years.

I like consolidation as well. Frankly I can consolidate at any company that
gives me the better deal.

As for godaddy hosting they can't fill my needs at anything close to a
reasonable price. I would be better off dropping a full rack in several
data centers across the country. Their storage space is way to small for
the money. That said they are fantastic for people are starting out and
don't have extensive development skills. But there are other companies out
there that are similar in that ability as well.