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BinaryLimited

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#127496 12-Aug-2013 22:22
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Hi All

Does anyone know of a cheaper domain registrar than godaddy?
Mainly .com domains , no hosting.

Thanks




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  #876167 12-Aug-2013 23:12
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Isn't it already pretty cheap. Go much cheaper and things like support and reliability of provider may suffer, and you don't want to risk losing the domain.

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  #876168 12-Aug-2013 23:15
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binary: how much cheaper do you want than godaddy? google for godaddy coupons, they have some pretty amazing deals going. I've found service pretty good. We buy our UCC domains elsewhere, but everything else through godaddy.

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  #876215 13-Aug-2013 07:04
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I use namecheap.com for registration, not because of price but because I didn't like GoDaddy. The GoDaddy website is confusing, there are constant upsells, the idiot who owns it shoots elephants, and customer service and support is poor.



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  #876241 13-Aug-2013 08:51
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The wholesale price of a .com is $7.85, thats a meager profit of $3.14.

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  #876255 13-Aug-2013 09:26
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timmmay: I use namecheap.com for registration, not because of price but because I didn't like GoDaddy. The GoDaddy website is confusing, there are constant upsells, the idiot who owns it shoots elephants, and customer service and support is poor.


I have also used these guys. I also find the godaddy site a little harder to navigate but I've never had bad service from them. I use namecheap for ucc. 

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  #876259 13-Aug-2013 09:32
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I use gandi.net for some. Not as cheap as godaddy, but not as OMGSPAMMY UPSELL either.

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  #876264 13-Aug-2013 09:41
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Sorry quick question about GoDaddy, was thinking about getting a domain from there, is do they keep records (eg CNAME) or do you have to pay extra?



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  #876265 13-Aug-2013 09:44
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I use crazydomains.co.nz

Think they have .com's for $4 at the moment.




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  #876297 13-Aug-2013 10:05
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I use hover.com. Very simple and quick, used to use godaddy but hated their site, about 3-4 pages of upsell before the payment screen. Hover includes for free hiding your whois information.

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  #876313 13-Aug-2013 10:18
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timmmay: I use namecheap.com for registration, not because of price but because I didn't like GoDaddy. The GoDaddy website is confusing, there are constant upsells, the idiot who owns it shoots elephants, and customer service and support is poor.



What!
Shoots Elephants.... sacrilege  ! 

and here I was about to transfer out from freeparking to this crowd.... hmmm nope. 
whatcha gonna tell me next.... free parking isnt free?   :-)




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  #876362 13-Aug-2013 11:18
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networkn: binary: how much cheaper do you want than godaddy? google for godaddy coupons, they have some pretty amazing deals going. I've found service pretty good. We buy our UCC domains elsewhere, but everything else through godaddy.


yeah iv been using them for many years, seen all the transformations of their website. Gets very annoying with all the crap that is going on with their site. Besides that, just annoyed with them and their customer service.




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  #876363 13-Aug-2013 11:19
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mattwnz: Isn't it already pretty cheap. Go much cheaper and things like support and reliability of provider may suffer, and you don't want to risk losing the domain.


putting all your eggs in one basket is also bad bad bad




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  #876365 13-Aug-2013 11:22
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ajobbins: I use crazydomains.co.nz

Think they have .com's for $4 at the moment.


Thats insanely cheap, always worries me what the renewal rates will be with the next payment...




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  #876375 13-Aug-2013 11:44
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I just registered a domain with GoDaddy, in addition of a few I have there (.com, .co.uk, .in, .tv) and at $12 I think it's pretty good - including DNS management which may be a bit of a problem with other registrars.

As for support, in more than 12 years only contacted them a couple of times and always had good, quick responses.




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  #876625 13-Aug-2013 17:48
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BinaryLimited:
ajobbins: I use crazydomains.co.nz

Think they have .com's for $4 at the moment.


Thats insanely cheap, always worries me what the renewal rates will be with the next payment...


It's pretty easy to swap registrar's if they try and pull that one. I think $4 is a current special, the usual price is $10.




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