Why are these types of domain names only 55 pence on GoDaddy.com???

by Nick Brighton 9 replies
I just checked out GoDaddy and saw their prices for .info domain names...they are going for 0.55 pence each!

That's insane, are they worthless or something? I can't see why they would be. After all, ranking are not affected by the extension are they?

Unless you're into branding, I cannot see why I shouldn't buy a boatload of these. What are your thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    I'll go you one better...

    1and1.com is "selling" .biz domains for nothing (1st year). I got a bunch!

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
      Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

      I'll go you one better...

      1and1.com is "selling" .biz domains for nothing (1st year). I got a bunch!

      John
      Nice, I'm with 1&1 and they are shall we say...pricey. I saw them selling for .99 pence, but not for free. Wow, makes you wonder what's wrong with having a lesser known extension.

      Lol.
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        .com will always be king.

        If a user types something in the address bar it automatically searches for .com, then .net, and then .org.

        I only register .biz and a select few other TLD's to protect brand name sites I have related to my business. Otherwise... all I would want is .com and .net. To me .info is worthless. $10 or less for a domain name isn't that expensive.

        But either way the TLD doesn't have anything to do with SEO. SEO is all about backlinks and content. The domain name you use is more important than the TLD you use.

        Of course due to the .info pricing... I have noticed some sites that don't allow you to link to a .info... almost like they consider .info TLD to be spam sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepenerd
    Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

    That's insane, are they worthless or something? I can't see why they would be. After all, ranking are not affected by the extension are they?
    Unfortunately, rankings are affected by extension. .GOV and .EDU extensions tend to get higher credibility that .COM and .NET. And, you guessed it, .INFO has recently been slammed with lower credibility because of lower prices and the spammers have started using .INFO domains for their low cost. Google has caught on to this and has begun to use this and will most likely continue to use this in their algorithm.

    That doesn't mean that you can't rank well with a .INFO domain, since there are more important factors that play into ranking. But, comparing and identical site with a .COM versus a .INFO, the .COM will rank better.

    Hope that helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
      Originally Posted by entrepenerd View Post

      Unfortunately, rankings are affected by extension. .GOV and .EDU extensions tend to get higher credibility that .COM and .NET. And, you guessed it, .INFO has recently been slammed with lower credibility because of lower prices and the spammers have started using .INFO domains for their low cost. Google has caught on to this and has begun to use this and will most likely continue to use this in their algorithm.

      That doesn't mean that you can't rank well with a .INFO domain, since there are more important factors that play into ranking. But, comparing and identical site with a .COM versus a .INFO, the .COM will rank better.

      Hope that helps.
      I've always seen it as .gov, .edu, .com, .org, .net and then the rest.

      My .org sites tend to take off quickly.
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        I was speaking of publicly available TLD's. You have to be an educational institution to get a .edu domain... and .gov is off limits for obvious reason.

        Think I'll go out and register submityourtaxpaymentshere.gov.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Fulfer
    .info's are pretty worthless when it comes to google rankings. A lot of people still say that google doesn't count your TLD but its obvious that they do.
    When was the last time you did a google search and saw a .info on the first page? Its pretty rare.

    You have to remember though that domain sales are only a small portion of godaddys business model. If they can get you as a customer with a cheap front end product then they are going to be able to have a much better chance of upselling you things like hosting, other more expensive TLD's, private registration, renewals and lots of other products and services.

    Think of it as cheap advertising. They spend millions on superbowl/nascar ads that may or may not get an actual customer but when they offer super cheap domains it doesn't cost them that much if anything and they are guaranteeing themselves future customers.
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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      Yep. I have all my domains with GoDaddy. A lot of people praise namecheap... but I am a creature of habit. I like having all of my domains in one place.

      Their hosting setup sucks though... so I only have my blog hosted there... which may be moved in the future. But I will always keep my domains with them... especially since any time I buy a domain from them, I know I can at least get 10% off... and they also have a discount domain club and other things to keep the domain costs pretty low.

      I am a customer for life... for domains. On top of that after you have so many domains with a company... It is really a pain to move them elsewhere... might as well pick a registrar that is reliable.
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