Go Daddy Domain Renewal and Purchase Price Increase Is Ridiculous and I'm Ticked

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I am ticked off and ready to bust GoDaddy in the chops. I just renewed 4 domains:

1
.BIZ Domain Name Renewal - 1
Year
$15.17

1ARTICLEADAY.BIZ



1
.NET Domain Name Renewal - 1
Year
$13.17

1ARTICLEADAY.NET



1
.ORG Domain Name Renewal - 1
Year
$15.17

1ARTICLEADAY.ORG



1
.INFO Domain Name Renewal - 1
Year
$8.17

Everyone of these renewals made a major jump in price over last year. As I recall each one was under $11.00 last year. With all the hoops you have to jump through just to renew the domains, they should discount the offer to me.

I knew there was to be a price increase, but to jump almost $5.00 for the .ord and .biz and $4.00 for the .net is ridiculous. Where in the heck do they get off zapping their customers with such a huge jump.

This is a 66% price increase over last year. And I'm ticked.

You guys make sure you shop around for the best deal on domains.

Ken Leatherman

"The Old Geezer"
#daddy #domain #increase #price #purchase #renewal #ridiculous #ticked
  • Profile picture of the author SHA-Dre
    Namecheap is the best. You get free whois as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    I'd prolly call 'em up and ask 'em what's up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
    I just got a notice yesterday, again, about 7 domains I have up for renewal in April. Mine are all .coms so they all are going to be $15 for renewing. Hopefully, I can find a coupon that will work for all of them because that large of a price increase is absolutely ridiculous.

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    • Profile picture of the author Henry White
      Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post

      I just got a notice yesterday, again, about 7 domains I have up for renewal in April. Mine are all .coms so they all are going to be $15 for renewing. Hopefully, I can find a coupon that will work for all of them because that large of a price increase is absolutely ridiculous.

      Tina
      Under the new ownership things might change, but I have renewed early several times and always gotten the advertised special price.
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  • Profile picture of the author fudomyo
    You know, the old squeaky wheel gets the grease. Let 'em know you're not happy and ask what they can do to retain your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
    There are plenty of coupon codes out there that make all renewals (and new purchases) $7.49 or less with Godaddy.

    I have not tried the .Biz and .Infos but net/com/org are always available cheaper than list price.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tiffany Holbrook
      Originally Posted by VegasGreg View Post

      There are plenty of coupon codes out there that make all renewals (and new purchases) $7.49 or less with Godaddy.

      I have not tried the .Biz and .Infos but net/com/org are always available cheaper than list price.

      do yo know where to get these codes? I am new at this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Just keep you eyes peeled for special offers. GoDaddy wants
    you to renew before the time is up because if you wait
    you might move to a different registrar. Thus they regularly
    issue coupons to incentivize early renewals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scot Standke
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonboom
    Just bookmark this page Godaddy promo codes and coupons list for 2010

    I use it all the time to get the deals on renewals and new registers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Heck... I remember when it cost $150 to register a domain name.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Now we have 3 things we must do. Die, Pay Taxes and pay outrageous Domain Renewals.

    I assume the responsibility for not shopping around. I also realize Bob (CEO) and his GoDaddy have to make a profit to do business and I don't begrudge them that. But don't make all of it off me at one time.

    Think about it. Multiply all the thousands upon thousands possible millions of customers that will be hit with this outrageous price increase this year alone. What a windfall for GoDaddy and Bob.

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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

      Now we have 3 things we must do. Die, Pay Taxes and pay outrageous Domain Renewals.

      I assume the responsibility for not shopping around. I also realize Bob (CEO) and his GoDaddy have to make a profit to do business and I don't begrudge them that. But don't make all of it off me at one time.

      Think about it. Multiply all the thousands upon thousands possible millions of customers that will be hit with this outrageous price increase this year alone. What a windfall for GoDaddy and Bob.

      Ken
      I never paid 150 for domain names, but I remember when it was $35/year 2year MINIMUM purchase for .com/.net. And why no ranges, etc? network solutions had a MONOPOLY! It wasn't until they were sued in 1999 that other places could lower prices.

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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

      Now we have 3 things we must do. Die, Pay Taxes and pay outrageous Domain Renewals.
      Not really, just transfer the domains to Namecheap or Dynadot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Ken, I thought the higher renewal fees were not supposed to take place for a few months still?
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    Lol Ken,

    They are probablly trying to make up for that big infomercial they had running during the Super Bowl.

    Seriously though, although I sympothize with you, we did know a price increase was coming so ...


    Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

    Heck... I remember when it cost $150 to register a domain name.

    Tsnyder
    Yeah, me too. That's why this increase isn't bothering me any. It's very slight considering what we could be paying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Mary,

    Forgot about the info commerical. LOL! And yes your right I knew about the price increase. My bad for not renewing early and keeping the old price. Oh well live and learn.


    Marhelper said: Ken, I thought the higher renewal fees were not supposed to take place for a few months still?
    I just paid them. So if you still have the chance to renew under the old price before yours come up for renewal you might want to jump on them.

    I'm also guessing that a lot of Domain holders will be letting their domains expire because of the increase in fees. No facts to back that opinion, but with the economy...

    Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Oddly enough, though my renewal emails said the higher rates, when I went into my account to actually renew, the prices were at the usual standard rate of $10.69.

      Not sure what's up with that but apparently prices change from customer to customer?

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    Tina,

    Your right GoDaddy is picking on me.

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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      LOL, Ken. I'm sure it's not just you but I can't figure out their reasoning behind giving different customers different pricing. That seems counter-productive to me as a business practice.

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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Godaddy sent me a 30 percent code - just for the reasons of this increase to come.

        They didn't send you one in your email?

        Give them a call - I'm sure you can get your discount applied.
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    Jill,

    I think I will give them a call. Might just be worth a try.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Parker
    That is one of the reasons I do not auto-renew with GD. I wait for the renewal notice and find a discount code to renew with. Then I renew my most important domains for more than one year.
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    • Profile picture of the author TammieJJ
      If you own a bunch of domains, you may want to consider GoDaddy's bulk pricing. For a flat annual fee, I get renewals and purchases on all my domains at bulk pricing, and it saves me a bundle every year. And, with over 200 domains, a savings of $3-5 dollars per domain is huge for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author T.R. McCarroll
      Originally Posted by Chris Parker View Post

      That is one of the reasons I do not auto-renew with GD. I wait for the renewal notice and find a discount code to renew with. Then I renew my most important domains for more than one year.
      Same here .. must of made just under the wire on 2 of them... I switch back and forth between NameHeap and GD .. do like the free Whois as well ... have got a personal domain name I can't afford to lose so that one is on auto but the other dozen and half are not

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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Just to let you boys and girls know, I called GoDaddy and they gave me a discount on my order. And very graciously reminded me to double check for the discounts.

    I'm serious when I say they did not have to give me the refund for the discount, but they did so.

    They also kindly pointed out why my increase was as high as it was. I had renewed last year with a special discount. which in turn meant this years renewal fee was significantly higher.

    My public apology to GoDaddy and to the Warrior Forum for ranting before thinking.

    I think I'll follow Judy Kettenhofen suggestion to type out my post on Notepad, give it a few minutes and then reread it and make sure I have my ducks in a row before posting it to the WF.

    Ken Leatherman

    The Old Geezer

    P.S. Wonder if I should revise my original post.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

      Just to let you boys and girls know, I called GoDaddy and they gave me a discount on my order. And very graciously reminded me to double check for the discounts.
      LOL. I can imagine the remarks after hanging up: "Silly old fart. I wish these geriatrics would put on their reading glasses. Had to give this old geezer his refund quickly - was afraid he'd die on me."
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  • Profile picture of the author RanD
    You don't have to apologize. They have raised their prices, not just on renewels, but new purchases as well. I was there the other day and .net's were $12.99 and .org's were 14.99. The .com's are still $10.xx. The coupon codes don't help much, since the only real discount is the .com's. The coupons for the 10% off, or even 30% off don't help much when they raise prices 50% (yes, i have some .org's)

    Keep in mind, you can always change your registrar and get a better price. you don't have to stay with Godaddy. I have no doubt that their increased media exposure has played a part in the increases.
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    • Profile picture of the author LynnM
      Glad you got your discount Ken.
      I transferred 4 dotcom domains last night from GoDaddy to Name.com. The transfers were completed the same evening, at a cost of $7.99 each. And no pages and pages of ads on the way to checkout.


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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Dynadot FTW! I pay $7,99 bulk rate/domain. $15? You must be kidding!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
    Before you buy, renew or transfer any domains ANYWHERE, you should Google phrases like, "Godaddy coupon" "Namecheap coupon" etc because they normally have discounts if you look for them. I use that method to look up ".... coupon" before I buy anything online. You'd be surprised how much you could save. I've found 50% off coupons to places like Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Honest Abe
      Yea, don't apologize. I agree with your first post. I know how you feel. Godaddy is always up selling and jacking prices up. They have the branding though, so they are getting away with it. Although I do still have some domains at Godaddy I transferred most of my domains to Namecheap. The process of transferring domains reassured me I was doing the right thing. I had issues transferring a couple of the domains and Godaddy's customer service was horrible. It just seemed like they were holding my domains hostage. I had to call 3 different times. They just kept trying to sell me on discounts for me to stay, instead of helping me release my domains so i could get them transferred. They up sell the heck out of you until you try leaving and then discount everything for you to stay. That just doesn't seem like good business to me. It left a bad taste in my mouth about them. I suggest NameCheap.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

      Before you buy, renew or transfer any domains ANYWHERE, you should Google phrases like, "Godaddy coupon" "Namecheap coupon" etc because they normally have discounts if you look for them. I use that method to look up ".... coupon" before I buy anything online. You'd be surprised how much you could save. I've found 50% off coupons to places like Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.
      Wow, That's sweet Chris!

      Umm, wanna go shopping?:p

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      • Profile picture of the author Alan Mc Donald
        godaddys renewal prices are ridiculous, i moved all my domains to namecheap, was easy to do even for a tech moron like myself

        Use the coupon NCSPRING to get money off your namecheap domains.

        And with namecheap you get free privacy too

        cheers

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        • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
          Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

          They also kindly pointed out why my increase was as high as it was. I had renewed last year with a special discount. which in turn meant this years renewal fee was significantly higher.
          I can understand them wanting to get even because you got a discount, but that hardly seems like a 'reason.'

          They do seem to do a lot of cheap offers for the first year and I always thought that they must make up for that as quickly as possible. Wham!

          Originally Posted by Honest Abe View Post

          I suggest NameCheap.
          I do have a single domain with GD but only because I bought it off someone else who had it registered there. As soon as the 60 days are up and I can transfer it, Namecheap it is.

          Originally Posted by Pattaya-Addict View Post

          And with namecheap you get free privacy too
          That's just for the first year isn't it? But it was just $2 a year after that compared to GD $10. Decent company.
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  • Profile picture of the author Graemewhi
    The way Danica is wrecking cars so far this season the price might be going up again - she is not up to it at this stage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Innocent Akuma
    This discouraging! I have no domain with Godaddy but planning to have some soon.But this is giving me a need to have a rethink.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    These costs are peanuts as opposed to running a traditional offline business. I dont see what all the fuss is about.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dunder
      I just moved a load of domains from GoDaddy to Namecheap. There is a special Namecheap coupon code that you can get if you have more than 50 domains, but you have to ask them to implement it on your account.

      You can use there live chat option to ask for it to be applied, and just request they allow you to use the coupon code: GOLDDEAL.

      I saved myself quite a bit with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    I am a GoDaddy Reseller and make my own prices
    I transfer at $7.49 and renew at $7.99 for DID customers
    (If someone finds my coupon and orders enough, I lose money Lol.)
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    The price of a domain name is peanuts. Yes, it is irtating that the price went up. But when you figure it, the cost of a domain name is chump change. I don't understand why everyone is SO UPSET over it.

    Personally, I seldom buy a domain name without first checking on coupons. I just bought a .com and renewed aonther one and it cost me just over $15 for the two of them. I think it was a ten percent off coupon. I just go to Google and search for 'Godaddy coupons'. There is always a bunch of them to choose from.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmholla
    Considering .com domains use to run $70 a pop everyone really should be glad they are as cheap as they are now!!!

    That being said I use promo codes and always get my .com renewals under $10.

    Think of domain names as digital or cyber real estate - you are investing so little and securing so much!

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  • Profile picture of the author mtnbiz
    I used to register with Hostway at $8 a year, but the registration engine kept hanging, so I started registering the domain with GoDaddy. It was just easier. Is it worth an extra $5 easier? I'll have to run the numbers.

    But really, spread over a year, it is just over $1 a month per domain. Not too bad, really.
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    I moved most of mine to NameCheap and used a coupon. In the long run Namecheap will be cheaper.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
    Hi Ken,

    Go for namecheap. Free whois as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Here's the last and newest page of the Godaddy Coupon thread at Namepros.com. I always check it first before I buy anything from Godaddy. Always got the latest coupon codes.

    GoDaddy Discount Codes - Page 239 - NamePros.com
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by Rick Wilson View Post

        A couple of GD discount codes, I've been using lately ...

        cjc749fat - $7.49 .com - new reg
        cjc795dom - $7.95 .com - renewal

        (plus the ICANN fee of $.18)

        These were good as of yesterday, July 23, 2011 when I did some GD renewals.

        Rick Wilson aka CorpRebel
        Not so sure he can apply that to things that happened last year.
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        • Profile picture of the author High Horsepower
          Why anyone places any business with NoDaddy.Com - Exposing the Many Reasons Not to Trust GoDaddy with Your Domain Names is beyond me. :rolleyes:

          Go Daddy no-no means No Daddy is no-go ? The Register <<< GoDaddy buys site to shut up Critics.

          Namecheap, Enom, Moniker, etc... are superior registrars.

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        • Profile picture of the author Rick Wilson
          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          Not so sure he can apply that to things that happened last year.
          :BIGfacepalm: I can't believe I did that. I'm gonna blame it on the HIGH humidity and heat here in RI!

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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            Originally Posted by High Horsepower View Post

            Why anyone places any business with NoDaddy.Com - Exposing the Many Reasons Not to Trust GoDaddy with Your Domain Names is beyond me. :rolleyes:

            Go Daddy no-no means No Daddy is no-go ? The Register <<< GoDaddy buys site to shut up Critics.

            Namecheap, Enom, Moniker, etc... are superior registrars.

            Richard
            I have never had any issue or problem there. Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.

            Originally Posted by Shemp Hain View Post

            It's great if you can use a coupon but this is going to hurt them in the long as more and more people get fed up with their antics. Renewal price higher than initial purchase price, lol. What a way to screw over your loyal customers.
            Did you look for coupons? Really?

            Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

            for sure i think they are superior regirstrars but godaddy remains a really good one. Namecheap seems like the way to go though.
            You get a pass.

            Originally Posted by Michael William View Post

            I have also noticed the outrageous increase and do plan to start using another registrar soon. I hate to do it since I have been a godaddy customer for years and I like staying with a company I am familiar with. But this is just insulting, it makes no difference if I can afford it or not. It's like the owner is sticking his middle finger in my face and saying pay me or get lost.
            Did you even read everything above? Maybe the customer is not always right...
            Originally Posted by Rick Wilson View Post

            :BIGfacepalm: I can't believe I did that. I'm gonna blame it on the HIGH humidity and heat here in RI!

            Rick Wilson aka CorpRebel
            Well, I'm a headen for Nantucket sometime next month, and I can surely swing by and give you a real slap in the head if you think that will help. :p

            I have a friend who just moved into RI as well - over the boarder from CT so if she can accomidate you sooner I'm sure she will be happy to drive right on over.
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            • Profile picture of the author Shemp Hain
              There's no point in having coupons. Read the posts. People are getting pissed even though coupons are out there.

              Why can't they charge the same amount as the first year price and then offer a discount with coupons instead of jacking up the renewal fees.

              Shouldn't the price go down the longer you stay with them? Apparently hosting runs opposite to the rest of the business world.
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              • Profile picture of the author davezan
                Originally Posted by Shemp Hain View Post

                Why can't they charge the same amount as the first year price and then offer a discount with coupons instead of jacking up the renewal fees.

                Shouldn't the price go down the longer you stay with them? Apparently hosting runs opposite to the rest of the business world.
                Here's one reason why:

                http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-up-again.html

                If anything, whatever else happens with the rest of the business world does not
                necessarily dictate how one should run theirs. Market forces and what-not.
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            • Profile picture of the author High Horsepower
              Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

              I have never had any issue or problem there. Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.
              Well I did have GoDaddy before and they screwed me over BIGtime, lesson learned.

              I now have most of my domains with Moniker and Namecheap, I'm very happy.

              You probably never had a problem with PayPal either, your day is coming.

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      • Profile picture of the author Shemp Hain
        It's great if you can use a coupon but this is going to hurt them in the long as more and more people get fed up with their antics. Renewal price higher than initial purchase price, lol. What a way to screw over your loyal customers.
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    for sure i think they are superior regirstrars but godaddy remains a really good one. Namecheap seems like the way to go though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael William
    I have also noticed the outrageous increase and do plan to start using another registrar soon. I hate to do it since I have been a godaddy customer for years and I like staying with a company I am familiar with. But this is just insulting, it makes no difference if I can afford it or not. It's like the owner is sticking his middle finger in my face and saying pay me or get lost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael William
    I have a couple .US domains that were just a few bucks when I got them. I just checked and they want $20 for me to renew them. Now if that turns out to be industry wide for all .US then I may stay but I don't think that is the case.
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  • Profile picture of the author palmer9999
    Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

    I am ticked off and ready to bust GoDaddy in the chops. I just renewed 4 domains:

    1
    .BIZ Domain Name Renewal - 1
    Year
    $15.17

    1ARTICLEADAY.BIZ



    1
    .NET Domain Name Renewal - 1
    Year
    $13.17

    1ARTICLEADAY.NET



    1
    .ORG Domain Name Renewal - 1
    Year
    $15.17

    1ARTICLEADAY.ORG



    1
    .INFO Domain Name Renewal - 1
    Year
    $8.17

    Everyone of these renewals made a major jump in price over last year. As I recall each one was under $11.00 last year. With all the hoops you have to jump through just to renew the domains, they should discount the offer to me.

    I knew there was to be a price increase, but to jump almost $5.00 for the .ord and .biz and $4.00 for the .net is ridiculous. Where in the heck do they get off zapping their customers with such a huge jump.

    This is a 66% price increase over last year. And I'm ticked.

    You guys make sure you shop around for the best deal on domains.

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    You sure you got these that cheap? They often do bulk deals buy 4 more and get it for x$'s??

    Best way around it I found is buy something small say .info domain or something then stop half way though your transaction.. Boom they send you a coupon for 30-50% off

    Worked for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Reverb
    Hmmm, I wonder what happened to my post... I commented earlier today, it was post #50, and now it's gone. Anyone know what causes that? (I didn't say anything bad, I don't think)
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  • Profile picture of the author Delarox
    Go with namecheap, you get free whois guard plus they are as good as it gets. I love the live chat support, their very helpfull
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Godaddy does not care if you get mad, their customer service is not the best
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Godaddy does have some great domain coupons, hopefully the price increase will be tapered with some good domain vouchers
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    I have been using my godaddy reseller account to manage hundreds of domains for years. I use my discount purchasing setting to register and renew domains for around $8 a year.

    I don't jump around buying short term deals because I know the purpose of them is to get you to let it autorenew at full price (duh!) so in the long term I save a lot over those that jump around here and there at sales... and I save hundreds of dollars a year over prices at Godaddy and Namecheap... but still get the quality support and dns of godaddy...

    And if you are tempted to rip on Godaddy... dont bother, I know the risks, have been domaining for a decade, and also have domains at other registrars such as namecheap enom, and moniker. My goadddy reseller account has provided better customer service, better discounts, and better features than them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author SKWeaver
    I finally got fed up with GoDaddy several months ago. I've been moving all my domains to namecheap. It's nice to be able to buy a domain without wading through pages and pages of upsells and other miscellaneous crap. I hate it when the "big players" pull stunts like this "just because they can."
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  • Profile picture of the author xavierfok
    I used the code FAN3 for signing up. i remember seeing that renewals are also the same price, but im not sure as i have not gotten a renewal yet.

    The FAN3 code gets .com domains at $7.49 each. Hope it helps everyone looking for a domain.

    Looks like calling them up can get you a discount! im going to try that too if they charge me more than 7.49 next year.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
      I simply can't believe what I'm reading on this thread.

      Warriors who are and have been long time customers of Go Daddy having to beg, search and scrounge around for coupons in order to renew domains at a discount because the domain host has inflated all of the prices!

      Personally, I don't go 'cap in hand' to anyone. If I found myself in the predicament of many of the warriors posting here, I would simply re-new and then transfer to another less costly host, with similar facilities.

      End of story.

      Just my thoughts,
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Daniels
    Hmmm doesn't see like a big deal... its yearly and that is not that much cash? IDK mabey that is just me.. Get some traffic and money will be automatic to pay for any bill, inflation or not..lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by High Horsepower View Post

      Well I did have GoDaddy before and they screwed me over BIGtime, lesson learned.

      I now have most of my domains with Moniker and Namecheap, I'm very happy.

      You probably never had a problem with PayPal either, your day is coming.

      Richard
      Really? Uh, no - never an issue. I also happen to know others who do tens of thousands a month with Paypal and have no issues.

      Please don't lump me without knowing the details of what I do.

      Originally Posted by Reverb View Post

      Hmmm, I wonder what happened to my post... I commented earlier today, it was post #50, and now it's gone. Anyone know what causes that? (I didn't say anything bad, I don't think)
      Well, you don't want to go there. That's all I'm gonna say on the matter.

      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      Godaddy does not care if you get mad, their customer service is not the best
      You obviously did not read the first page. The issue was resolved and GoDaddy gave him a nice deal. I personally have never had trouble with their customer service.

      Originally Posted by Jeff Henshaw View Post

      I simply can't believe what I'm reading on this thread.

      Warriors who are and have been long time customers of Go Daddy having to beg, search and scrounge around for coupons in order to renew domains at a discount because the domain host has inflated all of the prices!

      Personally, I don't go 'cap in hand' to anyone. If I found myself in the predicament of many of the warriors posting here, I would simply re-new and then transfer to another less costly host, with similar facilities.

      End of story.

      Just my thoughts,
      Jeff.
      Actually, a simple Google search will find you discounts and coupons every month. I also get emails from them regularly with some coupons. Wouldn't call it "beg and scrounge."

      Not to mention, it is smart on their behalf to be using the coupon efforts.

      Those who find the coupons get a great feeling from it. Like a treat.

      It is a business tactic that seems to be doing just fine for them.

      Of course, if you do not go coupon clipping in your Sunday paper and just expect to get that box of Wheaties at the lowest price when you go to the store then I don't know what to tell you. A lot of very big companies offer coupon incentives. I only wish I could find ones that do it as often as GoDaddy does.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monitium
    I am not sure how many domains you have but if you have enough, you might want to look into their discount club. Break even on that should be around 20 domains and look for a coupon for that as well. If you like GO Daddy for whatever reason, look into that. Otherwise it might be best to change registrars.

    I also think that ICANN raised prices overall so it will be a matter of time before all the registrars start showing up higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I have been using NameCheap. On my authority sites I have also been getting 5 year subscriptions. No price increases at least for 5 years. No worry or hassle to find coupons to renew. Some also claim you get a little Google love with the longer registrations.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Just don't forget to renew on time. If you leave it too long GDaddy will hit you with an $80 redemption fee!



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  • Profile picture of the author Frances Colleen
    Yes, I guess coupons are the way to go if you want to bypass their ridiculous prices. It's a good thing a lot of Go Daddy coupons are available on the 'Net.
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  • Profile picture of the author sakthiganesh
    This is called as "Business Tricks"
    First they offer lower price for domain reg and charges more money for renewals.
    It not only with Go-daddy but also with enom and name.com
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