$1.99/1st year Yahoo Domain Name

by tkdummy 17 replies
Yahoo is offering domain name for $1.99 for the 1st year. Renewal is $34.95/year. Was wondering if I could signup for $1.99 and before the 1st year expires transfer and renew with other cheaper domain name registrars. Will I have problems doing so?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
    Originally Posted by tkdummy View Post

    Yahoo is offering domain name for $1.99 for the 1st year. Renewal is $34.95/year. Was wondering if I could signup for $1.99 and before the 1st year expires transfer and renew with other cheaper domain name registrars. Will I have problems doing so?
    Here's an advice:

    DONT DO BUSINESS WITH YAHOO.

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    • Profile picture of the author zapseo
      Originally Posted by tigres409 View Post

      Here's an advice:

      DONT DO BUSINESS WITH YAHOO.

      What an informative post. NOT!

      Rather than just trash a company, at least give some good and valid reasons,
      preferably from your own personal experience and not just hearsay.

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    • Profile picture of the author zerofill
      Originally Posted by tigres409 View Post

      Here's an advice:

      DONT DO BUSINESS WITH YAHOO.

      Or godaddy for that matter in my opinion hehe..

      1) They call me and annoy me
      2) They email me constantly
      3) Someone breaks into your site and spams people you can have your domain held hostage.
      4) Bob Parsons is an arrogant ass... lol

      I like enom they don't bother me...just let me register my domains and leave me alone lol....
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      • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
        OK Ok!

        Go with Namecheap.

        Better?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
        OK Ok!

        Go with Namecheap.

        Better?
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        • Profile picture of the author zapseo
          Tigres409...

          Is there something about the word "resasons" that you don't understand ?

          Good or bad, back up your comments with intelligent reasoning.

          That way people can decide if the criteria by which you judge something
          to be good or evil is the same as theirs, or whether it's even important
          to them.

          For instance, I might consider my hosting company evil because they
          changed to using something called phpsuexexc.

          For someone else, they might not care.

          (Actually, I don't. I applaud moves to greater security. But the fact
          that my php scripts couldn't use email for a few months WAS evil.)

          Get it?

          (BTW, in your enthusiasm, you posted your previous message twice. I think vBulletin is nice enough to let you delete one...though deletion isn't as intuitive as I might like.)
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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Sim
            I've bad experience with them. Never ever do business with them. Period!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
        if yahoo is letting .com to get register for 1.99/year and next year $ 34 something .. well that has to be tricky ... that you can't transfer , Yahoo is a billion $ company , they would have thought about this minor detail first before launching such offer..

        but $ 34/year in such competitive market , doesn't make much logic ..



        my 2 cents ...
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Buckley
        Originally Posted by zerofill View Post

        4) Bob Parsons is an arrogant ass... lol
        Actually, I like Bob Parsons. I have to. He's an old Marine like me. But I don't do business with him anymore
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        • Profile picture of the author sidcesc
          If you want to get a domain name, I'll suggest I POWER services

          i'm a newbie and what im going to tell you is they made everything much easier for me..

          best regards

          sidcesc

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          • Profile picture of the author Johnny Slater
            Here is a reason to not use Yahoo...

            If you have a domain that you want to let go and not renew your out of luck. Yahoo will register the domain for another term and then bill you for it. If you don't pay them then they will continue to bill you and close your yahoo account.

            Also, you have to make completely sure that if you want to transfer a domain before it expires that you do so or you will end up paying $39 ( or whatever the fee is now) just to renew the domain plus the transfer fee whereever you want to move the domain to.

            I know all of this from experience because I had a few domains with Yahoo that I got for the $1.99 for first year and was going to transfer them to my regular domain registrar but either decided to let the domain go or forgot to transfer before it was up for renewal.

            I've put out around $300 just to renew or transfer a handfull of domains since Yahoo raised their prices.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
              This sounds accurate. I can see Yahoo doing this. I personally use 1and1 to register my domains. Aside form being $6.99, all domains (excluding .us) come with free privacy for life.

              Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

              Here is a reason to not use Yahoo...

              If you have a domain that you want to let go and not renew your out of luck. Yahoo will register the domain for another term and then bill you for it. If you don't pay them then they will continue to bill you and close your yahoo account.

              Also, you have to make completely sure that if you want to transfer a domain before it expires that you do so or you will end up paying $39 ( or whatever the fee is now) just to renew the domain plus the transfer fee whereever you want to move the domain to.

              I know all of this from experience because I had a few domains with Yahoo that I got for the $1.99 for first year and was going to transfer them to my regular domain registrar but either decided to let the domain go or forgot to transfer before it was up for renewal.

              I've put out around $300 just to renew or transfer a handfull of domains since Yahoo raised their prices.
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              • Profile picture of the author donnaletson
                I bought a 1.99 domain name from Yahoo several years ago and transferred it before it came up for renewal with no problems. They may have changed their TOS, so check it out first.

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                • Profile picture of the author pwebbiz
                  I have used the Yahoo domains and transfered them without problem. To avoid getting slammed with $34 I used the PayPal SINGLE USE virtual card to buy them.

                  I know that people here have some adversity with godaddy buy I find that their customer support is incredible and prices reasonable (Just always use a coupon).

                  @ZeroFill

                  I like Bob Parsons! I'm not sure if bringing your oponion into business is the *greatest* strategy but I like his - "screw you, I'm doing things my way!" style!

                  I also love GoDaddy marketing. Yes, the gals are fantastic BUT what about the free attention they get.
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  • Profile picture of the author zerofill
    I have kind of thought that Yahoo didn't want to be in the domain game anymore by raising their prices that high. I mean $34.95 a year doesn't even make sense...I remember back in like 1996 paying $72 a year though. But as far as transferring I don't see why you couldn't. You probably should read their TOS real well though to make sure there isn't a catch.
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