and it made me think how many other people perhaps just
blindly pay their renewals every year without question.
I had a .ws domain name come up for renewal the other
day with GoDaddy and they were asking $39 to renew it.
Well, I thought that was a little expensive so I went looking
for a discount coupon but the best I could get the price
down to was $35 so even that gor me thinking there must be
a cheaper alternative.
Anyway a simple transfer of the domain name to NameCheap
cost me $24, a saving of $15 off the standard price or $11
off the discounted price.
I am not sure about you but over the last 10 years on the internet
I have accumulated about 200 plus domain names, mostly .com, and
everyone of them I apply a discount to.
Occassionally I kick myself because some of the domain names
are on auto-renew and for some reason I miss them and they get
charged at the top price, $11 odd with GoDaddy.
So I topped up roughly what I am saving a year and it must
be around $1,000 per year just by getting the discounts on
This shows that although it's important to make money it's
just as important to watch what you spend.
BTW this doesn't include savings you can make on SSL certificates
or other products.
It all adds up.