Is $4.95 cheap for a .com?

by JimMichael 19 replies
I am a 1&1 member and can get my .com's for $4.95 through them at the moment. Is that about the cheapest?

Wherever I buy, I always transfer to BlueHost anyway. Is anyone else offering a better deal at the moment on .com's?
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    $4.95 is good, what concerns me is "How much" are they charging you next year for renewal?

    1&1 has had some 'negative' feedback for running .99 .com domains, then charging some astronomical price for renewals that are 3x -5x higher than the norm. Don't quote me on this, just what I've read in similar threads.

    However, I would bet the majority here will tell you to go with NameCheap or GoDaddy, and HostGator or BlueHost for hosting. *Never keep your domain purchases through your hosting platform, as you'll be begging for trouble if ever a problem arises on one of your sites... be it a real complaint or edgewise.

    I buy through GoDaddy, .coms are around $7 per year/every year for me as a discount domain member. I opted-in for their Domain Discount Club for $89 per year, because I buy a lot of domains, over 200 now in 7 months.

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  • Profile picture of the author jamiedolan
    Originally Posted by OfferTrunk View Post

    I am a 1&1 member and can get my .com's for $4.95 through them at the moment. Is that about the cheapest?

    Wherever I buy, I always transfer to BlueHost anyway. Is anyone else offering a better deal at the moment on .com's?
    $4.95 is below cost, they are losing money on it. Registrars still have to pay for domains, .com's are in the mid $7's. Resellers are paying even more.

    So anyone that is selling domains for less than $9 or $10, you have to ask yourself why? They are going to be trying really hard to make up that money somewhere else or they are not going to be staying in business very long. Many web hosts do use low cost domains as a loss leader, then they make up for it in hosting fees or via high renewal costs.

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  • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
    $4.95 is pretty good, but I'd rather just get all mine and my renewals at GoDaddy for under $10. Easier to manage. I just always use the promo codes at:
    Live Godaddy Promo Code List
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I used to pay between $10 - $8.5 on name.com

    now godaddy offer sounds good i guess will give it try next time i buy a domain. Thanks LukePeerFly
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  • Profile picture of the author fitz10
    $4.95 is cheap, although they were selling them a few weeks ago at $0.99.

    Maybe 1 & 1 used to be different, but they only charged me $9.99 for a renewal on a $4.95 domain I got last year. That's still less than GoDaddy I believe. I did hear that they're aggressive about collecting fees if you have an auto-renew domain and the payment doesn't process correctly. Just turn auto-renew off if you're concerned.
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  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    anything under $8 is great but it's the registrar that concerns me and 1and1 has had lots of complaints about them so even if its cheap at $4.95 I'd rather pay more with a more trusted registrar.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    $4.95 is consider cheap, I pay about $10 for a domain name at NameCheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    I've started buying more and more of my domains at GoDaddy...if you can navigate all the "special offers" after placing the initial domain purchase, I like the overall service.
    1 and1's $4.95 is cheap, but I'm betting they make it somehow in lousy service, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author getano
    My advice is to rely on a service that is well known for it's profesionalism like name.com or godaddy. That way you know for sure they won't have hidden costs or very high renewal prices. Personally, I'd rather know where I stand.
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    It's cheap alright, but I have countless first and second-hand horror stories of 1&1 from my time as a web-host.

    Things might've changed a bit - and some say they have - but I'm still not prepared to risk it, myself.

    On that basis, I would much rather spend a few dollars extra and go with NameCheap - who are still very cheap anyway! - safe in the knowledge that there are no hidden charges or restrictions, no wacky outdated procedures, or anything else untoward.

    Just my tuppence.
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  • Profile picture of the author dugu56
    I am using several, and Godaddy is not my favorite at all. Even with the coupons and all if you purchase Whois Privacy you are paying a lot with them.
    By domainsite.com that I have been using for 7 years now you can buy the domains for $9.99 and the Whois Privacy for $0.50. With GoDaddy you pay for Whois Privacy hefty $7.95 and there are no coupon codes for Whois Privacy.
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    That's a great deal!
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  • Profile picture of the author alexmobile
    Currently you could get the same price (i.e. $4.95) for .COM from few other registrars as well:

    1) netfirms - use promo code Promo495
    2) GoDaddy - use this link - http://www.godaddy.com/?isc=gofx2005ca

    Here is the list of most current .COM promo codes from 7 companies ordered by price:
    http://domainpricemonitor.com/domain-com-coupon.aspx

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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreyhuan
    The price of $4.95 for .com registration is very good. And 1and1 provides free private registration with each domain purchase. It is a great deal.
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    • Profile picture of the author davezan
      Originally Posted by jeffreyhuan View Post

      The price of $4.95 for .com registration is very good.
      Not only is that very good. It's also a loss for the domain provider since they're
      all charged $7.52 per .com domain registration, renewal and/or transfer. (ICANN
      fee of $0.18 + VeriSign COM/NET Registry fee of $7.34)

      Speaking of which, .com prices will go up again on January 15, 2012.
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  • Profile picture of the author jpratama
    Yes it is cheap but you might have to compensate it on another things. Like for renewal. Namecheap is still my favorite registrar :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author PatchesDM
    Originally Posted by OfferTrunk View Post

    I am a 1&1 member and can get my .com's for $4.95 through them at the moment. Is that about the cheapest?

    Wherever I buy, I always transfer to BlueHost anyway. Is anyone else offering a better deal at the moment on .com's?
    $4.95 is reasonable but they have a coupon for a domain for $0.99.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naveen K
    It is cheap mate. I usually buy from namecheap for around $9 everytime.
    I prefer to use namecheap always because they offer free privacy.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Price isn't the only factor to consider.

    While I know I can register some domains cheaper elsewhere, I'm much happier paying a little more to use NameCheap as they are very reliable, their user interface is great (no getting bombarded with upsells like you do with GoDaddy), they offer free privacy guard for the 1st year and their prices on the whole are very competitive.
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