Go-Daddy is Killing Me! Alternatives?

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Can you guys suggest cheaper alternatives for private domain names other than Go-Daddy? Their prices are really high, and eat up too much of my IM budget. One suggestion I have had is for 1&1 Internet. Any others you suggest?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    1&1 is an even worse choice in my opinion. I recommend Moniker.com first, NameCheap.com second.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brendan Vraibel
      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      1&1 is an even worse choice in my opinion. I recommend Moniker.com first, NameCheap.com second.
      Namecheap is the only other domain service that I've used other than Godaddy and there was nothing to complain about. I started looking for alternatives simply because I couldn't stand all of the upsells that Godaddy throws at you.

      By the way, Gene, do they still have the Press Box up in good ol' Oswego?
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      • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
        Originally Posted by B and B View Post

        By the way, Gene, do they still have the Press Box up in good ol' Oswego?
        Yup, cool little place :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author iw433
    Most of my domains are with Namecheap. Godaddy is the pits.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rndmals
      I've had really good experience with name.com - good value and they have a very simple and user friendly interface (try to find your way to get to something you actually need in GoDaddy - lol!).
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  • Profile picture of the author hanakuza
    maybe you can try namecheap, seems to be a better option. hope you're using coupon codes at godaddy, they take a big slash off the reg price
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  • Profile picture of the author DougHughes
    I use cheap-domainregistration.com

    I think they're a few dollars cheaper than godaddy per domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author ErikNilsson
    NameCheap is the best&Reliable one...
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  • Profile picture of the author DebbieD
    Another advantage of Namecheap is that it gives you free WhoisGuard protection for the first year.

    I use Namecheap and GoDaddy and yes, Namecheap does not send you the endless amount of e-mail promotions that GoDaddy does. I don't know if it's a lot cheaper than GoDaddy (if you use WhoisGuard, then it is), but I like it better than GoDaddy.

    Just make sure that you search for "Namecheap coupons" before paying. You can get some really good discounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Revolves
    I prefer Moniker and Name.com for my domains as well. The interface of Name.com especially is excellent and makes managing domains easy. I'm not sure if they are cheaper than Godaddy for private registrations.

    However,Namecheap has a Whoisguard 5 pack which lets you add whois protect to 5 domains for $8.

    Regards,

    Revolves
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    • Profile picture of the author Rndmals
      Originally Posted by Revolves View Post

      The interface of Name.com especially is excellent and makes managing domains easy. I'm not sure if they are cheaper than Godaddy for private registrations.
      They are! I only payed about $3 for a yearly extension.
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  • Profile picture of the author edwood
    I'll pitch in for Namecheap as well. Back in the day I had domains registered with different registrars (Go Daddy, Domain People...) but I've gradually switched them all over the Namecheap. Straightforward, reliable -- and good notifications of expiring domains, so you won't lose one by mistake.

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  • Profile picture of the author caseycase
    Internet.bs and/or Namecheap are both great options!
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  • Profile picture of the author cedricloi
    Is namecheap really cheaper than godaddy when you use coupons? I think they are about the same price. They are probably the cheapest domain names you will find online. Just use a coupon.
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    • Profile picture of the author ronr
      namecheap.com.

      Costs are good especially with coupons, free whois the first year, good customer service. I've transferred all my domains to them and never had a problem.

      Ron
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    • Profile picture of the author anthony2
      I would definitely go with NameCheap.

      I've used Godaddy for years now and never
      had a problem.

      I've used NameCheap because i didn't want
      to keep all of my eggs in one basket.

      I do believe NameCheap is a better service than
      Godaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Bradson
    I've been registering domain names through my web hosting service Lunar Pages for about 10+ years now. Never had a problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jbarros
      I just use namecheap.com I never had problems with them until now so I like them.
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    • Profile picture of the author chill_007
      Originally Posted by Mike Bradson View Post

      I've been registering domain names through my web hosting service Lunar Pages for about 10+ years now. Never had a problem.

      I have had LOT's of problems with Lunar Pages!!!

      They constantly invite you to contests in which they refuse to pay ANYONE!

      They are constantly being hacked by russians via the .htaccess and they want you to PAY THEM to keep your site up.

      I had 10 domains hosted on Lunar pages and they all got hacked via the .htaccess file and I got NO Help from them. I had to login and check the .htaccess and make it READABLE ONLY.

      STAY AWAY FROM LUNAR PAGES IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GET RIPPED OFF!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author biz_online
        Originally Posted by chill_007 View Post

        I have had LOT's of problems with Lunar Pages!!!

        They constantly invite you to contests in which they refuse to pay ANYONE!

        They are constantly being hacked by russians via the .htaccess and they want you to PAY THEM to keep your site up.

        I had 10 domains hosted on Lunar pages and they all got hacked via the .htaccess file and I got NO Help from them. I had to login and check the .htaccess and make it READABLE ONLY.

        STAY AWAY FROM LUNAR PAGES IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GET RIPPED OFF!!!

        I agree! Lunar Pages is BAD JUJU! Stay Away!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    Name.com is my favourite.

    Simple interface, professional service with no hidden upsell boxes pre-checked, great staff.

    Also, do a Google search and you often find discount vouchers. I had 2 domains to renew this morning and got .com register or renewal voucher which meant that they cost $8.25. The voucher was CHEERS if anyone wants to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author zk46
    NameCheap have cheaper prices than GoDaddy. u ca try it
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  • Profile picture of the author SamJ
    I'll throw my hat in the ring for Namecheap as well, keep in mind though that they aren't operating as an ICANN registrar yet, but instead as a reseller of eNom. (they are ICANN accredited but not up and running with that system yet).

    So you are trusting your domains to both Namecheap and eNom.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Those up sells from go daddy are unreal even. I have been using enom. Mostly it is good is you have a lot of domain names. They do not try to sell you on a million services. Actually before I was using name secure. They are even more expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author issac
    Heh - just wait until Verisign screws us all in another month. All of the domain registrars are expected to raise .com prices
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  • Profile picture of the author momfriend
    I agree with you. I am not even employed, have couple domains there and crap I am broke.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Namecheap is great!
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Namecheap. 1&1 has a lot of unhappy customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author tliberty
    Awesome, thx all!
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  • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
    ew Godaddy!

    Tried 1&1 and Justhost when first starting off - both pretty bad, but Justhost was by far the worst ... taking the wet, they'd do silly stuff like when I cancelled domains the interface wouldn't work, i'd mail support they'd confirm the domain was cancelled then they'd bill me for it, happened time after time .. and their support was never good, didn't seem to know what they were doing ended up figuring it out myself most of the time.

    After them I moved to Namecheap, all my new domains are with them .. they have good support, prices are pretty good & you don't have to pay through the nose or have like a million up-sells like Godaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author jivens
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    I loooooove 1and1 and they have a $5 .com special right now!
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    I also vote for namecheap as well. They seem to have more coupons circulating at any given time. Just google to give their coupons.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcorvin
    I still use godaddy for my domains...but I usually buy 50 at a time which they upgrade you to private for free.

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    If this will help you Live Godaddy Promo Code List (godaddy coupons)
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      I just went to name cheap and unless I'm missing something they are not very cheap.
      $9.98 for .com

      I have the domain buyers club at Go Daddy (yes they upsell, yes it's painful to find anything) but my .com's as an example are $6.97

      You pay $80 a year for the club but when you have 400 urls it saves a decent chunk. Plus I buy maybe 30 to 60 new urls some months.

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  • Profile picture of the author Russel Mogul
    Once they tried to ID me for my first initial purchase, I decided screw them! Also I read about their auto renewal feature -screw that! I have been with namecheap and have looked anywhere since
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  • Profile picture of the author dougb
    I use both Go Daddy and Namecheap. I started with Go Daddy so I maintain those domains and buy my new domains at Namecheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwhosting
    Originally Posted by tliberty View Post

    Can you guys suggest cheaper alternatives for private domain names other than Go-Daddy? Their prices are really high, and eat up too much of my IM budget. One suggestion I have had is for 1&1 Internet. Any others you suggest?

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    NetFirms, with privacy is still $11 or $12 I believe...
    I'ev used them for a few years, but use others also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Gomez
    namecheap FTW

    avoid 1 and 1 and godaddy like the plague
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    • Profile picture of the author daprof
      Originally Posted by Gary Gomez View Post

      namecheap FTW

      avoid 1 and 1 and godaddy like the plague
      The Bubonic Plague specifically..
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  • Profile picture of the author glowinggal
    I too agree with most - I use namecheap and avoid 1&1 and no longer use godaddy like i used to at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Micah Medina
    It seems like everybody who uses 1&1 has something bad to say about it after a while.

    I'm still with GoDaddy but I'm looking into my options. It's never good to have all your eggs in one (or two) baskets.
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  • Profile picture of the author skydragon89
    I'd say - buy XXX.info domains, they are cheap and don't have any difference from SEO perspective, as far as I know...
    I may be wrong...
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    There's a lot. As long as you don't pay more than 10 bucks for a domain it's good enough.
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