$1.99/yr Domains ;CRAZY!

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Hey Hyperactive Warriors!!
I hardly use yahoo mailing services but while I was using it today, an advert caught my eye:rolleyes:
YAHOO is selling domains @$1.99 for a full year

If we compare that to sites like NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-/godady/ Namecheap we find that you save up to $9.00 per domain

I am a newbie, so I am writting this post to experience some bashing and advice, that I should not go for yahoo...convince me why and which is the best domain seller

Regards
Preston
#$199 or yr #crazy #domains
  • Profile picture of the author zourkas
    Dear Preston,

    Nowadays according to my experience in internet marketing the reality is that you get what you pay for!! My personal opinion is that you should use one the top domain services. Just make a research and check testimonials for each domain service.

    Good luck,
    Zouras
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Can you transfer it to a non yahoo account?

    Is hosting with them compulsory?

    Renewal fees?

    These should be enough to stop you from going that way I guess
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  • Profile picture of the author sunray
    You are going to save nothing, using such registrars is the way to SPEND much more.
    Verisign charges $7.85 for a .com domain--your registrar has to pay it. If any registrar charges less than that, expect surprises later on. Usually they will charge you around 40-50 dollars for the renewal next year.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    I just visited Yahoo. They charge close to $10 a year for the first year and $35 per year for renewal.

    Domain Name Price | Domain Registration - Yahoo! Small Business
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    • Profile picture of the author PrestonSr
      Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      I just visited Yahoo. They charge close to $10 a year for the first year and $35 per year for renewal.

      Domain Name Price | Domain Registration - Yahoo! Small Business
      Haha! It looks like they have already changed the prices..lol
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  • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
    Thanks a lot Preston - that's a great bargain! I have my domains registered at various registrars and they all charge around 10 $, my main registrar takes over 10 $ per domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Originally Posted by PrestonSr View Post

    Hey Hyperactive Warriors!!
    I hardly use yahoo mailing services but while I was using it today, an advert caught my eye:rolleyes:
    YAHOO is selling domains @$1.99 for a full year

    If we compare that to sites like NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-/godady/ Namecheap we find that you save up to $9.00 per domain

    I am a newbie, so I am writting this post to experience some bashing and advice, that I should not go for yahoo...convince me why and which is the best domain seller

    Regards
    Preston
    Does that apply for .com's though?
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    • Profile picture of the author Madush
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      thanks but it is not 1.99.
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  • Profile picture of the author greatscott
    I'd be concerned about renewal fees and changing from one registrar to another is a pain.
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  • Profile picture of the author fenomeno
    My advice is that you stick to most popular registrars such as NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-, Dynadot, Name, Moniker, Namecheap, Fabulous, Namesilo... I would not like to have domain at Yahoo even if it was free.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Yahoo isn't offering .com domains for that price. Proof or it didn't happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author ItWasLuck3
    Like everyone else is saying, that $1.99/year domain are probably some odd extension. Definitely not .com, .net, or .org. You won't find any of those for less than $10 anywhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author fenomeno
      Originally Posted by ItWasLuck3 View Post

      Like everyone else is saying, that $1.99/year domain are probably some odd extension. Definitely not .com, .net, or .org. You won't find any of those for less than $10 anywhere.
      I never pay $10 for domain registration (.com, .net, .org). Always less. But never checked Yahoo domains, and will not. Also, many registrars offer new regs for few $, but renewal is $35 or more. You can transfer it elsewhere after 60 days, but I trade with domains and prefer to sell them in a few days. I dont want to ask my buyer to open account at some odd registrar because I am not able to transfer it out during first 60 days. I prefer popular registrars with normal prices where many already have an account, or is very simple to open it and domain push is done within a minute. I would definitely not suggest Yahoo as domain registrar.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by ItWasLuck3 View Post

      Like everyone else is saying, that $1.99/year domain are probably some odd extension. Definitely not .com, .net, or .org. You won't find any of those for less than $10 anywhere.
      You will with promo codes. I recently saw a GD promo code for $1.99 .com domains.
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    Realy crazy mates! :d
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  • Profile picture of the author Woodward82
    Why is everyone saying that you wont find .coms for less than $10

    NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO- has them all the time on sale . 1.99 2.49 3.99 ect.

    Just have to search for coupons or specials in the advertising links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Woodward82
    umm why did it just edit G o D a d d y out ?
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    • Profile picture of the author PrestonSr
      Originally Posted by Woodward82 View Post

      umm why did it just edit G o D a d d y out ?
      Do you think the Warrior Forum is promoting NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-?
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  • Profile picture of the author MLMBrander
    Hi Preston,

    Consider the domain services first.
    I believe Go Daddy is running a $2.95 .com promo.
    Have just heard it though.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Honestly domain prices matter more to domainers or those people who keep several domains which arent monetized and not as much to IMers
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Go with the Yahoo deal and I imagine it will be bundled with something else that will cost you money. Renewal fees, hosting ... whatever. Is the domain easily transferred to a real registrar? If not, BEWARE. Do you have to host it on Yahoo servers? If so, BEWARE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    I fell for the Yahoo! $1.99 (maybe $2.99) domain "deal" several years ago.

    You can host the domain on any server. There aren't any sneaky add-ons (you clearly get to choose which ones you want). But...there is a catch...a BIG catch!

    The renewal rate is outrageous at about $35 per year.

    If you pay $10 a year, starting in year 1, and keep the domain for 5 years, then this is how the price compares (taxes and fees are not included in this example).

    .............Yahoo!...............Registrar X
    Year 1......$1.99...............$10.00 (You save $8.01 with Yahoo!)
    Year 2....$35.00...............$10.00 (You lose $16.99 total with Yahoo!)
    Year 3....$35.00...............$10.00 (You lose $41.99 total with Yahoo!)
    Year 4....$35.00...............$10.00 (You lose $66.99 total with Yahoo!)
    Year 5....$35.00...............$10.00 (You lose $91.99 total with Yahoo!)

    You could always transfer the domain before the 1st year is over, but make sure you do.

    All the best,
    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      I fell for the Yahoo! $1.99 (maybe $2.99) domain "deal" several years ago.

      You can host the domain on any server. There aren't any sneaky add-ons (you clearly get to choose which ones you want). But...there is a catch...a BIG catch!

      The renewal rate is outrageous at about $35 per year.
      That's a huge renewal fee. Figured there was a catch somewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brains Gone Wild
    I've been picking up $1 & $2 domains all over lately! Of course, they'll likely nail me on the renewal but I'll just move it elsewhere before Hey, we've all been overpaying for domain reg for years - I'll grab as many as I can, while it lasts!
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  • Profile picture of the author seeyou
    Originally Posted by PrestonSr View Post

    Hey Hyperactive Warriors!!
    I hardly use yahoo mailing services but while I was using it today, an advert caught my eye:rolleyes:
    YAHOO is selling domains @$1.99 for a full year

    If we compare that to sites like NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-/godady/ Namecheap we find that you save up to $9.00 per domain

    I am a newbie, so I am writting this post to experience some bashing and advice, that I should not go for yahoo...convince me why and which is the best domain seller

    Regards
    Preston
    I have even got hosting from netfirms for $1.00 for one year and it is what they say it is. so read their terms and condition carefully.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tam Chancellor
    I fell for the Yahoo $1.99 deal a several years ago. They have been doing this for a long time. Apparently, it's profitable. The renewal fee is $35. It was so hard for me to move the domain. I couldn't get the information I needed to transfer the domain. I was a lot less experienced with domain names and web hosting then.

    I just let the domain lapse and picked it up via Namecheap a few weeks later. Discovering Namecheap was the silver lining of that ordeal.
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  • Profile picture of the author BeauJustin
    Yahoo also has the worst customer service of any large company I've ever done business with. I lost a $1500/mo domain through them because my business account "expired?" with a live domain on it, and I could never get anyone to return my calls - that is when I could actually get anyone on the phone it was with another division, and no one went the extra mile to try and help my save my business.

    My poor domain was screensplinters.com, which now sits idle and pitiful on domain parking service. They've got a $1,195 on it, because, even though it's a weird domain, I used to get about 10,000 uniques a day. They used to have a $5,195 price tag on it.

    By the time the three month holdover on the domain allowed the domain to go live again, it was too late for me to get it back. Parking service had a prebid on it, which I was unaware of at the time.

    No amount of money - no deal, no offer, no matter how good - could ever make me do business with this shoddy piece of crap registrar again.

    That clear enough?
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  • Profile picture of the author TMercT
    is this for real? that would be amazing!
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonFoong
    I'd rather go with a company I always buy from like Namecheap. They give out coupons once in a while.

    The best thing about them is they provide free WhoIsGuard with every transaction. I prefer to keep my information private from strangers on the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author azulita
    Hi, I wouldn´t trust to pay just $1.99, is to cheap to be true. As many people said here at the end is going to be more expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    IMO, the best deals with a decent registrar have been on G*Daddy.

    such as mentioned above:
    "Consider the domain services first.
    I believe G*Daddy is running a $2.95 .com promo.
    Have just heard it though....Cheers!"


    I pick these up (and even cheaper) at G*Daddy- all the time. I've been
    using them for years with no problems.

    Yahoo is not the great deal it seems as renewals/service are much more costly.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Preston,

    Last I heard, cost for a .COM or .NET was about $6 or $6.25. I forget which. I have seen several sources that said that. ALSO, the MAIN players had to go through a lot of EXTRA expense.

    So if you buy a domain for less, it is going to be something like NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO- where they lead you through a maze hoping you will buy upsells to help make a profit. NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-, for example, has an IMMEDIATE related upsell to the domain name. Hiding the registration details. They make VERY little, if anything, on the domain names, but the registration details is PURE PROFIT, and a LOT of it!

    ALSO, if you buy from someone claiming to sell you a domain name for an average of less than $60 over a decade, with no other purchase, WATCH OUT! SOME actually hold your domain name for RANSOM! READ THE TOS, and try to make sure you are the ADMIN AND tech contact!

    What is the deal? SOMEONE doesn't want us to say you probably know what!

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSRS
    G odaddy SUCKS .. do NOT use them.. domain manager sucks, customers service is the worst, very unethical company (just google this, elephants, SOPA)

    Yahoo can't even implement new email server identification techniques ('new' since before 2000!) the whole world already supports and thus sending SOOO much legit email to spam box.. or even worse a lot of time email to yahoo just DOES NOT arrive at all so buying a domain there would be a big mistake.. also read ALL posts in this thread what kind of nightmares other people form here have had!

    Better are:
    namecheap
    internet.bs
    many others.. (no i'm not affiliated with neither, yes I use both)
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Huard
    My opinion is stick with top domain sites
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