Dot Coms For $1.17 @ Godaddy?

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Hey Fellow Warriors,

I just went to buy a domain, and found a sponsored link at the top of the page from Googling godaddy. The link advertized 99 cent dot coms! Unfortunately, it is for US and Canada customers only.

The deal is for the first three dot coms for one year, and then you can get additional domains or years for $7.99. You can't use paypal for this one.

In case the Google search doesn't produce the discount link for everyone, here is a link, copied from my address bar while looking at the deal:

Domain Names | The World's Largest Domain Name Registrar - Go Daddy

Good luck, and I hope this works for everyone that wants some cheap new domains!

PS: I called Godaddy, and the first person told me the coupon code wouldn't work; when I told her there was no code, just a link, she said I could try it, but it probably wouldn't work at checkout; but my receipt shows: $2.34 for two domains.

I called again, and was told the guy couldn't really tell me anything about it. He was in billing, and said billing doesn't know what marketing does, it might be a regional thing, etc.

At any rate, it worked for me, and I hope it does for you too. I think the sponsored ad said that it was good for a week, but I say, grab them while you can!
#$117 #coms #dot #godaddy
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    I honestly wouldn't use GoDaddy due to the SOPA fiasco, they lost my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I would rather pay $10 for a namecheap domain. Thanks for the head up though, I'm sure there are plenty of Godaddy users here...
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
    Originally Posted by Anurag96 View Post

    Godaddy is not as good as hostgator or bluehost in any terms. So leave it.
    I don't use the same company for hosting and registering domains. I use Hostgator for hosting. It doesn't matter who you buy your domains from; the service is exactly the same, unless you have a moral objection to Godaddy. I have no loyalty to them, but I couldn't pass up 3 domains for $3!
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    • Profile picture of the author DBracey
      Originally Posted by Greg guitar View Post

      It doesn't matter who you buy your domains from; the service is exactly the same, unless you have a moral objection to Godaddy.
      First, thanks for trying to let everyone know about a bargain value on domain name registering.

      Second, I had to chime in and say not all services are the same, especially Godaddy's.

      You should take a look at this thread and note all the people in it who have had the same experience - Godaddy stealing domains names that have been searched for using Godaddy's system:

      A Warning Before Buying Your Next Domain Name
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
        Originally Posted by DBracey View Post

        First, thanks for trying to let everyone know about a bargain value on domain name registering.

        Second, I had to chime in and say not all services are the same, especially Godaddy's.

        You should take a look at this thread and note all the people in it who have had the same experience - Godaddy stealing domains names that have been searched for using Godaddy's system:

        A Warning Before Buying Your Next Domain Name
        I've never had the experience, but have heard of that, but I don't buy domains that often, and I don't worry too much if one I happen upon gets snatched up while I'm trying to decide whether I want it. I don't get my heart set until I'm ready to buy, and normally just buy as soon as I find one I like anyway. It isn't mine until I do, so nobody can possibly "steal" it from me, given that I didn't own it.

        Besides, how would you know for certain whether that's what happened? Godaddy might be lying, but they deny it in no uncertain terms, for what it's worth. This quote is from their blog, according to the article quoting it:

        "In fact, more than six percent of customer searches for available domain names are performed by more than one person each day. This overlap in domain name requests happens every day. As unique as customers believe their domain name ideas are, there's more "innovation collision" than many people realize. With so many domain name registrations happening every day, there is a good probability a domain name you searched for is also being searched by someone else."

        At any rate, if you believe they do use searches as alerts for speculative purchases, there were a couple of people in that thread posting their solutions; sites they believe keep your searches private:

        The Warrior named "Thriftgirl62", who started the thread, in the 10th post offered a possible solution: "Unlike many other domain name look-up tools, searching for a name at Domize is completely private." She was quoting from the site, and wondering if it was really true, but at any rate, it is what they claim.

        Another Warrior, Joan Altz, said this: "Your best bet for zero monitoring imo is to use what I use every day: Instant Domain Search.

        It shows availability as you type, so there is no monitoring, because you could be typing only a partial word leading up to the actual word(s) you are searching and it will give back "available" for the nonsense that nobody would register."

        At any rate, I will continue for now, taking advantage of cheap deals, and not worry about people stealing what I don't own. I do appreciate the heads up, just in case there is some truth to it (I could find no proof offered in the first 50 posts on the linked thread; all speculation as far as I can tell). Maybe I'll try some of the offered solutions.

        When you do find and register a domain, I still maintain that it won't matter one iota what company you used; the domain will work just as well regardless.
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  • Profile picture of the author theimdude
    YAH so my $$$ is no good for them anymore. I have 109 domains with them and excluded from this offer. What make my money no good. Same $ as the USA & CA
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  • Profile picture of the author Hani D
    I think the 99 cent domains will cost you $35 per year when you renew your domains subscription.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by Profit Wizard View Post

      I think the 99 cent domains will cost you $35 per year when you renew your domains subscription.
      I seriously doubt it. Look, I'm not really trying to promote them, but how much money could they possibly be making on a $1.17 sale? I also bought a domain a while back from register.com, because it was a buck or two. They do want a ridiculous amount; about what you said for the renewal; simple solution: move it to another registrar for the renewal; perhaps on a dollar domain sale.

      Godaddy may suck in many ways, but they have never to my knowledge, charged more than about $10-12 at full price for a .com for a year, whether new or renewal, and often have sales for under $10, but it's been a while since they had a 99 cent dot com deal; to me it was an easy deal to say yes to.

      Clearly you aren't locked in to renew with the company you registered with. I'm just trying to help others get a great deal that got me kind of excited; I for one, love getting 3 for 1/3 the normal price of one. But I suppose there is always a reason to say no.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Davis
      Originally Posted by Profit Wizard View Post

      I think the 99 cent domains will cost you $35 per year when you renew your domains subscription.
      I remember when Yahoo pulled that scam on me and Thousands of other Domain owners, years ago.

      They also didn't allow me to opt out of the renewal when I tried.
      I wanted to switch my Domain Registrar, but it didn't work out.

      It was a sneaky Bait and Switch Trick.

      Yahoo offered us Domains at 99 cents, then raised the Renewal to $35 without warning (when the renewal period came).
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    • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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      Originally Posted by Profit Wizard View Post

      I think the 99 cent domains will cost you $35 per year when you renew your domains subscription.
      Nah, not with GoDaddy. The renewal rate will be at the GD regular renewal rate which is currently around $15 per dot com. For me that's not a great price though considering my reseller account currently allows me to renew a dot com at around $8.70 per year or less and that includes the 18 cent ICANN fee. While the special price offered allows additional years to be purchased upfront at $7.99 per year I will be transferring the cheapos into my control panel at the end of the first year.

      Additional years or .COMs may be purchased for $7.99 per year. After the first year, discounted products will renew at the then-current renewal list price. Your discount will be applied in your shopping cart. Offer valid for customers in the US and Canada only.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

      They supported anti liberty laws I wouldn't use them if they paid me a grand, I moved everything to enom they are a bit more for privacy and important stuff like that.
      I respect decisions made for ethical reasons, even though it might cost you more; kind of how I feel about a lot of things: not buying from companies that use GMOs in their food crops for example, though that is also selfish; I care about my health as well as that of the planet.

      Having said that, my defense of taking this offer, while it might be a bit weak, is that they can't be making much on the deal. However, you passionate opponents have got me thinking I should look hard at their policies and consider switching; after the dollar sale, of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    My Wife is going to kill you Greg.
    Don't you know my extreme obsession about buying up domains and never actually putting a damn thing on them?
    It almost Christmas and now your sending me links to 90% off deals. Damn you man. The kid will go hungry this Christmas.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

      My Wife is going to kill you Greg.
      Don't you know my extreme obsession about buying up domains and never actually putting a damn thing on them?
      It almost Christmas and now your sending me links to 90% off deals. Damn you man. The kid will go hungry this Christmas.
      Hahaha-thanks for the laugh; I know what you mean bud! The kids will recover, but would you recover from knowing you missed out on a great domain sale; I don't think so. You can always put them on an all-potato diet; a win-win; they don't starve and you get your domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author micksss
      Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

      My Wife is going to kill you Greg.
      Don't you know my extreme obsession about buying up domains and never actually putting a damn thing on them?
      It almost Christmas and now your sending me links to 90% off deals. Damn you man. The kid will go hungry this Christmas.
      This is hilarious! It's only 1 more domain

      Thanks for sharing this deal Greg!
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
        Originally Posted by micksss View Post

        This is hilarious! It's only 1 more domain

        Thanks for sharing this deal Greg!
        I agree; got a good laugh! You're welcome; I hope you get something great!
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    • Profile picture of the author whland
      That's not a bad deal. If I had a need for more domains I'd take up the offer.

      Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

      My Wife is going to kill you Greg.
      Don't you know my extreme obsession about buying up domains and never actually putting a damn thing on them?
      It almost Christmas and now your sending me links to 90% off deals. Damn you man. The kid will go hungry this Christmas.
      lol

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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Thanks Greg. It was $2.00 that I had to pay. They "go daddy" claim they are donating 83 cents to a charity so awesome. Like your link is a proven winner.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      Thanks Greg. It was $2.00 that I had to pay. They "go daddy" claim they are donating 83 cents to a charity so awesome. Like your link is a proven winner.
      Very glad to hear it helped out Bro!
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Thanks, man. I've been a GoDaddy domain reseller for the past 10 years but I was lucky to get one off of them for a buck or two last month...and I am more than happy to get a few more at that price this month! I must admit I don't use GoDaddy hosting for anything important...even though I can sell it to myself wholesale. I have registered hundreds of domains though and I have never had an issue. I do wish the wholesale dot com price was 2 bucks though --> can't pass them up when you can get them at a great price!

    Take care and thanks again!
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by ForumGuru View Post

      Thanks, man. I've been a GoDaddy domain reseller for the past 10 years but I was lucky to get one off of them for a buck or two last month...and I am more than happy to get a few more at that price this month! I must admit I don't use GoDaddy hosting for anything important...even though I can sell it to myself wholesale. I have registered hundreds of domains though and I have never had an issue. I do wish the wholesale dot com price was 2 bucks though --> can't pass them up when you can get them at a great price!

      Take care and thanks again!
      No problem; happy to help save a few Warriors a few bucks.

      I think you're wise not to use their hosting for your money sites; too many horror stories about that for my taste. Plus the fact that many experienced marketers seem to agree it's a bad idea to host and register with the same company; I guess they can hold your domains hostage in case anything goes wrong, and that is one of the horror stories that comes up now and then.

      Cheers, Greg
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  • Profile picture of the author G.W.
    That is domain value written for the frugal like myself, my thanks for the info
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    every time i ever see these offers I cannot figure out how to use it. How do you use that do you just go to order the regular way?
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by Claire Koch View Post

      every time i ever see these offers I cannot figure out how to use it. How do you use that do you just go to order the regular way?
      Yes, I simply turned down all the upsells as usual, then the discount showed in the cart before I paid. Hope it works smoothly for you too. You don't need a code for this one; the link alone should do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author zoritey87
    GUYS GOdaddy is not the best hosting...
    GOdaddy is more expensive and give less in comparison with hosting24 in Godaddy you get only 500 emails and 50 MYSQLs also 150g or mb I don't remeber but in hosting24.com you get everything unlimted!!
    (Hosting24 is not mine of course)
    That's a good deal, but man have you ever tried hosting24.com you get a lifetime FREE domain with all packages and unlimited disk space, and bandwidth and their plans start at $5 monthly!
    You gotta try this out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Birch
    I wonder if there is a 12 steps program for impulsive
    domain buyers LOL - something like DomAnon

    I wonder if its available ?

    My name is Kevin and I'm an impulsive domain buyer
    - I haven't bought a single domain this week :-(
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    • Profile picture of the author zoritey87
      Originally Posted by Kevin Birch View Post

      I wonder if there is a 12 steps program for impulsive
      domain buyers LOL

      My name is Kevin and I'm an impulsive domain buyer
      - I haven't bought a single domain this week :-(
      Hi I guess you are a domain investor? why to buy them when you can get them free? at my.dot.tk or .us domains are free also, at (I don't remember I saw the deal in Google)
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by Kevin Birch View Post

      I wonder if there is a 12 steps program for impulsive
      domain buyers LOL - something like DomAnon

      I wonder if its available ?

      My name is Kevin and I'm an impulsive domain buyer
      - I haven't bought a single domain this week :-(
      Another good laugh; thanks for that one; I'm going for my "one day pin", or whatever they call it.
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    i got a new domain last sunday , godaddy rocks & hostgator rocks too...
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    • Profile picture of the author jgetsmoneyy
      Originally Posted by Claire Koch View Post

      thats right though it doesn't work
      It actually does work, it doesn't show the savings until you get to checkout and then it shows 92% savings. I just bought a domain 2 minutes ago cost me $1.17. You can only buy one domain at a time. I was going to see if it will let me continue to get the deal as long as I buy one at a time logout, use link again and buy again. If so I'm gonna buy about 20 more today.
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
        Originally Posted by jgetsmoneyy View Post

        It actually does work, it doesn't show the savings until you get to checkout and then it shows 92% savings. I just bought a domain 2 minutes ago cost me $1.17. You can only buy one domain at a time. I was going to see if it will let me continue to get the deal as long as I buy one at a time logout, use link again and buy again. If so I'm gonna buy about 20 more today.
        It worked for me a couple days ago to buy 2 at a time, but there is a note somewhere about it being for the first 3 domains, and after that a price of $7.99. But it's worth a try to leave and come back, maybe the limit can be ignored. I already bought a 3rd domain later, so I'll let you guys know if I still get the deal on the 4th domain or not.

        There is a tweet from them that calls it "Cyber Monday", but also says it's running all week, but I don't know when the week in question started. It's funny but nobody at support knows about the deals they tweet about.

        Please let us know if you get 20 for $20something; that would be awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin Blevins
    1and1.com is doing .99 cent .coms as well for the first 5
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    • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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      Originally Posted by Dustin Blevins View Post

      1and1.com is doing .99 cent .coms as well for the first 5
      1and1 is the WORST! They do not register your domain names immediately! Horror stories galore with them...including my own just a few weeks ago!
      (10-31-2012 5:01 PM CST) Thank you for choosing 1&1 Internet - your domain, web hosting, e-commerce, communication, and collaboration provider...
      7+ hours later I received this after I had thought my registration was complete! I learned the hard way do not register domains that you want to actually acquire with 1and1!

      (11-01-2012 12:40AM) You have requested the registration of the following domain name(s): obamafog.com Unfortunately, the domains you have requested were not available or could not be registered due to the policies of the registration authority (NIC). We have removed the requests for the above mentioned domain names from your package, with no charge to you. You can, of course, add on another domain name to this package in place of the unavailable domain(s) in your Control Panel at https://admin.1and1.com. Please use your 1&1 customer ID and the password you chose when signing up. Provided that the domain name is one that is included in the package, it will be ordered as an included domain and there will be no additional charge for the domain name. If you have any questions, please e-mail or telephone our customer support team. We hope you'll enjoy using our products. Sincerely, Your 1&1 Internet Team
      For the record --> today Network Solutions is doing 75 cents and Register.com is doing 50 cents. I believe these offers may be for "new" customers if you know what I mean.

      Network Solutions

      https://www.register.com/promo/domain-to-website-v2.rcmx?trkID=WWWe01tI2W&gclid=CKO8qr7tgbQCFckWMgo diAEApw

      FWIW I tend to stay away from those two registrars because of high renewal fees and other reasons. I do own a couple of domains that I have registered through those two companies but I always try to purchase the cheapo deals elsewhere.

      Bottom line is stay away from 1and1 unless you want to LOSE your DOMAIN NAME. It's happened to me personally...and from there the nightmare with them got worse. They do not put your registrations through immediately unlike most other registrars and domain resellers on earth!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin Blevins
    Thanks for the heads up ForumGuru. I guess you can file these .99 cent domain fire sales under you get what you pay for.
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  • Profile picture of the author x Travis Ingram
    If you guys did not know register.com is offering 50 cent domain names, but I think they did a twist around and said it charged monthly etc or something... But I use both 1and1 (it is shit) and register.com (tons better)
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