How to buy .com domains for $1 from Godaddy

by Jreed
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I have always paid about $13 after fees for domains from godaddy.

I recently found out how to buy them for just $1
this may be old news but it was new to me so I figured there were others that could benefit as well.

It's pretty simple. instead of going to godaddy.com. type godaddy into google and in the search results you will see the option to buy domains for $.99 under the godaddy link.

That's it. Hope it's valuable to those who didn't know.
#buy #domains #godaddy
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I wouldn't even use a free coupon from Godaddy, nice find though
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    • Profile picture of the author Jreed
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      I wouldn't even use a free coupon from Godaddy, nice find though
      Why? It's just a domain name?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
        Originally Posted by Jreed View Post

        Why? It's just a domain name?
        Until they take it a way from you. Godaddy is notorious for holding domains hostage, until you pay them an outrageous fee.

        I personally rather pay $10 at Namecheap instead of running through Godaddys gauntlet of upsells every time I buy a domain. Godaddy tricks alot of people into purchases, by conveniently clicking stuff you don't need to buy.

        The coupon says $1, but there is a great chance your basket will read $20 or more for stuff you didn't even check into
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        • Profile picture of the author Meharis
          Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

          Until they take it a way from you. Godaddy is notorious for holding domains hostage, until you pay them an outrageous fee.


          If you own a domain legitimately, how can be taken away from you?
          Could you explain?

          Meharis
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        • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
          Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

          Until they take it a way from you. Godaddy is notorious for holding domains hostage, until you pay them an outrageous fee.

          I personally rather pay $10 at Namecheap instead of running through Godaddys gauntlet of upsells every time I buy a domain. Godaddy tricks alot of people into purchases, by conveniently clicking stuff you don't need to buy.

          The coupon says $1, but there is a great chance your basket will read $20 or more for stuff you didn't even check into
          I never ever ever ever had this experience before.. The bad experience for me is that most of the $1 coupons don`t accept paypal as a payment option.. Don`t get me wrong, I don`t use only godaddy, I use most of the domain registrars, but godaddy isn`t that much of a dissapointment for me..
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        • Profile picture of the author jpeguero
          Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

          Until they take it a way from you. Godaddy is notorious for holding domains hostage, until you pay them an outrageous fee.

          I personally rather pay $10 at Namecheap instead of running through Godaddys gauntlet of upsells every time I buy a domain. Godaddy tricks alot of people into purchases, by conveniently clicking stuff you don't need to buy.

          The coupon says $1, but there is a great chance your basket will read $20 or more for stuff you didn't even check into
          Let me give you a suggestion... CLICK ON no, thanks

          jUAN
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        • Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

          Until they take it a way from you. Godaddy is notorious for holding domains hostage, until you pay them an outrageous fee.

          I personally rather pay $10 at Namecheap instead of running through Godaddys gauntlet of upsells every time I buy a domain. Godaddy tricks alot of people into purchases, by conveniently clicking stuff you don't need to buy.

          The coupon says $1, but there is a great chance your basket will read $20 or more for stuff you didn't even check into
          I also prefer Namecheap over Godaddy, but to say Godaddy keeps you hostage is probably not right.

          Both Namecheap and Godaddy are very good domain registrars.
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        • Profile picture of the author Clyde Dennis
          Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

          Until they take it a way from you. Godaddy is notorious for holding domains hostage, until you pay them an outrageous fee.
          I've heard this kind of thing before but have to say I purchased my first domain name about 12 years ago and it just happened to be through Godaddy. Probably simply because they're the one's I stumbled into first. In the period of more than a decade since I've purchased several hundred domain names through them and have not had one single issue with my domains. NOT ONE single issue.

          Must just have good luck I guess?
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          • Profile picture of the author zimzalabim
            Originally Posted by Clyde Dennis View Post

            I've heard this kind of thing before but have to say I purchased my first domain name about 12 years ago and it just happened to be through Godaddy. Probably simply because they're the one's I stumbled into first. In the period of more than a decade since I've purchased several hundred domain names through them and have not had one single issue with my domains. NOT ONE single issue.

            Must just have good luck I guess?
            Same here. Have a few domains registered at (but not hosted with) GoDaddy. Purchase and renewal process has always gone smoothly.
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        • Profile picture of the author NellyColby
          Then it's like dot.tk, I think. I have read many comments about dot.tk revealing a similar behavior.
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  • Profile picture of the author CynthiaNataline
    Yes, GoDaddy has so many upsells but you can uncheck them all. All of them are optional and GoDaddy has never tricked me or anything. But I know that some people find their upsells annoying.
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    No offer for godaddy hosting? anyone?
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  • Profile picture of the author tks
    Oh, Google US, it is $.99 it is country specific ad, In my country it is around 2$
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  • Profile picture of the author khassani
    Hi,

    You can look for coupon codes for Godaddy on Google, but I doubt you'll find domains with only 1$
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane N
    I've never had an issue with GoDaddy. And certainly never
    had them hold any of my domains hostage nor take one away
    from me... I wonder what people "do" to get their domains
    taken away from them. Always 2 sides to every story, if not 3!

    Originally Posted by Alex Blades Until they take it a way from you. Godaddy is notorious for holding domains hostage, until you pay them an outrageous fee.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
      Originally Posted by Shane N View Post

      I've never had an issue with GoDaddy. And certainly never
      had them hold any of my domains hostage nor take one away
      from me... I wonder what people "do" to get their domains
      taken away from them. Always 2 sides to every story, if not 3!


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      I agree, there is always two sides to a story

      If you own a domain legitimately, how can be taken away from you?
      Could you explain?

      Meharis
      You'd have to search yourself, there are thousands of complaints out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author usfemail
    Thanks for this info...I am actually just getting ready to find a new domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author SaraHendren
    Good tip. Although, this domain seems like having a great number of unfavorable comments. I might double-check.
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  • Profile picture of the author Winlin
    It's not just a $1 domain name offer, if the domain must the hosted at slowdaddy, is it? Are you allowed to transfer the name to another host? They are known for making it very easy to give them money for services, but very tedious if you wish to take something away from them.

    I'm all for dinking them out of as many dollars as possible, god knows they did it to me. I'd take their offer for $1 .coms and host them elsewhere, but I'm guessing they have that covered. They're smarter than you think.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by Winlin View Post

      It's not just a $1 domain name offer, if the domain must the hosted at slowdaddy, is it? Are you allowed to transfer the name to another host? They are known for making it very easy to give them money for services, but very tedious if you wish to take something away from them.
      If you register a domain at GoDaddy, you can host your site at any hosting company you'd like. And you can easily transfer your domain name to another registrar at any time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roboseum
    I have never had an issue with Godaddy. The repossession people cite here is often because there is some payment issue involved and by that I mean some sort of fraud. Also if someone outside of the U.S. registers a .us thay may take it away, stuff like that.
    Godaddy cannot legally confiscate your domain, your property, without a legitimate cause.

    If you are diligent you will find places on the internet that list these Godaddy 1-2 coupons throughout the month. Well worth the effort. IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author eplanetsoft
    i also tried this but i didn't get this 1$
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  • Profile picture of the author mgsmith
    It is just a matter of reading every detail so you won't get "tricked," as you may say, by godaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    You can check google for $1 godaddy coupons and find several of these there.
    But i don't use godaddy because they don't accept paypal payments.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by hardworker2013 View Post

      You can check google for $1 godaddy coupons and find several of these there.
      But i don't use godaddy because they don't accept paypal payments.
      I used to have 300 domains with Godaddy. I let some expire and transferred the others to Namecheap. Never had any held hostage. Just decided I like Namecheap when Godaddy backed SOPA legislation.

      If you can get the domain for a buck from Godaddy, I would still register it with them and then transfer it to Namecheap in 60 days. Save some money on initial registration anyway.

      As for using Paypal, I always paid for domains from Godaddy with Paypal. Not sure why you can't.
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      • Profile picture of the author satrap
        Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

        As for using Paypal, I always paid for domains from Godaddy with Paypal. Not sure why you can't.
        I think he/she is talking about the 99 cent promotional offers. Usually, if you use those 99 cents discount codes/coupons you have to pay with a credit card. Godaddy won't accept PP for those.
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  • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
    Lol Godaddy. I would much rather pay a little bit extra for higher quality service. I personally use Dynadot and 1st Domains (NZ) and have always had fantastic service from both.
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  • Profile picture of the author mtihani
    I always just google "GoDaddy promo codes" and there's always domains for 99 cents
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by mtihani View Post

      I always just google "GoDaddy promo codes" and there's always domains for 99 cents
      Always? The 99 cents promo is only on occasionally and sometimes it only applies to new users.
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      • Profile picture of the author CopyMyCash
        USE: 99luv works all the time

        note: use different registar names!
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  • Profile picture of the author biggerk9
    wow. Never knew I could but domains for so cheap. is it possible to purchase the domain without signing up to godaddys control panels? if so ill def buy buyind a few dozen from them.
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    • Profile picture of the author ParkerArrow
      GoDaddy's payment option eliminates Paypal with the use of some coupons, especially these $1 ones.

      I got one for a buck from networksolutions.com. So far so good.
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      • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
        I would have expected that some of their $1 domain offers require you to buy hosting too, and I would rather recommend against that.

        As far as their domain service goes, I've been very happy with that. I also like to have all my domains in one place. I've lost some domains that I had registered elsewhere. I prefer to keep my organizational stuff as easy as possible. For hosting, though, I go with Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMarketingLord
    I really like NameCheap, but I think I'll try out this method, if it works then that's quite a couple dollars in my pocket O.o Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author buptjunjun
    I bought for $9/year
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Hunter
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    Register.com and Networksolutions.com have 3 .coms for .50 each! Just google .50 domains and it'll pop up! Happy domain buying everyone :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author kitara
    This coupon only use for NEW account and NEW VISA CARD. And it only valid for same country.
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  • Profile picture of the author ParkerArrow
    I wonder if this is the beginning of a race to the bottom on .com prices?
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  • Profile picture of the author sprucehill
    I ordinarily use Namecheap, but I have bought 3 domains in the last month from GoDaddy, using the Honey plugin with Google Chrome. I have gotten 2 for $.99 and one for $1.99. All you have to do is add the domain (only works with one at a time) to cart, click go to checkout, then down at the bottom of the page the Honey plugin has a little button to click "Find savings", and it will run through a bunch of coupon codes until it finds a valid one, and the end result will show in your cart.

    This only works for one domain each time, so if you need more than one you need to checkout for the first domain, then do the process again for each additional domain you wish. There is no requirement to host with GoDaddy, you can point your nameservers wherever you wish.
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  • Profile picture of the author CompGeek
    Godaddy has different coupons that can be used throughout the year. I honestly have never paid full price for a domain, but I have also never used a domain for over a year yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Horacioplus
    This coupon cannot be used more than once. Most of them are designed to get new costumers.
    Wanna know something cool! Use Honey!
    That is a Firefox pluing to get coupon with one click! This works perfectly to get cheap domains.
    I only use domains to create landing pages for my campaigns.
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