Thanks for the post and please allow me to try to answer your questions/concerns:
This is not exactly true. They charge you $8.39 for renewals, whatever you paid for the original transfer/registration. Renewals are NOT at the same price as transfer/registration. At least according to Eric from support, who I have been corresponding with. Renewals are not discounted.
Sorry for any confusion here. I did not mean to suggest that we charged the same for renewals as people may have originally paid if they used a coupon or some other type of discount for the original registration. As you can see on our pricing page at http://www.namesilo.com/pricing.php
, our renewal prices are the exact same as the cost for registering a domain without any discounts.
Most registrars are happy to tell you how many domains they have under their system, but at NameSilo, they will not tell you how many domains they control.
Sorry, this is company policy. The reason is that as soon as we give out the number of domains that we have under our control, it is almost immediately incorrect. Also, that information then gets posted around the web and gets stale, old and even more inaccurate.
I've registered 1 domain with them to try them out, but at these renewal prices, I'll be moving it out when the year is up. I actually have 1,000's of domains to transfer, but at $8.39 for renewal, forget it. I can transfer domains at $7.38 but they want me to pay $8.39 for renewals, forget it.
Sorry you are not happy with our pricing. We feel it is extremely competitive and far less than the published rates of the extreme vast majority of our competitors. If there is anything else I could do to help change your mind please let me know.
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Thanks, sdsinc. That's not a lot and probably why they want to keep quiet about it. I'd double their registrations if I were to transfer my domains there. I'm not sure I like those odds. Being 50% of their business.
Hi again Stub.
In response to the link at webhosting.info/registrars/reports/total_domains/NAMESILO.COM, I can assure you that those numbers are extremely far from reality. Granted, we are a relatively new registrar (just opened for business less than a year ago), but our total registrations far exceed the number shown at the link above. Everyone needs to start somewhere, but I appreciate your concern. We hope that our pricing, free offerings for all add-ons, and focus on easy interfaces and powerful management tools will continue to allow us to experience fast growth and many return customers. Again, if there is anything I can do other than lowering our renewal prices for you to help you change your mind then please let me know. If not, best of luck with everythiing and thanks for giving us a shot.