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How to get a better .com renewal rate than $35 per year from GoDaddy?

Located in General Domain Discussion started by PotatoeSalad, Sep 28, 2018.

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  1. PotatoeSalad

    PotatoeSalad Established Member

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    I have a .com with GoDaddy that I'd like to renew. This domain has privacy enabled. They want $20 for the renewal, and $15 for the privacy.

    Any techniques to get this a bit more reasonable?

    I would just transfer out and use one of the registrars that charges around $10 per year for .com + privacy, but I don't want to have to disable privacy in order to transfer it.

    I'm hoping there's a way to get even a remotely reasonable price through GoDaddy, any advice? I know I'll end up paying more than NameSilo or NameCheap, but paying 3.5x the price feels like a bit too much.

    (Please note this is in CAD, if it the price seems a bit higher than you're used to.)
     
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  3. PotatoeSalad

    PotatoeSalad Established Member

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    Not worth it to join the club, I only have one domain with them and I actively avoid having any more there because of the high renewal and privacy prices.
     
  4. creataweb

    creataweb Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Move to a new registrar. Don't feed the beast :smuggrin:
     
  5. thekiller

    thekiller Active Member VIP

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    Move it to namesilo.com, you will not regret.

    It will take just 20 minutes to transfer out. Disable whois privacy first and then start transfer. When it is started, you will receive approval emails from namesilo and Godaddy, login to your account and approve the transfer. it will be there in less than 30 minutes.

    So removing privacy for just 30 minutes isn't long if you can.
     
  6. .X.

    .X. NameFeature.com Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Agreed, Namesilo is your answer IMO, use the min two step auth too.
     
  7. techpr

    techpr Established Member

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    Move to Namecheap or NameSilo.
     
  8. stub

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    NameBright has free privacy will give you the cheapest prices on the planet at $8.03/com. NameSilo pricing is a bit complex but is usually between $8-9 with everything is free.You need to read the small print to fully understand what you are buying.
     
  9. sbweb

    sbweb Active Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Tell me if I'm wrong, but isn't whois privacy free for all domains/registrars now that GDPR is in place?
     
  10. stub

    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don't think so. Because it's for ownly European businesses which are affected by GDRP. If you are outside the Europepan Union, then you are just collateral damage if your private address is not displayed. So pick your registrar carefully. If you are concerned about this.
     
  11. thekiller

    thekiller Active Member VIP

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    For .com it's $8.39 for transfer and $8.99 for renewal, straight forward. Plus you can enable afternic fast transfer. They have their own marketplace with 7.5% commissions and payout via Bitcoin, PayPal or wire. No cost for payout via Bitcoin or wire.
     
  12. thekiller

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    Most European registrars have redacted the info and we can contact the owner using contact form, example register.it and lcn.com.

    While some other registrars have made it free, like Namecheap.com and dynadot.com. It wasn't free on these registrars before.
     
  13. sircc

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    For the first year only.
     
  14. stub

    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Have NameSilo discontinued their discounts depending in the number of domains you have in any TLD?
     
  15. stub

    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Oh. Thanks. I didn't know that because I always transfer out before the year is out.

    I think the moral to the answer of the original question is we need specifics about volumes, tld's etc. And to answer the question about privacy. You have to turn off privacy to transfer out from GoDaddy. But it only takes about 15 minutes to transfer out from GoDaddy these days, plus another 2 minutes to put the privacy on at your new registrar. But I don't know how long it takes to remove privacy from GoDaddy. But it is a necessary step in the process.
     
  16. Weber

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    It cost me $13.16 total to renew a domain at Namecheap recently. No discount coupons that I could find.
     
  17. techpr

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    If you got 50 or more domains in your NC account you can renew a .com for $9.61.
     
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  18. anantj

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    I pay under $9 at Namesilo! Even Namebright is far cheaper than NC! And no coupons required or min domain count to get such preferential pricing!
     
  19. marijuanadomain

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    So NameSilo is good?
     
  20. stub

    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yep. A full service Registrar where every extra is free. I don't care much for their interface... very 20th Century. But every interaction I've had with them has been excellent.
     
  21. xynames

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    To answer your actual question versus offer alternative registrars: if you have only one or very few domains, the only way to get a deal at GDiddy is to be willing to extend the domain out a long time - and get on the phone with them to ask for some kind of discount in exchange for this long term action.

    The more domains you have and the longer out you’re willing to extend them the more leverage you’ll have at GD to get a higher discount. My rate at DynaDot is just over eight dollars for dot com but with negotiation I’ve gotten GDiddy to pretty close to that same rate. (However, note that at DD privacy is free - at GD it is not so no matter what you’ll end up paying more at GD if you need privacy.)

    Finally, note that: I’ve transferred domains out of GD without dropping the privacy.
     
  22. PotatoeSalad

    PotatoeSalad Established Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate your answer!

    Was it recently that you were able to transfer while keeping privacy active? I've tried to do it with some .co's and I had to drop the privacy, maybe .com would be different, do you recall if there was any special process or 'trick' to it?
     
  23. stub

    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Privacy is only free for SuperBulk customers https://www.dynadot.com/community/blog/new-improved-domain-privacy-service-dynadot.html. A SuperBulk customer has to spend $5K/yr. (just under 600 domains)

    Also. How do you transfer out of GoDaddy without removing their privacy?
     
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  24. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    Hi stub. I dunno, I just transferred a domain from GD to DD, that had privacy enabled before during and after the transfer I didn't do anything special. Just unlocked the domain at GD, got the transfer/auth code, entered it at DD and paid for the transfer, and about a week later it arrived at DD.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
  25. Kachi

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    A week!!!??? Godaddy has an expedited transfer approval option that makes it possible to complete transfer under 1 hour
     

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