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What is going on with Godaddy renewal prices?

Located in Domain Registrar Reviews started by dag, Sep 1, 2019.

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  1. dag

    dag Senior Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I just went to renew a few domains at GoDaddy, and I've got three different prices, all for .COM domains, in my cart! One, an L-L-L.com, is $9.78 (with a note below it saying "45% off"); another, a two-word keyword type of .COM, is $17.99; and a third, a decent LLLL.com, is $12.24 (with a note saying "31% off")!

    Since when are they pricing renewals based on domain quality? That's the only explanation I can think of, and that just seems extremely wrong to me. And second of all, since when is their standard price $17.99? I just renewed some a few weeks ago, and they were certainly not that high.

    Anyone else getting this sort of thing?
     
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  2. dag

    dag Senior Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    UPDATE: So apparently I let my Discount Domain Club lapse, which explains the not-so-good pricing, but that still doesn't explain the varied renewal pricing if you don't happen to use the DDC.
     
  3. Sheogorath

    Sheogorath Top Member VIP

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    Domain renewal prices at GoDaddy are astronomical when compared to many other registrars.
    @Joe Styler I know this question can look weird, out of place and ridiculous, but can you please reduce the domain renewal prices across the board on GoDaddy ?
    This may help to reduce the number of domain transfers out of GoDaddy and benefit the customers while doing so.
    I know that it doesn't look profitable on paper, but if customers don't transfer out, you will actually make more money :$:, you want that to happen, don't you ?
     
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  4. Xabial

    Xabial Established Member

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    They have a monopoly. Sooner or later, it will hurt. Stop charging $17.99 a year for .com renewals... That’s more than twice, most registrars, and I’m not paying annually for GD “discount club...” any longer! Most offer .com renewals, for less than half ($8.xx)

    Most registrars have FREE privacy included
    (Godaddy charges $9.99 extra annually!)

    Questionable business model, from the domain king. Not a hit job, you guys probably the best for auctions
    still not worth payingdiscount club or regular renewal
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
  5. Sheogorath

    Sheogorath Top Member VIP

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    Indeed.
    Domain privacy pricing at Godaddy should be a third of that price or even free like many other registrars.
     
  6. Peak.Domains

    Peak.Domains Established Member

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    They have to charge so much for renewals and privacy in order to fund their incredibly fast and helpful support departments.
     
  7. Sheogorath

    Sheogorath Top Member VIP

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    GoDaddy probably make more than enough from all the different products they sell.
    If I had to guess, they probably make multi millions USD every month just from their website hosting plans.
    I'm not worried about them :-D
     

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