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GoDaddy's hidden expenses????

alishan_008
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GoDaddy's hidden expenses????

Wherever I ask for a domain name registration, everyone recommends GoDaddy saying that they offer plans for as low as $10. But I don't find it to be true. Once I've chosen my domain name which is offered at a good price of Rs. 550/ year (= some $13/year), I'm taken to this weird page of various other things to be bought. I'm posting pictures below to show you what they keep adding to the cart and not letting me just buy the domain directly. Ultimately, with all these things, the total bill hits almost $100. Do I have to buy all this? Does everyone face this problem? Should I buy domain offered by the hosts for just $15?


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9510/goda.jpg
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7594/goda0.jpg
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http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8089/goda2.jpg

As you see in the last pic, the bill crosses 3,500 which means nearly $90? If GoDaddy adds all this expenses why is it recommended as a cheap domain registrar?
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kakaboo
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you dont. Godaddy is notorious for its upsells, just click NO! NO! NO! to everything, make sure your final bill is only 10-15$ (for your domain name) and then check out. maybe a couple more dollars if you want to enable WHOIS, but shouldnt cost you more than 20 bucks
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alishan_008
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Thanks kakaboo, I was thinking I have to buy all that for the safety of my site but I suppose domains can do without them. :)
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faradina
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I use mainly namecheap for domain registration as I like the fact that they give a free year of whois protection and ssl. Their prices are slightly lower that go daddy's, too, the last time I checked.
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sirmatts
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Godaddy is about the last place to go when it comes to domain hosting and registering. They can be good for buying old domains thats the only good thing they have to offer. Use google as your friend. usually what I do when i want to get some opinions I do a search in google like...

web hosting site:www.warriorforum.com

gives you 6000+ hits :)
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michael025
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I used netfirms for domain registration, and I got it for a promotional price of $5 per year....There's a lot of cheap hosting providers available now....Hostgator, midphase, anhosting, bluehost, odsol....all these hosts offer very good services and plans for less than $10/month....but just the same with Go Daddy, just say no to the upsells unless you need them : )
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faradina
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And on Affilorama Domains you get freebies that include a fully functional email account which is useful if you host your AffiloJetoack site on AffiloJetpack Lite Hosting.
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mikeantiga
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I used to register my domains with GoDaddy, but now I am starting to transfer them one by one to Namecheap and take advantage of the free WHOIS privacy. Affilorama Domains is also a good place to register domains. I recommend this especially to those who have purchased Affilojetpack. Domains registered with Affilorama Domains comes with a free mailbox and a custom DNS management tool that's very useful for managing DNS.
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mark schaaf
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I use 1 & 1 web hosting they are simple easy and don't try to push things on to you as extras. they are cheap too. Mark
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mikeantiga
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I also use 1and1 on some of my domains. One thing I don't like about 1and1 is that it takes a while before they process the domain registration. I just recently tried to register a domain with them. I've gone through the normal process and completed the check out part. After a few hours, the domain was still available for registration. I waited for another 24 hours and still, domain wasn't registered. I finally decided to register the domain name with NameCheap which only took a couple of minutes!
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jmpruitt
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I use namecheap. Also, rather than jumping the gun and just registering a domain, browse the marketplace and look for domains there. I found a diamond one the other day : PR1, 5 years old ----$5...
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alishan_008
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@jmpruitt
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That's brilliant. You're saying you bought it from someone else. where did you get it from? godaddy? that's the only place i know which sells used domains too. :(
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mikeantiga
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That's really cool James! Thanks for the tip. :)

@alishan_008: He bought it from the NameCheap marketplace. You can search for aged domains there for as slow as $5.
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alishan_008
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@mikeantiga - thanks for your help

So silly of me, he mentioned in his post but I overlooked it. :P
I'm being so inattentive with link building thoughts in my mind all the time. lol
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mikeantiga
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@alishan_008: No worries. :) Everyone needs to focus a lot on link building as it contributes a lot to our SEO efforts.
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davidoff
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I can only WARN of Godaddy - altough I use them too once a while.
I had MANY issues with them. Legally, they would lose any court battle, because at least here in UK they promote deals on their site, complete with prices, that they don't sell them for.

Also, their whole business conduct is dodgy: eg. I get discount emails the second AFTER I've bought some domains.

Most of all, they are really expensive if you consider the lifespan of a website, not just the initial purchase.

Over the lifespan, domainmonster is far cheaper. And, their domain management tools are superior, easier to use. And, their service is outstanding.

Just initially, they are slightly more expensive unless you buy 25 domains in bulk.
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jimweb43
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Yeah Godady loves to try and upsell things. I personally have become used to it and just ignore it by clicking no thanks. No much of a big deal imo.
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jpastorizo
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I have to agree. Godaddy is notorious in upsells. They were my very first domain registrar and the upsells didnt bother me at that time. However, as I gain knowledge in affiliate marketing, for some reason I started to get annoyed with upsells! Though I still have a few domains with Godaddy (I think I have about 10 with them), I have majority of my domains with NameCheap (I think I have 35 there). I guess it all comes down to preference, how you feel about all the ads and upsells etc. If it doesnt bother you and youve never had any problems with Godaddy then there is no reason to move.


All the best,
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Godaddy is a BILLION dollar company because of it. Take note and turn it into a learning experience.
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luckylook3
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just buy the domain on godaddy and refuse the upsales.


dont buy domain from hosting companies because in this way they will tie you to them for a long time.
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sirman
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you got a nice point, I have a domain thats privacy protected and they are not removing privacy making it hell hard for me.

Luckily I found the best combination now, name.com for all my domains and shopaserver.com for all my sites, both are excellent companies
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sansam
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esolutions wrote:Godaddy is a BILLION dollar company because of it. Take note and turn it into a learning experience.



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