Domain name is core treasure of our web presence. All our hard working on website will finally be showed through our carefully chosen domain. We pay hosting space, web design and domain registration and everything requires annual renewal. Because of this, we always want to reduce the overall costs by coupon code or promotional offer, what if you have to pay before to claim a low price? Well, the godaddy discount domain club is the thing.
What's Godaddy Discount Domain Club?
The godaddy discount domain club is a service to claim the lowest domain offer from godaddy group. This includes domain registration, renewal and any domain related service. The domain club plan starts at $7.50/month with only yearly deal, longer reservation results in lower costs. Check following chart for exact offer
|Domains ext||Regular Price||Renewal Price||New registration Price|
|.com||$14.99||$8.29 – 44% Off||$8.19|
|.net||$16.99||$7.99 – 52% Off|
|.org||$17.99*||$8.99 – 50% Off|
|.info||$14.99||$8.99 – 40% Off||$2.99 ++|
|.us||$19.99||$7.29 – 63% Off||$3.99|
|.me||$19.99||$16.99 – 15% Off||$9.99|
|.mobi||$17.99||$12.99 – 27% Off||$9.99|
|.biz||$16.99||$8.99 – 47% Off||$7.99|
Service page: https://www.godaddy.com/domains/discount-domains.aspx
Advantages in Using the Membership Service
The core feature of domain club service is to get super discounts for domain registration & renewal. Normally, we have to apply different promo codes to get lower cost. But since the July 2014, godaddy discountinued all domain related promo codes. Users can only get default offer on godaddy website, if people want to get better price, they have to join their membership plan which costs $7.50/month.
Another two spotlights of the membership service are named "CashParking Premium" and "Domain Auction Membership". CashParking premium plan costs $4.99/mo if we register separately. With this service, their system will auto generate SEO friendly contents on your domain parking page. If visitors generated some values on this page, godaddy will return 80% to this domain owner which is you.
The domain auction service starts $4.99/yr if we sign up independantly. It's actually not only for domain selling but also for purchasing available domains we desired. If you found a good domain but already registered, the godaddy people can negociate with the owner and give you 28% discount in purchasing it.
We have 5 domains with godaddy company and we just got renewal notice today, when we tried to renew as we did before, any coupon becomes invalid. After checke with colleagues and godaddy website, we realized we have to pay more in order to receive a good price. Finally we did renewal without any promotional offer. It's a pitty that we pay 40% more than last time. But what we say, it's business.
Who Should Register?
Definitely, it's not suitable for blog or simple website owners. Because there're only about one or two domains to handle so there's no need to join this expensive service.
The club service is perfect if you're doing domain reseller or other business that need to manage lots of domain names. This will save your money greatly beause you do buck order.
However, since coupon code is the most direct and prefered way by most people, this membership service makes us not feeling good at all. Especially when we be able to get better domain price from other registrars like namecheap, why should we pay extra more to godaddy?