View Poll Results: What's the maximum you'd pay to register a domain name?

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  1. #1
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    What's the maximum you'd pay for a domain name?

    Just a poll. What's the maximum you'd pay for a domain name these days?
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    i have paid 35 in network solutions, i got a new domain name at godaddy but i'm reading many horror stories here about it, so i dunno if i should change the 35 one to go daddy or not @_@ i still have time, what would you recommend?

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    Hurga, I don't know who voted $35...

    I would pay whatever GoDaddy or NameCheap is going to charge, currently its around $9.

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    Between $8.95 to $14.95.

    and for netsol $35

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    Greetings:

    Given the .tld is not specified, $35.

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    well, just make it .com, .net, .org.

    I'd say maximum $14.95 here.

    $35 is way too much. All the orders end up at the same place, so why pay so much?
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    Last time I paid about 17 euros... to a Godaddy (WWD) local reseller. That's kind of enough for me.

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    I would like to see the price go even lower....

    But I will stay with godaddy I have been there over 2 years now,
    still no problems.


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    I have always used NameCheap to register my domains, and currently pay $8.88/year for them and am happy. I know I can get it cheaper, like, $6.49 or something with EV1, but I've always been happy with NameCheap and would pay $50/year if that's what they wanted.

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    I pay $7.99.

    The maximum I would pay for any domain would be $10, if I really wanted and the person wouldnt go any lower.
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    The most I ever paid was $25 for therealms.net, my first ever domain purchase, then I found out abot Dotster.com and have been paying $14.95 (or less) ever since.
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    $6.75, since thats all i pay.
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    8.95, Its what I pay at godaddy, and they work perfectly fine
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    Moved to Domain Name Discussion

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    I have paid $900 for a domain on a few occasions.
    What do I pay to register? $6.95
    Why in the world would anyone pay $35 to register a .com?

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    Originally posted by MTBill
    ... but I've always been happy with NameCheap and would pay $50/year if that's what they wanted.
    It really depends on how many domains you have. If I only have a couple, I wouldn't mind paying $50 per name year, like I used to pay Network Solutions back in 1997. However, with hundreds if not thousands of domains, that rate is NOT worth any heavenly support on earth.
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    Well there is one domain I am after for something and would pay the $1800 asking price for it. But I won't be saying what it is.

    Hopefully will pick it up later in the year if all goes well.

    It all depends on the benefit from it. This particular one is beneficial to something we are doing, but would not be worth much to most folks.

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    I usually register or transfer my domains to 000domains.com. Its more expensive then most registrars, but I just like them. If they don't lower the price soon though, I might move out. When you got a lot of domains, the extra cost adds up.

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    When I was 10 1/2, I thought all domains were $20, so I payed $20 directly from Verio, then $35 from NetSol. Then I found GoDaddy

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    I will NEVER register any domains at godaddy. The only reason I would ever get a domain registered with them is if they're succesful at acquiring a domain for me with their backorder system, which is very doubtful since they suck at that.

    godaddy has lost many peoples domains. Sometimes that low price just isn't worth it.

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    for end users i'd say they can pay between $9 - $15 but for resellers its $8.95 - $6.xx(95 75 49 30 etc..)
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    as for me no more than 6.95 now at eNom ,unless it is in an auction
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    Register a new domain = no more than $10 (though I currently only pay $7).

    Purchase a domain on the aftermarket = the only limit is my bank account and how bad I want it.

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    Oh ... by the way, I now register new domains for US$6.49 per name year over at EV1. Where on earth could you get a better deal than that?
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    for a registration I think the most I have paid is around $100. For an aftermarket purchase it is hard to put any kind of limit on it, how much would you pay for a house or a business?, it will depend on many factors especially revenue.

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    I'm happy to pay $17 for domains through DomainMonger.com since they bundle in lots of other services like url and mail forwarding for free.

    And they earned my business for life the day I found out that I'd let one of my domains lapse (site wouldn't even resolve), called them up with a sinking feeling in my gut, got a human on the second ring , and he had me fixed up and running again in about 5 minutes.
    He was able to tell me the exact days they had sent warning emails to an email account (that I confess I hadn't been keeping up with). He even noted that I had another domain that was about to expire and offered to take care of it at the same time.

    That did it for me and I have never even looked at other providers since. An extra $3 to $8 per year for that peace of mind is money well spent in my book.

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    Brian I am happy your satisfied with them. I can tell you though that any eNom reseller can recover an expired domain like that. Free URL and email forwarding is standard.

    BTW, I'm a Geezer too. I'm glad that the $70 days are gone.

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    what about who paid $100/domain earlier ?

    netsol used to charge $50/year min. of 2 years which is $100 then they changed it to $70/2yrs which some big players still charge it like register.com
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    Originally posted by brianbloom
    And they earned my business for life the day I found out that I'd let one of my domains lapse (site wouldn't even resolve), called them up with a sinking feeling in my gut, got a human on the second ring , and he had me fixed up and running again in about 5 minutes.
    He was able to tell me the exact days they had sent warning emails to an email account (that I confess I hadn't been keeping up with). He even noted that I had another domain that was about to expire and offered to take care of it at the same time.

    That did it for me and I have never even looked at other providers since. An extra $3 to $8 per year for that peace of mind is money well spent in my book.
    That is the good thing about being small: FLEXIBILITY and a human touch. This is also how I sell my service to clients esp. when competing with the big guys: instead of talking to a so-called "account representative" who may know less than they do, they could always talk to the person who actually has his hands on his project, that's me! LOL!
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    I currently use Godaddy and also register some Domains from the EV1 Domains branch of EV1 Servers

    Edit....I would pay up to 14.95 for a domain if i could not go cheaper. I think anything over 20.00 is pushing the envelope.

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    Mine was about 9.90$.
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