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renewing without tripling the price


my domain will expire in 30 or 40 days, and i'd like to renew. however, my DNS provider charges way more for a renewal than they did for the first year. i got the first year for $4 or so. lots of other places still sell new domains for around $4, but i can't find one that will transfer the domain for the same price. i just want to extend another year for about $4, and the only service i need to go along with it is something to point the browser to the real location of my website, which is located on my schools server. maybe a domain name cloaking or somehting like that so you can actually type in folder names on the domain name (anyone know what that's called?)

anyway, does anyone know of a good place that will transfer my domain and not hook me into either giving it up or paying double next year?

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http://homepage.westmont.edu/bstrine/



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Sometimes it is easier to transfer away to another registrar. I think RegisterFly runs 5.50 transfer specials on occasion

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The truth is: those below-the-cost registration fees (like anything less than $6) are BY DESIGN loss leaders that won't last forever, unless you start ordering hosting service with them. Just think: why wouldn't anybody give out a domain name at a price that is lower than their cost?? That is also why it is VERY difficult (if not impossible) to find transfer/renewal offers at that rate.

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why a double post?

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that was a mistake, it got put in two different forums, and the moderators moved it to this forum.

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The truth is: those below-the-cost registration fees (like anything less than $6) are BY DESIGN loss leaders that won't last forever, unless you start ordering hosting service with them. Just think: why wouldn't anybody give out a domain name at a price that is lower than their cost?? That is also why it is VERY difficult (if not impossible) to find transfer/renewal offers at that rate.
so true , some even charge transfer ot fee which is 3 times more than original regfee

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does anyone know of a good place that will transfer my domain and not hook me into either giving it up or paying double next year?
Your under the misaprehension that you are paying double this year when in fact what actually happened was you paid half last year.

A company has to turn a profit to stay in business so don't gripe when they won't continue to sell you something for less than it is costing them

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Your under the misaprehension that you are paying double this year when in fact what actually happened was you paid half last year.

A company has to turn a profit to stay in business so don't gripe when they won't continue to sell you something for less than it is costing them
come on, it doesnt' cost $4 for them to regester a domain.

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come on, it doesnt' cost $4 for them to regester a domain.
If you are talking about .com or .net, it costs more than $6 each even for accredited registrars. Where do you get the idea that it would cost less??

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even .org and .biz is $5.5+/name

people just throwing guesses here and there based on nothing

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come on, it doesnt' cost $4 for them to regester a domain.
Do us a favour, at least have a clue about what you are talking about before you post. That will save you a lot of embarrassment later.

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the only exception is .info where affilias is running a special as low as .99 to registrars

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yeah after their free campaign

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