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  1. #1
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    Yahoo Domain Names

    Do the $2.99 domain names from Yahoo carry any t&cs like domains have to be renewed with them, or you have to buy webhosting as well? It seems very cheap, even for a company like Yahoo.

    Also, I have seen a couple of reviews on here saying Yahoo doesn't have good technical support. Has anyone had any bad experiences with them?
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  2. #2
    Well Yahoo doesn't have very good support at all, sometimes NONE. They say they offer 24/7 but there never available. Also ive heard reports people getting charged $1.00 more. Also I know they don't have a transfer function, so I don't know if you can even transfer out. So when they raise the price back up to 9.95 you will have to pay to reregister again. (just guessing on that)

  3. #3
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    I wouldn't use them for anything important, but for a fun domain name or one you don't really care about, you can't beat $2.99!
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  4. #4
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    You can transfer out of Yahoo, and that should be done well in advance of renewal. Some people report difficulties, and that is where Yahoo's poor support can turn a simple problem into a struggle. Consider the value of your time, and maybe the $2.99 domain is not such a bargain.
    Yahoo probably automatically works well enough most of the time. If it didn't they wouldn't get enough renewals to make a profit.

  5. #5
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    Cheers for your opinions. I decided not to go with Yahoo, because although I probably won't have any problems, for an extra $7 I could be sure I wouldn't have any problems.
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