My domains are currently registered with GoDaddy, and I want to upgrade them to private WHOIS information.
As things are now, it would be $8.99 per domain just to add WHOIS protection, which I personally think is a bit steep. So I'm wondering if anybody knows of any alternatives -- such as a coupon code for this, or perhaps you know of a registrar that I could transfer my domains to and get free WHOIS privatization.
Please let me know if you are aware of any options that may allow me to add the protection for less than $8.99.
How much is the renewal rate and is the privacy free the next year?
Currently their renewal rate is $8.99 and yes their privacy is free the next year, and so far it does not look like they have any plans to limit free whois privacy. I have a couple of domains with them (30+) and they have always offered free whois.
I have 8 domains with namecheap. They have a great service so far, and the nice thing about them...... 24X7 instant chat. The customer chat may not be able to answer your question immediately, but at least you know you get to speak with a warm body and keeps the guessing if anyone is listening out of the question. As someone mentioned earlier, they $6.99 transfers and free whois for a year. They offer whois for multiple domains at a relatively low price after the first year.
You cannot go wrong with either group. I would suggest both to anyone.
Name.com is my recomendation. The google aps allows you to have a google site, email etc associated to your website. I tried this on one of my names and it was easy to setup and is a good free option to have some content online. Site is an easy to setup and is template based, this is not hosting so don't expect to upload pages.