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Renewal with GoDaddy

I've been using Godaddy for a couple of years and my domain is up for renewal. Now the price is CAD$20+tax for a year which is too high.
Couldn't find any coupons online. Any other alternatives you guys recommend which is cheaper?
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Same here. I've been transferring my GoDaddy domains to Namecheap.com. They're not the absolute cheapest, but I've been using them without problems for years. You might want to check out Google Domains too, esp. if you want cheap domain privacy.

Namecheap is US $9.69 including free domain privacy for the first year when you transfer a domain, US $10.69 per year (optionally +$2.88 for privacy) on renewal.
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Try rebel.com
I've seen them advertise before, never tried it.
I'm also thinking of transferring .ca domain to them.
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I don't "renew" domains. I transfer them between different registrars.
Transferring adds 1 year. It is cheaper. If there is a promotion, even better.
Charging more for renewals clearly shows that domain registrars don't give a shit about customer loyalty.

Namecheap is expensive too.
Transfer between GoDaddy, 1and1, Hover, Rebel.com, WHC.ca.
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I'm in the same boat. I have about 5-6 domains, now it becomes expensive at 20$/year. It seems that Namecheap has good reputation?
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Namecheap, NameSilo, Gandi are all good choices.

Gandi is a little more expensive but I have had amazing help from their support people.
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Mar 18th, 2017 8:23 pm
Namecheap, NameSilo, Gandi are all good choices.

Gandi is a little more expensive but I have had amazing help from their support people.
What kind of help do you need for a domain?
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hvwozq wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 6:46 am
What kind of help do you need for a domain?
Had problems in which certain emails from certain services sent to my domain weren't getting through. Their support people went digging deeply into the situation and eventually found exactly how the sender's mail server was misconfigured and was therefore blocked but anti spam.
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Godaddy support may be the worst on the world. They shutdown/reboot/change the configuration the server, our website down, they always say that users fault on the scripting/programming, however the website was running since years. We must go through several times to reach a higher level support that they know more technically. Those people at the 1st level support are dump guys who only search their knowledge base for the similar error message .

The only thing I still have with Godaddy is their email servers quite stable and fast. Email sending and receiving is very fast.
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 10:40 am
Had problems in which certain emails from certain services sent to my domain weren't getting through. Their support people went digging deeply into the situation and eventually found exactly how the sender's mail server was misconfigured and was therefore blocked but anti spam.
ThomasTran wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 10:54 am
Godaddy support may be the worst on the world. They shutdown/reboot/change the configuration the server, our website down, they always say that users fault on the scripting/programming, however the website was running since years. We must go through several times to reach a higher level support that they know more technically. Those people at the 1st level support are dump guys who only search their knowledge base for the similar error message .

The only thing I still have with Godaddy is their email servers quite stable and fast. Email sending and receiving is very fast.
These are not related to domain registration. They are email, website hosting problems.
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hvwozq wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 12:43 pm
These are not related to domain registration. They are email, website hosting problems.
So we don't have right to discuss something similar here? Are you playing police role?
Usually, but not all the time, when register a domain with a registrar we also use their email, hosting services, etc, and their support is also an important point to consider.
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hvwozq wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 12:43 pm
These are not related to domain registration. They are email, website hosting problems.
It's true that e-mail server issues are not directly related to domain registration, however, the only money I ever paid to Gandi was for domain registration.
And the support I received also suggests they have a competent back-end crew in general.
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ThomasTran wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 12:57 pm
So we don't have right to discuss something similar here? Are you playing police role?
Usually, but not all the time, when register a domain with a registrar we also use their email, hosting services, etc, and their support is also an important point to consider.
no need to become aggressive, others are entitled to their opinion exactly the same way as you are
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If you are planning to transfer your domain away from GoDaddy, you can probably get an offer of 20% off by clicking on the option "Transfer domain away from GoDaddy" under the domain settings. This is obviously an unnecessary function since the transfer is always initiated from the other end, but its purpose is to give GoDaddy a chance to make you an offer. Of course 20% off isn't likely to change your mind if you have already found a cheaper registrar, but it will help if you prefer to stay with GoDaddy. In my experience you only get this offer once per domain, so don't discard it and then try to get back to it later.
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I started off with GoDaddy, but got sick of their efforts to cram more services onto the bill. I've been using 10dollar.ca for the past 5 years, and I have had no problems with them. Moving my domains from GoDaddy was a fairly painless process.
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