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domain renewal best option?

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Sep 9, 2008
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Toronto

domain renewal best option?

hello

i have a .com domain up for renewal in a month, currently its with godaddy and they want 11.99 for 1 year renewal. wondering if there are any cheaper and reliable options... I found this http://www.luckyregister.com/ but unsure if its legit...

may be godaddy renewal coupon?
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May 12, 2004
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I've been happy with Namecheap.com.
Newbie
Sep 28, 2009
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British Columbia
go with netfirms.ca I have used a dozen, they do not sell you garbage, they do a lot of .ca domains, they will pickup the phone if you call....
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Sep 24, 2006
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I'd just stick with godaddy. They are reliable & reputable & you won't save more than $2 a year IMO.
[OP]
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Sep 9, 2008
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Toronto
Kris81 wrote: I'd just stick with godaddy. They are reliable & reputable & you won't save more than $2 a year IMO.

hm yeah 2 dollars isnt worth the hassle... plus seems like theres a transfer fee


thnx
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Feb 28, 2006
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Before you jump on the godaddy bandwagon, you should do some research on their business practices.

Check out Twit.tv or similar sites. Leo Laporte at TWiT doesn't speak very highly of them.

They've been accused of all kinds of stuff. I read that if you type in a site name to see if it's available as a domain name, after a few attempts they register that name and offer to sell it to you.

If someone is looking for a particular site and you are late in re-registering, they immediately take control of the site and sell it off making huge profits.

See what else they've been up to...

http://towncommons.twit.tv/showthread.php?tid=897

http://www.bizclaims.com/2011/01/godadd ... practices/

http://www.consumersearch.com/domain-re ... troversial

http://forums.nodaddy.com/index.php?topic=1100.0

Just my two cents.

I registered my sites with Hover.com. They're a Canadian company.
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