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Domain Renewal with GoDaddy for cheaper by using foregin currency payment? Does it work?

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Domain Renewal with GoDaddy for cheaper by using foregin currency payment? Does it work?

For reasons too complicated to explain here, I need to stay with GoDaddy (rather than switching to a different and cheaper domain registrar) for the current renewal cycle of a few domains.

I read on many websites about a hack to switch to paying in INR (Rupee) rather than CAD which will bring down the price by about 25% due to some strange currency exchanges and differences in local pricing practices. You still need to pay GST and cannot use PayPal to pay (so only credit card). The conversion fee by your credit card company will also cut down the saving by a few %.

Is there any truth to this? Has anyone here tried this? What does this loophole exist in the first place?
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