I have been extremely tight on money and I have been dropping domain names like flies… but I needed to come up with away to save at least some domains and be able to renew some on the cheap! So what did I do?
It cost about $9 per domain to renew at GoDaddy
It cost about $9.40 to renew a .com domain at Moniker
Well, I have a bunch of domain names with Moniker and to renew 45 of them @ $9.40 each would cost me $423! I don’t have that much $ but if there is a will there is a way to keep them and spend about 1/4 of the normal cost!
How did I do it?
GoDaddy gives out a lot of coupon codes and they seem to last from a couple days to several months. So I just started digging the forum coupon page and started grabbing $1.99 codes until I couldn’t find any more that worked! I switched to $2.49, $2.59 and $2.99 codes!
It took me yesterday and today to complete the process and several hours… but I was able to dig up 45 working GoDaddy coupon codes in the range from $1.99-$2.99 that worked for domain transfer!
I transferred 45 domain names from Moniker to GoDaddy using the coupon codes, never exceeding $3.13 (with ICANN fees). The average ended up being $2.64 per domain to “renew” the 45 domains for 1 year! I renewed the domains by simply transferring them from the Moniker registrar to GoDaddy’s registrar! One at a time… as the coupon codes only work for one domain! Work and time, yesssss, money saving? YES!
How much did I save?
$304! Instead of just keep paying the $9.40 to renew my domain at Moniker, GoDaddy transfer was the answer for me to save the $304 and accomplish “renewing” 45 domains for a grand total of $119!
Did it take me some time to dig up the codes, follow the checkout process for 45 domains? Heck yeah, but in the end, I accomplished renewing the domains I needed to and saved $304 in the process! Yes it is “easier” to just keep clicking the “Renew Now” button but taking a little time and thinking saved me $$$ and allowed me to keep 45 domains longer than I would have!
Yes this was a 365 day fix and I wouldn’t be able to do it for these 45 domains “next year” but it buys me time to sell some and use a later coupon code to help save $ with next years renewals!
I hope this helps you in some way and makes you think about simply clicking the Renew Now button and paying about $10 to renew your domains at other domain registrars other than GoDaddy! If they are going to take a loss to earn your business, why not take advantage of it! They are a good registrar and I had $304 reasons to do it!