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  1. Momentum

    Momentum Well-Known Member

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    I've got 2 domains (dot com) with GoDaddy that are coming up for renewal. They charge $23.95 per year, the longest you can renew is 5 years for $119.75 so there is no discount if renewing for longer terms. Do I have to stay with GoDaddy or can I move them to someone else?
    What's the cheapest way to renew domains?
     
  2. cberg86

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    There's a lot of .com registrars out there which offer transfer services, make sure you have enough time left on before they renew or you might need to renew for 1 year & then make the change.

    In my business(software developer) I use namecheap.com as they provide free basic DNS included in the standard price where others charge another fee for the service(they do charge in USD though but I don't mind that).
    Easy Domain Transfer with Namecheap - Domain Transfer - Namecheap

    My good friend(IT services for small biz) uses Net Registry for his 100+ domains he manages for customers and swears by them.
    Netregistry — Australia's Domain Name Registrar
     
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  3. Joseph Skewes

    Joseph Skewes Well-Known Member

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    I have moved to registering new domains with Namecheap. They don't charge for privacy like GoDaddy, so ends up quite a bit cheaper for my needs.
     
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  4. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    .com domains always cost you 12 months renewal when transferring to a new registrar - this gets added to the existing expiry, so you don't lose out overall.

    Just watch out for prices when comparing - some registrars quote their discounted registration price as their headline price, whereas their renewal and transfer fees can be quite a bit higher.

    I used to use Netregistry - but got so sick of the lack of customer service when they made (frequent) mistakes, that I took my entire portfolio (over 1,000 domains at the time) over to VentraIP, or more specifically to SynergyWholesale - their wholesale division.

    I can highly recommend VentraIP - their service has been excellent and they are an Australian company too.

    VentraIP are currently charging AU$15.95 per year for .com renewals and transfers and I believe they offer free "ID protection".
     
  5. Momentum

    Momentum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys I moved my domains over to Namecheap and it only cost $25.93 for both of them.