New domain pricing is not half as bad as the companies taking advantage of it
eNom.com just sent me an email notifying me I would be paying a higher premium for my domain name registrations. Of course, I only have an enom.com account because of drops. Most of registrations are with Name.com or Moniker.com. But the fact of domain and development life is that we will be paying more for domain registrations in the .com and .net TLDs after the middle of January.
What is not reality is paying an extra $5 per domain, when most companies will be raising their prices by a buck or less. The eNom.com email notified me that .com registrations would be increasing from $34.95 to $39.95 per year.
Do we live in 1995? No. The price would be $100. Still, the eNom.com price schedule requires balls. And they’re big, bright, shiny Christmas balls, too.
Honestly, with all the competition that is out there for registering domains, how in the WORLD can they get by with that ridiculous price schedule? I’ll pay a premium to get a name, particularly when I can afford the premium and the name is worth it to me. But I won’t pay a premium to renew. I search for discounts, baby!
That brings me to the DomainPromoCodes.com website, which I think is a sublime way of getting discounts of new and renewing domains. After all, just because you’re with a company doesn’t mean they’re going to tell you about prevailing discounts.
But if you have a small account, then close it (this happened over the summer, when a client moved their hosting to 1and1.com from Name.com), all sorts of promo codes started showing up, as a lure.
No need to open shill accounts or get straw clients to handle these matters. It seemsDomainPromoCodes.com is a good way to find discounts online, helping to maintain a better buy in advance of the Verisign price increase, and eNom.com’s amazing chutzpah.