Anybody got a good recommendation for a cheap long term domain host?

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chriscalef
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by chriscalef » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:18 pm
Sorry, a little off topic but this is one of those questions that are hard to google due to signal to noise ratio. I like using dreamhost for my web hosting, but $14 a year for each of my .com and .org domains is really starting to hurt. There's a million deals out there but most of them are only for the first year. Anybody got a good long term solution for less than fourteen bucks?

Oh, but one exception: I hate goDaddy and will never give them money again, so that one's out. Anybody else, I'm all ears!
Duion
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by Duion » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:30 pm
I pay 11,90 Euro but it is not really much of a difference, you seem to be really greedy or you have a ton of domains.
chriscalef
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by chriscalef » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:44 pm
you seem to be really greedy
Well, dang, let's just make this personal why don't we? :-)

But anyway yeah, I know, the real solution is to pare it down to the things I'm actually going to have time to do, but I'm down to a half dozen or so of the _really_ good ideas that I AM gonna finish someday dammit! Lol

Just seems like I've heard people boasting of paying significantly less, but if consensus is I've got a pretty fair market rate then I'll just shut up.
Duion
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by Duion » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:34 pm
There seem to be some provider with special offers regarding some domains. For example I just did a quick search on the internet and found a provider offering a .de domain for 5 Euro, but on the other hand their .com domain cost 19 Euro per year.
So if you really spend time searching you may find some special offer that will get you a domain a few dollars cheaper, but those providers then have other drawbacks, since they have to make their money somehow as well.
I would not spend that much time into a topic that could me potentiall save a few dollars per year, I spend significantly more on other things.

Here I found a comparison chart of the cheapest: https://www.domcomp.com/
GoDaddy gives you .com for 0,99 cents, but if you read a bit it is limited for one domain per customer, and 1&1 also gives you a .com for 0,99 cents, but it seems just to be a welcome offer for new customers etc.
So there is always a drawback somewhere, better not be to greedy and eventually get some contract with extra costs you do not get rid of again, I prefer just to pay the regular prices and not get any bullshit with it.
chriscalef
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by chriscalef » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:51 am
Yes, I expect you are right. I realized I didn't really even know who controls the internet anymore, and went to wikipedia for a refresher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_registrar) but the tl;dr of it was:
Many registrars also offer registration through reseller affiliates. An end-user registers either directly with a registrar, or indirectly through one or more layers of resellers. As of 2010, the retail cost generally ranges from a low of about $7.50 per year to about $35 per year for a simple domain registration, although registrars often drop the price far lower – sometimes even free – when ordered with other products such as web hosting services.
So I guess I'm in the range of reasonable at $14. I'll put my inner miser aside (it's not "greedy" in my case so much as "spent too long being poor as dirt, living the indie dream") :-) and keep feeding the dreamhost machine, they do seem like nice people.

But, thank you for your support! My issue has been resolved.
Duion
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by Duion » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:50 pm
Your greed has been solved ;)
Mitovo
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by Mitovo » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:32 am
I use HostGator for several years now, and love it. Not using my site for much, but slowly in the process of putting together a site lol. Maybe check them out!

http://hostgator.com
werdna
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by werdna » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:09 am
Maybe consolidate everything down to one domain, and use subdomains for all the projects. Or, go for some of the cheaper TLDs like .biz or .info. I feel like we've reached a time and place on the Internet where the perception of "cheaper" domains has changed, and no one cares anymore and looks down on them like they used to.
JeffR
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by JeffR » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:16 am
For what it's worth, I use Dreamhost myself and they've been excellent.
binumathew
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by binumathew » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:19 am
There are more options like Domcomp for comparing Domain

For example The NameMagik have around frequent update: https://namemagik.com/
There seem to be some provider with special offers regarding some domains. For example I just did a quick search on the internet and found a provider offering a .de domain for 5 Euro, but on the other hand their .com domain cost 19 Euro per year.
So if you really spend time searching you may find some special offer that will get you a domain a few dollars cheaper, but those providers then have other drawbacks, since they have to make their money somehow as well.
I would not spend that much time into a topic that could me potentiall save a few dollars per year, I spend significantly more on other things.

Here I found a comparison chart of the cheapest: https://www.domcomp.com/
GoDaddy gives you .com for 0,99 cents, but if you read a bit it is limited for one domain per customer, and 1&1 also gives you a .com for 0,99 cents, but it seems just to be a welcome offer for new customers etc.
So there is always a drawback somewhere, better not be to greedy and eventually get some contract with extra costs you do not get rid of again, I prefer just to pay the regular prices and not get any bullshit with it.
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