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Goodbye GoDaddy Hello Google Domains!

JakesOnline 44 161 June 26, 2014 at 01:35 PM in Request (2)
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https://domains.google.com

I am tired constantly searching for a domain renewal coupon code every time I renew one of my 30 + domains. Most of them were registered when it was $8 per year with no discount. Now they are all renewing at different prices, some as high as $16.99! More than 200% increase in price! Looking forward to moving everything to Google some day.

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nice, google is great
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I have always used NameCheap. They have been consistent in price and their new interface is easy to use. I host on Hostgator but always use Namecheap for research and domain purchasing. Always hated GoDaddy. Way too complicated and faced numerous issues whenever I tried to use them.
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Agree with the GoDaddy issue. Good thing I'm using BlueHost. Great customer service. Just one question: What is it about Google? Do you mean Blogspot?

Thanks! Smilie
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I don't even know Google Domain exist! Thanks!
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Google has one of the worst support systems for domains. I would highly recommend avoiding them if you want to keep your domain long term.
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Quote from JakesOnline View Post :
Request for review (and invite, please worship).

https://domains.google.com

I am tired constantly searching for a domain renewal coupon code every time I renew one of my 30 + domains. Most of them were registered when it was $8 per year with no discount. Now they are all renewing at different prices, some as high as $16.99! More than 200% increase in price! Looking forward to moving everything to Google some day.
Try Namecheap for a good deal and user-friendly interface.
Host with Hostgator for the same reasons.
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Godaddy is cheap when you register the domain for the first time, you have lots of coupons. But gets costlier on renewal. Namecheap is also good.
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google search is great,google android is great,but not everthing from google is great,I think godaddy for domains is more professional
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Hey, Google Domain is great i think. but How can i use it ?
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#11
who has better customer service?
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Namecheap is best for registering domains. I left godaddy 5-6 years ago after going through 4 pages of cross sells to register a domain.
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Google is great, i use it every day.
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oh, i hate this thread!
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if you want a review, here is one:

pros:
1. Google domains is a domain registrar - not a website hosting service, which is a good thing - it means it will be separate from any hosting that you would have
2. it's easy to add arbitrary records (cname, mx, etc.) - this is a good think, as it doesn't mean you have to use some sort of crappy wizard with a crippled interface like some others do
3. no-nonsense pricing at $12/year, no looking for coupon codes like the OP and others at godaddy and similar.
4. no paying extra for "private registration" where it can be provided (note: .us domains are explicitly not allowed to have private registration, blame whichever political party you want)

cons:
1. support is next to non-existent, but honestly, what sort of support does one need from a domain registrar?

other:
it does not come with or auto-integrate with google apps for business or other google products, but it will work with them via standard configuration, just like if you had domain hosting elsewhere

pm e-mail for an invite
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