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where to degister a .com?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Van Hellseek, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. Van Hellseek

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    where to register a .com?

    i need to register a new .com, but where is cheap and reliable?
     
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  2. killsta

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  3. Van Hellseek

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    only £5.48 for a .com?

    what is the catch...?
     
  4. daz

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    That's pretty much the normal price :p
     
  5. Van Hellseek

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    well my other domain is on registron and they are still charging £8.
     
  6. Adz

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    It's generally known in business as "making a profit" ;).
     
  7. Van Hellseek

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    so register1 doesnt make a profit?
     
  8. killsta

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    They make a huge profit, they just buy things cheaper due to their size.
     
  9. Adz

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    Not much of one on £5.48 I'd imagine. Their .uk domains I'd be very surprised if they don't sell at a loss - Nominet charge tag holders £5 + VAT and as Register1 aren't a direct tagholder they have to pay Tucows who they resell, merchant account fees, bank fees and staff before they make a profit on their £5.48 ;).

    The idea with Register1, with Registron and in fact with all 'low cost' domain registrars is that a lot of people will buy their hosting too which is far more profitable. It's a form of loss leader.
     
  10. Van Hellseek

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    i see. well i've registered my .com with them now, cheers (although it came to something like £6.80 with VAT).
     
  11. Adz

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    :eek: How dare they charge you VAT? Ripoff merchants :p.
     
  12. Beansprout

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    A huge profit on domains? s/profit/margin :p
     
  13. killsta

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    Did I say margin or domains? I just said profit ;)
     
  14. TomaHawk

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    I'd recommend GoDaddy.com! Really great prices and currently have two domains with them and never had a problem. Their customer service is also spot on!

    ;)
     
  15. lozza

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    Are those renewal prices too?

    I recently got "stung" if you can say that when i was looking for a cheap domain and went for an info one @ £2.99 a year but now on renewal i have to pay £8.99 a year - if i had known i'd of gone with a co.uk or me.uk for £8.99 for 2 years. Luckily for me the domain name isn't important and so i can just buy a new domain - but would have been majorly annoyed if it were an important domain name
     
  16. Van Hellseek

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    couldn't you just transfer it to a different registrar if that happened?
     
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  17. Beansprout

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    I guess that depends how the context of the previous posts is interpreted, I didn't think seek would actually think Register1 as a whole made no money :D
     
  18. Van Hellseek

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    i didn't. i was simply questioning adz statement.
     
  19. Beansprout

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    Good :D

    FWIW I don't sell domains at a loss :cool:
     
  20. tsinc80697

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    random post but, why does the topic in the topic list say

    where to degister a .com?

    but when you're in the topic reading the posts it says

    where to register a .com?

    :confused: