GoDaddy.com Domain Name Registrar Review
At one point of time or the other, we all may have heard about godaddy.com. This company has been around since 1999. They claim to offer different services such as Domain Names Registration, Web hosting and storage, Security utilities, Design Services, Email and Productivity services, Business and Marketing Solutions.
.com registration – $14.99/yr ($14.99 Renewal)
Domain privacy – $7.99/yr (subject to change) ($9.99 Renewal)
Total – $22.98/yr
Domain name pricing
The price of $14.99/yr is higher than the normal industry price for domain name registration. Godaddy charges $5 more than the standard/normal price. That is like one and half times the standard price.
Their marketing strategy is that they offer the first year pricing as $2.99 and $14.99/yr if you signup for 2+ years at that very moment. Notice that in the screenshot below:
At the time I tried to order a domain with them, they applied a 13% discount to the order, thus lowering my order price to $12.99/yr for the domain name.
The domain privacy costs of $7.99/yr can be seen in the screenshot below:
Total price for Domain name registration and Domain privacy at Godaddy.com
The total price varies as per the term of domain name registration. So consider the following cases:
1 Year Domain + 1 Year Whois = $21.16
2 Years Domain + 2 Years Whois = $34.32
10 Years Domain + 10 Years Whois = $219.60
User Interface (UI)
GoDaddy appeals as a modern day website. Plenty of whitespace makes it easier to digest the content. Homepage conveys their intended point very well by focusing on what they feel is important. Overall, a good UI.
Other Services/Features offered
- Domain Privacy (Privacy Protection)
- ICANN accredited
- Bulk Search
- Bulk Registration
- Domain Renewals
- Domain Transfer
- Web Hosting Services
- SSL Certificates
- Marketing Tools
- Domain Auctions
- Payment: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Prepaid Cards, PayPal, Skrill, AliPay, Bank Transfer, Invoice (Boletos), Mobile Payments (CCAvenue) and more.. Get all info here
About the Company
- In Service from 1999
- Support via: Phone, Ticket, Chat
- Support Contact Numbers: +1 (480) 505-8877 (24/7)
- Accepts PayPal, Credit cards and other options
- You own the domain
- Initial signup discount available
- Other Website Services to take your business forward
- Phone, Chat and Forum support available
- Domain name registration is valued at $14.99/yr (expensive)
- Domain Privacy is valued at $7.99/yr normally ($9.99/yr) (expensive)
godaddy.com Review Conclusion
godaddy.com seems to be the big daddy of all when it comes to charging customers heavily. If the normal value of the Domain Name registration along with the Domain privacy is considered, the annual charge would be $22.98/yr as per their payment structure. So for 10 domains, you would end up paying $229.8/yr, when in fact, it should in an acceptable price range of $100-$110.
The sheer amount of profit that Godaddy makes off of it’s customers is a testimonial to the fact that you see them advertising heavily on the TV and other mediums. Steer clear off godddy.com if you don’t want to get ripped off.
Verdict on godaddy.com as Domain Name Registrar
I DO NOT RECOMMEND godaddy.com for buying domain names as their total price is too high.