Is GoDaddy’s Domain Discount Club Financially Worthwhile?

July 21, 2019 posted by


I received an email from a good friend of
mine asking if GoDaddy’s Domain Discount Club
was worthwhile for him to purchase.
This video answers that question and helps
anyone figure out if GoDaddy’s Domain Discount
Club makes financial sense.
Hey everyone!
Thank you so much for joining me on today’s
DNAcademy podcast.
My name is Michael Cyger, and I’m here to
help you become a more profitable domain name
investor.
A startup entrepreneur and good friend of
mine sent me an email asking if the GoDaddy
Domain Discount Club was worthwhile to purchase
or if it was a waste of money.
He wrote:
“Is the GoDaddy Discount Domain Club worthwhile
if I have about 75 various domains to renew?
I did it last year but think I had a coupon.
It’s about $120/yr and I think it makes sense
but it’s confusing to me with all the options.
I don’t need the auctions or other features,
just discounts on renewals and new domain
registrations.
What are your thoughts?”
GoDaddy’s Domain Discount Club is like a Costco
membership — you pay a yearly fee upfront
and then you get access to discounted products.
In GoDaddy’s case, you pay $119.88 per year
and you can register and renew domain names
for between 20 and 60 percent off their standard
retail pricing.
GoDaddy promotes the Domain Discount Club
as $9.99 per month but you have to buy it
for 12 months, so it’s really $119.88 per
year.
Don’t be confused like I was.
Now — for simplicity let’s assume my friend’s
75 domain names were all .com.
GoDaddy charges $14.99 for regular retail
renewals, and discounts them to $8.29 in the
Domain Discount Club.
But wait a moment, you also have to pay 18
cents per domain name for an ICANN fee, and
then sales tax.
So if my friend was NOT in GoDaddy’s Domain
Discount Club, he would pay $15.17 per .com
domain name (which is the $14.99 price plus
the 18 cent ICANN fee) multiplied by 75 domain
names, multiplied by 1.084 (for 8.4% Washington
State sales tax), which equals $1,233.32 in
renewal costs per year.
But — if my friend joined GoDaddy’s Domain
Discount Club, he would pay $8.47 per .com
domain name (which is the $8.29 price plus
the 18 cent ICANN fee), multiplied by 75 domain
names, multiplied by 1.084 (again, for 8.4%
Washington State sales tax), plus the $119.88
GoDaddy Domain Discount Club annual fee, which
equals $818.56 in renewal costs per year.
You can see my friend would save $414.76 per
year being in GoDaddy’s Domain Discount Club
with his 75 domain name renewals.
Now, for those of us in the industry we know
that you can go hunting on discussion forums
like NamePros.com or coupon sites like RetailMeNot.com
to find domain name registration or renewal
discount coupon codes that will likely work
for one or two domain names.
But we also know that we’ll waste time searching
for a coupon, trying and failing over and
over again, and — at the end of the day — time
is money and most of us don’t have the time
to find valid discounts coupons.
So if you’re running a business, you prefer
GoDaddy as your registrar, you don’t have
time to waste, and you renew more than 18
domain names a year, I suggest you consider
GoDaddy’s Domain Discount Club.
I’ve created the GoDaddy Domain Discount Club
Breakeven Calculator that you can use with
some of the major top-level domains like .com,
.net and .org, as well as a catch-all .other
top-level domain box for all your other domain
names.
Scroll down below this video, or if you’re
on YouTube click the first link to use the
GoDaddy Domain Discount Club Breakeven Calculator.
It’s free to use.
Play with the calculator and let me know what
you think in the comments below.
If you would like to be able to see the pricing
of the various TLDs with and without Domain
Discount Club, please let me know in the comments
and I’ll consider upgrading the calculator
interface in the future.
And, if you use coupon code CJCRMN35 you can
get 20% off the cost of your GoDaddy Domain
Discount Club annual price.
If I find a better coupon, I’ll post it below
the video.
If you find a coupon’s not working or you
have a better Domain Discount Club coupon,
post a comment and let me know.
But please, I don’t want ANY coupon codes
for GoDaddy, just valid ones for GoDaddy’s
Domain Discount Club.
So any other coupon comments will be marked
as spam and deleted.
Finally, I have no affiliation with GoDaddy
other than having some of my domain names
registered with them.
I’m not compensated for the coupon code listed
on this page, nor for creating this Domain
Discount Club breakeven calculator.
I hope this calculator and lesson has been
helpful to you in your domain name activities.
If you want to learn a methodology, master
a set of tools, and think more analytically
on your journey to become a more profitable
domain name investor, consider signing up
for DNAcademy.
All right.
I hope you found benefit from this video and
domain name breakeven calculator, and I look
forward to serving you in next week’s episode.
Thank you so much for making the decision
to watch or listen to the DNAcademy blog.
My name is Michael Cyger and I’m here to help
you become a more profitable domain name investor.
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see you in the next episode.

5 Comments

5 Replies to “Is GoDaddy’s Domain Discount Club Financially Worthwhile?”

  1. Steven Dragoo says:

    So the break even is roughly 18 dot coms and depending on tax…

  2. RCS says:

    Just cancelled my membership and I was refunded. On gd it states that you can not be refunded if you cancel but you Can (if you talk with a rep).
    ALSO, that DDC membership DOES NOT provide discounts on renewals only new domain regs. Please confirm your report DNAcademy.
    I cancelled because it did Not discount domain renewals per my GD agent.

  3. Brandon says:

    what if you renew for MULTIPLE years? Say 15 domains, but you renew for 3 years each….. would that be equal to 45 renewals?

  4. Brandon says:

    So I guess my real question is…. can I purchase DDC for 1 year…. renew my domains for say 3-5 years, and then cancel my 1 year DDC suscription.?

  5. William tyler says:

    great

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