Is Godaddy’s Domain Discount Club Financially Worthwhile?

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Domain Discount Club

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.

Domain Discount Club

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.

Renewal Discount Coupon Codes

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.

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