View Poll Results: Should i renew my domain?

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Thread: keeping my domain

  1. #1
    Full Member whiteknight is on a distinguished road
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    keeping my domain

    I just got a letter from my Registrar, they want 25$ to maintain my domain for another year.

    things have been a little tight lately, i've had bad mono for the last 2 months, and havent picked up a solid summer job yet. I've made a little money doing some random work here and there, but i dont have enough for frivolous spending.

    I'm very proud of my site, I write all the code for the site, I manage my own server, and I even write a little bit of code for my server as well, so I have alot of time, code, and energy invested in the project.

    However, I just plain dont get any traffic. I dont sell anything, or have an e-business of any kind, I dont have alot of content (i have alot of personal stuff, and biographical stuff, but nothing for the general public)

    so, do i send in the 25$ to maintain a domain that nobody will see, but that I am very proud of? It's quite the pickle.
    thats right, I am the webmaster.

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    Full Member Marshall is on a distinguished road
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    I say yes, its only $25 for one year which is really cheap nowadays and you can use it to show off to friends saying, "Ya, heh, I made that" and who knows, you may even get more visitors this year

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    Full Member cdingman is on a distinguished road
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    Try shopping around at other domain registrars. I think you can get it registered elsewhere for quite a bit less than $25/yr.

    I know goDaddy used to register domains for as little as $9.95/yr but I'm not sure if they still do.


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    Web Junky Matt is on a distinguished road
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    Chris made a great suggestion, consider another registrar, even $25/yr is a rip off nowadays. There is so much competition that you will be able to find a domain registrar under $10/yr.

    On a side note, you have to decide for yourself if you feel the domain name has value or it is just a random name that you won't need in the near future. You can always keep it, or let it expire if it is not utilized at all, why pay evn $25/yr if you aren't using it?
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    Active Member the illest is on a distinguished road
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    Use www.namecheap.com

    Your site will be down for a couple days most likely because you'd be switching the cheap way.. but it'd be worth the $18.

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    Full Member whiteknight is on a distinguished road
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    nah, i want to stay with the registrar i have now, because they have a few nice features, and they are also the people who make my server software, so as long as i stay subscribed with them, I get all sorts of software support.

    i think the vote is pretty unanimous, I'll probably keep my domain.

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    Active Member Revenant is on a distinguished road
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    stay with it, persistence is the key, technique is the turn .
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