17% off domain name renewals at Namecheap for today
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17% off domain name renewals at Namecheap for today

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Found 11th Oct
It's rare to get discounts on domain name renewals (.com, .net, etc), so if you have any domains with Namecheap then today is the day to renew for single or multi-year.

Offer redeemable from 10 October 2017 00.00 am EST until 11 October 2017 11.59 am EST only.

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Avoid namecheap. You have been warned.

89quidyoucantgowrong23 m ago

Avoid namecheap. You have been warned.



I'd argue I've not been sufficiently warned, care to give a reason?

Not had any issues with namecheap, I use my own dns though.

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89quidyoucantgowrong55 m ago

Avoid namecheap. You have been warned.


I've had more than a dozen domains with them for over a decade now with no issues.
What problems have you had with them?

They record domain name searches and sell them on to carpetbaggers / squatters. Search a domain you're not really interested in for a few days on their site and see it magically disappear only to become available for a ransom via another site. If you're mulling over a domain using their site to check availability, be prepared to lose it.

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89quidyoucantgowrong40 m ago

They record domain name searches and sell them on to carpetbaggers / …They record domain name searches and sell them on to carpetbaggers / squatters. Search a domain you're not really interested in for a few days on their site and see it magically disappear only to become available for a ransom via another site. If you're mulling over a domain using their site to check availability, be prepared to lose it.


This is not true. I have searched for various domains there, waited a few days or weeks or months and bought them at a later date.

Do you have some proof to backup the allegation?

I can't find any information in my account about 17% off for domain renewal. I just tried to renew a domain but it shows original price in the shopping basket. Any coupon codes to get this offer.

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anuruddha16 m ago

I can't find any information in my account about 17% off for domain …I can't find any information in my account about 17% off for domain renewal. I just tried to renew a domain but it shows original price in the shopping basket. Any coupon codes to get this offer.



This discount was auto-added at checkout.
Sounds like the sale is over...

Bah I've waited years for a deal on renewals, and I miss it, I can't believe it.


Edit: but it's not even 7pm eastern yet?
Edited by: "nascent" 11th Oct

techfruit5 h, 8 m ago

This discount was auto-added at checkout.Sounds like the sale is over...

Oh may be next year I can try

nascent44 m ago

Bah I've waited years for a deal on renewals, and I miss it, I can't …Bah I've waited years for a deal on renewals, and I miss it, I can't believe it.Edit: but it's not even 7pm eastern yet?

May be they offered limited number of renewal. as a loyal customer they didn't even inform me about those discounts

89quidyoucantgowrong17 h, 41 m ago

They record domain name searches and sell them on to carpetbaggers / …They record domain name searches and sell them on to carpetbaggers / squatters. Search a domain you're not really interested in for a few days on their site and see it magically disappear only to become available for a ransom via another site. If you're mulling over a domain using their site to check availability, be prepared to lose it.


Although I've heard of this technique I wouldn't at all say its solely related to Namecheap.

I've actually been pondering buying a domain recently, through Namecheap, typed it in and exited out - in fact a few times.

The domain is still available to buy.

Hello,

Can anyone recommend a reputable provider please for domain and hosting.

thank you

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mrparm8 h, 23 m ago

Hello,Can anyone recommend a reputable provider please for domain and …Hello,Can anyone recommend a reputable provider please for domain and hosting.thank you


Namecheap are great for domains - good prices, decent live chat support, and they don;t try to upsell. I've used them for a decade and have been very happy.

Hosting is a different issue as it depends on your needs. What sort of site are you looking to host and what level of traffic do you want to plan for? For general (shared) hosting I use Innohosting and have been very happy with their service for many years - it's rock solid, well priced, UK or US servers, and their techs really know what they're doing. I host all kinds of sites there, from smallish Wordpress sites to forums to static sites.

If you just want to host a Wordpress site, then Siteground are probably the budget option as they have built some infrastructure dedicated to Wordpress, which speeds up page delivery. If you are hosting a big Wordpress site then take a look at Pagely - they're fantastic.

Thanks mate

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Thought I should probably follow this up after some recent changes at Innohosting - they have just been bought out by a private equity firm. They may stay a great host, but whilst I had a great relationship with their previous team I have zero experience with the new management, so couldn't comment either way on their quality any more.

Personally, I have shifted some sites to Jolt.co.uk, but HostWithLove is also getting a lot of support at the moment.

I hope Innohosting keeps up its long record of quality, but buyouts don't tend to be a good sign with hosting companies.
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