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Posted 14th Jan

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The following suffix is on offer at £1.95 when registered for 1 year using the embedded voucher code - .COM. The offer applies to new purchases only.
The following suffix is on offer for £0.00 when registered for 1 year using the embedded voucher code - .CO.UK. The offer applies to new purchases only.
This offer is limited to one .COM domain at £1.95 and one £0.00 .CO.UK domain per account and one use per customer. Any abuse of the offer, e.g. multiple redemptions, will lead to the order being cancelled and refunded. LCN Limited reserve the right to refuse orders for any reason, including rejecting orders processed outside of the United Kingdom.
Following the conclusion of the promotion the domains will be charged at standard LCN rates which can be found here: lcn.com/dom…ng. For EU customers, VAT rates payable will be subject to your country of residence.
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How much is the 2nd year?
justanothercid14/01/2020 12:53

How much is the 2nd year?


It will be on the pricing link.
Though LCN let you register for just one year if you don't want to renew
justanothercid14/01/2020 12:53

How much is the 2nd year?


Worryingly the pricing link doesn't work.
A .com domain is £13.95 plus VAT a year.

ex-VAT prices are here...

lcn.com/dom…ing

I think they are now part of team.blue

Most companies offer deals for the first year on domains and hosting.
Edited by: "MrBeansDrivingInstructor" 14th Jan
Rather pay the extra and go Namecheap especially reseller pricing for bulk. Always transfer away 20-30 days before expiry by using the domain comparison site to find the next year cheaper.
You can always get this then transfer to name cheap in the 10th-11th month. A lot of others charge ridiculous amounts... .uk domains also have Whois protection as per new GDPR
internetbs.net/ are one of the cheapest and best registrars for .co.uk domains.

You're looking at £4.90 + VAT per year for each co.uk (same rate applies to new, renewals and transfers) - bit of a huge difference to LCN's costs!

HTH
Edited by: "cb-uk" 14th Jan
Just out of curiosity, do people purchase domains with a view to selling them in future or what other reasons would you do it? Seems pretty cheap to purchase so as an investment is it a good idea?
I registered, is there anything you can do with it without paying extra for a plugin?
vnd3tta14/01/2020 14:03

I registered, is there anything you can do with it without paying extra …I registered, is there anything you can do with it without paying extra for a plugin?


I know they provide a small email.mailbox with domain for free basic as such no hosting though
DazLFC14/01/2020 14:01

Just out of curiosity, do people purchase domains with a view to selling …Just out of curiosity, do people purchase domains with a view to selling them in future or what other reasons would you do it? Seems pretty cheap to purchase so as an investment is it a good idea?


A bit of both.
I run my own websites in the main.
However, occasionally I purchase a domain to sell on and have made some money in the past but it is quite a risk as you may have to wait quite a while before selling on and it is somewhat frowned upon these days.

It should also be noted that "cyber squatting" is technically illegal if you cannot prove a legitimate reason for owning a domain.
Edited by: "MrBeansDrivingInstructor" 14th Jan
MrBeansDrivingInstructor14/01/2020 14:20

A bit of both.I run my own websites in the main.However, occasionally I …A bit of both.I run my own websites in the main.However, occasionally I purchase a domain to sell on and have made some money in the past but it is quite a risk as you may have to wait quite a while before selling on and it is somewhat frowned upon these days.It should also be noted that "cyber squatting" is technically illegal if you cannot prove a legitimate reason for owning a domain.


Cheers, I was gonna purchase one but when it asked for my card details for something that's free, I had second thoughts even if just for verification purposes, if its free, then in my opinion they don't need it unless I choose to renew in a year
DazLFC14/01/2020 14:01

Just out of curiosity, do people purchase domains with a view to selling …Just out of curiosity, do people purchase domains with a view to selling them in future or what other reasons would you do it? Seems pretty cheap to purchase so as an investment is it a good idea?


Usually purchase for future intended projects - a bit like land banking.

In terms of investment value, it's extremely hard unless you can get a one / two word top level domain (e.g. com, net or org suffixes).

There are so many different domain suffixes available now (well over 500), anything else is pretty much worthless.

Furthermore, it's pointless trying to get any domain name which contains a registered trade mark - as the trade mark owners can grab the domain from you for nothing, or prevent you from using it (even something seemingly okay domain names like imicrophone .com would almost certainly get grabbed from you once Apple realised you had it)

So, generally not a good investment opportunity unless you are very lucky or very clever.

HTH
Edited by: "cb-uk" 14th Jan
DazLFC14/01/2020 14:01

Just out of curiosity, do people purchase domains with a view to selling …Just out of curiosity, do people purchase domains with a view to selling them in future or what other reasons would you do it? Seems pretty cheap to purchase so as an investment is it a good idea?


I've sold 3-4 for four figure sums, Including one that I thought wasn't worth much and was going to allow to expire. I've sold quite a few more for low three figures.
All the good ones have been registered now though, so there's not as much scope for making money as there was 20 years ago.

I've never registered domains as an investment though, always because I've had an idea for a website. Most of them never end up being developed, and I just let the domains expire. I had over 200 at one stage, most of them were just a waste of the registration fee.
Edited by: "Dealier" 14th Jan
Dealier14/01/2020 15:16

I've sold 3-4 for four figure sums, Including one that I thought wasn't …I've sold 3-4 for four figure sums, Including one that I thought wasn't worth much and was going to allow to expire. I've sold quite a few more for low three figures.All the good ones have been registered now though, so there's not as much scope for making money as there was 20 years ago.I've never registered domains as an investment though, always because I've had an idea for a website. Most of them never end up being developed, and I just let the domains expire. I had over 200 at one stage, most of them were just a waste of the registration fee.


Cheers for this, to be honest, I too have loads of ideas, but lack of I.T acumen and how to build a website means I have never had more than a idea. I wouldn't even know what to do after registering or purchasing a domain name tbh
DazLFC14/01/2020 15:22

Cheers for this, to be honest, I too have loads of ideas, but lack of I.T …Cheers for this, to be honest, I too have loads of ideas, but lack of I.T acumen and how to build a website means I have never had more than a idea. I wouldn't even know what to do after registering or purchasing a domain name tbh


It's a lot more than registering/purchasing a domain (you don't really own it as such - think of it more as renting). You will need hosting. In other words, space for your website to sit on.
Then, depending on the company you go with, there can be 101 add-ons, some vital and some not really necessary depending on what you want to do.
As for building an actual site, there are loads of options ranging in price from next to nothing upwards. Some options are really easy - just put a load of pre designed building blocks together.
Personally I script from scratch. This is not for the novice or faint hearted but does give you total control over your site.
Small is an understatement. It’s 25mb which is pathetic. I know it’s “free” though.
vinh100014/01/2020 14:12

I know they provide a small email.mailbox with domain for free basic as …I know they provide a small email.mailbox with domain for free basic as such no hosting though

This is so that they can enable automatic renewal and renew it next year without asking. You can always delete the card details though.
DazLFC14/01/2020 14:23

Cheers, I was gonna purchase one but when it asked for my card details for …Cheers, I was gonna purchase one but when it asked for my card details for something that's free, I had second thoughts even if just for verification purposes, if its free, then in my opinion they don't need it unless I choose to renew in a year

It’s actually £9.95 plus vat. That is new prices not renewal. They don’t advertise renewal prices I asked them on the phone recently
Pualle14/01/2020 13:01

https://www.lcn.com/domain-names/pricingThe link didn't seem to work, but …https://www.lcn.com/domain-names/pricingThe link didn't seem to work, but £8.95 for the 2nd year for a .co.uk

They took £1 from my account
Edited by: "Ctrl-Alt-Delicious" 15th Jan
FlexR14/01/2020 13:23

Rather pay the extra and go Namecheap especially reseller pricing for …Rather pay the extra and go Namecheap especially reseller pricing for bulk. Always transfer away 20-30 days before expiry by using the domain comparison site to find the next year cheaper.


I didn't know this was a thing. I'm probably paying way over the odds
DazLFC14/01/2020 14:01

Just out of curiosity, do people purchase domains with a view to selling …Just out of curiosity, do people purchase domains with a view to selling them in future or what other reasons would you do it?


Happens constantly, or happened, it's not so useful now. And "frowned upon" is a bit flattering, it's absolutely loathed by everybody except the people who do it. It was a scummy industry and better off dead.
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 15th Jan
MrBeansDrivingInstructor14/01/2020 14:20

A bit of both.I run my own websites in the main.However, occasionally I …A bit of both.I run my own websites in the main.However, occasionally I purchase a domain to sell on and have made some money in the past but it is quite a risk as you may have to wait quite a while before selling on and it is somewhat frowned upon these days.It should also be noted that "cyber squatting" is technically illegal if you cannot prove a legitimate reason for owning a domain.


Wished I had bought cocacola.com or nike.com etc in boom years.
So far I've seen that Cloudflare offers the best prices for domain registration. Around USD $8 for a .com and $10 for a .net per year.

Not to mention Cloudflare has many more benefits, free SSL certificates, DDOS protection, caching, etc
elliot123415/01/2020 17:04

So far I've seen that Cloudflare offers the best prices for domain …So far I've seen that Cloudflare offers the best prices for domain registration. Around USD $8 for a .com and $10 for a .net per year.Not to mention Cloudflare has many more benefits, free SSL certificates, DDOS protection, caching, etc


I use cloudflare for every website. Apart from SSL I buy one from sslstore (Namecheap sister company) due to shared SSL with CF and credit card information is stored.

CF allows any register which is a plus the whole domain thing is new in CF was not long ago out of beta. Limited TLDs as well I believe.

I buy all mine via Namecheap reseller api WHMCS adding around $7.88 / $5.53 USD CF support sucks unless paid plan. You can get deals like 99 cents for first year 1&1 $1 first year but I just stick to Namecheap and keep all in one place.
Edited by: "FlexR" 15th Jan
hey guys, what about host srvice, would you be able to recomend something? it will be for wordpress, and rather one site, but if there will be not huge difference max 3 services... (?)
thanks in advance
MrBeansDrivingInstructor14/01/2020 21:49

It's a lot more than registering/purchasing a domain (you don't really own …It's a lot more than registering/purchasing a domain (you don't really own it as such - think of it more as renting). You will need hosting. In other words, space for your website to sit on.Then, depending on the company you go with, there can be 101 add-ons, some vital and some not really necessary depending on what you want to do.As for building an actual site, there are loads of options ranging in price from next to nothing upwards. Some options are really easy - just put a load of pre designed building blocks together.Personally I script from scratch. This is not for the novice or faint hearted but does give you total control over your site.


I use GitHub for hosting and it's free. You get <yourname>.GitHub.io address and you can always redirect your domain name there if you want.
oneman17/01/2020 20:08

I use GitHub for hosting and it's free. You get <yourname>.GitHub.io …I use GitHub for hosting and it's free. You get <yourname>.GitHub.io address and you can always redirect your domain name there if you want.


OK for simple hosting but anything more and you have to pay. Given what github is, I have always had security and privacy issues and prefer to use dedicated hosting where I have complete and total control, can set up as many email accounts as I like and script in any way I want. I can also hide my code.
Good point/post though.
Kam_il8817/01/2020 11:54

hey guys, what about host srvice, would you be able to recomend something? …hey guys, what about host srvice, would you be able to recomend something? it will be for wordpress, and rather one site, but if there will be not huge difference max 3 services... (?) thanks in advance


X10hosting I use here
Kam_il8817/01/2020 11:54

hey guys, what about host srvice, would you be able to recomend something? …hey guys, what about host srvice, would you be able to recomend something? it will be for wordpress, and rather one site, but if there will be not huge difference max 3 services... (?) thanks in advance


Namecheap Wordpress £1 first month I think currently, I can provide free hosting & cPanel if needed via my Namecheap VPS.
FlexR18/01/2020 01:39

Namecheap Wordpress £1 first month I think currently, I can provide free …Namecheap Wordpress £1 first month I think currently, I can provide free hosting & cPanel if needed via my Namecheap VPS.


What benefits you will get by providing free hositing :/
Hunt_Deal_Hunt18/01/2020 08:35

What benefits you will get by providing free hositing :/


I've offered free hosting since 2008 it's just cheaper for me to get a server than buying multiple shared hosting (reseller hosting isnt big enough + shared hosting don't allow content hosting sites) some people choose donate as a token of thanks but i've never profited from it lol if i got it going to waste i might as well let someone else make use of it is my motto donations dont even cover the whmcs licence but not bothered really just something i've always offered
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