Today i got a renewal email from my Aussie domain provider smarty host – i Have used them for years now , but wont be using them for long.
Hers is snapshot i got in email , for renewal of my domains
Looking at those renewal prices its obvious the first chance I get I will bail from here . You might think why not use local , well to be frank the Australian website related prices are just not economical enough any more.
With go daddy this could be ( regular price$14.99) , with a 2 year registration required for .com.au domains ( pic below)
Australian website Hosting and domain name prices are overpriced
That’s $29.98 + tax for 2 years , you can instantly see the savings from what i paid for renewal.
The thing that got me really pissed , was that they also charge a hefty fee if you want to exit and transfer domain and go to some other domain provider. when You talking almost $60 bucks just a s a transfer fee, you know that is a rip off.
Well you can see from this email i got (pic above) , the fees i had to pay to renew the domain. its just ridiculous
If i got these two domains renewed by go-daddy i would probably save anywhere between $20 to 40 dollars depending on what deal was available that time. i cant do this just yet as i cant afford the exit fees , so im stuck for now … but surely will bail on the first opportunity .
If any of you are trying to decide either for a aussie domain provider or then just a cheap domain i would suggest to just get a cheap .com domain for just $2.99 ( my promo referral link ) or then sign up with godaddy.com for .com domains as well as aussie domains that are available now.
You can also read about my other post on how i got a cheap aussie domain over here
Here is a video above , i made of how i have managed to get cheap us .com domains , you can use the link to claim regular aussie domains bit the price will be a little bit more , but surely less anyway – than most local aussie domain providers