GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club vs Domain Cost Club Pricing

I want to compare GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club vs Domain Cost Club Pricing pricing. Both allow current valid members of their respective clubs to purchase or renew domains at their respective discounted prices.

GoDaddy's Discount Domain Club vs Domain Cost Club Pricing

Introduction

Both GoDaddy (the business behind GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club) and Domain Cost Club are third parties. Their offerings and prices are subject to change over time. Prices mentioned in this post were retrieved on June 28, 2020. They may have changed upwards or downwards since then. These prices also do not include any applicable taxes and the like which may also need to be paid.

Both GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club and Domain Cost Club are based on a membership model. Both allow current valid members of their respective clubs to purchase or renew domains at their discounted prices. These are usually way better than the usual recommended retail prices. Naturally their usual retail prices and their discounted prices are usually different as you will clearly see in the following examples.

For instance to register a .COM domain for one year at GoDaddy costs $17.99 and using GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club membership it costs $8.29 per year. Plus of course, the cost of the appropriate membership.

For instance to register a .COM domain for one year at Domain Cost Club costs $15.00 and using Domain Cost Club membership it costs $7.85 per year. Plus of course, the cost of the appropriate membership.

The Rounds Looked at for Comparison

I looked at seven rounds for my comparison, which are discussed below:

Round One – Cost of Annual Membership

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GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club membership price is $9.99 per month with an annual subscription required, coming to $119.88 for one year.

Domain Cost Club’s membership price per annual varies between $9.99 for Lite membership, $29.99 for Basic membership, $49.99 for Plus membership and $99.99 for Unlimited membership. The different types of membership cater for the number of domains you expect to purchase or renew using your Domain Cost Club membership.

Yearly Membership cost with Godaddy Discount Domain Club is $119.88

Yearly Membership cost with Domain Cost Club varies between $9.99, $29.99, $49.99 and $99.99, you choose which membership type yourself based on the number of domains you expect to buy or renew using your membership.

Round one to Domain Cost Club. 🙂

Round Two – Cost of a .COM Domain

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So once you have your membership package in place, you will want to buy domains, otherwise why did you spend the money on the membership package?

Lets compare the price of the very popular .COM domain for 1 year with both assuming the applicable membership price has already been paid.

Be aware that over 40% of domain names registered or renewed per year are .COM domain names. Or it least this was the case for quite a few years prior to 2020! Of course, this may change in the future.

Godaddy Discount Domain Club Member price for a .COM for 1 year is $8.29

Domain Cost Club Member price for a .COM for 1 year is $7.85

Round two to Domain Cost Club. 🙂 🙂

Round Three – Access to Limited Price Promotion Pricing for .GREEN Domains

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Within the Domain name industry, sometimes the owner/managers of a top level domain will have limited price promotions within a specified time frame in order to help sell more domains.

This is usually a really good price for the first year of a new registration. Just because the “wholesaler” offers this does not mean that applicable “retailers” offer this promotion to their customers.

This comparison is for the .GREEN limited price promotion active at Domain Cost Club on June 28, 2020. I could find no similar list for limited price promotions at GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club web page. All I could find was their “normal discounted” pricing with a “Additional promotion pricing may apply to applicable new first year registrations” so I was not able to perform an exact pricing comparison.

In other words, GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club make it harder to determine if .GREEN domains have an additional discount or not, and what the final discounted special promotional price currently is. This makes it harder to do an exact pricing comparison.

Normally the Godaddy Discount Domain Club Member price for a .GREEN domain for 1 year is $59.99
With the “active current limited price promotion”, I am not able to find out online what this is further reduced to, if at all.

Normally the Domain Cost Club Member price for a .GREEN domain for 1 year is $50.00
However and the good news is that with the “active current limited price promotion”, this is further reduced to $10.00 – This is for the first year of a new .GREEN registration. Please note this offer was available on June 28, 2020. It may still be available.

Round three to Domain Cost Club. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Round Four – Access to Limited Price Promotion Pricing for .INFO Domains

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Within the Domain name industry, sometimes the owner/managers of a top level domain will have limited price promotions within a specified time frame in order to help sell more domains.

This is usually a really good price for the first year of a new registration. Just because the “wholesaler” offers this does not mean that applicable “retailers” offer this promotion to their customers.

This comparison is for the .INFO limited price promotion active at Domain Cost Club on June 28, 2020. I could find no similar list for limited price promotions at GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club web page. All I could find was their “normal discounted” pricing with a “Additional promotion pricing may apply to applicable new first year registrations” so I was not able to perform an exact pricing comparison.

In other words, GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club make it harder to determine if .INFO domains names have an additional discount or not, and what the final discounted special promotional price currently is. This makes it harder to do an exact pricing comparison.

Normally the Godaddy Discount Domain Club Member price for a .INFO domain for 1 year is $14.99
With the “active current limited price promotion”, I am not able to find out online what this is further reduced to, if at all.

Normally the Domain Cost Club Member price for a .INFO domain for for 1 year is $10.84
With the “active current limited price promotion”, this is further reduced to $3.00 – This is for the first year of a new registration. Please note this offer was available on June 28, 2020. It may still be available.

Round four to Domain Cost Club. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Round Five – Access to Limited Price Promotion Pricing for .CYOU Domains

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Within the Domain name industry, sometimes the owner/managers of a top level domain will have limited price promotions within a specified time frame in order to help sell more domains.

This is usually a really good price for the first year of a new registration. Just because the “wholesaler” offers this does not mean that applicable “retailers” offer this promotion to their customers.

This comparison is for the .CYOU limited price promotion active at Domain Cost Club on June 28, 2020. I could find no similar list for limited price promotions at GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club web page. All I could find was their “normal discounted” pricing with a “Additional promotion pricing may apply to applicable new first year registrations” so I was not able to perform an exact pricing comparison.

In other words, GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club make it harder to determine if .CYOU domain names have an additional discount or not, and what the final discounted special promotional price currently is. This makes it harder to do an exact pricing comparison.

Normally the Godaddy Discount Domain Club Member price for a .CYOU domain for 1 year is Not Available at GoDaddy Discount Club on June 28, 2020. Of course, this may change in the future.
With the “active current limited price promotion”, I am not able to find out online what this is further reduced to, if at all. Not Available at GoDaddy Discount Club on June 28, 2020. Of course, this may change in the future.

Normally the Domain Cost Club Member price for a .CYOU domain for 1 year is $3.50
With the “active current limited price promotion”, this is further reduced to $0.69 – This is for the first year of a new registration. Please note this offer was available on June 28, 2020. It may still be available.

Round five to Domain Cost Club. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Round Six – Pay Commission to Affiliates for Selling Annual Memberships?

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If you spend almost $119.88 for an annual membership with GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club, you would expect the person who introduced you to GoDaddy to get paid some sort of referral fee. Well guess what? GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club pays zero. You spent $119.88 and the person who generated that business for GoDaddy gets a big fat zero ($0). This is every wrong in my opinion, even if it is mentioned elsewhere on their website.

If you look at the GoDaddy affiliate terms, you will see that premium domains, sunrise domain registrations and memberships do not qualify for commission.

So if you buy a GoDaddy Discount Domain Club Membership package because of my recommendation/link, I get nothing even though you are going to spend $119.88 every year. That is very wrong in my opinion. Then on top of that, they sell domains, and again, I get nothing. That is very wrong in my opinion. So for passing them over $119 worth of business every year, I get nothing. That is very wrong in my opinion. This is the main reason why I do not use GoDaddy links at my website.

With Domain Cost Club, you would expect the person who introduced you to them to get paid some sort of referral and they do. As noted in the following table:

Membership Type Annual Membership Price Referral Commission
Lite $9.99 $1.00
Basic $29.99 $5.00
Plus $49.99 $10.00
Unlimited $99.99 $25.00

Domain Cost Club also pay the same rates for renewals of Domain Cost Club memberships.

Round six to Domain Cost Club. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Round Seven – What about Domain Privacy Prices?

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With GoDaddy Discount Domain Club, from what I can figure out, it looks like the cheapest option for domain privacy with them is an additional $9.99 per year per domain.

With Domain Cost Club, domain privacy is included as part of your current active Domain Cost Club Membership. You simply enable it or not in your membership area for each of your domains that you obtained using your Domain Cost Club membership. You might have it enabled for one domain, and disabled for another. You have total control in your Domain Cost Club membership area.

Having say 20 domains obtained using your GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club membership with domain privacy will cost you at the cheapest $199.80 extra per year with GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club.

Having say 20 domains obtained using your Domain Cost Club membership with domain privacy will cost you $0 (zero) extra per year with Domain Cost Club.

Round seven to Domain Cost Club. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club Vs Domain Cost Club Pricing Conclusion

conclusion

In every case mentioned in this post, Domain Cost Club comes out way better.

I would have thought that many people who are members of GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club would not be so impressed to realize that Domain Cost Club charge nothing extra for domain privacy services. 

Plus each type of Domain Cost Club membership is cheaper than “one size fits all” membership at GoDaddy’s Discount Domain Club. 

Plus most if not all domain names are actually cheaper for members at Domain Cost Club.

Domain Cost Club sells domain names and website hosting at really good prices to members. I use them. I joined as a member in late 2014.
All of my domains were transferred over to them by the middle of 2015. They are my preferred domain supplier since then. I wrote a detailed review which you will find here.
If you purchase domains, I recommend you visit Domain Cost Club and buy a membership. Then you can buy domains using very good pricing. You can also optionally buy hosting for the domains you have registered with Domain Cost Club.
To learn more about Domain Cost Club or to see if the domain name you want is still available, I recommend you visit Domain Cost Club. I may earn if you purchase a Domain Cost Club membership using this link.
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