Buy Cheaper Domains

buy cheaper domainsOne thing that pretty much all internet marketers spend money on is domains.  So why not save a little in the process.  We do this by going through a nifty little site called Fatwallet.com.

All you have to do is sign up for a free account on Fatwallet.com and type in the name of the domain registrar that you’d like to use in the search box.  For us we like to register our domain names with Godaddy.  By going through fatwallet, you’ll find that occasionally domains will go for as little as $1.

Also if you buy a lot of domains, Godaddy has a Discount Domain Club that you can sign up for which can save you money as well.  This can actually be combined with fatwallet discounts if you go through the cashback option.

We have already saved quite a bit using this method and as far as we know it’s the cheapest way of getting domains.  If anyone knows cheaper methods of finding domains let us all know below!

** UPDATE 9/20/2012 ** Steve Wyman left a great tip below, “Another thing ive found is godaddy give you better deals if you separate .net from .org and apply the best code to each separately.”

- What this refers to is that many of the best coupon codes single out a TLD, such as “use this coupon to receive $0.99 .COMs”.  Many registrars only let you input ONE coupon code, so grouping all your purchases in one batch will only allow you to receive the discounts for that .COM.  Instead of doing this you can buy the .COMs separately and use a coupon code for that, then buy your .NETs and use a coupon code for that, and then buy your .ORGs and us a coupon for that.

All The Best!
Josh @ WSOtesters.com

 




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  1. colincolin09-19-2012

    Thanks for the share! You guys give great information…thanks!

  2. Steve WymanSteve Wyman09-19-2012

    Hi

    Great tip. I also do google searches for thinks like “godaddy code .net”. Theres a person out there than has a squido lens one for each tld. And has some of the best codes.

    Recently ive paid 65% off on .net’s and .org’s

    Another thing ive found is godaddy give you better deals if you separate .net from .org and apply the best code to each separately…

    Last, tip, Namecheap.com will be running a $0.99 deal in the next few days after they won an award so worth check them out as well this week.

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-20-2012

      Hey Steve, separating your purchases on .com, .net, and .org is a GREAT tip. We pretty much do that all the time. Matter of fact, I think I’ll have to make an edit to the post so I can include that :)

  3. JCJC09-19-2012

    Thanks for the great information! I usually do a Google search for the company and the words coupon code. I have had good results doing that. Next time, I will check out FatWallet.

  4. Thanks for the tip Josh, I will definitely be checking this one out!

  5. MarcusMarcus09-19-2012

    Thanks fellows! Remember about the namecheap promo coming up:)

    • Steve WymanSteve Wyman09-22-2012

      Yep, They are a pain as they wont state when it is.. check every day is the best i’ve got so far

  6. AndyAndy09-19-2012

    Hi guys – thanks for the tip. Very timely! I have a question about domain research. What should I infer when the exact match domains are all taken, don’t show up on LTPro competitor’s tab and are the type of site with just a series of links? Are these parked domains? Is that a good sign or a bad sign for the keyword?

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-20-2012

      Hey Andy, it just means that you’ll have to look deeper into the other sites that are ranking. Check the top ranking sites for on page optimization and possibly look into their link profiles.

    • Steve WymanSteve Wyman09-20-2012

      Hi

      I guess what your seeing is sites where the page just has ads or linkg to adds or offer to sell.

      If your seeing .com, .net and .org like that it means the niche was active and people have registered the domains and then let them drop.

      That could mean the niche was good for a time e.g. halloween2005.com has a value but the year means people might let it drop.

      Domainers buy in bulk and sometimes get these “by accident”

      As the .com,.net.org are not available. Just “alk on by” and look for a new keyword its a volume game. keep hunting for gold.

  7. Miki ViciosoMiki Vicioso09-19-2012

    My two top registrars are Godaddy and Namecheap. I always do a quick “company coupon” on google. You will be surprise by the money you can save for something that takes seconds to do. Fatwallet is mostly on top of the rankings among retailmenot.

  8. adamadam09-20-2012

    Nice!! Thanks for that….I like namecheap but if I can get a domain for a buck:)

  9. JasonJason09-20-2012

    I use Hover.com for all my domain registrations. Mainly because I register as Private and it’s “free” with Hover. GoDaddy can be cheaper on the domain purchase itself but once the private registration is lumped in, it’s generally more. Also, Hover doesn’t slam you with pages of upsells. However, I haven’t been with GoDaddy in couple years, so this no longer the case. I’ve never used NameCheap, may have to check them out as well.

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-21-2012

      Thanks for the input, Jason. You’re right, Godaddy does slam you with upsells. At this point I pretty much automatically deny all of them without thinking.

  10. AndyAndy09-20-2012

    Thanks for the comment Steve and Josh.

    Are you saying that it isn’t generally worth it to get a domain that’s an exact match + some suffix + .com? eg. if keyword is ‘Abra Cadabra’ and abracadabra.com / .net / .org are all taken then it’s better to find another keyword entirely than to try ‘abracadabraSECRETS.com’ or some such modification that will get you the .com TLD?

    To be honest, I’ve checked hundreds of keywords using the criteria here and have yet to see ONE with an available .com, .net or .org that passes all the other tests. I’m sure eventually I can find one, but certainly it would be huge effort to find dozens or scores of them.

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-21-2012

      It’s worth it to get the exact match + suffix .com. Some of our top earning sites are not EMDs. You just have to check that first page of Google and measure your competition. I’ll probably make a more detailed post on measuring your competition, but it’s pretty much the reverse of our on page optimization strategy. The less that the competition has as far as their on page optimization, then the better off you are in outranking them.

  11. Mike From MaineMike From Maine09-21-2012

    I’m in the GoDaddy domain club because I buy a minimum of 50 domains at a time. If you’re not buying in bulk then it really doesn’t make sense to pay the fee.

    Nice tip on FatWallet…never thought of that.

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-21-2012

      Yea, definitely try it out. The saved dollars really add up!

    • Steve WymanSteve Wyman09-22-2012

      Hey Mike

      I’d say 90% of the time its cheaper to buy with coupon codes that use the club prices. Its costing the price of a domain to seubscribe to it as well.

      You do get auction membership and a few other things thrown in.

      But if you batch buy im sure coupons will get you more bang for the $ (do separate .net and .org .com and apply codes separately as well)

  12. TimTim09-21-2012

    I bought a domain using fatwallet, then it redirected to Godaddy.I didnt see any cash in my fat wallet account. What happened?

  13. BrandonBrandon09-22-2012

    Why don’t you guys just use Google Sniper method?

    • Steve WymanSteve Wyman09-22-2012

      Which method are you referring to?

      If you mean the old method of using adwords to drive traffic to adsense monetized site, that’s been banned for some time.

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      Hey Brandon, I’m not sure what you’re referring to… care to enlighten us?

  14. Hey Josh,

    Lets say you found a really good keyword and that site is making you $200 a month and you are using a .net domain, now lets also assume that the .org is also available. Would you attempted ranking the same keyword again ?

    Example:

    pinkfuzzydice.net and pinkfuzzydice.org

    Would you also attempted to rank that same keyword using a partial match domain?

    Example; pinkfuzzydicehg.com

    Thanks

    Brent

    • MohamedMohamed09-25-2012

      Why not register the dot com and redirect to the ORG or NET?

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      Hey Brent, Absolutely! Using that exact technique is one of the reasons why our success rate is as high as it is.

  15. lisalisa09-23-2012

    Hey guys when should we expect another tutorial? If so what should we expect?

    Thank you for helping!!

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      I may be working on some again soon. Not sure what the topic will be yet.

  16. JonJon09-23-2012

    Great tip on cheap domains! I have had some less than ideal customer service experiences with GoDaddy. Have you guys had any problems with them?

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      Well, in the past we’ve dealt with their hosting services so we can’t currently recommend them for hosting, but for domains they seem to be just fine. Haven’t had any problems yet in that area.

  17. ZacharyZachary09-23-2012

    So once I get an account with fat wallet do I just go to godaddy through fatwallets link? Do I have to buy a domain at full price to get credited back?

    Thanks dude

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      Hey Zachary. Yes, you just go to Godaddy through Fatwallets link. You don’t have to buy the domain name for full price to get credit back.

  18. chrischris09-23-2012

    Hey Josh when you can’t find domains is it OK to add x, hq, review to the end of it. Have you notice more or less people click on domains like that?

    Thanks

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      We add suffixes to many domains when the Exact Match is not available. We haven’t notice any less clicks on domains like these.

  19. tanyatanya09-24-2012

    How are the sights doing? Love to see an update!!

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      Sites are still going strong. I’ll post an update on some trends soon.

  20. AnisulAnisul09-24-2012

    Hey josh , Kinda off topic ..can you please show us a monthly expenditure breakdown for seo per site? like how many contents per site per month, cost for the contents, outsourcing costs etc. I think that would give many newbies a direction and control on the expenditure for the niche sites.

    Thanks!!

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      Hey Anisul, I’ll make note of this in our next update.

  21. AlAl09-24-2012

    whats up guys? How do you manage all your wordpress sights? Have you tried managewp?

    Thanks

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      We tried it and in the end we felt better having a VA manage the sites instead. It just works better for us… and it’s cheaper.

  22. jessicajessica09-24-2012

    Hey Josh, When I purchase the domains on Godaddy how long usually does it show up on your fatwallet account? Thank you!

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      I think fatwallet has a wait period of a month or so before you can cash out. Honestly we haven’t kept track of exactly how much is being saved in there. We just buy a bunch of domains and then at the end of the month we’ll check fatwallet and cash out on whatever has built up.

  23. MohamedMohamed09-25-2012

    Great tip – I’ve used these “coupon” sites for sometime. The coupons don’t always work so you do need some patience to go through the various offers found until you get the one that gives you the best discount. I’ve often used the coupons when times comes to renew the domains and often can get as much as 75% off!

  24. MikeMike09-25-2012

    Hey Josh, How are the adsense sights holding up? Some of mine dropped 1 or 2 spots…not bad. I’m just using UAW. Noticed you haven’t updated some comments….I understand you must be busy.

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      Sites are still doing fine right now. Yea, I do my best to answer every question, but I’ll get behind sometimes.

  25. TristanTristan09-25-2012

    I’ve been a longtime fan of using promo codes whenever I order stuff from GoDaddy, but I didn’t know you could combine those offers with the Domain Discount Club. Nice! I don’t buy as many domains as I used to, but I still think I buy enough to make joining the DDC worth it. Thanks for the tip.

    • Josh E.Josh E.09-26-2012

      I know that the Cash Back stacks with DDC, but i’m not sure if the other codes will stack as well.

  26. lorilori09-26-2012

    Great tip Josh!! Love this blog…keep it up:)

  27. Tung TranTung Tran09-28-2012

    Hi Josh,

    Have you notice about this new update ? http://searchengineland.com/low-quality-exact-match-domains-are-googles-next-target-134889

    How about your sites? Any drop in ranking ?

    • I do not think it is much to worry about, if you have quality, unique and relevant content relating to your EMD & keyword you should be ok.

      • AdrianAdrian09-30-2012

        Agree Brent. I have found that my most aged EMDs; which also contain my highest quality content; didn’t take too much of a hit. However the ones I put together for $21 each via VA’s and outsourced content took a bit more of a hit.

        Quality content wins again.

        Adrian

  28. TimTim09-29-2012

    Josh how are your websites? I notice you are not selling much of them. My emds this morning are no where to be found. Hopefully you have advice. Thanks

  29. AndyAndy09-29-2012

    Can others with a number of sites weigh in? Does this spell the end of the strategy? I’m just ramping up but am starting to wonder…. thanks!

  30. MohamedMohamed09-29-2012

    Interesting my personal domain – nothing to do with IM etc., is there but dropped from the top to like number 9 but all my social media profiles are ranking in the top 8 – LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Quora, Pinterest etc., my images have dropped down to #9 as well… The discussion over at Search Engine Land is pretty interesting.

  31. AndyAndy09-29-2012

    Wow! Check out the EMD tab at MozCast:
    http://mozcast.com/metrics

    Looks like Google is really at it again….

    • TimTim09-30-2012

      Yeah EMDs are over in my opinion:( talked to some people who had 100s of websites and they got slammed. well screw Google!

  32. kim adairkim adair09-30-2012

    Hi, you have very useful information for a newbie like myself. I have been checking your site out, and I came across a post about having the CTR theme set up by you guys, if you ordering hosting thru your link! The problem is this, now I cannot find the information where I checked it out on your website, can you post the link for that, or webpage I can view it again? Thanks.

  33. BillBill09-30-2012

    Hey Josh,

    Did your websites get effected by stupid GOOGLE! If so what are you guys going to do with the websites built? Thanks

  34. TJTJ09-30-2012

    Hey Guys,

    Just wondering if you are going to update us on how your sights are doing? Thankz

  35. TedTed09-30-2012

    EMD IS DEAD

  36. Jamies foxsonJamies foxson10-01-2012

    Hey dudes,

    should you not be out here adding to the debate and dislcosing your losses. the otehr though leader are!

    You have stood up as leaders and talked about how great your doing. Now is the time to come out with data and explain how your sites have survive (your still selling so they musthave).

    Give us the benefit of your sucess?

    cheers

  37. frankfrank10-01-2012

    Great interview on mike from maine. Just bookmarked your sight!

  38. MohamedMohamed10-01-2012

    Maybe – maybe not. From what I’ve read they are trying to get rid of spammy sites – you know the ones that go live on Monday and by Wednesday they have 1,000 backlinks, 5,000 FB likes and dozens of comments. But if you read the comments at Search Engine World you’ll find that a common thread is that non-EMD links are still rocking – so that would be http://www.xxxxxxxxxxx.yyy/some-product-name. Keep reading, learning and adapting.

    • Jamies foxsonJamies foxson10-01-2012

      that is what penquin did!! and does!!

      This is a new set of criteria.

    • TimTim10-02-2012

      Well my sights were built like josh and Trevor and they were not low quality. All my emds got tanked! I think its too early to find out to much

  39. NateNate10-01-2012

    I have been building sights like josh and trevor and have been hit hard. Hopefully josh or trevor will talk soon.

  40. martmart10-02-2012

    Guys another Exact Match Domain question – do you think that the value of someone selling an EMD website has gone down in value because of the latest update by G?

  41. StanleyStanley10-02-2012

    Hey guys, Any updates on your sights? I had 143 EMD and 74 went bye bye!! Hopefully you can share with us like others have.

  42. JeremyJeremy10-03-2012

    Funny how most of my sights that used pad links kept it spot. 33 of my emds lost it rankings….who knows! How is your sights holding?

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