Extreme Couponing Hits The Domaining World

Unless you’ve been living under a rock then you can’t have missed all of the coupon insanity in the Domaining world over the last few weeks. I haven’t done a post about this yet and I know the community already has enough coupons out there so I thought I’d talk about the extreme couponing phenomenon. First I’d like to thank everyone who has posted these coupons, people are saving thousands of dollars a year using coupons like these and I am very grateful that I don’t have to search all over the web to find them. I’d especially like to thank Jason Thompson and DNNDomainShane, and Toronto Domainer for their coverage of the latest Groupon Go Daddy deal. For those who participated this was one of the best opportunities to come along in quite a while.

Lately I’ve heard a lot of Domainers say “I’m sick of everyone talking about coupons!”

What I will say is only get sick of it if you’ve already saved so much money you couldn’t think of saving more. Otherwise don’t get mad at people for sharing great deals with you. I’ve seen some animosity lately towards bloggers that are posting coupons and honestly I don’t get it. Why get upset with someone who is helping you save money? Extreme Couponing has hit the Domaining world and what this means is huge savings for investors and those saving can go right back into your business allowing you to buy bigger and better names.

The concept of extreme couponing is to use coupons on top of coupons, on top of coupons. One of the reasons I like Go Daddy so much is that they run a ton of specials and there are always opportunities to lock in deeper savings. Buying a domain for $2 instead of $8 might seem like a small savings, but if you do it over and over, those savings add up. Renewals is really where I think Domainers should always be on the lookout for coupons. I’ve saved over $3,000 renewing domains this year and you can bet all $3,000 is going into new acquisitions.

So if you’re getting sick of all the coupons, take a step back and ask yourself why you’re not cashing in on these deals. As I’ve always said, “Money is money” sounds simple but it’s oh so true. Saving money don’t mean the money won’t get spent, it just means it might be better spent on assets that will make you money. Oh, and unlike extreme couponing you don’t have to clear out the garage in order to fit all your domains…

Morgan

Co-Founder at Fashion Metric
Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Fashion Metric, a next-generation platform aimed at changing the way guys shop for clothes online.

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  • Jason Thompson January 3, 2013, 5:43 pm

    Thanks for the mention Morgan. I absolutely love the concept of extreme couponing and as we both know I am a little addicted to it. :) Saving a few hundred or even a thousand can go a long way as a domain investor. I made a pact with myself that for 2013 I will only be registering new domains with coupon codes. GoDaddy has so many of these codes available that it just makes sense to me.

  • Adam Strong January 3, 2013, 5:54 pm

    DNN doesn’t normally put out info on these sorts of deals but I thought it was too good to pass up. I think we may have been the first to talk about it, but I knew guys like Shane and Jason and others would be all over it. I only bought one but then read the “extended coverage” and realized I could save a boatload more by buying more. Thanks and good work guys. That extended coverage was good and personally saved me around $800. Not everyone reads or subscribes to every blog. The word getting out likely saved the domainers who participated well in to the six figure area (or cost godaddy that much).

  • @Domains January 3, 2013, 6:49 pm

    Bang on with your post! The Godaddy Groupon special was huge news. I don’t know how they can afford to do it!

  • Morgan January 3, 2013, 7:07 pm

    Right on @Jason – I like that idea!

    Thanks @Adam, this definitely was the best deal I’ve ever participated in. I would have never noticed if it wasn’t for you guys!

  • Webs1 January 3, 2013, 7:08 pm

    I love coupons esp .99 ones. Saved me lots of money.

  • Uzoma January 3, 2013, 10:58 pm

    Right on, right on! When everyone said that 2013 is going to be great for all domainers, they weren’t shittin’!

    How many times do you see a company do something without a catch for the average domainer? Not often. But Godaddy’s coupons is well, without a catch, as far as I can see. The other Registrars try to duplicate the cheap coupon in the front end, but boy! do they getcha when it’s time to renew? Upto $35 a pop to renew. Unlike Godaddy which still renews at a normal rate of around $8 to $14, sometimes lower with another renewal coupon code.

    I was able to buy the following tonight:

    USAversusChina.com
    SimpleRefis.com

    ..and have started developing the former, I want to aid students with the coming USA-China struggle for hegemony in the next decade or so.

  • Kevin January 4, 2013, 10:42 am

    The Groupons I bought + GD’s 99cent codes…like, EIGHT of them (for 3 names EACH)…allowed for ridiculous savings. Hand-reg + transfer-ins at $1.17. Most of those codes no longer work, but $2-$5 ones do. I’m a little bummed I didn’t buy more Groupons. You could stack from different cities without a hitch, turns out. Thanks again to Jason for the initial hat-tip.

  • Toronto Domainer January 17, 2013, 3:48 am

    Valid points and thank you for the mention!!!!!!!!! Cheers :)

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