A couple of days ago I wrote about how over the years Black Friday/Cyber Monday has been my time to lock in great deals on domain renewals. On top of great renewal offers Black Friday is also a great time to register new names, start or renew hosting packages, get SSL certificates, and the list goes on.
Every year I scan through all of the different Black Friday domain name deals out there and pick my favorites. Let’s be honest – you’re busy, you probably just ate a whole plate of leftovers from yesterday and are slowly slipping into a food coma. Well don’t pass out quite yet, there are still some deals to lock in on Black Friday, here are five that caught my eye this year:
- NameCheap is running a ton of Black Friday deals, from new registrations, to hosting, to SSL certificates, there are new deals running what looks like every hour. The current deal that is running for another 42 minutes (as of writing this) gives you a .STORE, .ME or .FUN domain name for $0.33/year and includes whois guard. If you keep checking back you’ll see new deals continue to pop up on NameCheap.
- NameCon, the top conference in the domain name world is offering 50% off both regular and VIP tickets today through Nov 28th. If you are considering going to NamesCon, even if you aren’t 100% sure you can make it, now is the time to really lock in a good deal that likely won’t be coming back again.
- Go Daddy has some pretty stellar deals on a wide range of TLDs from .ME, to .CLUB, .CO and prices as low as $0.99/year which is hard to beat. Along with renewals I also tend to spend more hand-registering names over the Black Friday weekend. If I buy 20 – 30 domains at a major discount, it only takes selling one over the course of a year to pay for the rest and then some. Of course, like any hand-registration activity it’s all about actually buying quality and not loading up on junk.
- WPEngine is a kick ass WordPress hosting provider, I’ve been using them for years and suffice it to say I’m a fan. Over the Cyber Weekend they’ll be offering 35% off your first payment, depending on what you buy this could allow you to enjoy some serious savings.
- If WordPress isn’t your jam, HostGator is offering some great deals on hosting packages with discounts going as high as 65%. I used WordPress for years when I used to build-out mini-sites, they provide solid hosting with just about every bell or whistle you could think of.
Know other great deals that you think other people would dig? Please feel free to share below. Now it’s time for me to step away from the computer and head to the Warriors game!