One reason why Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great for Domainers

Black Friday 2017

Years ago I was talking with a friend of mine who has a lot more domains than me and he mentioned that taking advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday had been a game-changer for his business. While this might seem painfully obvious (it was to me the second after I heard it) if a handful of people who read this post haven’t thought of this, you’ll likely save hundreds, or thousands of dollars with this little tip.

Here we go, drum roll please.

What I learned years ago that has been a mainstay for me ever since is that Black Friday/Cyber Monday is without a doubt the best time to renew your domains. In some cases this could mean even moving domains between registrars to lock in the best deal depending on what promotions are being run. Here’s an example of the difference this can make.

Let’s suppose you own 500 domain names, and let’s also suppose that your average renewal is $10. That means you’re spending $5k/year on renewals. Now imagine that a registrar offers a 20% off renewal promotion for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, that’s $1,000 in savings right there, and companies go beyond 20% discounts so it only gets better.

So while you might be in the habit of renewing domains when they come due, unless you’re planning on liquidating over the next year, taking advantage of deals over the next week could allow you to sit back next year and not have to worry about paying for renewals, all while saving a nice chunk of change.

I will be looking around for the best renewal deals and sharing them on my blog so make sure to check back here on Black Friday to find out how you can start what I think will probably become a yearly trend for you going forward. Of course if you already know of deals feel free to share them in the comment section below, happy saving!

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  • Scott Bender November 22, 2017, 7:36 pm

    NameCheap.com is offering some of the BEST deals on domains at 99% off, hosting at 91% off and SSL certs for 90% off.

    Check them out at 12:00 AM EST on Friday November 24.

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  • Aline November 22, 2017, 7:56 pm

    Sign up for ebates. GoDaddy gives 5-19% cash back even on renewals (if you don’t renew more than 5 at a time). Also savings at eBay & many other places. Good all the time.

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  • Frank Mueller November 23, 2017, 2:26 am

    changing registrar for hundreds of domains?

    you may lose one or two in the process
    now how much did you save then?

    you much time and effort will this approach take??

    whats your time,
    whats your domais savety worth?

    come on…

    changing from a great registar to a “cheap” one??

    come on..

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  • Ategy.com November 23, 2017, 3:26 am

    Heya Morgan .. Thanks for doing this .. when you post the various deals could you please add any limitations (specifically number of discounted domains allowed). Because as nice as 99cent domains are .. if you’re only limited to a couple domains, then it isn’t really worth the time to open the account and more importantly .. just a colossal pain in the butt to have domains spread out between too many accounts at too many registrars.

    Much thanks and Happy American Turkey Day! 🙂

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  • Alan Dodd November 23, 2017, 5:22 am

    One possible issue with moving around domains is…if you’re depending on Godaddy Fast Transfer, you loose 60 days automatically before you are back in..

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  • ThcNames November 23, 2017, 6:00 am

    I don’t recall transfer deals last year. We’re there any?

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  • Mike November 23, 2017, 6:13 am

    Great tip Morgan, thanks for sharing!

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  • JZ November 23, 2017, 8:18 am

    if you only have 50-100 sure but for someone with thousands the time involved is not worth the savings.

    i mostly see deals on new gtlds on black friday than anything else.

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  • Joe November 23, 2017, 9:48 am

    I’m going to do it the other way I’ll be able to sell 60 premium domains of http://www.uniregistry.com/market with a discount of 75% Black Friday until Sunday November 26, 2017 receive emails with a listing page 60 premium domains payment by escrow, I think It is the best way to get ahead as no one does not sell, the renewal is past and to do it wrong with Moniker.

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