Why I Transferred My Domains From Godaddy to Namesilo

Fri Nov 22, 2019 · 3 min read
2 Gifts at the end of the Article.

I have been using Godaddy for more than 6 years, I bought more than 100 domains on it. Before I left I had 10+ domains on Godaddy. Here’s the receipt of the first domain I bought from Godaddy


It’s 6 years and 2 months ago. That Domain cost me about $1 at that time with a coupon (about 8EGP in my country’s currency at that time).

At the time of this receipt, the regular price of a .com domain was $10 and the same for the renewal. I noticed that Godaddy is increasing the renewal price of domains every year but It didn’t matter to me till I found it was increasing by %20 over the 2018 price of $14.99.

In February 2019 I renewed a .org domain for $21.17, I thought It was expensive because it’s a 3 letters domain. But when I tried to renew my .com normal domains I found that it would cost me $18.17.

I made a google search and found out that only GoDaddy was increasing their prices.

So I had to look for a better and cheaper provider after checking many reviews I found that NameSilo is the best one and cheaper than Godaddy and even other providers. Check the prices at NameSilo here: NameSilo Pricing

Here are some comparisons between NameSilo and Godaddy:


Everyday .com registration price$8.99$15.17
Everyday .com renewal price$8.99$15.17
Lifetime FREE WHOIS Privacy
No ICANN or transaction fees
Offers 2-factor authentication
Offers free advanced account security
Elite web site encryption
Email encryption
Uses own domain registrar platform
30D period for renewing expired
Allows immediate outbound transfers
Offers registration refunds
One-Click DNS templates
Customizable DNS templates
Sub-account management
Offers hosting
Free API
Customizable parking pages
Customer service phone number
Customer service chat
Accepts major credit cards
Accepts PayPal
Accepts unverified PayPal accounts
Accepts Bitcoin
Accepts Skrill
Accepts AliPay
Afternic Premium Partner
SedoMLS Partner
Affiliate program
Free Customizable WHOIS records
Private-labeled reseller site
WHMCS module
HostBill module
Clientexec module
Blesta module
Boxbilling module
POP accounts available
Free email forwarding
Multi target/catch-all email forwarding

What really matters to me from this comparison:

  • Price of registration.
  • Price of renewal.
  • WHOIS Privacy.
  • 30 Days period for renewing expired domains.
  • Accepts Bitcoin

This will save me about 40% of the cost for each year as I pay for many domains renewal.

The First Gift

The good part here and the gift for you guys is that you can transfer your domain at that low price and a $1 discount for each domain all you need is to use one of these coupons

medium1usd or mediumcoupon

So now If you are going to buy a .com domain from NameSilo you will save $7 per domain with the discount coupons medium1usd , mediumcoupon

The Second gift

If you’re looking for free hosting for your websites here’s a $50 in FREE Hosting Credit on DigitalOcean

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