I got an email from Go Daddy asking me if I wanted to join its discount domain club. I read the email trying to think if it is worth it and my initial impression is --- no, at least not for me. Here is the email:
Dear Joel Marcey,
How would you like an extra 15%, 30% or even 63% off new domains? Our Discount Domain Club is designed for customers like you who have multiple domains — and right now, you'll SAVE 20% on your membership, just $89.99/yr $71.99/yr! This offer expires December 24, 2008, so act today!
Your Discount Domain Club membership includes:
The best domain registration, transfer and renewal prices in the industry -- no minimum to buy ever!
FREE CashParking Premium (a $107 value)! Earn 80% of the revenue from ads placed on your parked domains.
FREE Go Daddy Auctions Membership! Take advantage of the Web's premier auction house, including 15% OFF premium listing fees.
Discounted Domain Buy Service! Let us help you negotiate a deal on the pre-owned domain you want and SAVE 33% off our standard rate.
Deep Domain Discounts! When we say the lowest-priced domains in the industry, we mean it. Here are just a few of the discounts you'll enjoy as a Discount Domain Club member:
.COM domains for 31% OFF — Just $7.29/yr*
.NET domains for 53% OFF — Just $5.99/yr*
.ORG domains for 51% OFF — Just $7.29/yr*
.US domains for 63% OFF — Just $7.29/yr
.INFO domains for 90% OFF — Just 99¢*
And MUCH MORE!
Don't pay full price for another domain! Join the Discount Domain Club now for just $89.99/yr $71.99/yr with your special 20% OFF discount. But hurry, this exclusive offer expires December 24, 2008, so sign up now!
Thanks as always for being a Go Daddy customer.
CEO and Founder
So, for $71.99, I get an automatic discount on domain names and some cash parking and auction stuff that I have yet to use and am not sure if I will.
So let's just say, for simplicity, that I am paying $71.99 for 31% off of .COM domain names. I am sorry, but I just don't buy that many domain names -- and I can always use coupon codes when I do buy a domain name.
Don't get me wrong, Go Daddy is a fine domain name registrar that I exclusively use, but I think something like Amazon Prime for free 2-day shipping is a better deal.