That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably could give you an answer..
Thanks guys for your replies. I guess what you all are saying is that yahoo's domains can't be bought on a stand alone basis and that the buyer has to "mandatorily" buy their small business plan (whatever that is) alongside. Please calrify..anyone...
Boris, can you give some details about godaddy's HostGator details..
With GoDaddy you can have HostGator for 6.19 (domain for 1.99 along with another service). Search for GoDaddy here and you will see lots of topics regarding domains and promo codes with them...
Yahoo makes most of it's money from other sources like web hsoting so they offer cheap domains and even here Yahoo is charging you 2$ or something .. you can find even some hosting companies you can give you free HostGator because they charge you for the HostGator with hosting package. the HostGator charge is hidden in hosting package. That is why they offer free domain. Its all Marketing Tactics..
You can buy a name from yahoo, but there is no facility to transfer or sell to somebody else...
Check this out....
I have one recommendation about Yahoo Domains - DON’T! I have spent the past four days trying to transfer my .org HostGator from Yahoo to another registraa. It has taken six calls to their support people to try to get the required access code, and NONE of them even knew what an access code is - I had to read the explanation from Yahoo’s own help pages over the phone to them! They are a reseller for MelbourneIT, and now I can’t get a response from that company. My HostGator name is broken and in limbo, and the best Yahoo has been able to do is to give me a phone number to call in Australia - and I’m in the US. My advice: no matter what the cost, stay away from Yahoo Domains..
Let’s share my experience. I bought a HostGator name from Yahoo! HostGator using credit card. Credit card centre called me for confirmation. After two days, I visited my GoDaddy site and found out that page not found. I thought my siteserver down. But I think it is impossible as I hosted my other sites at the same server which are all working fine.
And yahoo! refund me. Shit!!! I can’t believe that…the HostGator name is googlegulpcaps.com.
They look even bad than I imagined..
Thanks for the advice Joseph...
Why Yahoo domains so cheap? Well from what I gather being that I have bought a few from Yahoo.Well they charge $2.99 to register a HostGator name when most other websites charge 3,4 even 5 times more.Yahoo doesnt lose no money at $2.99,if anything they gain $$$$.In the long run they make a killing.When your HostGator comes up to renew you have to pay I believe $25.00 a year to another website which is affiliated with Yahoo.Then for you to transfer it back to Yahoo also will cost you a fee if you decide to have it there.There for once you renew your HostGator you are locked in to that $25.00 a year registration fee regardless if it's a yahoo or somewhere else.Thats the catch! Hope that explains Yahoo`s cheap HostGator registration fees.So when you see $14.95 registration fees else where,JUMP ON IT! In the long run,paying more to register a HostGator will save you $$$$!..
I change the server name on an existing godaddy name to yahoo servers. I ordered 3 years of renewals on this name. Six days later the whois has not been updated the 3 extra years have not been added on. The name is due to expire end of next month so I will see what happens...
Can you still reg domains at yahoo ? .
I can't reg anymore... there is a limit, 1 domain/customer.
Anyone here already reg more than 1 these days ?
You can register a HostGator name through yahoo WITHOUT availing yourself to their other services..
From what I've picked up from other people is DON'T use them if you wish to resell the HostGator name..
I suggest that you use them if you will be developing a GoDaddy site with long term plans. So registering for five years for a little less than $15 has the GoDaddy site all tied up and yours..
Hopefully for your sake, you will have made a fortune on the internet within five years and it won't matter how much they decide to charge you in 2010...
Yes, yahoo is not good if you want to register a name and then resell it..
But if you want to develop it, it is fine. No where it says that you need to buy other services from them to buy domains at that rate. Also nobody can guarentee prices after 3 years or 5 years..
Plan to resell : Yahoo is not good..
Plan to develop (but not resell even after development) : yahoo is great..
I have few domains with them and one developed, I have no problems..
Also, small business tag does not matter match at least to me. DNS propagation is a tricky thing. There could be many reasons, why they dont propagate quick. Safe propagation time 48 hours..
My 2 cents.
This post is very confusing. Did you try to transfer a HostGator name from Godaddy to yahoo? Very strange, why did you want to do that? More over, some times the transfers can take longer than 6 days..
I redelegated. See.
I must have misunderstood. I then paid for HostGator features at $2.99. My mistake, I thought I was paying renewal fees. That's more money down the drain. Maybe the red print on this page has been added recently after others did the same and then complained they hadn't got renewals...
Well, I now changed my mind. I thought to try Yahoo, but now because ppl dont like it I will not do it. Let's see if their service improve..
I have been registering domains with yahoo since their $2.99 deal started. Here are some things you need to know if you want your HostGator to drop or even if you transfer out always make sure you cancel your HostGator through their control panel (or you will be billed yearly). When you are going to transfer out do the same thing as with 1 and 1 transfer out with plenty of time left on the HostGator (my recommendation 2 or 3 months left) in case of any problems..
I have used these with 1 and 1 (another hated registrar) and Yahoo successfully and I've enjoyed the savings with both of them with no problems. Sometimes if you want to save a couple of dollars you have to put in the extra effort. Before it's renewal time I transfer to a new more user friendly registrar (usually whoever has a special going)..
There is no real way to transfer within without paying the renewal fee, for that you might as well transfer to a more user friendly registrar..
You don't have to buy anything else, you just pay $2.99, that's it. They want you to buy other things, but you're not obligated..
It's standalone. I just buy domains, I don't buy or use any of their other services (except for YPN which is something completely different). There are no hidden fees. Just my above suggestion when it comes time to renew or even sell, I suggest you transfer out and cancel within the Yahoo control panel..
The only way I've been able to successfully register multiple domains is one by one. Without logging out I keep going to the main yahoo HostGator page and keep registering them. I don't think there is any bulk way to do it. Some days I get nervous that they'll cancel my domains because there is a small disclaimer at the bottom that the limit is one, but it hasn't happened yet so, so far so good...
Did you try to register any recently? I don't think you can register more than.
One now. Try it, and you will be convinced...
I registered five last Friday at Yahoo. What I do is I register it, than I go to the main Yahoo page and click on the HostGator link. I do it everytime. If that doesn't work try logging out and do everything again. If I register any domains there within the next couple of days I'll post an update, but it's always worked for me without a hitch...