Domain name registration Doubts

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I have come back after a long time to yola, and I realised that yola has changed the system of domain name, so we can not use other registrars. (plz correct me if i m wrong)
I want to register a new domain name, BUT the problem is Yola is charging me triple the price of Godaddy for the same domain name!
Godaddy charges me 9$/yr for that name.. I was okay with the idea of Yola charging me 18$/yr for a domain as per their advertisement on their homepage under yola bronze..
But then when i tried registering it thru' yola it asks me 25 Dollars!
I want to know
1.why yola advertises it as 17.95$ when they charge more than that?
2. Why there is so much cost difference in domain reg. from yola and other registrars?

I still love yola, and it has been my choice for all the sites i own. But 25$/yr for a domain name which is not a premium or a very-sort-after-name is expensive for me!

Few more question please:
1.Just noticed $10 off on any product, does it also apply on domain registration?
2. What price would i be charged in future for my domain name if i decide to buy it through yola?
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Green Girl

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John McCarthy

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Hi Green Girl,

As I am not an employee I'm not able to answer all your questions.
I do know that Yola charges a higher price for the domains because they use state of the art protection which is not available at most other registrars.

I also know that if you pay for a domain for 3 years it will be cheaper than paying for another year each time you need to renew.

You can currently get 10% of any domain using the discount code 'welcomedomain10'

On the Yola page it states domain prices are 'from $17.95'
Depending on what domain you select (i.e .com or .biz etc) the prices will vary.

I hope this helps,

John M
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Green Girl

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Thanks for the answer John.
I still wonder about the coupon offer which says '$10 off on any product'
It is the 4th coupon from top when i hover over 'dropin savings'
And if it is available for domains also, how can i avail this offer?
Thanks once again :)
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John McCarthy

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What page are you seeing this offer on?
I cannot locate it.
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Green Girl

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On yola homepage, here is a screenshot
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John McCarthy

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Sadly I cannot assist you with this offer as I do not have DropinSavings installed on my system.
Please wait for a member of Yola staff to answer your query regarding this discount.

John M
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Green Girl

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No problem, thanks for a reply though. That kind of made me a bit less anxious :)
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John McCarthy

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You are very welcome! I'm glad it helped calm your nerves.
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Hello Green Girl,

Thank you for voicing your opinion. We do understand your pricing concerns and how this change may affect you and your business. We must constantly evaluate if we are marketing our product to the best of our abilities and garnering the best value for these services so that we can continue to provide a place for you to build your website. Although our domain pricing is increasing, we still believe we offer a tremendous value when you consider the hosting, extensive Sitebuilding tools available, and award-winning support services included.

We are very thankful for your patronage and support.

In regards to your discount query, you would need to click on the link that Dropin Savings provides you. We do have frequent discounts and offers that we share with our customers, and while we were offering $10 off a product for our birthday weekend, that discount is no longer applicable. They, however, may be offering a different discount. If you can share the code they provide you, we will be able to look further into this with you.

At this moment, domains cost $34.95 to renew for one year. I cannot guarantee nor deny whether the prices will fluctuate in the future, however, you are certainly able renew for more then one year and receive discounted prices.
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Thanks for the answer Brianna,
I wanted to know a few more things though:
1. how can i register the domain for more than one yr? I mean the process. And what would be the price for three and five years?
2. I just stumbled upon somewhere that yola is giving $5 discount with a coupon code TAX5, is it still valid?
3. Where should we insert any coupon code to avail the discount?
And about that dropinsavings, when i click on that it simple says coupon code has applied in a pop up window, doesnt give me the coupon code. and your pricing page appears. so i dont really think it is working.
Thanks for listening :)
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Hello Green Girl,

1. You can certainly register a domain with Yola for more than 1 year. You have a choice between 1 year (USD 34.95), 2 years (USD 59.90)or 5 years (USD 124.75).

2. The TAX5 discount is still available until May 1, 2011.

3. When you go through purchasing your product, the TAX5 discount will be automatically applied. You'll see the red discounted price on your pricing page.

Please let me know if you have further questions.
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One more question, If i buy domain thru' yola would I be able to direct its subdomain to somewhere else.
For example, if i already have an established blog on blogger/wordpress.. will i be able to redirect blog.mydomain.com to that blog?
(I know yola also gives a blog option with the site, but i dont want to shift my blog out of blogger/wordpress)
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Hello Green Girl,

Yes, you can configure a subdomain to point to another IP address. You would first have to check what you need for your domain to point to Blogger/wordpress. As long as you only need an A- Record then yes, you can do this with Yola.

If you want to check what you need to point your domain to them I will be able to help you further.

Many thanks for working with us on this.
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Green Girl

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Thanks for answering Jeremy.
I am too eager to buy the domain and publish my site. Its too late night here , i don't wanna goof up, so i will do it tomorrow morning :)
Thanks.