Uniregistry Turns 3: $7.29 .Com Domain Names for 3 Days

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Uniregistry LogoI received an email from  Uniregistry last night announcing a special offer on the occasion of the company’s third birthday. For the next three days, Uniregistry is offering its “lowest ever first year registration rate and transfer in rate” for .com, .net, and .org domain names. The registrar is offering a discount of 33% off of its standard  pricing.

I was told the pricing for .com, .net, and .org domain names is as follows for the next 3 days only:

  • .COM for $7.29
  • .NET for $9.29
  • .ORG for $9.96

The special offer applies to inbound transfers to Uniregistry as well as new registrations. It does not look like renewals for domain names already registered at Uniregistry are included in this special offer. I was told that there is a cap of  50 domain names per account.

It’s been quite some time since I have seen the cost for .com registrations and transfers this low, although the registration/transfer costs are not high on my radar given the small domain portfolio (around 500 names) that my company owns.

To take advantage of the special offer, enter the following coupon code on the checkout screen: UNI3BDAY

Happy birthday to Uniregistry!

Here are the terms that were sent to me for this special offer (I am not sure if there are other terms and/or conditions, so you will need to ask them if you have any questions or run into any issues):

Terms: * Offer valid from March 18, 2017, at 00:00:00 UTC to March 20, 2017, at 23:59:59 UTC for first year registrations and transfers into Uniregistry.com only on select extensions: .com, .net, .org. Not including premiums and/or renewals. For redemption, you must have or create a new account at Uniregistry.com and comply with all Uniregistry.com registration policies and terms of service. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, sale, discount or promotion; not redeemable for any other service; no cash value. This offer and all Uniregistry registration services are governed by the law of Grand Cayman, our home.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Already registered 2 .com domains at the $7.29 rate and will be transferring in another 48 from other registrars, such as Fabulous and GoDaddy.

    Why pay Epik more per domain, and have to fund the account with a wire? They raised their PayPal-funded rates, Uniregistry did not.

    Is it “bash Frank Schilling” week?

    • You are overstating with bashing, when you say something, and bang your fist against the wall, and then say the same thing at a major conference year over year, then change your tune.

      Your are going to get criticized, comes with the job. It is perfectly fine, and I think he understands why.

      These people are his customers, when you disrespect your customers, they give you feedback, leave reviews, and take their business elsewhere.

      A lot of uniregistry’s business focuses on domainers, they need their domains at their registry to make renewal margin, to stock their marketplace, to employ their brokers. They have a good marketplace in position, if they can transition to leasing into that model, they will do very well.

      When you are competing, and sort of sticking it to your direct customer, things turn quickly, and get ugly fast.

      Epik is trending among domainers. They have a great month to month payment plan worked into their platform, they pay quick, and have cheap renewals.

      Trust is huge in this business.

      Two recommendations I make to Uniregistry

      1) Stop competing against your customers, nobody likes to bid against their own profits, that are used to bleed them further.

      2) Focus on what your doing, and build off it. You are building out a registry, with marketplace, it houses your domains, and other domains, you make 15% on brokered sales, you have a team of brokers. You have 400,000 legacy tld domains, just copy godaddy, and build other services, and grow.

      Don’t nickel, and dime your core customers with these gtld increases, you are going to net out to the same amount, you are just going to into static with $500 annual renewals over time. You guys had some great sales on your North Sound domains. Take from other business categories, and float this segment for a bit.

      Best of luck to all

    • I understand you get paid by them for sponsoring them and such, but you don’t have to try so hard.

      Let people have their say, there is nothing wrong with 2 sided discussions.

      I would say the same to you if you weren’t so biased.

    • My personal opinions on gTLDs have been shared on my blog before and after gTLDs came out. My sponsors have nothing to do with my personal opinions, rest assured.

      I’m not heavily vested in gTLDs or Uniregistry, but I can spot conversations that lack any merit or valid arguments from a mile. I get it, you don’t like Frank.

      Nothing wrong with opinions, but what applies to someone doesn’t apply to everyone. That’s dictatorship.

      I would not call you a troll this often, if you signed your positions with a domain and a web site.

  2. Doesn’t matter on saving on transfers.

    Epik allows you to sell a domain via their cart for free. (There is a fee to withdraw the funds.) NameSilo offers a similar option and it is a 7.5% marketplace commission.

    Epik and NameSilo are significantly lower to sell than other marketplaces. With buyers when you say, “You will get the domain immediately after you pay.” usually prompts them to go through with the transaction.

    Epik and NameSilo also offer great customer service and a lot of nice features for portfolio tracking.

    Even if you transferred, you lose money when trying to sell.

  3. I wouldn’t pay ten-cents to register a domain at Uniregistry…I simply don’t trust ’em, and I won’t do business with someone I don’t trust.

    • Don’t be a prostitute, Elliot, ada (troll) said so. 🙂

      Pissing on one’s parade is common practice these days.

      Everyone has a favorite registrar, but bashing those you don’t use has become a trollympic sport. Just because I don’t use Epik doesn’t mean I’ll talk smack about Rob Monster. He’s a great guy, actually.

      Domainers like to save, here’s a great opportunity, that’s my point. I would not mind the good old GoDaddy coupons for $0.99, anyone remember those? Gone.

      Fabulous, eNom, GoDaddy -> Uniregistry. I like to consolidate my domains under a secure registrar with a solid management interface.

      Transfers out? No problem, if my buyer wants to, domains are transferred away without 6-7 day waiting.

      Bickering helps no-one.

  4. Their 33% promotion is misleading. The email they sent doesn’t mention word “standard”. I was paying $8.88 for a very long time, so actual discount is only 17.9%, not 33%. Shame to Frank. This is not a fair advertisement.

    • Mike – Indeed, it’s 33% off standard pricing, but end prices for com/net/org *are* listed in the promo email. So why is it misleading?

      The campaign targets everyone, including those that don’t have an account at Uniregistry currently, and discount is base off that standard pricing.

      Every account has different pricing set up; same for GoDaddy an elsewhere. I pay $8.67 for .com.

  5. Having a “domainer” own and run a domain registrar is wrought with red flags.

    I would personally stay as far away as possible. Having a portfolio of domains spread over quite a few registrars, my experience has been that Godaddy was/still/will be the best and safest place for my domains. Regardless of the political leanings of it’s CEO.

    The WORST was/is/will always be Network Solutions.

    • here here… I tend to agree, from listening to DNW interview, he doesn’t seem to think domainers are all that honorable, and are just after his previous tld keywords.

      Moniker was far the worst, Netsol is at least operable, and has customer service

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