If you’re buying and selling domains, chances are you’ll be buying quite a few. These are some little tricks I’ve picked-up along the way to save a few pounds here and there on domain registrations. Every little bits helps, right?
Try and find a voucher code
Most registrars will offer a voucher code or discount for new registrations. With a quick bit of Googling “123 reg voucher code” and “namecheap voucher code” I was able to find a 10% voucher code in seconds. Not bad.. eh?
Register for 2 or 5 years for a discount
Registering a .co.uk or .uk domain name for more than one year can save you money. If the domain is for a long term project or you want to hold on to the domain for a few years, it’s best to register for 2 or 5 year chunks. This could save you nearly £50 over 5 years.
By from a US site in dollars
It can often be cheaper to buy a .co.uk or .uk domain name through a domain registrar in The US. I use namecheap for a lot of my domains as it’s simply cheaper and there is no difference in service at all. E.g. – with a quick comparison now:
- £5.84 to register a .co.uk for 1 year with Namecheap
- £6.99 to register a .co.uk for 1 year with GoDaddy
- £7.99 to register a .co.uk for 1 year with 123Reg
It’s not £1000s, but if you’re registering quite a few domains at a time it can save you a considerable amount of money over the course of a year.
Use a cashback credit card
I’m a massive fan of cashback credit cards. I use them for everything and get about £100-200 a year back in cashback. Buy your domains on a cashback credit card like an American Express Platinum and you could get up to 5% back. Alternatively use a card that gives you air miles if your planning a big holiday or Nectar points are always handy.
Use a cashback site
I’m relatively new to cashback sites, but I’m starting to use them more regularly. A quick search through Quidco and Topcashback and I notice you can get 10% cashback on purchases at 123reg. That’s worth noting if you buy your domains through 123reg.