Get Dot Com Domains Cheap!

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Do you know of the cheapest way to get dot com domains? Currently, sells dot com domains at $9.99 per year. How much are you willing to pay for a dot com domain? Take a guess, how much the cheapest dot com can go down. $7? $5? $3? It is even lower than that!!! It is $1.99 for the first year. Did you hear me right? It is even cheaper than a dot info domain in which sells for $2.99.

You may think, is this legal? Yes, of course. I won't post something that is not legal here in activerain.  Is there a limit to the number of dot com domains I can register? I am telling you now that you can get dot com domains in unlimited number. But for now, let us focus our discussion in getting a single dot com domain. If you want to know how to get dot com domains as many as you like, watch out for it in one of my future posts. To be sure you don't miss that post, you can always click the "Subscribe to Blog" button on the upper right corner of this blog or better yet, you can subscribe to my RSS feed.

Just like some of you, I believe, I am setting up websites left and right. Before, I used to buy dot info domains but Google doesn't love them much so the Big G does not index dot info domains as fast as dot com domains. So to make the long story short, I was forced to get dot com domains for my websites, if I intend to get fast ROI. 

I researched for ways to lower my cost but the lowest I can find to get dot com domains was from a domain registrar in China at $3.50/year. But I want the domain registrar to be US-based so it will be easy for me to coordinate with them when I need to. Not that I can't call China but I am worried about the language barrier. 

So I sat down and searched far and wide to get dot com domains the cheapest possible way, legally. After many searches I got disappointed and almost gave up. Until I suddenly realized that the domain registrar I am looking for is just right under my nose and your noses. 

Here is how I discovered this little secret. I went to portal and went to their small business section. Lo and behold, I found it. I can get dot com domains at $1.99. I discovered a gold mine here. And I went on and register my dot com domain. 

Here are the steps to get your dot com domain:

  1. Create your yahoo id. This is important! Do this first. Go to and click the "Sign-up" link". 
  2. Login to your new yahoo account and once you are in, visit the url
  3. Search for the dot com domain you want to register to check if it is still available.
  4. Sign-up when it is available.
  5. Skip the "Web Hosting Starter & Custom Mailbox". Select only "Just Get A Domain Name" and "1 yr. - $1.99", then press "Continue"
  6. Verify your yahoo id by typing your password.
  7. Enter your credit card and billing details. It is important that you don't select "Express Checkout" as you don't want Yahoo to store your credit card information if you are going to use the same credit card for the other domains that you will purchase in the future.
  8. Aside from $1.99 that will be charged on your credit card, you will get a pre-authorization of $1 per domain but the $1 will be reverted back to your card in a few days. So don't worry about it.
  9. Follow the remaining prompts. They should be self-explanatory.

With this information, you can get dot com domains at less than 20% of its normal price. You get really big savings if you register a lot of domains and create a network of sites and this will definitely lower your costs.

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Comments (22)

Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK

You can get a free website at Alamode.  They register your domain for you also.

But great info, I'm going to check it out.

Mar 08, 2008 11:39 PM
Teodolfo - Web 2.0 Expert, SEO, Internet Marketer
Masterdigm - Laguna Beach, CA

thanks tom, terry, ryan, bob.


of course you can renew with yahoo. but you can transfer the domain name to other registrar as well after the 60-day period. just make sure you transfer it to a registrar with a much cheaper renewal rate.

Mar 09, 2008 03:34 AM
Teodolfo - Web 2.0 Expert, SEO, Internet Marketer
Masterdigm - Laguna Beach, CA


i am not sure if I answered you correctly. I am not talking here of the renew rate. This is for new domains only.

Mar 09, 2008 03:37 AM
Connie Betz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate - Omaha, NE
Top Omaha Realtor - Omaha Homes for Sale
Thanks for the information!  I've been looking at adding a few more dot coms and now I think I will.
Mar 09, 2008 06:38 AM
Aaron Lee
Equity Real Estate - Ogden, UT

I'm logged in to my email account, and it is showing domains for $10

have they gone up or am I doing something wrong? 

Mar 10, 2008 10:33 AM
Greg Dallaire
Dallaire Realty - Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Homes
Thanks for the information hopefully it works out be 1.99 that is just awesome!
Mar 10, 2008 12:13 PM
Teodolfo - Web 2.0 Expert, SEO, Internet Marketer
Masterdigm - Laguna Beach, CA

aaron - it is still at $1.99. just copy the link i provided you.  unless you have used your old email account already registered with yahoo, you better use another yahoo email just for this purpose

greg - let me know if you succeed in registering at $1.99

connie - my pleasure in giving you valuable information 

Mar 10, 2008 09:03 PM
Keith Duncan
Bragg & Associates Real Estate - Augusta, GA
Realtor Augusta, GA

I have a yahoo email account already also. So you are saying I need to set up another email account then I can get a domain for the $1.99. I buy domain names for each listing to use for virtual tours. Will I be able to buy more at this price at a later date using the same account or do you have to establish a new account each time?

Mar 11, 2008 05:53 AM
Teodolfo - Web 2.0 Expert, SEO, Internet Marketer
Masterdigm - Laguna Beach, CA
keith - the trick here is to use another email account if you want to have the same $1.99 promo price. yahoo will not allow you to add another domain at the same price. anyway, creating another yahoo mail won't take you 5 minutes. 
Mar 11, 2008 09:12 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Oh, this is interesting. And you say we can get several domains and still for that price?

SUrprise, surprise.

Thank you

Apr 08, 2008 11:00 AM
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
Teodolfo - the difference in one domain isn't much, but when you multiply that by 100 domains, you're talking really big money.
Apr 08, 2008 12:26 PM
Alan Taylor
Willoughbys - Kitchener, ON
CRSS - Willoughbys

Teodolfo. I just registered as a new user.... set up the information required.... went to the link that you provided...... $9.95..... I guess that the promo price is over.


Apr 16, 2008 02:47 PM
Jon Boyd
Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers Agent


Do you think the promotion is over?

Even if it is I appreciate you posting this information!

Apr 16, 2008 02:51 PM
Anonymous or gives url forwarding with free domains like or

May 19, 2008 09:33 PM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

$9.95 is still a great price. Thanks for the information.

It is always a good idea to find out what is going on out there.


Thanks,  Terrie

May 20, 2008 08:25 AM
Cheap domain names for smart domainers

Thanks for your very nice info to get domain at $1.99!!! from Yahoo!, I wonder to do it or not now? since I have got some information that transfer domain out oy Yahoo! is very difficult and the renewal price has just increased to 34.95 usd/yr. Someone told me that Lucky domain register offer $6.95/yr for domain registration. Any one has tried with them???

Jul 21, 2008 03:39 PM
Linda Reynolds
Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds - Bradenton, FL
Bradenton Real Estate

Thanks for the tip that is awesome!  I am always looking for ways to save money!

Jul 27, 2008 02:11 PM
Johnathan Mullaney
Village Land Shoppe - Flagstaff, AZ
Broker, Flagstaff Real Estate

I think yahoo is about to jack hosting prices out the roof. Godaddy has great prices and services. If you get a delux hosting account you can host all kinds of sites under 1 $15 a month hosting account. They also have a ton of other useful things for people that can't program or use site editing programs.

Dec 29, 2008 06:53 AM
Tony and Libby Kelly
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere - Lake Oswego, OR

Thank you for letting us benefit from your research.

Dec 29, 2008 09:24 AM
Christianne O'Malley
Dickson Realty - Reno, NV
Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno!

Didn't work for me. The price is $9.95. Was this a limited promotion?

Jul 18, 2009 05:14 AM