Friday, July 10, 2009

Overcome the Nightmare of Godaddy Domain Registraton Process


The other day, I had to put my computer on drips after a nightmare domain registration process on By the way, the registration was not for me, but for a friend of mine. I personally would never consider Godaddy for any of my transactions. Anyone ever buying something from the Godaddy website would recall wading through half an hour of “knee deep promotional sh*t” just to buy a simple product. And yeah, don’t be surprised by their cover girls; Godaddy’s motto “Supermodels over service” sums it all up.

It may take a genius to figure out how Godaddy works, therefore, I came up with this blog post to guide newbies on how to go about registering a domain name at, without the extras that come with the promotion on every page of the registration and checkout process.

The registration process


go to the registration page. Fill in the details, taking notice not to opt for their email promotions, unless you wanna be bombarded with loads of junk in your inbox.

Next click on the home link, and start a domain name search. Next page will display whether your name choice is available and in what extensions. Godaddy is lame in its choice of domain extensions they offer, nevertheless, you can choose domain names from any of the major TLDs.

Unless you want to buy more products, such as multiple TLD registrations and web hosting, you should avoid all the pages upon pages of promotion. Just click “Proceed to Checkout”. You can still expect some advertising here too, just ignore them by clicking “No thanks. Continue to checkout”.

The next page, “Registration and Checkout Options” is a bit tricky…of course, its their way to victimize unsuspecting individuals. Just don’t click “Continue” on this page; the default selections are often set at maximum values. Select your registration length, certified or un-certified seal options, hosting/email options and the type of registration here. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and in the select checkout preference section, select “customize my order”, or “No thanks. I’m ready to checkout” if you are satisfied with the default settings. Click “Continue”.

Ignore the hosting and storage plan options on the next page, and make sure you click “Skip this offer” button. Finally you land on a page where you can enter your coupon codes (Google for Godaddy coupon codes…there are plenty of them). Click “Apply Code”.

Next select your payment method. I strongly advise against credit card method as Godaddy is notorious for holding onto this information and anyone with unauthorized access to your account can make purchases on your credit card. Agree to their Universal Terms of Service and click “Checkout Now”. The next page will prompt you to enter your billing details and confirm the order. This is the final step in your domain registration process at Godaddy.

And yes, don’t forget to put your computer on drips too

Godaddy Promo Codes:

This is actually a filler post, since I cannot think of anything to write at the moment :p

Anybody with an interest in the domaining world ought to know Godaddy Without any boring background information about them, here is a list of current Godaddy promo codes for my dear readers. This post serves as a centralized source of the promo codes, so you do not need to go around hunting for them all over the internet.

promo10 – 10% off any order
cjcsave – $5 off orders of $30 or more
cjctenoff – $10 off orders of $50 or more
cjcdeal – 15% off orders of $75 or more
cjcdeal17 – $20 off orders $100 or more
goaorg01a – .org Reg or Renewal $7.69
promo749 – .com $7.49 registrations, transfers and renewals
cjctld749 – .net $7.49 for any new registration
gdp1243a – Transfer your domain to Go Daddy for just $4.99/yr
$4.99 – Transfer for .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ, .US or .MOBI
gdbb776 – generic code; can be used alternative to most codes above; also works for TDNAM auctions.


JULY Godaddy Coupon Codes:

If you are looking to purchase domain names in the month of July (2009) you might want to use a Godaddy coupon code to save on registration fees.

Here are some good ones:

gdr0623be - Register or renew any available .com, .net, .org or .biz for 30% off regular renewal price! (This code becomes void Saturday, July 11).

gdr0630r - Save 20% on new .com and 30% on new .net registrations.

emma30 or emma35 - Get any .com domain for $7.49 (works on new registrations and renewals).

cjc20host - Save 20% on Shared Hosting Plans.

cjcdeal77 - Save 20$ if you order $100 or more.

199BUYCOM - $1.99 Register or transfer a .com domain name (limit one per account )

Enjoy your purchases!

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