Godaddy.Com is one of the top leading and reputable domain registration company in the World and therefore one of the most reliable and trustworthy registrar around the globe. Godaddy allows users to purchase top level domain (TLD) names and pay using Paypal and Credit, Debit or Prepaid Cards. Cards accepted are usually MasterCard, Visa Card and a few other international cards.
While the cost of domain names can be alarmingly high and costly for some persons to afford, there is a need to seek out cheaper domain names or even free custom domain names , and Godaddy being a major domain registrar company understands this fact and so for over a few years, have made it their culture to give first-timers or new customers the opportunity to purchase their FIRST .com custom domain names (only) for as low as $0.99, with an extra charge of $0.18 (ICANN fee) , for the first year. What this means is that as a new customer making your first domain purchase, you get a custom .com domain name for a total of $1.17 (N415.35) only for the first year registration, after which you would have to pay the normal fee during renewal.
Now this might be too good to be true but hey, it ’s true! I’ve registered a number of domains at this price (some usually with discount coupon codes) and after moving my domain from godaddy about a year ago due to the naira-dollar increase and inconsistency as well as the ban of using Naira cards for foreign transactions , I dove back a few weeks ago and used this offer to purchase a .com domain name. But note that you can only get this offer once. Even if you smart to open another account, you can only use a card once for this offer on their website, unless you use another card.
So how do you take advantage of this offer and buy that your dream .com domain name for a token of $1.17 (about N500)? Follow the steps outlined below:
===> First you need to stumble on this offer. Now there are two (2) was to land onto this offer;
- Simply open up Google search and search the term “ Godaddy.com $0.99 .com domain offer ” or anything relating to that. On the search results, click on the first link leading to Godaddy’s website and you will be sent to the offer page.
- Alternatively, you could visit Godaddy’s offer page to see if the offer will come up.
===> Now that you are on the offer page, you will be required to enter and search the domain name you wish to purchase to check if it’s available for you to buy. If unavailable, it means someone else already got it. So you got to look for another. But if it’s available, hurray!
===> If your choice domain name is available for purchase, you will be told and taken to the basket/product page with details of the domain you wish to buy as well as other matching domain extensions available usually recommended to you in case you might be interested in buying.
===> Ensure to change the “term” (purchase duration) from 2 years to one (1) year to ensure you are charged the $0.99. Ignore the suggested matching domain available and other possible recommended services that are not free unless you wish to buy them as well.
===> You total bill of $1.17 should be displayed on the right hand side of the page. You might see the promotional (coupon) code of this offer “GOFLNGO20” in this area. Under is the “Proceed to Checkout” button.
===> Click on the “Proceed to Checkout” button and you will be taken to the cart or checkout page.
===> Register for a new account and Enter the correct required details under “Billing information”. You would be required to verify your email.
===> Then Enter your” Payment Information”. This godaddy 0.99$ .com domain offer is only available for purchase using Credit, Debit or Prepaid Cards. So you won’t be able to use Paypal here. You can enter your Naira or Dollar MasterCard or Visa card from your Bank or even your Payoneer card. You can’t use Verve cards for online transactions on foreign or international websites. If you don’t have any of the accepted cards, you might wanna ask someone who does to help you make the payments.
When entering the card details, you will have to enter:
- Card Number
- Security code (optional) – The security code, also known as the CVV code is a 3-digit code usually at the back of the card.
- Name on the Card
- Expiration date.
If your card details aren’t working or accepted, it’s either your card has been used on Godaddy before or your bank don’t still support making international transactions with MasterCard and Visa Card. If this is the case, you can read how to make foreign transactions with Naira Cards even with ban .
===> “ExpressCheckout” means you wish to save the card in order to easily use it for subsequent payments, that is, products purchases, renewals, etc to save you the trouble of reentering these details. So you can untick it if you don’t want this.
===> After entering your billing information and payment information, click “Continue” and you will be taken to another page where you are required to “Review your order and confirm your purchase”. If the details are correct and you wish to proceed, Enter the Captcha and click on “Place your order”.
===> You will taken to a page with the prompt “Your order has been submitted”, your Order details and account information and option to print receipt.
===> Within a few minutes, your account will be debited and Godaddy will send you an email that your domain is ready.
Congratulations, you have successfully bought your .com domain name from Godaddy for just $1.17. You can then map your Godaddy domain to blogger or set it up to (wordpress) hosting account or to your website or for whatever reason.
Note: Ensure that you open the email requiring you to verify your email address and do just that immediately.