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Advice on Best/Cheapest Domain Registrar for .uk/.co.uk domain renewals

Discussion in 'Domain Name Registrars' started by markb, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. markb United Kingdom

    markb Active Member

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    Hi, Just looking for advice on the best place to move by .co.uk/.uk domains too? I'm currently paying £9.99 per year for renewals, but looking for somewhere cheaper as I have over 100 domains.

    I found heartinternet that offer domain credits which work out at just over £4 per year, but this doesnt seem to include .uk domains.

    I understand I could get my own tag with nominet, but not sure how difficult/time consuming this would be to setup and manage.

    Thanks
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    It's actually pretty straight forward if you just need self-managed ( if you're not a public facing registrar ) One off payment of 400 and then 100 a year. There aren't that many hoops to jump through either.
     
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    +1 for getting your own TAG, its so simple even I did it.
     
  6. markb United Kingdom

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    Thanks for the advice. Is it easy to move all your domains from your registrar over to your own nominet tag? and do nominet have a control panel to manage all your domains?
     
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    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Moving domains to Nominet Registrar account is easy. Nominet Control Panel provides a very good interface to manage domains, contacts and everything else you might need.
     
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    Nigel Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    If you need hosting as well 20i are particularly good value. Hosting costs just over £30 a month but you then get reseller prices on domains - so .co.uk and .uk are £4.99 + VAT and .com prices are good as well. The control panel is superb and fast - so is the hosting.
     
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    If you need to see Nominets control panel let me know and i will do a screen share with you then you can see whats involved.
     
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    Maybe worth mentioning that 20i offer free hosting with any domain. It's not too restrictive either with https and a single database you can run a basic wordpress site, url shortener or a simple holding page at no extra cost.

    Not suitable for an important site but useful for stuff that would otherwise cost a couple of quid a month to keep up.
     
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    To give you an idea of the maths, if you're paying £10/domain with an external provider, having your own TAG becomes cheaper at 22 domains (£220 vs £219 after you account for the £120 year membership). If you're paying £4.99+VAT, that becomes 82 domains (£491.18 vs £489).

    That doesn't include the £500 one-off membership fee - I spread that over 5 years for my calculations, which gave me a breakeven of 40 domains at £10/year (£400/year whether you have a TAG or not) or 150 at £5.99/year (£898.50 vs £895). If you put the entire fee into year one, that means you'd need 113 domains to make your own TAG cheaper at £10/domain (£1130 vs £1128.5) or 419 at £5.99 (£2509.81 vs £2505.50)
     
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    How much is the yearly fee for UK domains if you have a tag at nominet? I understand there are subscription fees too.

    Can you enter nameservers at nominet for landing pages?
     
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    I use Digital Ocean for nameservers - they work well and it's free even if you don't have any paid services with them.