SiteDomains Saved Me $7.97 On My .co Domain Registration Fees!
One of the websites that I run has a .co domain. When I first started it and was searching for a domain, the .com domain I wanted was already taken. At the time I was using GoDaddy to register my domains and they suggested I use a .co domain because it was global and stood for "company".
Well, it definitely doesn't stand for country. Technically it's a ccTLD(country code Top Level Domain) that's for Colombia. However, GoDaddy was partially correct because apparently Google views them as gccTLD(generic country code Top Level Domain) which is similar to a gTLD(generic Top Level Domain) such as .com's .org's, etc.
A Little Bit Of Background - Godaddy Is Expensive
Anyways, one thing that Godaddy didn't mention was the fact that the price would get jacked up when it came around for renewal. I believe that I initially paid $14.99 for the registration and $8.99 for their Domains By Proxy whois privacy service for a grand total of $23.98 for a one year registration.
A year later the cost of the renewal got jacked up to $21.24(how else would they pay for sponsoring race car drivers?) with their private registration service costing $7.58 for a grand total of $28.82.
The following year my renewal price again got jacked up to $29.99 with Whois private registration services costing $9.99 for a grand total of $39.98 for one year! I was also billed at this rate the following year as well until I decided to renew my domain with NameCheap.
NameCheap is Cheaper
NameCheap gave me what, at the time, seemed to be a bargain with a one year registration costing $22.99 with their WhoisGuard service thrown in for free. The following year their renewal priced stayed the same, but they charged me $2.88 for their whois privacy service WhoisGuard bringing my total registration fees up to $25.87. It's not cheap, but definitely better than what I was paying with Godaddy.
SiteDomains is Even Cheaper!
My .co domain was due to renew within a month or so. I priced NameCheap's registration fees and the total cost of my .co registration and WhoisGuard service was going to cost me an extra 9 cents more than last year's price. The domain registration fee was going to remain the same, but the WhoisGuard was 9 cents more for whatever reason.
I decided to see if I could get a better deal somewhere else. I checked GoDaddy first and they were still charging ridiculous prices for .co domains. As a last ditch effort I decided to try SiteDomains.
I didn't think they wouldn't support .co domains because I know they don't support other ccTLDs such as the .co.uk ccTLD, but much to my surprise SiteDomains does allow you to register .co domains!
With SiteDomains I ended up paying $17.99 for registration and Whois privacy services for one year which is $7.97 cheaper than what NameCheap was going to charge me!
A Little Bit of Advice
I would recommend you stick to .com domains if at all possible. If I could go back and start over I would've just found an available .com domain.
If you're in a situation like me, give SiteDomains a shot and see if you can register/transfer your domain here. You might be able to save a significant amount of money off of your registration fees especially if it's not one of your standard TLDs.