No, not actual honey, although that would be awesome if you could. I’m actually talking about the Honey plugin, which works for (at least) the Chrome browser, which is also what I mainly use. It also works for Firefox as well, if that’s what you prefer to use. Using this plugin, in conjunction with getting a domain with GoDaddy, could save you a lot of money.
Interested? Read on.
I had originally wrote this “How-To” in Warrior Forum, in which I’m an active member (you can find me there under the screen name “koreancowboy“). It’s something that I had found out inadvertently, but needless to say…I’ve saved quite a bit of money using this.
Currently, I have about 17 domains, and almost all of them were purchased by using this method (only TDWU and Wrestling in Jello were not, but I’ve had those domains for years now).
Anyways, here’s my how to get domains from GoDaddy, using the Honey plugin for Chrome (or Firefox):
1) Install Honey.
2) Go to GoDaddy and grab your domain name.
3) Follow the prompts.
4) In the checkout page, select “one year”…GoDaddy defaults to five years of registration.
5) Right before you checkout, scroll to the bottom and click on the Honey CTA button (it’ll be in the promo code section)…it’s called “Find Savings”. It’ll take a few minutes for Honey to run through all of the available promo codes.
Now, if I don’t get an .99 promo code (or whatever is the lowest offer right now) the first time, I’ll keep clicking on it until one pops up. It usually only takes a few times to do so.
6) Checkout as usual.
I’m not sure if it works on the other places like 1&1 and Namecheap (I have domains on both, but I don’t like navigating through their sites, so yeah). Give it a whirl, and let me know what you think.
Oh, and by the way, I would also highly recommend setting up your own hosting company, in order to host the domains (and eventual websites) separate from your domains reside. Personally, I always recommend using Media Temple. I’ve been with them going on eight years now (since I started in Internet Marketing back in 2006), and I’ve never had an issue…not even had a site go down. Pretty impressive.
(Edit: I just figured out that this works with domain renewals as well, just select the domains to renew, number of years that you would like to renew, and then press the Honey CTA button for some additional savings)