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Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by insearchoffootball on July 31st 2007, 12:27 pm

First topic message reminder :

Ok so to get a personal domain name through the forum (for those who donít understand, changing www.insearchoffootball.frbb.net to www.insearchoffootball.com ), where you need to buy points, is way to expensive.

i could be wrong, but donít you need like 2000 points to get a domain name??

And in order to get points, you can buy 100 at a time, buy sending an SMS which costs me $4 each time (thatís Australian dollars)

So in order to get 2000 points, i would need to spend something like $80 (AUS) in ordr to buy a domain name for my forum

Now if we compare this to professional sites, that offer not only domain names, but also personal e-mails, etc, you can get sites that sell them as cheap as $5 each, with most places offering around the $10 - $15 mark

So donít you think that having to spend $80 on here is just a joke?????

Would like to know what otherís think

Thanks


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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by punkfilter on September 22nd 2007, 5:04 pm

i vote no.

if you take this into perspective, you should realize that FM's main source of income is in services such as Domain Names, galleries and ad removals. Cuz its not like their users donate enough.

With that said, if they were to lower the price, other services that take up high bandwidth would have to be dropped, and possibly other mods may not be added just so that they could turn a profit, which is entirely what this business is about.

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by kemraj on September 26th 2007, 9:59 pm

Well if you go at godaddy.com they are presently selling domains for 4.97 and thats with free hosting. Some hosting companies offer your free hosting free everything you just have to buy your domain. so I was saying this since 2 years ago the prices are rediculious, You have to pay like 10 time or more for a domain here thats one
2.you have or had to pay for just to remove the ads which is crap, saying that you bought a domain here and you still have to pay to remove ads.
3. It will be very hard to even get a good google ranking since their is always 2 link backs to this site, one for the forum homepage and the second telling people to get a free forum here.
4. their is just average support here i'm not saying its bad and i'm not saying its good.

5. You don't even own the domain what thats about.

If this was the year 1997 i would have said that these prices are good but not now.
So i could never see how these prices are reasonable.

5 and this is the main one tell me if i'm wrong. Say for you spend years to develop your dream site you bought your domain from this site and pay too remove the ads.
So things seem to be great then one day you saw that you can't access your forum, they delete your site because you violated one of the rules. Now remember you can't get back your database because its owner ship of they so you are screwed.

Now they can take your domain and see it to make a profit from it because of its google ranking so tell me where am i going wrong.

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by Bad Wolf on September 27th 2007, 1:45 am

im just gonna throw my 2cents in here.
i bought my domain from yahoo. i pay 10$ (Us) a year
now all i get is the DOT COM. sure, i get a measly 25MB space via geocities, but *pfffff* like that's ever gonna work ... so, now i have to find a place to host it / direct it to.
I currently have a Free host that allows upto 5GB traffic per month with a max file size limit of 500KB.

(for comparison only)
http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/webhosting/compare.php
now.. what you see, is what i would consider the Standard hosting packages.
From what Forumotion is offering = is the Domain, plus the already preinstalled/mod phpBB Forum, security, automatic updates, email + what ever else they throw in.

can it cost ya?
sure - but as seen above, even if you went with yahoo. you still would need to set up, install, secure and manage all aspects of your forum and site.

just food for thought.
i voted No.

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by kemraj on September 27th 2007, 2:17 am

Huh lol dude if you have scripting knowledge its really simple their is some thing called fantasiso which are pre installed scripts. IF you don't know how to install scripts your website will be very limited for what you can do.

And even i would not choose yahoo lol you can Google free hosting with fantasiso. Their are hosting companies offering over 2 gigs 10000 bandwidth and preinstalled scripts and you can add your own domain for free with out ads.

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by Bad Wolf on September 27th 2007, 3:44 pm

I never said i chose yahoo for my hosting. i was just using them as comparison. i did choose yahoo for my domain.
i currently use, agilityhoster for my hosting needs Wink

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by kemraj on September 27th 2007, 3:50 pm

Yea guys i'm not saying that forumotion are bad its just that competition are out their and you will not get alot more sign ups but having high prices, Why people may want to join here is that the forum is presintalled and its really for people who don't know nay think about scripting or php, I still run my forum but i gave it to some one who really wanted a website, he running it now, i just check in time to time to see what up.

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by Caihlem on September 27th 2007, 4:23 pm

ell, on the othr han, e're not forcig you to stay, seen assupport is so mediocre >.>

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by Morgan on September 27th 2007, 4:52 pm

@Caihlem wrote:ell, on the othr han, e're not forcig you to stay, seen assupport is so mediocre >.>

typing error?

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by Caihlem on September 27th 2007, 5:26 pm

Well, on the other hand, we're not forcing you to stay, seen as support is so mediocre >.>

When I'm mad I tend to type faster than my keyboard can suppot

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by kemraj on September 27th 2007, 5:37 pm

Your "mad" well ok thanks for clearing that up with us lol just kidding dude, you should not feel so its just constructive criticism, its good that people can debate certain things and not just suck up to people an debate is a good way to find out what people thing, is this not a forum and a forum is mostly for discussion. So don't get mad or angry lol

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by Mr X on September 28th 2007, 10:31 am

I voted yes. That is ridiculously expensive; and plus there should also be more variety. I think at the moment its .com only, but it should be .net, .org and .info as well. If you want more people to join what I think is the best forum host on the planet, the extra features should cost less.

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by Caihlem on September 28th 2007, 10:59 pm

I think at the moment its .com only, but it should be .net, .org and .info

You missed .biz
All of which are actually availiable to those who know where to look

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by Drift Angel on September 29th 2007, 4:31 pm

There has to be a deal where both sides would be actually happy... i know its the way you gain money through points or stuff like that but if you do a package something like that i'm sure it will be the best solution .. as for me i'm satisfied with not buying a domain name since i won't have access to a database since i already have my own website

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Re: Price of purchasing a domain name (from forum) should drop

Post by Jophy on October 26th 2012, 5:23 pm

Prices of domain names won't drop I'm afraid, Forumotion provides free domains on rare occasions.

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