Msg#: 3658850 posted 5:07 pm on May 26, 2008 (gmt 0)
Yes I'm sure it's yahoo, I compared the email with other I've got in the past. I sent a query to ask why the price hike and got a reply that said I was such a valued customer they would only talk to me over the phone. Checked if I could renew my domains now for the next ten years but that does not seem to be an option. My guess is that they are trying to force those who only register their domain at Yahoo to also host with them, incidentally $35 is the exact price of domain name plus starter hosting.
Msg#: 3658850 posted 8:35 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
I won't ever register a name with yahoo anyways, I had this domain name I was hyped about getting. I checked if it was available in yahoo, a week later when I went to purchase it, boom, a company that sells domain names scooped it up. And its a name no domain name selling company would think of buying.
Msg#: 3658850 posted 1:59 pm on Jun 4, 2008 (gmt 0)
It's a high-end business model because Yahoo sells domains to Ma & Pa businesses and other non-domainers who do not even realize the price is extremely high.
If they do they probably do not care since they may only have 1 or 2 names and trust the Yahoo brand vs the little known registrar names domainers deal with (well known GoDaddy is a big exception and a reason GD is #1).
A Realtor I dealt with some time ago had a few names with Y (I believe she was paying approx $30 at the time) and when I pointed out she could pay far less (plus get good cust service and better control panel features vs Y) she really could care less about that and brushed it off as totally insignificant.