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NamesPro for me as well...almost exclusively for 16 years now
 

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Canspace.ca gives you new registrations at $10.99 and the same for renewals, which is rare.

WHC.ca gives you new registrations for $9.99 which is probably their cost but the renewals are $13.99 which are $3 higher than Canspace.

Also WHC has a ton of specials to register at cheap rates so they probably need the $13.99 to subsidize the specials.


I have had hundreds of domains at WHC and Hundreds at Canspace and always had to transfer between the two to take advantage of pricing. I finally moved most to GoDaddy with the Domain Discount Club that gets me $11.99 for both .ca and .com.


So for me the short answer is...

Canspace for renewals - best price ongoing

WHC for registrations - best price ongoing


I think if WHC could give domainers with hundreds of domains a renewal break they would probably end up the clear winner.
 

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PS. In the .com area both Canspace and WHC perform poorly because they sublet them to another company.

I know for sure Canspace does, I am assuming with WHC.
 

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jaydub said:
NamesPro for me as well...almost exclusively for 16 years now

What is the registration price at namespro?

What is the renewal price?

Any sales for domainers?

One of the things that is bothersome at namespro is that most things are still done manually. I have done some deals with domainers and always had to wait for namespro.
 

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Some things are manual but they are very quick to respond in my time with them.
Also I like that they easily allow pushes before the 60 days window from purchase and are right on the ball changing all info to the new oensr at the correct time without having to ask them to do it.
 

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I get the best consistent pricing from Hexonet($10.90) and Canspace ($10.99)

with hexonet I also get good pricing on other TLD's / cctlds / gtlds

lately I have been using Epik lately I pay a bit more but I'm using there sales platform and parking.

NamesPros is one of the worst pricing for me, ($13.99), every time I renew a domain I have to msg them and ask for a discount, they will meet the other registrars pricing, but i need to ask support each time I renew.

Whc / Rebel I use when they have special pricing, then transfer them out to another registrar by the time renewals come around.

I still use Uniregistry at times, I was getting good pricing years ago and they seemed like they were going to do big things...... then they didn't.

I don't have a huge portfolio so I don't have a lot of buying power with registrars.

Dan
 

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As a few others have mentioned, I love Namespro.ca as well. Their pricing is great but their customer service is absolutely amazing. They are also polite and willing to answer any questions you may have.

I also love Epik.com. I use them for their landers and Escrow as well. They also have excellent support. I would pick them over Namespro for the fact that they pretty much do everything except your dishes. :)
 

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That hexonet and canspace pricing, can you make payments via CC at that rate? or are you required to pay via interac to avoid the CC charges?

What's the best NP domainer pricing? Anyone know their pricing tiers? I know they make deals, as does everyone. And is that NP rate good for CC purchases or only for interac payments? If you can't post it, can you PM it to me?

FYI, registrar pricing from CIRA is $9.50. It was 8.50 but they did raise it a $1 a few years back.

I've had many registrars try and woo me over the years, they would match my deal, but no one would better it, and who would want to do all that work for nothing gained?
 

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The canspace price is for everyone without asking but also no discounts for anyone.

I checked out hexonet and saw no special pricing, it shows $18 CAD
 

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I basically pay $13 through Epik for my .ca’s. It could be a couple of bucks more than somewhere else but I really like what they have there. The “1 stop shop”.
 

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MapleDots said:
The canspace price is for everyone without asking but also no discounts for anyone.

I checked out hexonet and saw no special pricing, it shows $18 CAD



I have been dealing with Patrick from hexonet for prob 4 years, He made it out the Domain event here in Vancouver a few years ago that Richard Lau put on. I believe he still works at hexonet.

I sent him an invite to join the form and discussions.

Patrick McCleery
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patrick@hexonet.net
 

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rlm said:
That hexonet and canspace pricing, can you make payments via CC at that rate? or are you required to pay via interac to avoid the CC charges?

What's the best NP domainer pricing? Anyone know their pricing tiers? I know they make deals, as does everyone. And is that NP rate good for CC purchases or only for interac payments? If you can't post it, can you PM it to me?

FYI, registrar pricing from CIRA is $9.50. It was 8.50 but they did raise it a $1 a few years back.

I've had many registrars try and woo me over the years, they would match my deal, but no one would better it, and who would want to do all that work for nothing gained?


Hexonet and Canspace allow CC with that pricing.
 

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dancarls said:
I have been dealing with Patrick from hexonet for prob 4 years, He made it out the Domain event here in Vancouver a few years ago that Richard Lau put on. I believe he still works at hexonet.

I sent him an invite to join the form and discussions.

Patrick McCleery
Sales Manager
patrick@hexonet.net

Patrick is a really great guy to boot
 

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I am not sure how much is ok to say at this point but there is about to be a new entrant into the dot ca name space

There is a new registrar coming and they have plans to make big waves
 
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DomainTrader said:
I am not sure how much is ok to say at this point but there is about to be a new entrant into the dot ca name space

There is a new registrar coming and they have plans to make big waves

If it involves .ca it is ok to say, in fact I would encourage you to share.
 

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MapleDots said:
If it involves .ca it is ok to say, in fact I would encourage you to share.

I will ask the people behind the new registrar to join here! I am sure they will be happy to share their plans and news! I just don’t want to tell tales out of school!! The principle shared the play with me but I am not sure how many others are aware if it at the moment! May even be old news already!
I’m not sure who has told who what but I will say that I think that a little bit more competition at the registrar level is a good thing
 
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MapleDots said:
If it involves .ca it is ok to say, in fact I would encourage you to share.


Waves.. Can't wait...


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Nafti said:
I basically pay $13 through Epik for my .ca’s. It could be a couple of bucks more than somewhere else but I really like what they have there. The “1 stop shop”.

$13 is too much. No one should have to pay $13 when you can get the same thing for $11

Think about this

The difference between paying 11 and 13 is 15%
That is huge money Nafti
If you could make 15% return on your money at the moment would that be good?
Saving 15% would be huge

I am going to work on getting everyone here a better price on their domain names. No one should be paying 13
I already have some great relationships in the registrar community and i am going to attempt to leverage them to get dn ca members some decent pricing
 

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DomainTrader said:
I am going to work on getting everyone here a better price on their domain names. No one should be paying 13
I already have some great relationships in the registrar community and i am going to attempt to leverage them to get dn ca members some decent pricing

Thank you so much, looking forward to adding some more perks for our members.
 
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