Starting yesterday and running through the end of August, Name.com will be running the Domain Happy Hour everyday! So, what is Domain Happy Hour?! It’s a promotion where customers browsing the expired lists at Name.com get the chance to register expired domain names at discount prices.
Everyday starting at 12pm MST when the com/net drop begins, so does Name’s domain happy hour. Every two hours until midnight that same day the price for registering a recently deleted domain decreases. Expired .coms that remain available can be registered for as low as $6.65 during the last level of happy hour. Below is the pricing scale for Domain Happy Hour at Name.com.
Time COM price NET price
12 – 2:59 pm $9.99 $9.99
3 – 4:59 pm $9.65 $9.34
5 – 6:59 pm $8.65 $8.84
7 – 8:59 pm $7.65 $8.34
9 -10:59 pm $6.65 $7.84
This creative idea was originally rolled out by Name.com in 2009, however, the Domain Happy Hour party had been over until it was announced on Name’s blog yesterday that it was back. I can verify that you can indeed register .coms for $6.65 after 9 p.m. MST (I found a couple worth registering while looking through the list last night). While this is another great tool for domainers furnished by Name.com it is also a brilliant marketing strategy that will probably turn more people on to Name’s services.