Charges for Adding a Domain not accurate?

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    I upgraded by adding a domain+registration for $14.97; however, I was also charged an additional $8.00 for something I didn’t want? Any idea why I’m being charged $22.97?

    The blog I need help with is


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    It looks like you checked the box to get your domain registration made private – I just stopped a colleague in time from doing the same thing.

    Protect your Privacy with Private Domain Registrations


    Just my thought, but making the domain registration private is a good thing to do give the state of things today.



    The problem seems to be that there is a new check box labelled “Make my personal information private for this registration” on the domain registration page with no indication that selecting it will involve a further expenditure of $8.



    All mine are private, always have been. Whether the $8 is worth it is your judgement but it does mean that for less than a dollar a month you get privacy.

    Try this:
    WHOIS for and look at the detail
    then do another WHOIS for and look at that detail.

    Which do you want when people WHOIS your domain?


    @mark, perhaps on the domain registration page you could note that it cost $8 extra? Many might not know it costs extra.





    Perhaps even include an “open in a new window” link to a relevant support document.



    I wasn’t aware so I am passing this on.

    Apologies for the hiddenness of it, and it was not intended that way, but it is still something I think you should buy. You can’t get privacy back.


    You can’t get privacy back.

    Wholeheartedly agree.

    And thanks Mark.



    I just went to buy a domain ( if available if you are a Modern Warfare 2 fan) and I see the page where I complete my details, I check the Private Registration box and click the button.
    The next page has:

    (N/A)Domain Mapping (more info)

    Map your blog to a domain of your own.

    1 year subscription


    (N/A)Domain Registration (more info)

    Register a domain for use with your blog.

    1 year subscription


    (N/A)Private Registration (more info)

    Hide your personal information on domain whois results.

    1 year subscription


    So we do show the cost there. We could probably do a better job there of explaining the cost and why we think it is important so I apologise there. But we aren’t do anything shady, this is an important item and you are not compelled to tick that box to proceed.


    Perhaps the explanation could use a little honing, but the cost is listed, so far less of a problem than it appeared.



    I must admit I never got as far as the page that you have given. My comment related to the previous page where it says:


    The domain is available to be registered and added to your blog. You can use it as your blog address for $14.97 a year.

    at the top and has a check box at the bottom for privacy at the bottom.

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