A way to move premium domains to avoid astronomical renewal fees?

DirectorGunner

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I got a few premium domains at GoDaddy for average prices.
But renewals for them with GoDaddy are in the thousands each all of a sudden.
They're all for my career but the renewal fees are absolutely insane now.

A few months ago I was able to transfer one to an Enom partnered register but now, today, I can't transfer any of the others out from Godaddy as now "premium" is not supported.
Something happened in the last few months with Enom where they marked all my domains as premium and disabled any new transfers.
They are all from relatively new GTLDs.

So now I need to find an ICANN accredited registrar that is NOT partnered with Godaddy or Enom AND doesn't consider these domains premium.
Which really no registrar should consider my domain names premium.

Any suggestions? I need to hurry as I only have about 6 months to get these all transferred from the crooks at Godaddy.

I'm reviewing this list
https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html
 
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DirectorGunner

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In the process of researching, I found this article
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/07/dot_web_review/
It seems corrupt business practices that lead to a denied court of appeals on a lawsuit that would have made a difference against those kinds of practices.
This whole gTLD thing is a serious issue.
 

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Wait are you attempting to park and sell domain names? If so I'll just bow out as I have nothing good to say about these practices.
Did you miss this part?
They're all for my career...
I checked register4less that you just suggested, their website reports that I'm unable to transfer my domains to them.
 

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Don't know if this could be of any use for you,
I use https://www.one.com/ for my domain.. etc.. they have very decent prices very high security and including webhotel, webstore, email etc.. etc...
Company is seated in Denmark I been with them for many years and their customer service is from my experience outstanding.
They are also bound by EU laws which prevent monopoly pricing..

CHEERS! 🍻
 

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I use Epik. I find it's by far the best host out there. https://www.epik.com/

They specifically have functions for parking domains.

(For full disclosure I do use their affiliate program, I genuinely do like the support they give and a few years back abandoned GoDaddy for them. That link posted above DOES NOT have my affiliate info attached though.)
 
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As usual registering services for domain for uorself and the client we both use Aruba services or Register.

Here are the links:

Personally I prefer Register services by far, Aruba site is messi with a lot of separate portal for management of mail, DNS, domain etc, Register if a far more usable site.
 
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