Want to carve out your own personal corner of the Web? Set up an e-mail address for life? Launch a new business? (I hear app development is a gold mine.) It all starts with registering a domain name.
Here's your chance to do it on the cheap: GoDaddy is offering 99-cent domain registrations (when you use coupon code BUY2010 at checkout).
The good news: The coupon works with all available domains: .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, and so on.
The bad news: The coupon is good only for new registrations, not renewals, and only for one-year registrations. Any extra years you tack on will get charged at the regular price ($10.69 in the case of a .com domain, a few bucks less for others).
In any case, an 18-cent ICANN fee also applies. So at the most you're saving 10 bucks. But this is still just about the cheapest deal I've seen on domain registrations, so why not take advantage?
Do keep in mind, though, that once you've registered a domain, you still need hosting for it (so you can set up your blog, Web site, e-mail addresses). GoDaddy offers packages that include hosting, but there may be better deals elsewhere.
If you know of one, tell me about it in the comments. (I've been paying around $84 annually to host my personal domain, which I use primarily for e-mail.)
I'm not sure when GoDaddy's coupon code expires, so if you're in the market for a new domain, don't wait to hop on this promotion.