WEB Why do domain prices vary?

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  1. >DRIVEN<

    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    This is a complete noob question, so bare with me please.

    I was just searching godaddy for a domain and was just curious why the pricing is different for the .coms, .nets, etc.

    Here's an example of what I mean:

    jasonblogs.info $0.89* BEST VALUE!
    jasonblogs.net $12.99*/yr
    jasonblogs.org $14.99*/yr
    jasonblogs.me $12.99 SALE! SAVE $7.00!
    jasonblogs.mobi $7.99* SAVE $7.00!
    jasonblogs.us $4.99 SALE! SPECIAL!


    So what is the difference between the .info or the .net. and the other ones listed? :dunno:
     
  2. >DRIVEN<

    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    On GoDaddy. Was just curious why one would be priced different than another, other than demand I guess. But the sometimes the .coms are cheaper than the .info, etc.
     
  3. Contract

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    Not really sure on this one but I'm going to say it's due to a few factors. First would be demand or the popularity of the domain at the moment; Second would be the exclusive factor, for example .tv domains are typically high-priced. I would also like to figure out the real reason other than just assuming what I believe is the answer. But usually every domain I grab is $7.49 on GoDaddy, but making a switch to another domain company, I found out last night there's another that's about $9 a domain but that's with private registration. Also, the only domains I really see being expensive or really cheap are internationals domains, infos, and .tv, etc.
     
  4. Phasm

    Phasm OT Supporter

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    .md domains are like $250+/year :o
     
  5. SnugNuts

    SnugNuts OT Supporter

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    why are some places cheaper than others, like .info on fxdomains was .99 and from what i see above .info on godaddy is .89

    i dont know what im really asking, but, who owns the domain, before we buy them from godaddy or fxdomains
     
  6. Swift

    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    http://www.icann.org charges a fee to all registers for a domain, something like $6 for a .com, and it varies between different TLDs, I don't know how they set the pricing.

    So if you can get a .com for $8/year that means the Icann accredited register is making $1 and some change on it.

    I don't even think I really answered your question, but this is a start? :) haha.
     
  7. dazmanultra

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    Different registries are pretty much free to charge what they like, apart from a few registries who are bound to charge only a certain amount (.com/verisign used to be $100 a while back)

    E.g. .tv tends to be very expensive, since some company came to an agreement with Tuvalu to market the .tv extension, whereas .uk is only $8 for 2 years.
     

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