Domain registration

@iuliuxd (4453)
Romania
September 13, 2011 3:13pm CST
What do you think about this business ? There are some companies who own every name on internet ...not really own the names but you`ll have to register the name you want to them in order to get a domain.I thought the internet was like the moon,the property of all the people living on this planet but then i remembered there are some people selling land on the moon :) Anyway who gaved them the right to ask you for money if you want your own "gooble" or "yakoo" ? Ok maybe you need to register your domain somewhere otherwise it will be chaos on internet.Maybe there is a guy with a pencil somewhere who writes your name on a big book and that guy must be paid...But wait if you pick a nice name you will find out that is a premium domain and you need to pay tons of money to have it.What for ? If ICANN is a non profit organisation why do you need to pay tons of money ...and again and again every year ? Isn`t this just another big scam ?
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
13 Sep 11
There are a number of Internet name organizations based on regions of the globe. The action top level domains are free but you cannot get them directly. You have to use a registrar appointed by the naming authority. This is probably the only part of the Internet which is properly organized! These registrars are proper businesses and it is only right that they charge for the services they provide. Whatever you think about they charges, they are actually cheap! Consider how much it would cost you to set up a registered company in your country. A dot com domain is incredibly cheap in comparison. When you get your own top level domain, it really is yours! No one else in the world can have the same name. It isn't like that with a regular limited liability company. For around ten dollars per year, there isn't a lot to complain about!
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
13 Sep 11
It`s not 10 dollars is more than a thousand for some domains.The question is why do you need to pay more than a thousand and why do i have to pay a company to register a domain for me ? Why can`t i go directly to ICANN for example ,give them my name,pay 2-20 dollars for a name and then that name will be mine forever.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
13 Sep 11
No petersum i am talking about this : you go to GoDaddy for example and you search for names e.g:Giggle :) They will tell you it is taken so you must search for another one .Then you try gooble well that one is a " premium " domain they say because it contains smart words so you can register it for more than 1000 .It has nothing to do with the domains that are already taken. What i don`t understand is who are they to ask for more than 1000 for something they don`t own. Forget about giggle and gooble these were just stupid examples.But the question is ok i understand you need to pay some money for registering a name but why every year ( it means you don`t really own the name you want , you just rent your name from someone else who owns it ) and why do you need to pay extra if you find a nice name ? It was your idea not theirs .
@petersum (4526)
• United States
13 Sep 11
Domain registrations have to be kept up to date and that costs money too. Without it, there would be a lot more useless, unmaintained sites littering the Internet. God knows, there are enough of those already! Chances are that a "premium" name is already taken. You should do a "Whois" look-up. Or try another registrar.
• United States
14 Sep 11
I get what you asking "why should you pay for something that's already yours?". Well..just think of it like this, when a person owns their home or car they still would have to pay insurance every year on those properties or they could lose it.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
14 Sep 11
So you need to pay a tax each year probably to the US government since .com should be their property. Then why don`t you pay directly to the US gov ?And who gets the money if you have a catchy domain like ? Because it will cost you around 10 dollars each year for a normal domain but if you have a good one it will cost you much more.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
3 Oct 11
How about paying 10 dollars for your first 2 domains,100 dollars for the next 2 ,10K dollars for the next 2 etc.Will this solve the rich people buying all the internet problem ?
@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
13 Sep 11
I can understand the advantage of having a domain. I suspect the fees are in place so that the services can help people use the internet in an organized way. However, like most things where money is concerned companies and individuals find ways to make money. Buying and selling domain names is a way to make money and so companies get into that business. Supply and demand certainly will result in price changes. I believe domain names can go for a large amount but always thought this was because there was a business or profit potential attached to them to make them valuable. (if you get that domain you have a complete network of active followers of that site) Certainly some individuals will have the idea to buy domains cheap so they might profit if the names might become popular. As well like most other standard sales methods sometimes domains will go really cheap the first year but on renewal time get much more expensive. At renewal time people have invested time and energy into the site and want to keep the name so therefore the customer can feel they are being gouged but this practice seems standard in todays marketing. Does it not? Just my thoughts.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
13 Sep 11
Yes but why should you pay for something that`s already yours ? You picked that name it was nothing there before you created that name.Still you need to pay every year and who gets all these money if ICANN is a non profit company ?
@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
14 Sep 11
This is I think a good question. According to the website, www.icann.org/en/faq , registration is done via registrar companies that compete for price. The question of pricing then might reflect what companies are charging not icann? Ok, the rules from the faq does say that renewal can occur yearly or more to a max of 10 years. Perhaps another question could be how much for a ten year domain name and is that price fair?
• United States
15 Sep 11
I just don't know whether it is or not, but I have run into so many scams since I really started using the internet and looking for something good about 3 years ago. So far I have only found sites where using 4 or 5 total, I can earn about $100 if I hurry every single day!
@cow_boy29 (236)
• United States
14 Sep 11
i think is great idea to buy or sell domain name because there are alot of domain broker who rich from sell and buy domain like godaddy, hostmonster etc