PSA: Domain Names
Yesterday I wanted to register a domain name. I didn’t have a preferred seller, so I rolled on over to register.com.
They wanted $38 for just a domain name for a year.
Domain names cost $5 – $8. And a domain is a domain is a domain. It’s not like a cheeseburger, where a couple extra bucks gets you some avocado or aioli. Who you buy from just depends on whose site is the least annoying to navigate.
So I immediately went somewhere else (1and1.com) to buy the domain. At this point, register.com already had my email address.
An hour after I ran away from their ridiculous price, they sent me this:
Yay! So by rejecting a price six times what the thing is worth, I’m immediately offered a price merely three times what the thing is worth! What am I buying, a diamond?
I am new to this “research before you buy” thing, but so far it is working out nice.