Friday, February 24, 2006

What's in a domain?

I was just helping some friends set up their new website, and to buy a .com.au domain, I sort of autopiloted my way to melbourneit.com.au.According to them, registering a .com.au domain was going to cost 140$ for two years.

Smartyhost, on the other hand, offered the same service, for 49.95$- a saving of 90 dollars!

Now, I know that some kind of brand power justifies an increased price - but nearly 300%? That's just plain crazy.

A domain is a domain is a domain, right?

1 comment:

  1. A domain is a domain -- they're both reselling the same entry in a database. Heck, you can get a .com for $9 US.

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