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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey guys, i decided i need my last name as a url. Unfortunately some annoying squatters have stahler.com and stahler.net registered....


The only other logical alternative for me would be stahler.cx

I went to find out how much one of these domains is to register... 70 bux a year! WHy are they so expensive??


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Post 3+ Months Ago

try godaddy.com with a .biz extension

It is available for what I believe appears to be $4.95 per year.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

.biz,.info,.org,.us, there's a million and one domain extensions these days.

the .cx ones are so expensive because that's what the .cx owners said they should be. A lot of these other domains you see floating around (.to, .cx, etc.) are actually domains for other countries (just like .uk, .nl, .no, etc.)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yah.... I just cant see ppl paying that much for a domain.

What is in a name i guess???

I dont really like straying away from com or net ...

I was willing to sacrifice for the .cx in honor of goatse :twisted:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If people are going to make money from an address, they'll pay the money for that address, it's as simple as that.

Registrars, where there is no actual competition, will sell their domains for top dollar, which most people are willing to pay.

Where you've got a HUGE market of sellers (like .com/.net/.org), they're all competing with each other to get the business to drive the prices down.

It was the same way with .com when Network Solutions was the only company you could get one from. They charged a coupla hundred bucks or more for a domain name.
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Even now with all the competition (i've seen .com s for less than $8), verisign is still ripping $35 a year from its customers. i think they (the customers) must not realise there is competition, or are just too lazy to change to a different registrar - i changed all my domains from tucows to godaddy recently - the whole process took less than half an hour of my time, and now i'm saving a lot of money.

I have had this argument before on other forums, and someone always says:
$35 isn't that much, I don't mind paying the extra to stay with verisgin.

Well look at it this way: For the price of 3 domains from verisign ($105), you could get 11 from godaddy. Where would you reather spend the money?
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Or they're just used to "you get what you pay for"...

While this is mostly true, even with domain names, and often with hosting, there are some outstanding deals out there if you hunt around.

GoDaddy is one of those exceptions where you get much more than you pay for, in comparison to its competitors.

Another way of looking at it..

2 Years registration with NetSol, or 10 Years with GoDaddy for about the same price? I know where my money's going. :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

yeah godaddy rules

another outstanding deals: yrhost. I'm with them. VERY fast servers, all the features you need and the lowest prices i've seen, EVER. ( http://yrhost.com )
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Post 3+ Months Ago

could you try something like wstahler?
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what's that? where do i get it?
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If that was directed at me, it's not anything. I meant if his last name, Stahler is taked, why not try usinf wstahler with an initial or sonthing that might not be already taken.
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yes it was directed at you, and i realise now my mistake. sorry

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