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Why does .info is more expensive than .com

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by PinoyIto, Apr 8, 2005.

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    I get this .info domain then later I found out that they are more expensive than .com or .net domain. Why it is so expensive but when you sell them they are very cheap.
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    PinoyIto, Apr 8, 2005 IP
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  2. Dirkjan

    Dirkjan The Dutch SEO Guy

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    Is it really more expensive? I usually buy domains at www.godaddy.com, and although they claim that .info is more expensive, they often have year-round specials that make the .info domains cheaper than .com.
     
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  3. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Must be the extra 33% characters...
     
    T0PS3O, Apr 8, 2005 IP
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    There was a wave some time ago of free .info tld offers, I even registered one that was a variation on my .com. There were posts everywhere.

    The interface of the company giving them away was horrible so I never used it. Just got a renewal notice for $40/yr. :eek:

    Luckily, even though they originally asked for a Credit Card (you could cancel the domain at any time of course :rolleyes: ), I got it without giving my details.

    Is this what you are talking about?
     
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  5. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

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    I got about 100 or so free .info domains from dotster.

    I'm pretty sure they're still free but I may be worng.

    If they are, make sure you switch off the auto renew feature, otherwise in a years time you could get a fairly large bill for some domains you aren't all that fussed about.
     
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    My renewal notices have a renew by date of Oct 1st.

    The funny part is the huge "urgent" and "must act now" like it was going to expire tommorow :rolleyes:

    Im just letting all mine expire.
     
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    SEbasic Peon

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    Yeah, I'll prob do the same unless I actually use any of them.

    I doubt I will but It's nice to have some of them.

    A couple of them actually aren't all that bad If I remember rightly.

    I thought the ones like YESIWANTMORE.INFO were ok (Although not worth a penny) so I got a few of those too...
     
    SEbasic, Apr 8, 2005 IP
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    If you have a lot of them I would throw them in the Buy/Trade/Sell forum just in case one strikes someones fancy.

    I have seen a few crappy .info's get snapped up in the last month that surprised me. Granted, it was only $10-$20 but its found money
     
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    SEbasic Peon

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    Really?

    I may give it a go at some point then.

    Lots of SEO, Blog, XML and Video production orientated ones in there too so perhaps someone'll be interested. Cheers for the info.
     
    SEbasic, Apr 8, 2005 IP
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Obviously no pun intended...
     
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    SEbasic Peon

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    Obviously... ;)
     
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    it's much cheaper... if you register it in godaddy.com
    like 6 month ago doster.com gave .info for free ( 25 domains ) per user
     
    LiGhTen, Apr 10, 2005 IP