Yahoo Extends $4.98 Domain Offer, Go Daddy Cuts Price

Yahoo has extended its $4.98 a year domain name promotion through at least Feb. 8, the third such extension since it introduced the offer on Dec. 10. The promotion was intially scheduled to end Dec. 31, but the extension suggests the offer is generating business for Yahoo, which is seeking to attract small business customers.

In other domain pricing movements, Go Daddy has lowered its one-year .com price from $8.95 to $7.95, having shfted back and forth between the two prices periodically over the last year. The registrar recently expanded its hosting offerings, will be an advertiser in the Super Bowl on Feb. 6, but has not indicated whether it will support its $2.4 million commercial with any special pricing offers.

Retail Domain Name Prices, January 2005
Company One-year
.com price
 Primary Business  Primary Region
Yahoo $4.98 Shared Hosting America
1&1 Internet AG $5.99 Mixed Hosting Europe
EV1Servers $6.49 Dedicated Hosting America
Hostway $6.95 Shared Hosting America
Go Daddy Inc $7.95 Domain Registrar America
Interland $7.95 Mixed Hosting America $7.95 Mixed Hosting America
AIT Domains $7.99 Mixed Hosting America
RegisterFly $9.99 Domain Registrar America
Dotster $14.95 Domain Registrar America
FastHosts/UKReg $16.86 Mixed Hosting Europe
Pipex/123Reg $17.21 Mixed Hosting Europe
Network Solutions $34.99 Domain Registrar America $35.00 Domain Registrar America