Register.com Lowers Domain Pricing

The domain price wars are finally being felt on the high end of the pricing spectrum, as Register.com has lowered its price for a one-year .com from $35 to $30. The move by the second-oldest registrar follows recent decision by the oldest registrar, Network Solutions, to offer price-slashing promotions. Register.com says the change is a "limited time offer." But after years of refusing to lower prices, the industry pioneers seem to be recognizing that the pool of folks who'll pay them $35 for a domain is shrinking.

In other pricing moves, Yahoo has ended its $4.98 a year offer, raising its one-year .com price to $9.95. Also moving to $9.95 this month is RegisterFly, which had previously been at $14.95.

Retail Domain Name Prices, April 2005
Company One-year
.com price
&nbspPrimary Business&nbsp Primary Region
Netfirms $4.95 Shared Hosting America
1&1 Internet AG $5.99 Mixed Hosting Europe
EV1Servers $6.49 Dedicated Hosting America
Hostway $6.95 Shared Hosting America
Stargate $6.95 Shared Hosting America
Interland $7.95 Mixed Hosting America
Web.com $7.95 Mixed Hosting America
AIT Domains $7.99 Mixed Hosting America
Go Daddy Inc $8.95 Domain Registrar America
Yahoo $9.95 Shared Hosting America
Verio $9.95 Mixed Hosting America
RegisterFly $9.99 Domain Registrar America
Netcetera $13.20 Mixed Hosting Europe
Dotster $14.95 Domain Registrar America
FastHosts/UKReg $16.77 Mixed Hosting Europe
Pipex/123Reg $16.97 Mixed Hosting Europe
eNom $29.95 Domain Registrar America
Register.com $30.00 Domain Registrar America
Network Solutions $34.99 Domain Registrar America