Did you know as a domainer that before 1995, you could get a domain name for free? "1995: Domain name registration is no longer free Before 1995, anyone who wanted a domain name could register it free of charge. That all changed when the National Science Foundation awarded tech consulting company Network Solutions the ability to charge for registration. Domain prices began at $100 for a two-year registration." https://mashable.com/2014/03/10/domain-names-history/ You should check out this article and share your comments here. My opinion is that it is only fair that there is a charge for the domain names. However, the number of extensions that have been introduced is the real issue I believe.