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Why are .net domains so cheap ?

Labeled as question in Domain Beginners, started by aussie7, Feb 12, 2021

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  1. aussie7

    aussie7 Established Member

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    Hello all, as a new domain seller and buyer, I have noticed that .net domains are really cheap compared to .com's
    is there any reason for this ?
    TIA :)
     
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  2. Bravo Mod Team

    Bravo Mod Team Moderator, NamePros Moderator PRO VIP Gold Account

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    Hello,

    At the registration level, it's to encourage selection and use among other available domain extensions. Verisign is the registry for both .com and .net domains.

    At the reseller level, it reflects the demand in comparison to .com domains. Generally, .com domains have more demand than .net domains, so they cost more.

    We hope that helps.
     
  3. noneisnone

    noneisnone Established Member

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    .com is king thats why also .net has been dead for some time now
     
  4. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Like, why is Ethereum much cheaper than Bitcoin?

    Second option.

    More offer, more available domains, less demand.
     
  5. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    It’s renewal is almost twice as much as .com

    with probably less than half the demand!! :xf.laugh:
     
  6. Future Sensors

    Future Sensors 78% of human domainers will be replaced by robots Gold Account

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    Hi @aussie7

    Here's a good summary of the gTLDs* and the registries that have been operating them since early 1990s.

    https://mashable.com/article/domain-name-price-caps-icann/

    (*Note to all: don't use 'gTLD' when you mean to say 'new gTLD / ngtld')
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2021
  7. The Durfer

    The Durfer Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    all this is true, but if you have inter.net dont drop it. That happens to be better than the .com. :)
     
  8. aussie7

    aussie7 Established Member

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    that sux, thanks everyone for the replies (y)
     
  9. du6262

    du6262 Established Member

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    • There is not enough demand for.NET, and supply exceeds demand, so it is cheap
     

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