VeriSign has announced plans to raise the price of .com and .net domain names again. The .net price increase comes just a few weeks after the company renewed its registry contract with industry overseer ICANN. From 15 January, 2012, the company said that it intends to charge $7.85 for a .com, up from $7.34, and added that .net …
Why the difference ?
Why is there a difference in over $2 between a .net and a .com address ?
re: Why the difference
For the same reason you can get a .info or .biz for pennies, because it isn't as popular or easily remembered as .com
Because this is a monopoly and we can charge whatever the hell we like?
Because there is only one source for .com domain names, its entirely to be expected that the price will continue to rise and rise
Who will pay for the new TLDs if .com is cheaper...
Who will pay for the new TLDs if .com is cheaper, gotta start pushing the prices up now so that when the other stuff comes online, it wont seem so expensive.