Re: .com is for international companies
@Aitor 1, production costs have little bearing, by many standards $10 is cheap for a FQDN, last time I checked for a .io domain, it was $60 per year. As for markups, well welcome to capitalism -
An extra large McDonalds coke costs 2c to make, most people are willing to spent $1+
An Apple iPhone 10 costs about $240, yet people are willing to spend £1200 for one
The list is endless.. though admittedly I can't think of any more (it's 9am Sunday morning)
But the point is, by your argument, you will never buy anything - in addition, from my outsider perspective, is seems monopoly is how the US works, especially concerning everything ISP, Telecom and Internet.