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Re: $320 for a .com domain registration?
> Jim Dixon writes: > On Sat, 12 Aug 1995, Michael Dillon wrote: > > > I just finished browsing http://www.britain.eu.net/naming-co/couk-form.html > > which is the registration form for the .co.uk domain. They charge 300 > "a" > > pounds for each domain registered, approximately $320 is US funds. > > > > Comments? > > You misunderstand. If you look more carefully, this Web page has > been put up there by EUnet GB's sales department. Yes, they charge > you two hundred pounds to register a domain name and provide name > service for a year. Several other UK providers charge similar fees. > But many US providers also have a standard fee for registering a > domain name on your behalf and providing name service. > > EUnet GB is a private company, one of several British Internet > providers, not an organization like the Internic. The misunderstanding is that EUnet GB has two roles in this context, on the one hand they actually -do- run the co.uk registry, on the other hand they provide the service to their customers. I think browsing through http://www.britain.eu.net/naming-co/ would make things clearer. In particular the link to the form clearly states what the purpose. -- EUnet AG Simon Poole Zweierstrasse 35 Tel: +41 1 291 45 80 firstname.lastname@example.org CH-8004 Zuerich Fax: +41 1 291 46 42 S=poole;P=EUnet;A=EUnet;C=CH