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Re: $320 for a .com domain registration?

  • From: Simon Poole
  • Date: Sat Aug 12 05:43:27 1995

> 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.

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