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Domains are needed to promote sites on the network. The success of your resource will largely depend on how well you choose a name. Each domain has its own history and value. Let's talk about how to find out how much it costs to buy a domain and how to evaluate it before or after the purchase.

Is a domain can live forever?

When you register a domain name, you get it in temporary possession. However, you cannot buy a domain forever. In most areas, it is rented for a period of 1 year to 10 years. After the expiration of the term, you simply extend the name. If you do not renew the domain, then it will be put up for sale.

How much can a domain cost?

The cost of domains is a variable value. It consists of a number of factors and changes over time. Moreover, each registrar offers its own conditions. To find out the current prices, choose where you want to register a domain and check the price on the site. For example, the Regery website displays up-to-date information on the cost of buying and renewing domains in any zone. Compared to other registrars, prices here are an order of magnitude lower.

A domain can cost from 1 to 20,000 dollars. The price largely depends on which zone the name will be registered in. If you want to register in the zones: org, com, info, you will have to pay an average of 10 usd. The national domain .ua will cost about 40 usd, and the international zone .host almost 70 usd.

There is also a separate category of names - premium domains. Here prices are much higher. For example, moments.co costs $ 42,599, and hotels.com costs $ 11 million.

How to pay for a domain?

The name passes to the user after paying for the domain. If you picked up a free and sonorous name, it is better to immediately buy it. Until the funds are deposited, the name remains available for registration by other users. There are several ways to pay for a domain:

  • By credit card
  • Bitcoin, Ethereum or other cryptocurrency
  • Webmoney
  • Kiwi wallet
  • Apple Pay
  • Bank transfer

What affects the cost of a domain?

  • Registration area. There are expensive and inexpensive areas. You can buy a domain for little money, for example, in regional zones. More expensive domain names will be in themed popular areas of radio, bank, etc.
  • Name length. The shorter the name, the more expensive it is. Why is that? Short names are easy to read, easy to remember and play. Domains of two, three or four letters are bought mainly by large companies doing business in the international arena. Often a short name can be obtained only by purchasing it from another user, as they have all been registered previously.
  • Valuable combination. Soundful names are more expensive. They are sold and resold, often such domains are initially registered for subsequent resale at inflated prices.
  • Additional services. Often, in addition to registering a domain, registrars offer a number of services. There is a separate fee for this. You can additionally buy a security certificate or configure encryption. Sometimes services are more expensive than the domain itself.
  • Registrar pricing policy. For their services, registrars charge money, because the cost of each domain includes not only the price of the product itself, but also the services of an intermediary. Each registrar sets the cost of services individually, so everyone has different prices. If the registrar provides hosting services, then you can get the domain for free or at a good discount along with the tariff.
  • Registration term. Domains are usually registered for a year. But some registrars offer discounts if you rent a name for 5-10 years.
  • Personal offers and discounts from registrars. Sometimes registrars arrange promotions and offer domains at lower prices.

How to find out the cost of your domain?

To find out the cost of a name, an evaluation service from Godaddy will help. With it, you will learn how much a domain costs and how profitably it can be sold. For evaluation, a machine algorithm is used that analyzes previous prices for similar domains and compares it with the current market situation. The service uses large amounts of data in its work and analyzes the lexical features of words, because the more valuable the words in the name, the more expensive it is.

An important point: the analysis is free.

It is important to know the cost of a domain in the following cases:

  • If you want to buy a name. You can rate any domain even if it is registered to another user. If you really like the name, then you can evaluate it and offer your price to the owner.
  • If you need to extend the registration period. You always have time to sell a domain, but the longer the domain exists on the network, the more valuable it becomes. Search engines rely more on old trusted names and rank these sites better. Therefore, do not rush to abandon the name, but look at it as a kind of investment, because after a while it can be sold more expensive.
  • If you want to sell a domain. If you decide that the time has come and you need to sell the domain, then evaluate its value and put up for auction. They are held in any country, so there will be no problems. You can sell a domain at auction in Ukraine, Russia, or in other country.

Using the service, you can check any number of domains and evaluate their value. The analysis does not take into account the price associated with the name of websites.


21 May 2020Domains