Today we decided to purchase a new Domain Name, wonderfulweb.tv, so I decided to have a bit of a look around to see what prices domain name suppliers were charging.
Well what an interesting experience, it is so easy to part too easily with your hard earned cash!
.tv domain names are considered quite valuable with the advent of internet TV, but did you know that .tv is actually the official domain extension of suffix of the Country of Tuvalu?
.tv domains valuable? check out what dogs.tv is selling for on a domain name auction website…
How much should you pay for an available untaken .tv domain name?
Yes .tv domains they are valuable, but how much should you pay for an available untaken domain through a supplier?
On a quick search of a couple of domain name suppliers, the price of wonderfulweb.tv varied from USD$12.99 to USD$228.04 for the first year of registration.
Enom.tv had the cheapest registration for the first year at USD$12.99 (AUD$15.38) and then $29.95 for each year thereafter.
Namecheap.com was the next expensive at USD$25.00 per year (AUD$29.60)
Next expensive was GoDaddy.com at USD$40.14 (AUD$47.53)
Australian Domain Name resellers were even more expensive, tpp.com.au was AUD$78.00 (USD$65.88)
Crazydomains.com.au were selling .tv domains for AUD$79.00 per year (USD$66.72)
While the most expensive was melbourneit.com.au at a massive AUD$270.00 (USD$228.04) per year.
It just goes to show that you can save money when you shop around, even for basic .com domains. Check out the table below for some price comparisons.
But don’t just go on price alone, check out what comes with a domain name, sometimes there is some hosting included and other extras. Which one did I opt for? Namecheap.com, best price in the longer term and I have domains hosted with them and they seem to be a pretty good company.