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Task 2C-4, Question 2.
May 08, 2008 03:44PM
Domain name registration services on the Internet including prices to register a domain name:

a) http://www.registrations.co.za/

tld Registration Renewal
co.za R85.00 R85.00
com R115.00 R115.00
net R115.00 R115.00
biz R115.00 R115.00
info R115.00 R115.00

b) www.webafrica.co.za

za.net R57.00
co.za R99.00
biz R149.00
com R149.00
net R149.00
org R149.00

The registration fee goes to the domain registrar and another portion to the ISP.
Certain ISP’s provide free domain name registration with the option that you should use some of their other products, e.g. web hosting, as well.
Re: Task 2C-4, Question 2.
May 08, 2008 09:22PM
The registration fee goes to the domain name registration company where the domain name was registered.
ISP's varies, some provide free registration whereas others charge a fee for the registration, however there is always a annual renewal fee to keep the domain. This fee varies between different domain name registration companies.

Maxitec Internet Services - www.maxitec.co.za

To register a .co.za, costs are as follows:
Registration fee - R 249.00 once off
Annual Renewal - R 100.00 per annum

To register a .com, costs are as follows:
Registration fee - R 350.00 once off
Annual Renewal - $ 30.00 per annum

Web Africa - www.webafrica.co.za

.co.za registration and renewal costs R 99
Anonymous User
Re: Task 2C-4, Question 2.
July 09, 2008 08:08PM
The domain names I find are:
1) Register.com
2) Network Solutions
3) domain.com

The cost for Register.com:
.come $35 for 1 year
.net $70 for 2 years
.org $249 for 10 years
.biz $35 for 1 year
.info $35 for 1 year

Network Solutions provide free domain name registration services and domain.com Provides free domain name for a year

The registration fee goes to CANN
ICANN in an International organization that is responsible for assigning and managing domain names....etc...
(only the registration FEE is what goes to ICANN. The money that customer pays goes to both ICANN and the domain name registration service that we use
Anonymous User
Re: Task 2C-4, Question 2.
July 11, 2008 12:34AM
Every domain registration is definitely different and it seems that local web hosts fees are quite higher in comparison to the rest of the world.

Here are 3 examples:

www.afrihost.com
R300 once off registration fee with R35 p.m. for domain email
R300 once off registration fee with R0 p.m. for domain parking
R300 once off registration fee with R35 p.m. for domain pointing
- all .co.za, .com, .net, .org -

www.amplehosting.co.za
R89 p.a. for .com, .net, .org, .mobi, .name
R79 p.a. for .co.za
R59 p.a. for .info
R149 p.a. for .biz
R239 p.a. for .tv
R299 p.a. for .za.net, .org.za
R258 p.a. for 2 years for .co.uk

www.zawebhosting.co.za
R150 for .co.za
R200 for .com, .net, .org, .biz, .name, .info, .eu
R250 for .co.uk, de


The registration fee goes to the company providing the hosting service.

Some ISP's provide a free domain name registration service (e.g. www.globat.com) provided they take a hosting plan option and pay the annual fees.
Re: Task 2C-4, Question 2.
July 14, 2008 12:04AM
The cheapest domain names I found were at Godaddy.com. For example a .com domain costs $9.99 with Godaddy compared to $35 with Register.com for a 1 year registration period.
Domain names can be registered for as little as $1.99 if other products are purchased, eg. hosting.

This fee goes to the domain registration service. In addition, a mandatory fee of 20c per domain name registration year goes to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) for .com,.net,.org,.biz,.info,.jobs,.name,.mobi and .asia domain names.
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