That’s right $1,000 a year. Joe Styler posted a thread on Namepros about the ICANN comment period regarding Verisign increasing prices on .com.
Namepros member Keith who is an active domain investor took a contrarian approach if he was not trolling everyone.
Keith left two comments
An interesting take, $1,000 a year would be ridiculous and certainly is not justified. $1,000 a year would be a real cost to a small company that say owned a name for their site and a couple others for marketing like call to action domain names.
The funniest comment I got over this whole ICANN commenting, was someone who told me to “Fuck off!!! I own Verisign stock and call options.”
The cost to register a .com should be kept reasonable to make sure that anyone who wants to be online can be online.
New gtld’s would do well to follow suit, someone registering a domain name doesn’t care about your cost.
Registering a .com should probably go down over time the same way most things Internet related do.