It seems some of the newer domains have a dynamic pricing model. For instance, *.tech or *.blog. Not sure how it works, but when you look for them, they might be advertised "from $15/yr", but when you actually try to get one, its price may be in the thousands of$$. For example, at Crazy Domains, trying to register "big.tech" will set you back almost AU$10,000, but when you want to register "saynotobig.tech", it's only going to cost you AU\$15 (for the first year). Maybe the shorter the word, the higher the price?

Ah, So it's not the length of the word. If you want to register some random set of letters (say, three) you'd pay a very low price. But an actual word, say "cure.tech" will again cost you dearly (almost 5K in that case).

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@sandyman I assume that single word domains in general are more "attractive" than multiple word ones (e.g. "big" vs "saynotobig")

@konc I reckon that’s a fair assumption. This is, however, the first time I see dynamically prices domains. There is an aspect (potentially) that makes this scary. Say you register a domain, you build a brand that turns out doing well, and the next year the price of your domain skyrockets. Sure, you can register for ten years, but what if it tanks, then it’d be a waste. 🧐

@sandyman Isn't the dynamic pricing for new registration of domains, or does it also apply to renewals? When I've seen similar things on Hover.com it always states that renewals are normal price for the TLD.

@sandyman Looking at the help page for it on their website it seems it can be both. help.hover.com/hc/en-us/articl

@konc Hm, interesting.

@konc What’s not clear is whether renewing is the same price as first registration (whether cheap or expensive), that’s my greatest worry.

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