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Domain Name Purchase

 
Vikas Kapoor
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Hello guys,

I want to purchase a domain name. I googled for it and found number of companies sell it with different prices. This made me think about various questions.

- The same domain address was available from all the companies that means they have not purchased them in advance. So how come cost is different? From *where* actually they get the domain name and sell it to me?

Thank you.
 
Jimmy Clark
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Companies typically do not sell domain names. Their charges are based on services related to registering the domain name. So, after checking to see if a particular name is not being used, the company offers a service to register the name for you for a specific period of time. The charges for these services as well as the length of time the registration is active is what varies from company to company.

 
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Vikas Kapoor wrote:From *where* actually they get the domain name and sell it to me?

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