When you search for domains at name.com, you might wonder why domain names with the same extension can have different prices. For instance, our price for a .COM domain name is $10.99, but there are premium .COM domains that start at $19.99 and can even cost thousands.
The difference in prices can be a little confusing, so I’m going to try to clear things up a bit.
What makes a domain premium?
A premium domain will typically be very short, simple, and/or keyword rich. Basically, premium domains are more valuable, and that’s reflected in the price.
Unlike typical domains, premium domains have already been registered, so they’re actually being re-sold. Some are owned by registrars themselves, while others are owned by domainers and business-savvy people who list them at domain marketplaces such as SedoMLS or Afternic. You’re actually paying to have the domain transferred to you, but the process is just like registering a non-premium.Read More