Currently there are a growing number of TLDs available for us to choose from (.com, .net, .org, .me, .info and many more), however I would like to see more. I do believe that in the future we will have a bigger variety and may even be able to register the TLDs ourselves instead of domains for them, which would be a very exciting prospect (dibs on .kya 😀 ). There are a number of TLDs that I would like to see available, some of these include; .fan, .love, .cute (:D), .geek(*), .web(*) and .blog.
I believe that the registration of domains themselves should be cheaper. Over time the price of domains has been reduced (I paid $80 for my first domain, it was my fault for going with a dud register and I did not know as much as I do now) and while the price varies from register to register some have been increasing their prices lately which I find quite frustrating. For a domain, a name that is only ours for a year (or more) the price in my opinion should not be $7 – $10 it should be 50c – $1. This probably seems like a rather dramatic difference (in some ways) and would mean more people would have domains and less names would be available. Really though things should change and I am sure they will. On the other hand I do understand the domain registers are running a business and they have to keep afloat with the fees from the domain gods (ICANN).
For years I have registered domains with Namecheap.com (since 2005) but lately I have been considering finding another register, one that would give me more options (because of the amount of names I register). Godaddy.com seems like a likely option because they do have cheaper prices and also an option to join a program where you pay a yearly fee and receive reduced domain registration prices which is really appealing to me. I’ll take some time to really think it through.
What TLDs would you like to see available?
Are you happy with the current prices of domain names?
What do you think is a fair price for domain registrations?
Where do you register your domains?