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    Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    Hi all,

    Where is the official place to permanently buy away a domain name? And how much would this cost, usually?

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    Re: Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    It depends. Different domains go to different sites.
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    Re: Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    I seriously doubt you can permanently buy a domain. (unless you are someone like whitehouse.gov or something like that) Show me the goods!

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    Re: Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike'sHardLinux View Post
    I seriously doubt you can permanently buy a domain. (unless you are someone like whitehouse.gov or something like that) Show me the goods!
    I would agree, but somewhere on Wikipedia it says Facebook "purchased" their domain for $200,000.

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    Re: Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    You cannot buy a domain name forever, you have to re-new it for a price every year.
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    Re: Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gias Kay View Post
    I would agree, but somewhere on Wikipedia it says Facebook "purchased" their domain for $200,000.
    They bought the domain from someone for that price, because facebook.com was not original domain it was thefacebook.com

    You can re-new for many years ahead, so technically you can pay a few thousand to own it for a couple of hundred years. But nothing is permanent, maybe we won't have domain names a few decades from now.
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    Re: Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    Would the price become behemoth as your site become more popular and famous? Like how much is Google or Yahoo! paying for their domain name each year...?

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    Re: Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    The price will be the same to renew each year. ICANN is in charge of all domains, read on it from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interne...es_and_Numbers
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    Re: Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    A domain name is not something that can be actually owned, in the sense of tangible property. As far as I know, domains are handled by specific dns servers, so whenever you try to access someadress.com, your primary dns server asks the dns servers that manage the .com addresses for the IP address of someadress.com

    So you're not actually paying for something that can be owned, you're paying for a service.

    (is this correct??)
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    Re: Permanently Buy a Domain Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrimoTurbo View Post
    They bought the domain from someone for that price, because facebook.com was not original domain it was thefacebook.com

    You can re-new for many years ahead, so technically you can pay a few thousand to own it for a couple of hundred years. But nothing is permanent, maybe we won't have domain names a few decades from now.
    I think 10 years is the ICANN maximum.
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