Registering Domains Heats Up
Early Internet adopters remember when registering domain names was EASY and the cost was FREE.
Just a few years later, the Web invaded our lives like gangbusters, and registering a domain cost money. Still, there was only one place to register at the government-approved company known as Network Solutions.
There is good news in the fact that $70 still is the going rate for an annual fee, but times have changed. Network Solutions needed help and the government finally granted other organizations the same rights as the original provider had. The problem is that now, there is increased competition for domain names in terms of cost.
One provider, iDirections, has announced free domain registrations, but a price will be paid to those who use the free service. Sites must agree to run iDirections' recommended links for various content providers.
Companies who want to register domain names should investigate all the alternatives available before making a decision. Companies like iDirections may indeed be a good place to register if the Web owners are willing to follow the rules.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.