Prices depend on TLD and sometimes the registries are doing promotions where the first period is really cheap. There were recently .xyz domains offered like that. Usually then, as said before, next year it's already a full price.
Just curious, how can companies like godaddy, namecheap, etc provide domains? As domain names is something we can check whether it is registered or not, it does mean it should be they search from a database, right? So, who's behind those companies?
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