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January 26, 2005

Yahoo! Extends $4.98 Domain Offer

According to a report by research and analysis firm Netcraft (netcraft.com), Yahoo! has extended its $4.98 domain promotion, suggesting that the offer is generating business for the Internet portal and Web hosting provider.

Yahoo! recently extended its $4.98 domain offering through February 8, 2005, the third extension of the promotion that launched on December 10, 2004.

In an effort to keep up with dropping domain prices, Web hosting provider Go Daddy (godaddy.com) recently dropped its annual domain name price from $8.95 to $7.95 per year.

Yahoo! and Go Daddy's recent moves continue the trend of Web hosting companies dropping domain name prices, using domains as a loss leader to attract new customers. According to Netcraft, 1&1 Internet, EV1Servers, Hostway, Interland, Web.com and AIT are all offering domain names for less than $8 per year.

06:19 AM in DNS, News, Web Hosting Companies | Permalink