100 years

By Laurel Sutton

March 23, 2004

“Every day, companies lose their domain names by accident because they failed to renew. Protect your valuable online identity for 100 years and rest assured that it will be automatically renewed into the next century.”

100 year domain registration? Really?

This is a new service from Network Solutions, your government-approved monopolistic domain registrar. It’s only $9.99 a year for 100 years = $999 total. “This is a savings of over 70% compared to paying annually”, it says. Before signing up for such a contract, I would consider whether the economy, the Internet, the United States, the planet Earth, and any life in this solar system will still be around in 100 years.

Or you could just go to GoDaddy and pay $8.95 a year.

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