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Domain name registration charges are yearly or a one time affair? And how long does it take? I want to register a domain name for my personal site.

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C'mon... you could have looked up "domain name registration" on google and found this out. – Lèse majesté Oct 22 '10 at 1:32
As many rightly pointed out , just the domain registration will be 10 USD per year, you have the option to pay in advance too. My suggestion of registrar would be NameCheap. Well i never had a single issue with namechep for the past 6 years so thats why i suggest their service to my friends. – iGameRam Jul 10 '12 at 7:48
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Usually the charges are yearly, but you can pay for years in advance.

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what are the average charges? can you suggest a good registrar? googling gives a lot of results. – laura Oct 21 '10 at 19:27
@laura - Godaddy.com is one of the most popular registrars and I think it's $9 or $10 a year. – Jeremy Oct 21 '10 at 19:30
thank you for your time. – laura Oct 21 '10 at 19:33

Average costs are around USD10 per year.

Most registrars will allow you to register instantly for .com, .net and most other domains, and you can setup and manage the domain immediately, changing DNS records to point to your site. Normally this means that the site will be visible on your URL in a matter of hours.

For some Top Level Domains -- such as .th -- the registration process may take longer, as there may be conditions requiring documentation -- for example that you need to have a business registered using that name or derivative.

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