Why are .com domains cheaper than less common domains? I was recently looking at getting a .mu domain, and was surprised that the "cheapest" price I could find was $58 (less if gotten for more years), yet you can get .com domains for under $10.

I understand some are country codes, so that might be a factor, but I'm mostly inquiring on why non-county code domains have varying costs (although why costs for country code domains are so much more would be helpful as well).

Edit: I am not asking about the difference in prices between registrars, but rather between different domains (.co, .com, .tv, etc). Aka, what is the reason one domain is worth more than another?

  • You could say "Why is one can of Coke one price in one shop and a different in another?" ... same thing really different registrars put a different mark up on their domains
    – Vince P
    Aug 14, 2012 at 8:27
  • @VincePettit I'm not asking about prices between registrars, I'm asking about the difference in prices between domains.
    – Fewfre
    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:49


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