Is blocking a domain $69 ?

Hi
I need to acquire and block the domain for my project. It is available. I only need to block it being taken before I use it.

Godaddy says registration is $69
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It used to be much less.
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beavoidAsked:
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Chris StanyonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That seems expensive. Unless GoDaddy actually own it, you can register it through any domain registrar - don't know what TLD it is, or what the going rate is in your part of the world, but shop around and absolutely make sure that you are down as the registrant - some registrars have been known to register a domain on your behalf, but put themselves down as the registrant (the legal owner) - they have you over a barrel!

Here in the UK, a .co.uk domain costs around £3.00 for a year (probably about $5 US ). A .com is about £8.00 - probably about $12 US.

If you're just buying it to block, don't worry about hosting it - you don't need it.
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Dave BaldwinConnect With a Mentor Fixer of ProblemsCommented:
You must want one of the new domain extensions.  '.com' thru Godaddy is still $11.99 on sale, $14.99 per year.  Or... You can 'order' an existing domain name for $69.99 but that is so misleading.  All that means is that they will contact the current owner to see if they want to sell.  Doesn't mean that you can get it.
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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
Godaddy has more questionable business practices then the Russian Mafia.  I would never do business with them for anything.

Cd&
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Chris StanyonCommented:
I'm with Cd on that one
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
I've already been foiled like that over a domain for a book I wrote and some New Zealand guy copyrighted me over a barrel or some legal way to steal the name.

I just bought the domain in question. - about $12, you were right.
I made the purchase with a support chat window open on the edge of my browser, so I could make sure I was getting what I wanted.
Thanks
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Chris StanyonCommented:
Nice :)
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Good.  I was hoping you weren't going for that $99 domain.  Some of the new ones are very expensive.
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