Promo offers cheap domains but they aren’t as inexpensive as they look.
Network Solutions sent out a Cyber Monday special that looks tempting: Up to 5 .com, .net, .biz, .info or .org domains for only 50 cents each.
The devil is in the very fine print:
Domains transferred out prior to one year renewal will be subject to a $20 fee per domain
In other words, the special offer is for 50 cents for the first year of a two-year registration, so it’s not really a 50 cent registration. At $35 for the second year, the special is two years of domain registration for $17.75 per year or one for $20.50. That’s not so good when you look at it that way.