When a registrar registers a com domain name for an end-user, it must pay a maximum annual fee of US$7.85 to VeriSign, the registry operator for com, and a US$0.18 annual administration fee to ICANN.
I read somewhere that ICANN makes only 18 cents per domain yearly. Is this true, or is it more than that?
This is not entirely accurate
ICANN makes much more than .18 per domain a year, however, this is all that they charge us. There are much higher costs associated with being a part of this good old boy's club, but these are passed down to the registrar, who in turn passes it down to the customer
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