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    How much does ICANN make a year per domain? Is it 18 cents?

    I read somewhere that ICANN makes only 18 cents per domain yearly. Is this true, or is it more than that?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_registrar
    When a registrar registers a com domain name for an end-user, it must pay a maximum annual fee of US$7.85[5] to VeriSign, the registry operator for com, and a US$0.18 annual administration fee to ICANN.
    EDIT: The fee is different for different TLD's.
    You might find http://www.icann.org/en/about/financials interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnhappyCamper View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by UnhappyCamper View Post
    I read somewhere that ICANN makes only 18 cents per domain yearly. Is this true, or is it more than that?
    There's also

    • annual fees for registrars ($4,000)
    • quarterly fees for registrars (depend on the size)
    • fees for other TLDs (i.e. .NET has another $0.50 going to ICANN IIRC)
    • Registry fees paid by the registry operators
    • new gTLD applicant fees
    • etc.
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