Originally posted by Bashar its 12.99 per year for 10 years i believe
Dotregistrar have something they call "DRY" - Domain Registration Year.
When you open an account with them you buy a certain number of DRYs - the more you buy the cheaper it gets. You then use the DRYs to register or renew domains. So - if you pay them $129.90 for ten DRYs you can either renew one domain for ten years, or ten for one year each, or any combination in between.
Prices range from single DRYs at $15.99 each, to 1000 DRYs at $6.49 each.
It's a break when you purchase in bulk. For example, when you get a hosting service there are usually 2 or 3 different prices. If you pay monthly it can be $10.00/mo. When you pay every 6 months it can be $8.00/mo. When you buy yearly it can be $7.00/mo.
The same idea is behind that domain. You have to pay for a full 10 years at once, but it breaks down to 12 bucks a year.
Dotregister call it DRY
Tucows call it DY
It is a standart de-facto to buy in DYs.
Other companies have certain prices for multiple years and different prices for multiple domains.
Godaddy's years discounts, for example, are better than Godaddy's domains. However, in dotregister and tucows the DYs are universal thing.