Domain registration was free before September 14, 1995
In 1995, a company called Network Solutions started charging people for domain names.
It was quite expensive: prices usually started at $ 100 in two years of registration.
30% of this was a fee that went to the National Science Foundation to create an ‘Internet Intelligence Infrastructure Fund’.
The domain became cheaper after this fee in 1997. This reduced the fee for two years to $ 70.
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