Take a look at the $75.98 fee below for two years of domain registration with Network Solutions. Click the image for a larger view.
That’s the fee they will charge if you have an automatic renewal configured on your domain names, or if you manually go through and use the shopping cart.
However, if you get tired of paying almost $40 per year per domain name, and consider switching to another registration company to pay the normal $10 per year (or less) that others charge, Network Solutions will try to get you back by offering one year at $10. Click the image below for a larger view. Notice the offer is “valid today only.” Believe me, if you go back tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that, you’ll still get the same $10 offer because they don’t want to lose you as a customer. Then they’ll go back to charging the $38 per year.
In other words, loyal customers get charged four times the going rate, and disloyal customers are enticed by a 75% off sale that brings their rates down to what everyone else is charging.
And now for the shortest open letter ever…
Dear Network Solutions:
I appeal to your higher corporate self. Please change your pricing and marketing approach to be more honest and fair.
Me and everyone else who hates your current pricing and marketing schemes.