Sam Brown

.sc Country Code Top Level Domain price hike

I purchased the domain sam.sc last year for the grand sum of $34.99 from my domain registrar, a RegisterAPI (Dotster) reseller. I fully understood the country-code for this domain was for the Seychelles but did like the fact that it reminded me of Scotland.

Skip forward a year; I was just about to re-register the domain today only to baulk at the new price of 1 years registration, $115! I like this domain a lot, it’s my name, it’s short and super easier to remember, but $115 a year is ridiculous, especially considering that is 3 times more than what I initially registered it for last year. Even after my registrar kindly offered to give it to me at base price, $100, it is still too much. Time to wave good bye to that domain.

Interestingly, a few people have been asking why I registered and use brown .tc. The .tc ccTLD stands for Turks and Caicos Islands which is a group of tropical islands in the West Indies. I wanted a domain where I could have the email address sam@brown.whatever, at the time there was only two ‘brown’ domains available, .tc and .tv. As is still the case, registering brown.tv will only cost you a mere $50,000 per year. brown.tc it was…

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Sam Brown co-founded Iterate, and was previously VP of Design at Foursquare. Based in NYC.

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