What Is the Average Cost to Register a .com Domain?

As of 2015, the average cost for a domain name is about $8 to $10 per year. Many hosting companies provide discounts on domain name purchases if the customer signs up for hosting through them.

If a domain name has not already been created and is available for purchase, the average a customer pays for registering is $15, but the price fluctuates between different hosting companies, especially if a hosting package is purchased. On the other side of the spectrum, a domain name that has already been purchased by another individual or company and is placed on the market can be sold for extremely high costs, such as sex.com, which sold for $13 million in 2010.