In other news, the four dollar domain barrier has been broken. While it’s not quite the four-minute mile, the $3.99 per year price from Los Angeles hosting company Globat shaves a penny off the previous low of $4 for a “free-standing” domain (not bundled with a hosting package) from MyValueHost. Both are relatively small providers, as Globat hosts about 24k hostnames, compared to about 20k for MyValueHost.com
In a bid for reseller customers, FastHosts is now offering to host an unlimited number of domains for 50 pounds a month (about $90), or 500 pounds ($900) per year. 1&1 Internet AG remains the price leader among large hosting companies at $5.99 for a one-year .com signup, but is offering .us domains as low as $2.99.