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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Domain Fees Upheld




WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the fees charged for registering and annually renewing Internet domain names.


The justices, without comment, turned away arguments that the fees are exorbitant.


Tuesday's action, while setting no legal precedent, is a victory for Network Solutions Inc., the Virginia-based company that serves as keeper of the master list of World Wide Web addresses.


Network Solutions has registered on a first-come, first-served basis more than 5 million addresses since 1992 for the top-level domains - those with "com," "org" and "net" suffixes. It charges a registration fee of $70 and, after an initial two-year period, a $35 annual renewal fee for each domain name.