It used to be free to register for domain names

Domain names are everywhere nowadays. Every company and person seems to have their own website, and so some domain names are in high demand and can cost upwards of 20,000 dollars. While most cost somewhere between 1 and 5 dollars, that’s still way more expensive than domain names used to be. When the internet was still young, people used to be able to register whatever domain name they wanted for free. Some people quickly took advantage of this and tried to register popular phrases and brands, which ended up being denied.