No matter where you buy domain names these days, it seems like the price of hand registered names is generally from $8-12/year, depending on your domain registrar. Many companies offer significantly reduced rates (like Go Daddy’s advertised $2.95 price), but there are generally quantity limitations.
When I visited Moniker today, I saw a large banner on the home page announcing a special price on newly registered .com domain names. The company is charging $5.99/year for hand registered .coms. From the looks of it, there are no quantity limitations, and the company has the bulk register link in the banner.
The offer is not valid for transfers or renewals, and it’s only good for the first year. The banner says the offer will expire on September 21, 2012, so you have about a week to take advantage of the offer.
If you know of any other special deals on hand registrations (without quantity limitations or other purchases that are required, feel free to share them here.