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If you search for a specific domain name on (last recorded July 2010), 123-reg does you the non-courtesy of preselecting a load of other top-level domains for you (.co,, .eu, etc), many of them preselected with 2-year rather than a cheaper 1-year duration. To their credit, they don’t try to hide it – the pre-selected options are brazenly displayed. However, it’s frustrating for users and it is is very likely to result in some users mistakenly purchasing items they never originally intended to.