Lapizuli - 7:25 am on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
At one point, I was almost sold on GoDaddy's $1 .info domains. Then I read the fine print - and it was fine print in the classic sense of the term - and found that the second year was priced much higher - don't remember how much, maybe $18? - and that if you didn't want to keep it for the second year, you were still obligated to pay. So the $1 first year was effectively just a low downpayment, but you ended up paying about the same, anyway.
At least, that's how I remember it. If I read it wrong, my apologies to GoDaddy. In their defense, I did use them once and had no problems.
About the $1 offer - think I wouldn't have minded so much if they'd been straightforward about it. But I get stressed when I deal with companies that try to trick the consumer into thinking they're getting a deal at the expense of the company. I'd rather feel the company is making a fair profit and is open about it, and isn't taking a hit now so they can hit you back, later.
We use a non-flashy, no-discounts, no-crazy-high-rates, no-crazy-low-rates, WYSIWYG, human-who's-not-a-grunt-responds-fast-even-on-weekends type of host and domain registrar. They walked me through my ignorance patiently. My spouse has used them for years.