koan - 5:14 am on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
Actually the issue is how far into the future is the domain paid for rather
You can throw money on this to make people think the site is serious, you can't throw money on real history. I've had sites for 10 years and I just renew every year for 1 year, for me it's like my cable TV bill.. don't see the point of paying years in advance.
As a programmer - I KNOW how easy it is.
No offense but your confidence seems to be based on the lack of awareness of the complexity of the issue. Might be easy considering just your own interests, but Google has to think of thousand of other situations in play.