In this day and age, are domain business listing fees worth it? The fee is about one year domain registration and you could have used that to extend your registration for an additional year or put it towards your website’s hosting fees. The domain business listing service creates a profile page (like the Yellow Pages) and links your website thus creating backlinks.
For a newly registered domain, that could be of help you to get indexed quickly but you can save the fees at a loss of time by getting registered for Social Networks accounts and link to your own site.
Since online communities are well know to Search Engines, they are visited frequently and will find your profile quickly especially if you befriend a business or a person whom is very famous as their profile page will be linking to your profile.