Come July 1st, and after an increase in domain name prices in 2008, Verisign will again exercise its contractual right to raise domain name prices. The base registration price for .com domain names will be hiked by at least 7% and that of .net will be hiked by 10% for all registrars. This price hike is being made under VeriSign’s contract (which runs through 2012) with ICANN. No doubt that like always, registrars will pass the price increase on to customers.
It helps to note that the ICANN has given VeriSign a monopoly over the .com and .net TLDs, allowing the company to hike prices up each year. Assuming that VeriSign continues the 7 percent rise each year (which seems reasonable as per the company’s history), registrars will be looking at $9.00 for .com domains by the time the current contract ends in 2012—a 50 percent increase in six years.
If you plan to register / renew a domain name, do it now before price increase. You will save some money or regret later.
Seems economic recession has affected Domain registration business too. And, to attract more customers, more and more domain name extensions pricing is being discounted. Recent addition to the list are .TV, .ORG, .MOBI and .US domain names. For a update on promotion pricing for all these domain extensions, Continue reading “Many more domain name extensions pricing takes a nose diving” →
Come October 1st, and after an increase in domain name prices in 2007, Verisign is again exercising its contractual right to raise prices. The base registration fees for .com domain names will be hiked to $6.86 from existing $6.42 per .com domain for all registrars. Currently, registrars pay VeriSign $6.42 per .com domain name. This price hike is within maximum 7 percent increase allowable under VeriSign’s contract (which runs through 2012) with ICANN. Continue reading “Verisign Increases Price of Domain Names” →
DotRegistrar (www.dotregistrar.com), one of the leading domain registration service providers, is in the process of upgrading all its client accounts and domains to the MyDomain.com Registrar system. As per a notice on www.dotregistrar.com, DotRegistrar will become part of MyDomain, in the coming weeks. With this upgradation some of the features of Dot Registrar have gone while some new features (free services) like URL Forwarding, Email Forwarding and DNS management has been added. However, this comes at a cost to existing clients of Dot Registrar. Continue reading “Dot Registrar migrates to MyDomain.com” →
Few Domain Registrar companies (including hosting company of this site) have announced a brand new and exciting offer for .NET domains. Starting today, any new registration / renewal or transfer in of .NET TLDs will cost approximately Rs. 325/=. This offer is for limited time period and will be available up to 25th December, 2007. Continue reading “Pricing dips for all .NET Domain Names (Register / Renew / Transfer)” →