Domain Registration Prices Increase July 1, 2010

  • Comments: 15
  • Written on: March 3rd, 2010

I received this email from Go Daddy a few days ago If you have any 10-year domain reservations to make, you should do it before July to save a little money!

On July 1, 2010, VeriSign®, the registry for .COM and .NET, will increase prices – .COM will go up 7%, and .NET by 10%.

The increase will be passed to registrars like Go Daddy and then, unfortunately, to consumers like you.

As of July 1, we will be forced to raise registration and renewal* prices for these two popular top-level domains.

If you wish to avoid this price increase, you can renew your domain names by June 30 and add another year to your current expiration dates. You have the option to register or renew for multiple years and lock in long-term savings. Of course, should you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-480-505-8821.

  1. how to start a blog said on March 3rd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Another case of ICANN and now Verisign lining their pockets at our expense.

  2. Hard Laptop Cases said on March 4th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for the heads up about this. It is a little scary to see them jacking up domain name prices like that. If one company has full control over .com & .net registration prices, what’s to stop them from increasing prices every year? So many people would have no choice but to pay the inflated rates.

  3. Scented Soy Candles said on March 7th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing this information Thor. I had not heard of this until I read your blog. Good piece of advice to be sharing – Thanks.

  4. business it solutions said on March 8th, 2010 at 2:49 am

    I’ve been a loyal Yahoo Domain’s customer for years, but this is insane. I have 3 or 4 domains registered with Yahoo, I can’t afford this kind of price hike. I understand why, especially with Verisign causing problems for registrars, but this hurts, and I’m going to have to move.

  5. Nicole Price said on March 8th, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Any price increase announced so far in advance is usually a ploy to get early renewals and it may be worthwhile waiting a while to see how they react to negative feedback.

  6. used tires said on March 9th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Hmm, never good to see prices going up but atleast it’s nice to receive some warning, even though it does seem to be completely in their own interest as usual..

    Till then,

    Jean

  7. Dress Sandals said on March 21st, 2010 at 1:48 am

    I don’t know how they justify these price increases. The process of selling a domain is so little work. This is nothing but a money grab by someone who has a monopoly over the most sought after tlds.

  8. FİLM izle said on May 1st, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Any price increase announced so far in advance is usually a ploy to get early renewals and it may be worthwhile waiting a while to see how they react to negative feedback.

  9. Kris said on May 9th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    This is another VeriSign scam… And mainly just because they can..

  10. JGB
    JGB said on May 10th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    So the prices are going up no matter what company you use? Thanks for the heads up, SO frustrating.

  11. Medical Student Notes said on May 31st, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Oops, it means that starting tomorrow morning, domain prices already rising. If so, today we have to immediately buy the domain in order to get a cheaper price. Oh, yeah, what is the domain price after the date of July 1, 2010?

  12. Syafiq Zainal said on June 9th, 2010 at 3:46 am

    monopoly is all about. We can’t block them.

  13. cencurut said on June 19th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    That what they do business. To take what they can in the monopoly business segment.

  14. Solar Panels said on June 28th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Dont know why are they making the prices higher to them! I think that after few months .com will become dream for everyone!

  15. Lucky said on September 3rd, 2010 at 11:38 am

    So the prices are going up no matter what company you use?

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