In case you haven’t heard the cost of .com/.net/.info/.biz domains will be going up later this year.
I got an email from the registrar we currently use about the price increases last night, so I thought I’d share the news.
The price increase isn’t welcome, but it comes from the domain registries NOT from ICANN or the registrars. Unfortunately the registrars have to pass on some of their costs to companies like ourselves (although we are an accredited registrar for several TLDs we still aren’t accredited by ICANN).
We’ve always priced com/net/org/info/biz in a “sane” way. We’ve never been the cheapest in the world, but we’ve always been able to maintain our prices. This isn’t going to change, though it does mean that our margins will be slightly tighter than before.
If you’re used to registering domains directly with us, then you have nothing to worry about, as we don’t intend to increase our prices in the foreseeable future.
If you’re using other companies to register .com etc., then you may need to keep a watchful eye on their pricing. Some of the registrars have been pricing themselves so low that an increase will be inevitable. If you’re using one of those registrars I’d recommend you look at renewing domains for multiple years now before the price increases kick in on October 14/15.

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