The .me domain registry will be hiking up their wholesale prices in 2021. From February 2021 .me domain names will increase in price by 10% with the wholesale price increasing from €10 to €11 per domain year for creates, renews and transfers. While many domain registries have and will continue to update their pricing any price increase at the moment is not going to be … [Read more...] about Me Domains to Hike up Prices 10%
Bill Sweetman from NameNinja has released a handy little guide to domain name pricing for startups. While the guide is aimed at businesses starting out, the information around domain name pricing is applicable to anyone who wants to either "upgrade" their online brand or launch a new one. The guide focusses primarily on .com domain names, but also mentions both ccTLDs, … [Read more...] about How Much Should Startups Budget for a Decent Domain Name?
Nominet announced yesterday that they would be increasing the wholesale price of *.uk domain names from March of next year. At the moment the following pricing applies: 1 year registration £3.50 Multi-year registration £2.50 / year From March 2016 the cost per year will be a flat £3.75 / year. The registry's rationale for the price increase is that they haven't … [Read more...] about Nominet Announces Increase In Wholesale Pricing
ICANN has been holding a public comment period on the second draft of the new gTLD handbook. This period was due to close yesterday.Prior to yesterday afternoon there was a healthy number of comments, but in the past 24 hours a significant number of new comments have been submitted.The tone and content of the comments vary considerably. While some commentators are not overly … [Read more...] about New gTLD Comment Period Closes
Image via Wikipedia Jackie Liu's post on CircleID raises some very interesting questions, though whether or not any answers will be forthcoming or not is a totally different matter.While a lot of ccTLDs are dropping their wholesale rates others are raising them (or have raised them).The problem, as Liu points out, is that registrants aren't consulted about the price hikes or … [Read more...] about Crazy ccTLD Price Hikes?
While other domain registries seem only to happy to increase their prices this autumn it is refreshing to see that dotMobi won't.DotMobi have been offering registrars promotional pricing for most of this year, although they were meant to be halting the promotion during the autumn. They have now revealed that they will be continuing with their promotional pricing until the end … [Read more...] about DotMobi Extends Pricing Promotion
Don't forget that the cost of many gTLDs (com/net/org/info/biz) will be increasing this weekend, so if you want to renew your domains now is the time to do it! … [Read more...] about Domain Pricing Reminder
Domain pricing is always an emotive subject.In recent discussions among Nominet members it came up as part of a discussion on drop-catching and domaining. Some people feel that the fees are too high, while others feel that they need to be increased significantly in order to discourage domainers. Within the Irish internet community the upcoming change to policy regarding … [Read more...] about Domain Pricing – What’s Going On?