The announcements by Verisign, PIR and Afilias of price increases in com,net,org and .info shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone.However if the year on year price increases do leave an interesting question - is there an upper ceiling?Will the next price increase have a negative impact on some of the low cost registrars? (The last one didn't seem to have much … [Read more...] about Domain Pricing – Is There A Ceiling?
While it is possible to register a .com for up to 10 years the same is not true of many ccTLDs.In the case of .ie for example the only registration period currently supported by the registry is one year.With .eu, which might be better described as a regional TLD, the registration period is one year also.Nominet, for reasons that I've never fully understood, offer a two year … [Read more...] about Domain Registration Periods – What is Sane?
I'm always amazed at some of the things companies will do or try to do to get a bit of extra income.According to a recent post by Frank Michlick, Verisign are considering selling access to the root server logs.While this isn't as abhorrent as the redirect from a couple of years back, it still is cause for some level of concern.However, if Frank's figures of what it will cost … [Read more...] about Verisign Considering Monetising the Root
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?
Verisign's latest domain report makes for interesting reading.The Chinese domain registry launched an aggressive price promotion at the beginning of the year and has seen in excess of 6 million names registered so far. Of course this could be similar to the .be promotion and the level of renewals is the thing to watch out for. Coming as it does at the dawn of .asia you'd have … [Read more...] about China Leaps Ahead – EU Loses Ground