Cost to register premium .tv domains just dropped — including renewal fees.
Since its beginning, .TV’s commercialization was anything but a hit with domain investors. With steep, registry-set prices for premium domain names, the potential for investment returns was essentially wiped out by the registry. Not to mention that you had to renew at premium prices each year.
I just received an email from eNom — a partner of VeriSign’s with regards to .tv — saying that prices on premium .tv domains have been reduced:
Sshhhâ€¦ we wanted to let you in on a little known secret!
Today, all Premium .tv domains were re-launched with a drastically reduced pricing structure and offered to a broader audience. A savvy audience looking to invest in prime internet real estate dedicated to interactive, new media such as video, streaming media, interactive games, and more!
What does this mean for you? This is a perfect opportunity for you to secure your premium .tv name before it’s too late!
Here are some prices for ‘premium’ .tv domains:
Additionally, any premium .tv domain name registered on or after March 19 will renew at standard prices rather than premium.
Some of these domains at the lower prices seem like they might be good development opportunities. However, the lower registry prices may put a damper on existing .tv portfolios, and the timing could lower expectations for Sedo’s upcoming .tv auction. Additionally, those that registered premium .tv domains prior to now and still have to pay premium renewal fees might protest.