Here come the price increase notices.
It’s that time of year again, when domain name registrars send out notices to their customers about .com price increases. We actually got a reprieve last year as VeriSign didn’t increase prices. But they’re back this year, to the extent allowed: 7% for .com and 10% for .net at the wholesale level.
eNom sent a notice to its customers today with .com increases of 55 cents across the board effective July 1:
Tier / OLD Tier Pricing / New Tier Pricing
PREMIER $7.95 $8.50
VOLUME $8.95 $9.50
BASIC $9.95 $10.50
ALTERNATIVE $10.95 $11.50
The wholesale price for a .com will be $7.34 to VeriSign and $.18 to ICANN, or $7.52. Throw in overhead and domain names remain a very low margin product.
Go Daddy informed clients of the price increase a couple months ago, but I haven’t seen its new pricing.
One surefire way to save money: renew your domains before the June 30 deadline.
Has your registrar announced its new prices? Please note the change in the comments.