.Biz registration and renewal prices increase in six months.
Neustar has informed its registrars and ICANN that it will increase its annual prices for .biz domain names effective February 1, 2012. The new price will be $7.85, or 55 cents more than the current $7.30 per year. That’s about 7.5%.
This wholesale price does not include ICANN’s 18 cent “tax” per domain year registered.
Neustar’s notice to ICANN does not include a reason for the price increase.
Price increases from leading registries Neustar, VeriSign, and Afilias might come under more scrutiny as they begin offering registry services to third parties applying for new top level domain names. If they offer services for $2 per domain, it may become harder to justify the prices they charge for incumbent domain names.
But I doubt ICANN will pay attention. It just renewed VeriSign’s .net contract with 10% annual price increases…without justification for those increases.
they showing die hard dicated support for .biz
What a bummer – I can bet that this rise won’t be last one.
More hike in .COM also.
But for more amazed data from my personal research >>
80% of .COM domains, either Parked, Forwarded or Dead.
86% of .IN domains, Parked, forwarded or dead.
So what exactly this domain industry is ?
Just a big bubble, where 80% of domains are kept on parkings to generate revenue or for resell them in higher price.