.Org gets pricier.
.Com prices may be fixed for the next six years, but that’s not stopping other registries from increasing prices.
Public Interest Registry has informed ICANN that it will increase the wholesale cost of a .org domain name to $8.25 on July 1, 2013.
It sent a letter to ICANN on Christmas Eve that was just published yesterday.
Apparently I (and ICANN) are a bit late on this news, but that’s what happens when you slip a notice in over the holidays.
A price increase for .org basically happens once a year. In April 2011 it increased to $7.21; in 2012 it increased to $7.70.
Verisign just announced a 10% .net price hike to $5.62.