GoDaddy issues its pricing for jumping the line for Donuts’ domain names.
Last month I wrote about how Donuts was eschewing a traditional “landrush” period for its domain names in favor of a so-called “Early Access Program”.
The Early Access Program (EAP) charges significantly higher prices the earlier you register a domain name.
It was clear at the time that pricing for the program would not be cheap. 101Domain already listed a price of $10,990 for the earliest registrations.
Now we have GoDaddy’s pricing, and it’s not any cheaper. If you want to jump the line, open up your wallet.
Pricing varies slightly between different Donuts domains, but here’s a general idea:
First day pricing: $12,500
Second day pricing: $3,150
Third day pricing: $1,250
Fourth day pricing: $700
Fifth day pricing: $200
Renewal pricing reverts to Donuts’ standard fees.
leonard britt says
You can buy a decent. Com for that much. I’ll pass…
AbdulBasit Makrani says
I wonder who are those crazy people paying such high prices of up to $12,500! Even the fifth day pricing is high. Why not buy a decent .com for $12.5k instead of any crappy gTLDs of Donuts.
You gave your freedom to google says
“Why not buy a decent .com for $12.5k instead of any crappy gTLDs of Donuts.”
MAYBE MULTIPLESKING MADE BY GOOGLE AND CARRIERS?!? I.E. TRAFFIC DIVERTED.
trying to wrap my mind around this, so I look up some of these premium extensions in the .com version, and they can be had in .com for 10-50 cents on the dollar, compared to what these new gtld extremists are trying to take from unsuspecting newbies. Sad day in the industry for all, shame on all these leeches.
Get a free new hole with every donut.
Birdster 22 says
Christopher Price says
“Renewal pricing reverts to Donuts’ standard fees.”
This is not true anymore. EAP domain renewals for Donuts are set at the price you paid during the EAP window.
Only way out of that is to let the domain lapse and go up for auction, then buy it back hoping nobody outbids you. Risky for a high value domain.
Andrew Allemann says
Christopher, I verified that Donuts’ EAP charges are one-time only. Is it possible that your domain name was actually a Premium Domain? Premium Domains have annual recurring fees that are higher than normal registration fees.