Majority of Donuts’ domain names will cost less than $10 for the first year.
New top level domain name company Donuts initially held out on offering low first-year prices for its domain names. Then, it started testing it across some of its domains.
Apparently, the numbers are working out. It’s extending cheap first year pricing to nearly all of its domain names.
Beginning April 1, you can expect to pick up about 60 Donuts domains for under $5 for the first year and nearly all of them for under $10.
11 domains should be about $2 retail. (Remember, Donuts only sets wholesale prices, not retail.) This group includes .accountants, .technology and .world.
Another 50 domains should cost you less than $5 for the first year. This batch includes .credit, .cash and .soccer.
The majority of domains–more than 125–should have a retail price around $8-$10.
.Casino, which is usually about $150 retail, will cost about $20 and .movie, which is currently over $300, will be a relative bargain of about $40.
Some of these lower prices are already available at GoDaddy.
Keep in mind that this is only for the first year and does not apply to transfers. The promo lasts until at least the end of September.
The dirt cheap extensions always get a complete ban from server administrators since spammers buy them up. However there aren’t really any end-users anyways, so who cares that email from them will never get through.
Bait for the younger, more naïve fish to swallow. There’s a reason old fish are old.
And what is to stop them putting up renewal prices up by 3000+%. 4000+% 5000+%?
Andrew Allemann says
Well, they actually will be significantly higher the second year as they revert to regular pricing.
Donuts could increase prices further. They have increased prices on some of their domains, but existing domains were grandfathered.
Good move, Donuts.
In what way ?
Next year it will be 500% higher. What a bunch of crooks
The screwing around with prices doesn’t inspire confidence, didn’t Donuts say they were extremely profitable? Now the have decided to follow a model set by competitors who we know are not making a profit. Most of those competitors are now seeing dramatic drop rates, the long term effect of that is not positive.
Things seem to be getting more and more desperate in ntld land, clearly nobody is doing particularly well, nobody is able to offer price stability.