Domain Prices Going Up in July

The other day, a client of mine received an e-mail message from GoDaddy informing them that the cost of .com and .net domain names would be increasing on July 1, 2010. Following is the text of the e-mail message:

On July 1, 2010, VeriSign®, the registry for .COM and .NET, will increase prices – .COM will go up 7%, and .NET by 10%.

The increase will be passed to registrars like Go Daddy and then, unfortunately, to consumers like you.

As of July 1, we will be forced to raise registration and renewal* prices for these two popular top-level domains.

If you wish to avoid this price increase, you can renew your domain names by June 30 and add another year to your current expiration dates. You have the option to register or renew for multiple years and lock in long-term savings. Of course, should you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-480-505-8821.

Oddly enough, I have not received any notification of these price increases from any of the registrars I use for my domain names, and most of the references I can find online (such as this one), reference GoDaddy. For those of you with domains (.com or .net) registered through someone other than GoDaddy, have you received any notification of these increases?

4 Responses

  • Allen

    wow 7% – wonder why – there are more domains than ever – aren’t prices supposed to go down with increased demand?

    so the key is to renew on june 30 or thereabouts – that will save the 7% i assume

    great find curtiss

  • Dena

    Wow. Can’t believe GoDaddy’s doing this. I’ll make sure to renew my domain before that.
    Thanks for the find!

  • Caleb

    GoDaddy isnt doing anything. Its Verisign.

  • residentoddball

    Yeah, I’ve seen the same notices from NameCheap. it’s not just godaddy.