I read Matt Serlin’s article on CircleID discussing the future of .com pricing and think it’s worth a quick read. On occasion, domain registrars and other industry companies send out a survey asking people to share how much of an impact domain name pricing has on me/my business.
From my perspective, it has very little impact. I own around 500-600 domain names at any given time, so even if the registration and renewal fee for .com domain names increased by $1/year, it would have a negligible impact on my business. Of course I don’t want to spend an extra $500 – $750 a year on fees without getting anything additional, but it wouldn’t be all that harmful to my business all things considered. I would never want to spend more money than I should spend, nor would I want friends and colleagues to be impacted, but I am wondering how others feel about this.
I am curious how much of an impact it would have on others. Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts.
i own over 10k domain so it would have a pretty big impact.
Verisign has strong pricing power (likely why Warren Buffett has invested in them despite being a technology neophyte) so it can easily raise prices but profit margins are high enough already on this virtual product.
Huge Domains it would cost them like $4.5M
If this was simply put out to tender the wholesale price would likely be under $1. Neustar, Afilias etc could run this.It is a very poor result for consumers to have presumptive renewal rights.
That’s why I invest in premium .coms
Few domains and high profit.
Surely hard to sell but if you sell one, 5 figure profit.