Daily Poll: How Much Impact Does .com Registration Fee Have on Your Business?

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.


Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

5 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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”.

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