Earlier today, I shared an email Dynadot sent to its customers to notify them of the potential for price hikes on .com domain names and let them know they can share their comments to ICANN. I think it is a good idea for registrars to let their customers know about this hot button issue that impacts all .com domain name registrants. If the wholesale price of .com domain names increases, it is the registrars that will have to explain the reason why to their customers, so now is a very good time to let them know they can share comments with ICANN to oppose the increases.
NameBright also sent its customers an email with a similar message to the one sent by Dynadot. Here’s how Name Bright let its customers know about the issue:
Dear NameBright Customer,
The organizations which oversee .com pricing, ICANN and Verisign, are considering a plan to dramatically increase the cost of owning domain names.
If adopted, the price you pay for .COM domain names could increase 30% over the next 4 years, and even more thereafter.
If you oppose paying more to register and renew domain names, it is important that you share your opinion now during the public comment period, which ends soon.
Two easy ways to make sure your voice is heard are:
- The Internet Commerce Association has made submitting comments easy at https://www.internetcommerce.org/comment-com/
- Send an email directly to email@example.com your thoughts on prices being raised.
If we act now, we can steer ICANN away from these unjustified price hikes. Thank you for your attention to this very urgent matter.