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.Net Prices Increasing February 1


Bari Meyerson-Kissel from Rightside shared an important reminder for people who own .net domain names. I also saw a reminder of the price increase on Namecheap’s blog: “VeriSign, the registry responsible for .net, is raising its annual costs for .net domain registrations, renewals and transfers.”

On February 1, 2016, the wholesale price of .net domain names will be increasing by $.67/year. This likely means that domain registrars will be passing along the increase to their customers. Depending on the registrar and the registrar’s current pricing schedule, the price that customers pay may increase as well. I would imagine that different domain registrars have different ways to account for the price change.

Domain investors who own .net domain names would be well served to inquire about how much the renewal cost for .net domain names will be on February 1 and beyond. Assuming their registrar plans to increase the annual cost of .net domain names in conjunction with the Verisign price increase, they should consider renewing their domain names in advance. They might also consider any hand registrations of .net domain names in advance. There are just a few days remaining before the price increase.

Although I don’t own more than a handful of .net domain names in my portfolio, I want to say thank you to Bari and to Namecheap for this reminder.

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Comments (2)


    Thanks for the heads up Elliot!


    January 25th, 2016 at 11:31 am


    What is “VeriSign, the registry charges now? do you know.

    January 25th, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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