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October 2008 Registry Fee

Another domain registration increase folks, email I received from Tucows newsletter today.

Verisign, the registry operator for .com and .net domain names,recently announced that beginning on October 1, 2008, the registry fee for .com and .net domain names will increase. The registry fee for .com domain names will rise from $6.42 to $6.86 and the registry fee for .net domain names will increase from $4.60 to $4.98. Please note, this price increase comes from the registry and not from Tucows (or your registrar). The $0.20 ICANN fee and the Tucows Management Fee remain unchanged.

Because the current contract between ICANN and the various domainregistries allows registries to increase their prices a few more timeswithin the upcoming years, you should expect to see more domain nameprice increases in the future.

To avoid the October price increase, consider renewing your domain names now and encouraging your customers to do the same. Multi-year renewals and new registrations that take place before the price increase takes effect will be billed at the current per domain, per year rate regardless of the renewal or registration term. We encourageyou to take advantage of this potential saving.

Thank you for your continued support of Tucows.

Based on this email, I guess Enom will send a similar announcement.

Embrace yourself, PPC is getting worst in revenue results, Google and Yahoo not accepting domain parked advertising, and continous increase of domain registration fees. Now you have to get the domain name that you plan to develop or maintain the one that brings $ to your pocket.

I see more domains drops in months ahead.


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