VeriSign, the monopoly registry responsible for .com and .net domain names, announced that effective Oct. 15, 2007, registry fees for .com and .net domains will increase as follows:
.com domains: from $6.00 to $6.42 (+7%)
.net domains: from $3.50 to $3.85 (+10%)
The “registry fee” is the fee that domain registrars such as Network Solutions and GoDaddy have to pay to VeriSign for each .com or .net domain registered by their clients. To make money, the registrars add their own mark-ups to that fee when charging their customers.
Following suit to the recently announced wholesale price increase for .com and .net domains, the wholesale fees for .info and .org domains are going up 2.5 percent in mid-October. The .info increase takes effect on Oct. 15, while .org prices will go up on Oct. 18. As for domain suffix popularity, .org and .info rank fourth and sixth respectively.
A few days yet to buy new domains and extend current domains at the old prices.
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