Domain Prices Go Up July 1st!

Domain name purchase and renewal prices for .com and .net are going up by a shocking 7-10%. For this, you can thank Verisign. As such, all registars are expected to raise their prices on July 1st.

I received an e-mail blast from GoDaddy reminding me to renew some outstanding domains before the price hike takes effect. No one knows for sure how much each registrar will charge, but it’s expected that the cost will go up by .50 – .80 cents. Not a huge deal for those who own a handful of domain names, but if you’re like me and own hundreds (or thousands), boy is this going to be painful. (I just spent $300 renewing a batch of domains that were set to expire in August)

What can you do right now? If you haven’t already done so, renew all of your domains immediately to take advantage of renewals while they’re still at their current prices. Come July 1, 2010, you’ll be paying higher fees, like it or not.

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