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16 new TLDs will get price increases of up to 3,000%

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  1. Shimmy

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  2. alcy

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    finally someone is taking some concerte measures to kill what should have never been born to begin with.
     
  3. JB Lions

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    So reg numbers should take a hit and higher prices will discourage future regs

    "The TLDs seeing the biggest price hikes are .hosting and .juegos (Spanish for “games”) which are going up from about $20 retail and about $10 retail respectively to about $300 apiece."

    Names in .audio, .blackfriday, .diet, .flowers, hiphop .guitars and .property, currently priced in the $10 to $25 range, will all start retailing for about $100 per year.

    "While domainers have taken to new gTLDs in greater numbers than Schilling anticipated, demand among worldwide consumers has been slower than expected, Schilling said."
     
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  4. Shimmy

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    This is what is expected to happen when there is no price cap. This will cause more drops and good chance of another 3,000% increase next year. They already have some extensions with a $2,888/per year renewal.
     
  5. hullswingerscom

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    I can understand Schilling doing this..
    to many domainers hold good name maybe he want the drops

    will the others follow suit ..
    but whatever I am out!
     
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  6. betthelot

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    Should kill nGTLDs, remember frank said this at launch. Now even he believes there Is not going to be the break through to the masses and changes his business model accordingly.

    I believe in low predictable renewal prices for my registrants so they can afford to amortize the upfront costs of the name when they buy it from somebody like you who got it for registration price on the landrush.
     
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    was it mentioned - new regs only or renewals too?
     
  8. GeorgeK

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    As I noted on DomainIncite, if you go to the .AUDIO new gTLD application:

    https://gtldresult.icann.org/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1908

    (click on “Download Public Portion of Application”) it says:

    (emphasis added)

    Has it been 5 years already since launch? Doesn’t look like it! .audio appears to have launched in the summer of 2014.

    I leave it as an exercise for the reader to check his other new gTLD applications to ICANN.

    Similar statements were made on blogs, e.g.

    http://tldinvestors.com/2012/07/uniregistry-has-no-plans-for-premium-auctions.html

    It’s so sad for those who relied on those commitments, and are now about to see their investments flushed down the toilet.

    Folks like myself strongly argued for pricing caps, etc. to protect registrants. ICANN wasn’t listening, but was too busy on travel junkets, and hiring ‘consultants’ to justify pay increases, etc.
     
  9. bmugford

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    Game Over. New gTLD investors were warned this would happen.
    Expect it to happen across the board now.

    Bullsh*t and hype only takes you so far. At some point basic economics like supply & demand win.

    Brad
     
  10. betthelot

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    So very true about ICANN
     
  11. hullswingerscom

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    So are get.club domain capped ,you could be paying and then bang once you paid up ?
    .Club how do you feel about this ?

    property $25 to $100 count me out!
     
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    The best part of the quote in my earlier comment is below the "click to expand". Let me repost that brief section here instead, in case folks missed it:

    (emphasis added)
     
  13. GeorgeK

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    None of the new gTLDs have pricing caps in place. This was pointed out repeatedly, but ICANN ignored the public input that would have protected domain name registrants.
     
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    "Intends". LOL

    Anyone who thinks FS is a champion for the domain community should think again.

    Brad
     
  15. betthelot

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    renewals too after the 6 months noticed period. Or transfer to another person will be subjected to the price increase. You could renew now at the lower prices but the die has been caste and potential end users are going to balk at this and go for a longer domain in .com
     
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    fs.sucks is available $2,078 year before increase
     
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    I feel bad for the undercapitalized domain investors.

    This is real sucker punch for the newer domainers who specialize in these names.
     
  18. Traveler

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    From the article...

    "Because the new prices don’t kick in until September, registrants are able to lock in pricing at current levels by renewing for up to 10 years."

    It looks like current regs are not grandfathered into to any sort of price lock and will face the higher renewal costs if not renewed before September.
     
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  19. sumosan

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    I feel sorry for Uniregistry victims. I would not expect this from Frank Schilling.
     
  20. GeorgeK

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    The registry just told you "don't trust us to keep renewal costs low." Anyone who then locks in for 10 years is nuts to keep investing in a string from that registry operator. It's throwing good many after bad.
     
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    feel sorry for people and small business what have built website on there names
     
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    Even there no commitment after the 5 year mark.

    Great racket, get domainers to finance you and push your product out, then when end users have built sites on the domains with links to them and branding, just start turning the screws on those end users and run an extortion racket. You just need to stay a bit below the pain point that will make them leave.

    A business paying 2k a year to renew a crap domain may soon wish it had spent 10k one-off on the real thing.
     
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  23. Steven McEvoy

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    Really .christmas... come on man!
     
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    I don't disagree I was just trying to answer the question. I think this is a huge mistake on the part of Uniregistry.
     
  25. Shimmy

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    I think the most important part of the article is where Schilling said he prefers the pricing model of a flat $2,888 per year for every domain like he did with .cars, .car and .auto

    There is a chance that is where the pricing is going for all his domains. He can do 3,000% increases year after year
     

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