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Regulating Pricing for Registrations & Renewals

Located in Domain Extensions, started by nydomain, Jul 17, 2019

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  1. nydomain

    nydomain The Dude abides

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    Pardon if this was previously discussed, but Verisign had to get the US govt to sign off potentially raising .com prices (w icann approval) by 7% per year: https://domainnamewire.com/2018/11/01/breaking-u-s-gov-grants-verisign-com-price-hikes/. So I guess there was at least some oversight here. Not sure this applies to other extensions?

    Then, icann lifted .org price caps allowing the registry to charge what they want: https://domainnamewire.com/2019/06/30/domain-overseer-lifts-all-price-caps-on-org-domain-names/

    How about the new tlds? I understand that various registry operators have the incentive to keep prices reasonable for more adoption and growth. But hypothetically, do they have full rights to raise prices as they wish? Imagine investing a bunch of money in a domain only to find out renewal prices could be hiked up astronomically? It's like buying a house and deciding it's not worth it after insane property tax hikes.

    What are your thoughts on this problem?
     
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    nydomain The Dude abides

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    nydomain The Dude abides

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  4. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    Demand of each extension keyword algorithm based on keyword cpc as original idea to bring extension to life. If cost is 250k per year register has to sell as many words plus gtld with high calibre cpc to continue extension. There has to be enough renewals for extension to stick around. Premiums sales expectations may be that entire calculation.
     
  5. Chairul avif

    Chairul avif Established Member Epik.com Staff

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    I Don't exactly for Gtld but for CC-tld the price is setup by registry himself. But as long I know every registered domain name both Gtld or CC tld is paying certain fee to ICANN.
     

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