Verisign (VRSN:NASDAQ) released their Domain Name Industry Brief for Q1 2022. 350.5 million names of which 174.7 million were .com and .net. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The first quarter of 2022 closed with 350.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 8.8 million domain name registrations, or 2.6%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021.1,2 Domain name … [Read more...]
love to see if keeps going up when Verisign exercises their right to hike com renewal price 7% every year
Verisign the right to increase prices 7% per year for the last four years, in six-year .com contract extension. It will ve second price hike under the current contract, so expect prices to go up 7% again in 2023 and 2024, too.
Prices go up from wholesale $8.39 to 8.97 on Sept. 2022.
If Verisign hikes com prices each of 4 years;
who knows if the numbers’ keep going up.
Hope Verisign loses no-bid .com contract;
unless stop hiking .com prices 7% each year
In addition to the 7% price increase for .com domains in September this year, Verisign also announced that it will increase the annual registry-level wholesale fee for each new and renewal .net domain name registration from $9.02 to $9.92 (a 10% increase), effective Feb. 1, 2023.