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Domain Name Prices have gone up

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Its raining. Its pouring. And we’ve had to put the price of our domain names up.

Up to now they’ve been £8.99/ €11.99 /$12.99 including VAT. From here they will be £10.99/ €12.99/ $14.99 including VAT.

Why are they going up?

The main reason the prices are going up is because the wholesale prices are going up.

The Domain Registry that manages .COM and .NET Domain Names is called Verisign, and they’ve increased the wholesale prices for the third time in the last 4 years. This rise is 7%. But that means they’ve gone up by 22% since 2006.

Secondly, its all about the exchange rate. Wholesale domain prices are set in US Dollars, and as you probably know the UK Pound has fallen a long way against the dollar.

Honest Pricing

We try to be as upfront as possible with our pricing. In contrast to other domain providers, we always quote the price including VAT.

The other thing you get with our domain names are 5 free email boxes. Many others don’t give you any email services. Here’s some advice on how to set up your email.

Domain vouchers are even better value

As you will continue to get a free domain name voucher with the Standard and Plus accounts, and two with the Max, these represent even better value.

We don’t like price increases

It doesn’t feel very good putting your prices up. And its definitely not the way we want to go. Even though we’re constantly working to improve our website builder, we’ve not plans to put the prices up. In fact, they haven’t gone up for 5 years!

That’s it for now – please leave any feedback below.

  • http://www.alisoncross4webs.co.uk alison cross

    I guess you need to do what you need to do ;-)

    Thank you for telling us about it.

    Ali x

  • http://www.funnyyoutubevideos.co.uk joe

    not a problem i have over 10 websites with you a coupled of pounds wont get rid of me :)

  • http://www.haywardpool.org Apo

    it is not a big deal

  • http://www.domainwright.com/ Domainwright

    As with everything, prices go up and down
    Supply and demand dictates price movements, but in the case of extensions it’s competition that decides the prices on offer.
    With all that said, you need to do a price comparison to find the best price you want to pay.