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Is the Cost of Domain Names Going Up?

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Yahoo News reports that a deal has been reached in which Verisign must meet certain conditions before raising prices on domain name. In a deal approved by ICANN, Verisign is allowed to raise its annual fee for domain names, an increase that domain registrars can then pass along to the consumer.

Verisign currently operates the servers that constitute the Internet's core address book for ".com" web sites. The company sells ".com" addresses for $6 each to registrars who then sell them to the public.

The deal is facing opposition from some registrars not only because of the price increase but the fact that it will give Verisign the right to renew its contract with ICANN when it expires in 2012. "We are disappointed that after hearing from so many Internet stakeholders about why this proposal is anticompetitive, the ICANN board still approved a known bad deal," said Champ Mitchell, chief executive of Network Solutions Inc., a registrar that was sold off by Verisign in 2003.

Verisign of course is pleased with ICANN's approval noting that it is very similar to a deal reached last year over .net name of which Verisign also retains administration rights over.


New Member
I will be a lot happy if the prices increase :)
it should be minimum jump to 50$ for registration/renewal
This way all the Parked domains will come into use which people just book and dont give any value to them :(


Active Member
Yeah and we domainers will surely profit from it. If we have regged any names for $6 or $7 we can get minimum $20 for it. :D
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