Renew Your .Com Domains Before Oct. 1

by davezan 30 replies
Just a friendly reminder to renew your .com domain names by October 1. The
reason is because the VeriSign COM/NET Registry will raise their fees again on
that day:

VeriSign Announces Increase in .Com/.Net Domain Name Fees from VeriSign, Inc.

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world, today announced, effective as of October 1, 2008, an increase in registry domain name fees for .com and .net, per its agreements with ICANN.

VeriSign announced that the registry fee for .com domain names will increase from $6.42 to $6.86 and that the registry fee for .net domain names will increase, from $3.85 to $4.23.
I read that registrars like Go Daddy and eNom have already raised their prices
in anticipation of this. Expect others to do the same.

Don't be late.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #domains #oct #renew
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  • Profile picture of the author Richie V
    so this means they ALL will be raising prices across the board???
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
      Namecheap hasn't raised their prices.

      Frankly, while I appreciate your post, the cost of my domains is the least of my worries. If that cost is any more than a pimple on a polar bears ass in the cost of running your business, you're doing it wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael D
        Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

        Namecheap hasn't raised their prices.

        Frankly, while I appreciate your post, the cost of my domains is the least of my worries. If that cost is any more than a pimple on a polar bears ass in the cost of running your business, you're doing it wrong.
        Every little bit counts and does add up. There are people that have hundreds of domains as well so renewing before prices go up could save them hundreds of dollars. There are a lot of people that are penny pinchers in their personal and business life. The funny thing is these people are usually the ones who are more wealthy then people who don't care about the "pimples on a polar bears ass".
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        • Profile picture of the author MommyEnterprises
          Most of my domains are through Godaddy, if not all of them. I know I had a few expire. One just renewed today for $9.58.
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      • Profile picture of the author davezan
        Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

        the cost of my domains is the least of my worries.
        Mine too, actually. But for some people, nothing wrong with practically taking
        advantage of any possible savings now rather than later.
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        • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
          namecheap.com has already raised theirs from $8.88 to $9.29 but I am not worried about the few pennies. I have many domain names registered through them and enjoy the service very much.

          Currently they are offering free whois gaurd and free ssl, there goes a savings of $50+ right off the bat.

          James
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        • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
          Originally Posted by davezan View Post

          Mine too, actually. But for some people, nothing wrong with practically taking
          advantage of any possible savings now rather than later.
          Hey I appreciate the heads up. Like someone else said every savings counts. I think most people don't add up how much all those domains end up costing. :-)
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          • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
            So if you have a domain that will expire May 2009, you should still renew it by Oct. 1st? What if you renewed domains 2 months ago? Would that be like making 2 payments on a domain? 1 for a year and 1 for 2 month?
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            • Profile picture of the author davezan
              Originally Posted by annoyedgirl View Post

              So if you have a domain that will expire May 2009, you should still renew it by Oct. 1st? What if you renewed domains 2 months ago? Would that be like making 2 payments on a domain? 1 for a year and 1 for 2 month?
              The benefit here is you save up on higher fees if you renew or add more years
              on your domain registrations before October 1. Domain names are renewed on
              a yearly basis only.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lance K
          Originally Posted by davezan View Post

          Mine too, actually. But for some people, nothing wrong with practically taking
          advantage of any possible savings now rather than later.
          Unless of course you're taking into consideration opportunity cost and time value of money.
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          • Profile picture of the author Matt Fulger
            Good Tip Bev. I always look for coupons before I renew or register a new domain.
            A quick google search usually finds what I need. I've saved about $15 in the last couple days.

            Matt Fulger
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            • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
              Thanks for the info, DN coupons is good for coupons

              DNCoupons - Domain Name Coupons

              I use mainly godaddy now and I get a flat price of $7.38 per domain with my representative. I also use resellerclub that is usually $7.25 ($6.99 at the moment)

              Derek
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              • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
                I use namecheap ad dynonames. I'll have to see if they bothered to raise fees.
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                • Profile picture of the author davezan
                  NameCheap users, September coupon code is BACK2SCHOOL. I read it's good
                  Sep1-9, though I could be wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
        Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

        Namecheap hasn't raised their prices.

        Frankly, while I appreciate your post, the cost of my domains is the least of my worries. If that cost is any more than a pimple on a polar bears ass in the cost of running your business, you're doing it wrong.
        When you have over 3,000 domains the price
        makes a difference to your bottom line.

        It's not a question of "doing it wrong", it's a
        question of properly managing your business
        costs.

        John
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          • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
            Julian the point of renewing a domain is so your wso doesn't go to a dead site, and that every year you don't have to repeat all the work you have done in the previous year. I mean do you think google buys a new domain name each year?
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            • Profile picture of the author Matt Fulger
              Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

              Julian the point of renewing a domain is so your wso doesn't go to a dead site, and that every year you don't have to repeat all the work you have done in the previous year. I mean do you think google buys a new domain name each year?
              Bev,

              Even if you forget to renew your domain, you shouldn't have to repeat all the work you've done. Unless, of course, you don't keep any local backups of your content AND you host with your registrar. I've lost domains before but registered a new one and simply pointed it to my current hosting account (for the old domain). Well, that and setting that domain up within the hosting account. Depending on what type of site you are running, your content will now be visible through the NEW domain.

              If you are using scripts that use http:// links i.e. http://yourdomain.com/link/to/whatever
              Then you may have a tougher time, cuz you would have to change the domain name in every file that referenced it and/or the configuration files. Yes, there would be some work involved in this case, but you shouldn't have to start from scratch.

              Peace & Prosperity,
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        • Profile picture of the author Lance K
          Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post


          It's not a question of "doing it wrong", it's a
          question of properly managing your business
          costs.
          But that could very well mean not renewing before it's time. Opportunity costs, time value of money, and need for cash flow will all help you decide if saving a few cents per domain now is the right business decision.
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

        Namecheap hasn't raised their prices.

        Frankly, while I appreciate your post, the cost of my domains is the least of my worries. If that cost is any more than a pimple on a polar bears ass in the cost of running your business, you're doing it wrong.
        OK, are you from alaska or what!?!?

        Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
    Originally Posted by davezan View Post

    Just a friendly reminder to renew your .com domain names by October 1. The
    reason is because the VeriSign COM/NET Registry will raise their fees again on
    that day:

    VeriSign Announces Increase in .Com/.Net Domain Name Fees from VeriSign, Inc.



    I read that registrars like Go Daddy and eNom have already raised their prices
    in anticipation of this. Expect others to do the same.

    Don't be late.
    Thanks Dave, I have so many .COMs...So, the question now is the budget.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Voss
      You know, this is all because gas prices are going up. it costs more for a truckload of domains to be shipped to places like GoDaddy and it costs more to ship them to you.

      I am just glad that I live close to the GoDaddy offices. I just pick them up in person to save the delivery charges.

      (Sorry for this nonsensical post. I feeling a bit silly this morning and wanted to share)

      -Scott
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      • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
        My account rep at Godaddy just told me that prices would be going up by $0.44-$0.50
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
          For .coms it amounts to a 6.85% increase. If you think you can earn more than that on your money before the renewal comes due, then wait. If you don't think you can top a 6.85% ROI before your renewals are due, then get them now.

          Just my 2 cent's worth (or, 2.137 cent's worth after the increase).

          ~Michael
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          • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
            Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

            For .coms it amounts to a 6.85% increase. If you think you can earn more than that on your money before the renewal comes due, then wait. If you don't think you can top a 6.85% ROI before your renewals are due, then get them now.

            Just my 2 cent's worth (or, 2.137 cent's worth after the increase).

            ~Michael

            Michael, I don't get this. Surely you should renew the ones you think that are going to be profitable the next year now rather than the ones that may not be profitable? I would rather let my unprofitable domains drop.
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