It's always with great remorse that we make this type of announcement but effective 23 January 2017, in order to comply with our contractual obligations, we have increased registration and renewal prices on 76 TLDs, on all price grids.

The reason for the price increase largely has to do with the fact that we pay most new gTLDs in US Dollars and exchange rates have recently fluctuated such that we were compelled to increase rates on affected TLDs.

Generally, we don't adjust our prices based on minor exchange rate fluctuations, however the variations this time were too significant to be able to avoid adjusting our rates. So it's out of necessity that we are notifying you of the following new rates on the following TLDs:

Taxes are not included in the above prices, which unless otherwise indicated, apply both to renewals and creations.

Besides the TLDs listed above, the following TLDs are also impacted, though only in grids B through E:

.asia, .org, .ag, .tv, .tel, .ws, .mobi:

  • Grids B and C: +10% on transfers only
  • Grids D and E: +10% on all operations

One last TLD, .biz, is also impacted but only on Grid E. The prices for all operations have been increased by 10%.


"The best things in life are free," sang Bing Crosby in 1949, but for those that aren't, there's today's category of gTLDs for the release of previously protected domains: Food and Goods.

The EAP prices (at A rates, not including any applicable tax) will vary by day, and will be approximately as follows:

    Day 1 (July 15, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$12,667
    Day 2 (July 16, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$4,222
    Day 3 (July 17, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$1,778
    Day 4 (July 18, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$945
    Days 5-7 (July 19-21, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$189

Because if there's one thing more satisfying than making money, it's spending money. This isn't the moon and stars; this one goes out to all you consumers out there (the normal price for a one-year registration at A rates is on the right):

And next week, the theme is Shopping ...

Here's the full list of categories and their release dates:
    June 10, 2015 : Photography (.camera, .digital, .gallery, .graphics, .media, .pictures, .photography, .photos, .productions)
    June 17, 2015 : Business (.agency, .associates, .careers, .company, .enterprises, .holdings, .industries, .international, .management, .partners, .sarl, .services, .solutions, .ventures)
    June 24, 2015 : Generic & Fun (.cool, .church, .center, .exposed, .fail, .gripe, .guide, .life, .place, .today, .wtf, .zone)
    July 1, 2015 : Technology (.codes, .computer, .directory, .domains, .email, .technology, .systems)
    July 8, 2015 : Education (.academy, .education, .expert, .foundation, .guru, .institute, .schule, .support, .tips, .training, .university)
    July 15 2015 : Foods and Goods (.bike, .cards, .clothing, .coffee, .diamonds, .fish, .furniture, .pizza, .recipes, .restaurant, .shoes, .toys, .watch)
    July 22, 2015 : Shopping (.bargains, .boutique, .cheap, .deals, .direct, .discount, .gifts, .gratis, .tienda)
    July 29, 2015 : Property (.camp, .city, .community, .condos, .estate, .farm, .house, .land, .lease, .maison, .properties, .rentals, .town, .villas)
    August 5, 2015 : Building (.builders, .construction, .contractors, .equipment, .glass, .kitchen, .parts, .repair, .solar, .supply, .supplies, .tools, .work)
    August 12, 2015 : Services (.cab, .catering, .cleaning, .engineering, .florist, .lighting, .limo, .marketing, .plumbing)
    August 19, 2015 : Healthcare (.care, .clinic, .dental, .fitness, .healthcare, .surgery, .vision)
    August 26, 2015 : Financial (.accountants, .capital, .cash, .claims, .credit, .creditcard, .exchange, .finance, .financial, .fund, .insure, .investments, .limited, .loans, .tax)
    September 2, 2015 : Travel (.cruises, .dating, .events, .flights, .holiday, .reisen, .singles, .vacations, .viajes, .voyage)

Just remember the acronym PBG&FTEF&GSPBSHFT, or as we've been pronouncing it: "PubGuffFitTefGaSPBeSHiFT."

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

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New gTLDs .cool and .watch are entering the GoLive phase on Wednesday 7 May, at 8am PST (16h00 UTC), and will thus be open for registration by all.

If you're reading this before the GoLive time specified above, you can still take advantage of Landrush to secure your domain, provided you're willing to spend $139.68 for the first year's registration.

Once GoLive begins, the price for a new one-year registration of either of these extensions will be $32.49 at A rates.

 

Ready to register a .cool or a .watch?:


Nine new extensions from the Donuts registry have entered Sunrise and are now available for Sunrise registration and pre-registration at Gandi.

Here's the list, accompanied as usual with links to the TLD info pages and prices at A rates (Sunrise / Landrush / GoLive, respectively):

  • .agency $112.68 / $132.68 / $21.22
  • .bargains: $119.68 / $139.68 / $32.49
  • .boutique $119.68 / $139.68 / $32.49
  • .cheap $119.68 / $139.68 / $32.49
  • .cool $119.68 / $139.68 / $32.49
  • .expert $132.68 / $152.67 / $52.68
  • .watch $119.68 / $139.68 / $32.49
  • .works $119.68 / $139.68 / $32.49
  • .zone $119.68 / $139.68 / $32.49

.agency, .bargains, .boutique, .cheap and .zone are already available in Sunrise.

.watch and .cool will enter Sunrise tomorrow, Tuesday, 25 February, whereas .expert and .works will enter Sunrise on Tuesday, 4 March.


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