Could it cost you thousands to renew your domain?

Filed as News on August 29, 2006 12:02 am

Tony Hung, over at deep jive interests, posts about how ICANN is lifting its price controls on .info, .biz, and .org domains:

Basically, it appears that with the lifting of price controls, ICANN has the potential to engage in ‘€œvariable-pricing’€? so that they might charge whatever the market will bear for a particular domain (with those top level domains).

This means they could charge thousands for domains that previously cost only $8-10 now.

And with the threat of a ‘€™slippery-slope’€™, one wonders if the same effects could possibly happen with .com or .net domains in the future.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been spending $8.88 at Namecheap for years to register and renew my domains…

Today was the last day that input could be given to ICANN about this change. Now what happens?

I sure hope nothing, because it would suck to spend $1000 to renew our BlogMedia domain….

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