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Why we’re changing our domain name prices

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Back in November the company responsible for all UK domain names, Nominet, announced that it will be raising the wholesale cost of domain name prices and removing the multi-year discount.

These changes have already taken effect on March 1st 2016.

CEO of Nominet, Russell Haworth said in a statement:

We’re committed to running a first-class service for .UK registrants, including our renowned customer service, and we’re doing more than ever before to ensure the .UK space is safe and trusted home for all. But costs have risen considerably since we last changed the price, and we need to compete in a promotion-driven industry.

What does this mean for customers of E3 Digital Ltd?

Due to these prices rises we are having to raise our own pricing.  However, we will not be doing so until March 31st 2016.  From this date all .UK domain name prices will increase as follows:

  • .CO.UK, .ME.UK and .ORG.UK domain names will increase to £12.99 per year

.UK domains are not affected by the price rise.

We are also changing the prices on some of our other extensions as shown below:

  • .COM, .ORG, .NET and .INFO will increase to £19.99 per year

Prices shown exclude VAT.

What should I do to prepare for domain name price rise? 

We understand that a price rise is never a good thing to hear.  However we have a couple of tips to help rest the frustrations you maybe feeling:

Buy up the domains now

If you were considering purchasing a domain name, now is the time.  A domain name can be held by yourself for as long as you need it.  If you have a website in mind, an app to develop or are just thinking of securing the domain name for your brand, whatever it may be.  Now is the time to do it.

Renew your domains now

If you already own a domain name that has been mentioned above now is the time to renew before the price changes. Similar to how you can buy domain names for as long as you need them, you can also renew your domain names for up to 10 years.  With the pricing set to double this month that can work out at a very pretty saving.

I’ve got further questions how can I speak to someone?

If you have further questions about the price rise, which we haven’t covered here, please get in touch with us on either 01803 411580 or e-mail us on sales@ethreedigital.com.