Nominet, the company responsible for all .UK domains announced that with effect from 01st March 2016 there would be a wholesale price increase to domain names registered and renewed from 1-10 years. The cost of one year registrations was increased marginally and all other wholesale prices were increased by 50%.
Russell Haworth, the CEO of Nominet;
“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 a 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 You ?
In response to Nominet’s changes we have reviewed our own prices and have made amendments to our registration and renewal prices (excl. VAT) for all Nominet extensions.
We know that a price increase is never good news and as such we have taken our time before deciding how best to accommodate Nominet’s changes.
New registrations of .co.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .org.uk, and .uk will be charged at €8.49 p.a. but we will still be offering promotional discounts, so make sure you opt in for our marketing emails and look out for special offers.
This change is effective as of 20th April 2016. We have contacted resellers with large domain portfolios and custom pricing directly about these changes.
We’ve also reviewed the renewal prices for Nominet domains; our decision is to absorb some of the increased costs ourselves and not pass on all of the price rise from Nominet.
The cost of one year renewal prices will not be changed, however, remaining terms will increase by just €1.20 p.a. These changes will be in effect from 11th May 2016 and we will be making contact with impacted customers directly.
If you would like to learn more about Nominet and how they use revenue generated from the sale of domains in the UK namespace, visit, www.nominet.uk