Verisign, the central domain registry, has announced that it is increasing their wholesale cost for .COM domain name registrations and renewals from $7.85 to $8.39 for all registrars, starting September 1, 2021 00:00 UTC.
The change affects domain registration prices, domain renewal fees, and domain transfer costs.
Under the new agreements it struck with the U.S. government and ICANN, the company has been able to get authorization for such a move.
If you own any .COM domains, I encourage you to take advantage current prices and register, renew or transfer your .COM domain names before the new prices go into effect.
The deal allows prices to be increased by 7% …
If you’re looking for a side hustle, then domain flipping might be up your alley.
What Is Domain Flipping?
This is the digital equivalent of buying real estate in the offline world and flipping (selling) the property for a higher price.
In this case you’re flipping what’s known as virtual real estate.
It might be a simple transfer of ownership between two parties…
…or you might spruce the domain up with a new or improved website so it has more perceived value before you sell it on.
Is Much Up-Front Investment Needed?
While you need high cash flow for doing real estate deals, you only need as little as $10 to get …
GoDaddy used to be my domain registrar of choice. But that was back in the days when they were cheap and offered discount coupons.
Why GoDaddy Sucks
Their coupons used to work worldwide. Then they started geo-locking coupons to territories so, for example, the $0.99 new domain coupon wouldn’t work in Europe. And so on.
Prices are also forced into your local currency with no option of paying in the currency of your choice, unless you use a VPN.
Then the domain fees and, particularly, the domain renewal fees started rising over the years.
Then they introduced the Discount Domain Club. Pay $120 per year and your domain renewal fees are reduced.…