In our previous reports, we were having a month-on-month comparison of the new gTLD registrations. For February, we are doing our report in a slightly different format. What’s new? We are taking into account the domains registered exclusively in this month rather than all the domains registered through us till date. This is to ensure that all the TLDs, even TLDs that have been launched recently have a level playing field. Therefore, there has been a major change in trend in this month’s report. Here are the percentage shares of the new gTLD adds for the month of February. New […]
After the revised contract was signed between Verisign and ICANN to maintain and manage the .COM registry in 2006, the price for the most popular TLD in the world has increased by $1.35. Come January 15th, 2012, .COM prices will rise once again from $7.52 to $8.03 for every year of registration and renewal, making it a rise of $1.86 or 31% over four years. With this contract, Verisign has the authority to increase .COM prices by 7% every year with a 6 month notice to its Registrars. Furthermore, a similar contract signed in June this year for .NET allows […]
We recently rolled out an exclusive program for our Indian Resellers – Offer free 6 months hosting with every .COM and .NET Domain. This promo was launched primarily with the objective of helping Resellers increase the quality of .COM and .NET Registrations and earn continuous revenue on Hosting Renewals (as well as several other benefits). In fact, hosted Domains across the Industry have a 77% Renewal Rate compared to a 55% Renewal Rate for non-hosted Domains. So far, this promo has been very well received and we’re already seeing a significant surge in numbers. However, one feedback we’ve received from […]
We are delighted to announce the Verisign MobileView integration to our existing range of freebies with all new .COM and .NET Domain Registrations. MobileView is a superfast, dead-easy and automated way to offer your Customers a mobile friendly version of their websites in a jiffy. Need for Mobile-Ready Websites: With rising number of network subscribers using their mobile phones to browse the Internet, MobileView is the ideal tool for end-users to get a mobile site without having to lift a finger. There isn’t any need for development or end-user downloads. MobileView instantly creates a mobile-optimized version of the Registrant’s website […]
A few weeks ago, we announced a sweepstakes contest for Resellers that could win them a $1000 for taking Verisign’s latest small business initiative to their Customers. As a Domain Registrar we strongly support any initiative that gets Customers worldwide to realise the value of the internet in their everyday lives. The Verisign Small Business Contest does just that. With this contest Customers were given the chance to tell Verisign where .COM can take their business and win up to $25,000 for their enterprise. We in turn converted this into an opportunity for our Resellers to offer this contest to […]
Maybe it helped you meet your boyfriend/girlfriend/dog walker. Or keep a friendship alive from continents away. Or learn something that protected your health or that of a loved one. All you have to do is go to HowDoYou.com submit a short video or essay about how .com has changed your life. If your entry wins (by a combination of popular votes and judging), you could win one of ten iPads, $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000. The deadline is August 31, 2010—don’t wait to tell your story!. Visit HowDoYou.com for more information and to submit your entry.
To accommodate the Registry price hike that was announced last year, will be increasing our prices for .COM and .NET Domains from the 30th of June, 2010 at 14:30 UTC. The new prices for .COM and .NET will be: gTLD Base Slab Slab 1 Slab 2 Slab 3 .COM $9.99 $9.39 $8.89 $8.39 .NET $9.99 $9.39 $8.89 $8.39 Important: These prices will be applicable from the 30th of June, 2010 at 14:30 UTC (time in your country) The prices mentioned will be applicable on .COM and .NET Domains only. The prices for .BIZ, .INFO, .ORG and .NAME Domains will not […]
.IN Promo – Extended! .INFO Promo – Extended! .BZ @ $11.99 – Starts October 2nd Promo Line-up for October ’09 .IN @ $3.99 – Now Extended We’ve just received news from the Registry that due to our great numbers, the .IN and Third Level .IN Promo has now been extended to the 30th of October! So now, you get the special pricing of $3.99 and $4.99 on .IN and Third Level .IN Domains for a whole month more! For more information on this Promo, click here. ^Top .INFO @ $3.49 – Now Extended With A New Price The .INFO Promo […]