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.Net Domain Name Price Goes Up 10% On February 1st, 2017 (Up 76% Since 2012)

.Net domain name wholesale price goes up again on February 1st, 2017. That means you have a few months notice to renew your .net domain names for 1 to 10 years so you can save a few $.

Verisign announced an increase in the annual fee for a .net domain name registration from $7.46 to $8.20., per its agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). .Net price is now higher than the .com price that is frozen at $7.85 until at least 2018.

I seems that this increase has become an annual tradition now.

.Net wholesale price increased on January 15th 2012. Price went up 10%: from $4.65 to $5.11.

The .net price also increased to $5.62 on July 1, 2013. (from $5.11 to $5.62)

The .Net wholesale price increased again on February 1st, 2014. (from $5.62 to $6.18)

The .Net wholesale price increased again last year on February 1st, 2015. (from $6.18 to $6.79)

Price for .net increased in 2016 from $6.79 to $7.46.

The .net price has gone up about 76% since 2012. .Net registrations were slowly going down but the China market gave .net a boost in the past year.

Since the registry .com price stays at $7.85 until November 30th, 2018 (when Verisign .com contract expires but is being renewed for 6 more years) Verisign will probably increase the .net domain name price annually for the next years too.

Verisign is allowed by it’s contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to increase the registry price for .net 10% every year.

All fees don’t include the ICANN fee and are wholesale prices from Verisign to the registrars.

Verisign won the rights to operate the .web registry that will have no pricing restrictions at all.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. Typo (2016->2017) in the subject.

  2. Another reason why COM is king.

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