Nominet increases .uk prices

Nominet announced that following the annual review of pricing, the wholesale cost for a .UK domain registration or renewal will change to £3.90 per year from 13 January 2020.

Nominet claims that “the 15p per domain increase reflects some of the increased costs of running the business since prices last changed in 2016. Having absorbed the majority of the costs, we decided that a 4% rise in the wholesale price was appropriate.”

Nominet also said:

As a world-class registry, we are committed to investing in meeting our obligations as part of critical national infrastructure, developing the resilience and reliability of our systems, delivering world-class customer service, and increasing the promotion and visibility of .UK domains. We believe these investments are important and benefit all stakeholders.

.UK domains remain extremely competitively priced in the market.

Nominet sets the wholesale prices for .UK domains, accessible to Nominet members at a discounted rate. Retail registrars set pricing for registrants.

Andrew Bennett, CEO of @Netistrar, is very critical of the .uk price increase:

Nominet is taking heat for a 4% price increase since 2016 while ICANN lets all other registries increase their regsitration and renewal prices without any limit!!!

I guess everyone is fast asleep…


About Konstantinos Zournas

Studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now living in Athens, Greece. Love domains and building websites. Went online in 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. Started publishing the blog in 2012.

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