Verisign announced today in its fourth quarter and full year 2020 results that it plans to increase the price of .com in 2021.
Verisign will increase the annual registry-level wholesale fee for each new and renewal .com domain name registration from $7.85 to $8.39, effective Sept. 1, 2021.
There are about 152 million domain name registrations .com today so Verisign will make about $82 million more in the next year following the price increase out of thin air.
Verisign will be able to increase the price of .com in the next 3 years as well.
Verisign will suck about $3 billion dollars out of the world economy just by having some powerful friends at ICANN.
Nice job from ICANNT and the US/Trump government for allowing Verisign to print money!!! The least ICANN deserves is what is now happening at Nominet.
Without a public tender for .com this is practically common theft using the .com monopoly. Read more details here.