Although we’ve been able to keep .nz, .au, .uk, .com and .net prices on a single tier, other domain pricing is splintering. We have removed our ‘gTLD’ price bracket as a result. This will let us keep better tiered pricing for popular names such as .com, which is particularly important for our reseller customers. Our servers in Sydney are growing in popularity, and more Australian customers are joining us, so we’ve also taken the opportunity to offer competitive tiered pricing on .au domains alongside .nz and .com.
The full story is worth knowing
Price rises aren’t exactly fun to think about, and with inflation in the headlines lately you might not feel like digging too deeply into the curious case of the expensive domains. But today’s rises are part of a trend that predates any hint of inflation elsewhere, and which goes right to the heart of the Internet’s administrators. If you’re in the tech business, it’s worth wrapping your head around it all.
Understanding the overall trend, and its causes, led us to take action and secure ICANN accreditation. We recommend that you read how our new ICANN accreditation will shorten the domain supply chain.