Want a .com Domain? It's Soon Going to Cost More.
If you're in the market for getting or renewing a dot com or dot net domain name you'd be well advised to do it sooner rather than later. VeriSign is raising the prices of all dot com and dot net domain names - effective October 1, 2008.
Since VeriSign manages ALL dot com and dot net domains, the price increase will affect every domain registrar and domain owner on Earth.
The wholesale price of a .com domain will go from $6.42 to $6.86 while .net will rise from $3.85 to $4.23.
Though I'm personally not thrilled at the prospect of increased .com and .net pricing, I do remember the Dark Ages when Network Solutions was the only registrar and regular people like me could not buy a .com domain name for less than $70.