Registry Cost Increases for .BIZ and .ORG Domains coming April 1, 2011

It’s an unfortunate part of being a domain registrar that we have to let you know about price increases coming up as a result of announced increases by the registries which operate those domain extensions.

Effective April 1, 2011 at 00:00:00 GMT, price increases for .BIZ and .ORG domains will go into effect at the registries. These costs are payable directly to the registry by OpenSRS for domain registrations and we really have no choice but to pass those costs along to resellers and, in turn, to consumers.

Here’s the breakdown for each top-level domain (TLD) involved:


.BIZ (operated by Neustar)view ICANN notice

  • Registry fee increase takes effect on April 1, 2011 at 00:00:00 GMT.
  • New cost for a .BIZ domain payable to the registry is USD $7.30 (an increase of USD $0.45 from USD $6.85)
  • Total OpenSRS cost including ICANN fee and OpenSRS Management Fee will be USD $10.48.

.ORG (operated by Public Interest Registry)view ICANN notice

  • Registry fee increase takes effect on April 1, 2011 at 00:00:00 GMT.
  • New cost for a .ORG domain payable to the registry is USD $7.21 (an increase of USD $0.46 from USD $6.75)
  • Total OpenSRS cost including ICANN fee and OpenSRS Management Fee will be USD $10.39.

Our Cost-Plus Pricing Model for gTLDs Provides Cost Certainty

Thanks to our Cost-Plus model for gTLDs, OpenSRS Resellers have complete visibility to our costs associated with domain names. It also means that, as with past registry cost increases, we aren’t going to use these registry price increases as an opportunity to raise our prices on these or other gTLDs by piling on increases for domains where our costs are not increasing.

We strongly believe that our transparent pricing model gives you comfort in clearly understanding how we approach pricing, and provides you with confidence in terms of what you can expect around pricing in the future.

One thought on “Registry Cost Increases for .BIZ and .ORG Domains coming April 1, 2011

  1. that’s sad..but i want to know that how companies like bigorck, webspecia and others have manged to sell these TLD’s at a lower price. they are selling .org at 265 INR which is around $5 whereas the registry cost is 7+ USD!

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