On July 1st, 2011, Afilias is raising the cost for .INFO domain names by $0.67 to $7.42 (all costs listed are in US dollars). Here’s the Afilias letter to ICANN [PDF]

.info registry logoWe have a cost-plus pricing model for our generic top-level domains (gTLDs) at OpenSRS. That means we break out the cost of gTLDs to give you transparency into who is getting what when you buy domains through us. As a result, you’ll see your cost for buying .INFO domains through your OpenSRS reseller account rise by $0.67 on July 1, 2011, to $10.60/year.

In the case of .INFO domains, of the new $10.60 list price, the registry gets $7.42. ICANN gets $0.18 for the ICANN fee, and the remaining $3.00 makes up the OpenSRS management Fee.

You may wish to beat the price increase by renewing existing .INFO domains before July 1st as you’ll pay the current price if you renew now, even if the domain doesn’t expire until after July 1.

.INFO promotion starts July 1

Also effective July 1, 2011, OpenSRS is offering a .INFO pricing promotion in conjunction with Afilias. For those resellers who sign up and do some promotion of .INFO domains to their customers, we’ll drop the registry cost for new, one-year registrations to just $1.99. You’ll still have to pay the ICANN fee and OpenSRS management fee on top of that, but it’s a savings of $5.43 of the new regular cost.

Terms and conditions for the promotion can be found on the sign-up page. You need to sign up for this promotion and the discount is paid in the form of a rebate deposited in your reseller account the month following that month’s transactions.

Sign up here