Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by Aaron Clifford, Jan 28, 2011.
Have you ever not bought a domain name due to the cost to transfer it?
(on behalf of rob!)
I was pretty keen on Watch.co.uk, but they want £100,012 to transfer it to me, which really did put me off, so I didn't buy it.
Hehe - like it
My answer: I would buy more lower price domains if the cost of transfer was lower
But then again, I want to move to high value domains as soon as I can really
Its very hard to buy a "bargain" domain name for a tenner, when its going to cost the same again to transfer it.
They should lower the cost to a few quid.... or free
The relative cost, or whether it is affordable, is not the point. To re-iterate something I said in the other thread, all previous admin charges were 'cost neutral', neither losing nor making money for Nominet either way. This method however, strips Nominet almost entirely out of every electronic transfer, so therefore it is massively profitable to them.
There is no logic to an arguement which says that their admin charge for a domain name is about £3 per year, yet it is £12 to allow the registrants to effect a direct sale without Nominets' input, you're forced to pay it!
I almost want to be able to opt in for paper work transfers, just so it feels like im getting my moneys worth again
Why would anyone stop buying a name because of the £12 fee? If you don't believe that the name is worth at least that, what is your initial interest in it?
why is it £12 to transfer but only half that to buy it new?!?
a transfer cant involve much more work than a new registration?
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