Discussion in 'General Board' started by RobM, Nov 25, 2015.
Um did I understand this correctly? The prices just went up 50%+vat as from March next year?
I've read it many times, but yes that seems to be the case. Still in shock here!
"...customers who may wish to lock-in the current pricing by registering or renewing for up to 10 years before then...."
If only I had a spare £36k!
I guess members of the board need new wings for their mansions. Joking aside I can see why they'd do this - they've provided such a sterling service for their members and it must cost a fortune to do. I mean it's not as if they've ever earned millions over their 'non-profit' status.
Those are the weaseliest words I've seen from any company.
Costs increasing? They're selling a 100% automated product, and the cost of hosting, bandwidth, databases, etc. is going down at Moore's Law rates every year. So 2015 costs are a tiny fraction of 1999 costs. Their executive salaries, average salaries, director remurations and bonuses on the other hand are on a rocket ship to the moon.
But of course this will give them:
A) A big boost in revenue now as people renew their domains out for longer (which also hides the decline in renewal rates)
B) A big boost in ongoing revenue - basically they've decided to take out of .co.uk the windfall they were hoping to see from .uk
I assume they will provide members a breakdown of the 'costs' that have 'risen considerably'..... hang on just saw a pig fly past the window.
Well, think of it as helping to fund their "future technologies" :roll:
This looks like a monopoly with free reign to abuse their position
Perhaps they could spend the extra millions on rolling back the website to the usable version.
I'd like to know what metrics they track with their marketing spend. Perhaps they could start by estimating the size of the puddle of urine under the wall?
What are they going to do with all the cash? They already have to give shed loads away to "charity" via the foundation as they generate too much at the current prices.
another act of desperation, since .uk has not exactly been a massive success, the customer now has to pay for it to make up for the all the costs associated with consulting and then launching it. They may just end up shooting themselves in the foot.
So now if you are in the uk space, you not only have to fork out twice to secure both .co.uk and .uk, they now want to up the prices on them both by another 50%, they just don't stop.
Maybe they could use the extra money to advertise the .uk a bit more??
When I say a bit more I really mean start advertising it! I've seen almost no advertising or press for the new extension.
The only big bit of fuss was at the start with Stephen Fry. Google: Stephen Fry and his stephenfry.com domain shows up! Not the .uk he raved about back on June 10th 2014!
Still so many non domain type people who don't even know that the .uk exists!
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