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123 Reg Price Increase .uk Domains

Discussion in 'Domain Name News' started by philliph, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. philliph United Kingdom

    philliph Active Member

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    We're writing to let you know that we will be increasing the price of all our .uk extensions (including .co.uk, .me.uk, .org.uk and .uk) on 13 January 2020, due to the registry increasing their domain costs.

    This price change will affect all .uk domain name registrations and renewals, with fees increasing from the current price of £9.99 to a new, standard price of £11.99.

    If your .uk domain is due for renewal in December or later, make sure you take advantage of our existing rates by manually renewing your domain before January 13, 2020!
     
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  3. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Did they really have to increase it by 2 quid? Who the hell's gonna pay £11.99 for 1 year...
     
  4. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Easy money, reg everyoenes .uk's "free of charge" for 2 years, then whack a revewal fee on domains they might have never wanted to reclaim/gain profit they would never have had otherwise. Geniues business plan lol
     
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  5. Nigel United Kingdom

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  6. Ben Thomas

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    Could be worse I suppose...

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  7. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    A £2 price rise...

    That's just plain dishonest. A £2 price rise cannot be due to a 15p increase at the Registry.

    I'm sick of this industry and its lies.
     
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  8. Siusaidh United Kingdom

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    Okay - so the competition to charge the most for a UK domain...

    Names.co.uk in the lead at the moment with £14.99

    I can (marginally) understand if additional services are thrown in as well, but for a basic domain registration...
     
  9. armistice United Kingdom

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    123 are just having a laugh, they charge 99p +Vat to register a uk then add 'Domain Ownership Protection' for 5.99 (11.99 per year after the first year)!

    What does Domain Ownership Protection get you? they say

    Domain Ownership Protection keeps your domain protected from threats like domain hijacking and honest mistakes like accidental transfer or missed renewals.

    and includes

    Password protection for increased domain security
    Complete identity protection through removal from the WHOIS database
    Guaranteed failsafe renewal if yours fails for any reason
     
  10. Ben Thomas

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    I love the ones where they say their domains cost 99p but then you get it in the basket and it's like £14.99, breakdown first year 99p second year £14 :rolleyes:
     
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    ratboy Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    If I owned 1 domain name and couldn't be arsed moving, £14.99 is cheap.
     
  12. Ben Thomas

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    Cheaper than £4.50?
     
  13. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    Webnames of Canada: UK domains currently £26-25p a year
     
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  14. DarrenTSO United Kingdom

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    We dropped our .uk domain price in protest at this. So we're now £4.84 + VAT per year. No gimmicks, no 'first year specials'. :)

    Edited to remove the "below cost", not sure what I was thinking o_O
     
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    Cost is £3.90 Darren, including VAT that comes out at £4.68
     
  16. DarrenTSO United Kingdom

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    Sorry Ben, not sure what I was thinking there. Silly me!
     
  17. Ben Thomas

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the cost price increases to that price eventually. They're prob going to be putting it up every year. I'd love to see them bring it down again. Roll back to £2.75
     
  18. starbird United Kingdom

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    A roll back to £2.75 in June would be nice :p
     
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  19. Gill United Kingdom

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    123-Reg are the epitome of incompetence. We've been waiting 11 days for them to transfer 13 domains into our account. The domains are on their tag but apparently because they were previously registered to another 123-Reg customer it's huge technical ask to move them. With no resolution on the horizon, today we decided enough was enough and was forced to pay Nominet £12 to get back control of our own names and just to cap things off, an error in the Nominet process meant I got charged twice. I've wrote to Nominet and told them I want one of the payments refunding and that if they had any conscience they'd refund both.

    People must be either lazy or sadists to keep dealing with a company like this!
     
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  20. Ben Thomas

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    Not come across this before, what happened? Hopefully they refund both. But being Nominet I doubt they will. Let us know if they do!
     
  21. Gill United Kingdom

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    During the final transaction I got an error saying one or more names couldn't be transferred to the new tag, so I clicked the previous buttons to go back 2 stages and changed the tag and this time it went through without errors but it seems they took a payment for the failed transfer. Nominet haven't replied either, these days they're only on the ball when you've not paid your invoices.
     
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