Domain Prices Will Increase
Registering and renewing domains is about to get a little more expensive. Verisign, which manages the generic TLD's (top level domains) .com and .net will increase the price of base registration fees. VeriSign announced that the registry fee for .com domain names will increase from $6.42 to $6.86 and that the registry fee for .net domain names will increase, from $3.85 to $4.23. Verisign has said that the increase is necessary as significant investments are required to increase security measures and sustain the growth of the traffic volume due to Web connected wireless devices and other services. VeriSign processes a peak of more than 33 billion DNS queries per day under normal traffic conditions.