The wholesale price of domain names are increasing, but we are not passing this increase on to our customers.
Effective from 1st of July 2010 the authority which maintains the most popular Top Level Domains (TLDs) on the internet – Verisign – have increased the wholesale price of .com and .net domains. In a press release they stated:
As the economy and society becomes increasingly dependent on digital technology, it is imperative that investment in the underlying infrastructure, including .com and .net, continue to keep pace with the robust growth of the Internet and ensure its continued security and reliability. Over the last decade, the volume of Internet traffic and domain name system (DNS) queries on VeriSign’s global infrastructure has increased from an average of approximately 2 billion queries per day in the year 2000 to more than 50 billion queries per day today while maintaining 100 percent operational accuracy and stability for the last eleven years.
At Valcato we are pleased to announce that these wholesale price increases will not be passed on to you, our customers. Through strategic partnerships we are able to absorb the costs and provide you with great value domain registration services. All applicable domain names include ID Protection at no extra charge where our competitors charge $3-7 for this service alone. Furthermore we respect our customers’ inboxes and refrain from sending unnecessary promotional emails or filling our control panel with adverts.