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BIZ Domains To Increase 10% In September

Neustar logoNeustar has written to ICANN to advise it will be increasing the domain name registry fee for .biz domains by ten percent as of 1 September 2013, compared to an increase of 7.5 percent in 2012.

The fee will increase from the current $7.85 to a maximum of $8.63 per year, an increase of $0.78. In 2012 the increase was $0.55.

This domain name registry fee is that charged by the registry to registrars and hence charges to registrants will normally be somewhat higher.

The increase compares to the increase announced by the Public Interest Registry for .org domains, who announced in December 2012 the registry fee would increase to $8.25. The fee was previously increased to $7.21 in April 2011.

And for .com, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has capped the maximum registry fee to $7.85 unless Verisign is able to demonstrate it is in the public interest to increase the fee.