VeriSign will raise the price of .com and .net domains since October 1, 2008
by domisfera (.com, .net)
In two years .com domains will move from 6$ to 6.86$ (+ 14.33%) and .net domains from 3.50$ to 4.23$ (+ 20.85%). While the year 2007 was the first since 1999 that prices rose VeriSign seems to be the trend in the coming years because the arguments to justify the rise this year are very similar to those of last year: to increase the capacity of the infrastructure DNS and to increase security against increasingly numerous and sophisticated cyber attacks.
As a counterpoint to these justifications, Karl Auerbach (a former board member of the ICANN), said last year at this time that VeriSign could spend less than 0.14$ in order to maintain a domain registration.