Saturday, July 19, 2008

Link to a forum : Yahoo! Domain Renewals Increase to $34.95/year?

May 28,2008
First post of this forum :

First Microsoft tries to buy Yahoo!, now Yahoo! raises their domain renewal rates.

Important note: Beginning on July 1, 2008, Yahoo!'s annual domain renewal price increases to $34.95 per year.

If this is accurate would this be considered Highway Robbery? Or do they think their customers are fools? Can they really justify that large an increase? Or are they just being greedy and hope their customers don't Google for

Apparently the above quote was sent by email to people who have their domains registered with Yahoo! I'm not one of them. But I just visited their site and they make absolutely no mention of the increase. They do have a plan that has domain name plus email for $34.95 a year

So if this is true, this is truly a smack in the face to a lot of people who use Yahoo! to host their domain. (Can you say mass exodus?) If it's not true, sorry to waste your time Smiling ."

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Link to a forum : Canceling my Yahoo! domain registration

June 24,2008 (7 posts)
First post of this forum :

I just got an email from Yahoo! saying my service will be renewed sometime in July, etc. I don't want to renew my domain. The only thing I purchased from Yahoo! is the domain name itself... someone else hosted it for me. Is this what I need to do in order to cancel everything?

P.S. Just wondering... why will my information become public on the WHOIS database after canceling?"

Link to a forum : Yahoo Domain Fees Rise!

July 1,2008
First post of this forum :

From July 1st, users that have domains registered with Yahoo Small Business, will see their fee jump from $9.95 to $34.95.

The news came in form of e-mail for anyone who has registered a domain with Yahoo Small Business, and a Yahoo representative told CNET Friday that the e-mails have been sent 90 days, 60 days, and 30 days before users were set to renew their domain registration.

But some blogs are expressing dismay at the price increase, which is three and a half times what domain owners have paid in past years.

Yahoo LogoYahoo said the $25 price increase is primarily being instituted to match the cost of doing business, and that registering domains--the process of creating a new Web address--can cost even more with other Web sites.

However, other competitors have much lower prices, including or Google Apps, both of which charge annual fees of around $10.

Since domain registration is not the core of Yahoo's small-business site, the company said its prices can not be as low as those of sites that focus on registering domains.

Low domain registration fees, though, can be a foot in the door to coax customers to upgrade to more profitable services.

According to Yahoo, new domain registrations will still only cost $9.95 and after a year, the fee will go up to $34.95."

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