I got several domains at Dreamhost, and they have advised their users that effective June 15, 2013, they will be increasing the price for .com and .net domain registration and renewals to $11.95 per year.
I learned about this change because Dreamhost occasionally sends “catchy” announcements via their newsletter (see below)
Last year in January our domain provider, Verisign, hit us with a price increase for .com and .net registrations, with another increase coming in July for .net. As irritating as these increases have been for us, we’re sorry to say that any protests regarding these increases have fallen on deaf ears. We’ve held off on passing this increase to our customers for an entire year simply because we didn’t want to believe it was true.
However, we are sad to report that we’ve allowed reality’s harsh embrace to alter our thinking on domain pricing for .com and .net domains. As of June 15, 2013, we will be increasing the price for .com and .net domain registration and renewals to $11.95 per year.
Due to our commitment to non-profit organizations and all of the good work that they do, we will NOT be increasing the price for “.org” domain registrations and renewals at this time. They will stay at the current rate of $9.95 per year.
We’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news and wish we didn’t have to follow in Verisign’s footsteps on this, but them’s the breaks.
Thanks for your understanding.
Should you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-The No-So-Happy DreamHost Domain Registration Team
I’m fine with this price increase as their domain reservation and renewal services are good. Thanks to Dreamhost team for this timely announcement!