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#272521 29-Jun-2020 14:01
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Beware!

 

I have a load of domains with Discount Domains for clients which were "inherited" from another business.

 

On the 11th of May, I renewed a (.co.nz) domain for 25.95+GST

 

Sometime after they have changed prices, renewing a .co.nz domain now costs 35.95 + GST

 

There has been no announcement that I saw, just a sneaky nearly 30% increase!  

 

https://imgur.com/a/fJPhJk0

 

An invoice from May

 

 

 

 

 

 

An invoice from June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn't pay much attention and have already now renewed 4 domains at this extortionate rate.

 

 





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  #2514423 29-Jun-2020 14:09
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I had an email from 1st domains back in March saying that InternetNZ who sells domain names to registrars was increasing their prices and so 1st domains would need to pass this increase onto their customers.  .nz, .co.nz and .org.nz domains were included

 

may have something to do with that ? 


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  #2514424 29-Jun-2020 14:10
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They need to remove the word ' Discount ' now :P


 
 
 
 




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  #2514465 29-Jun-2020 14:17
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metaname 25+GST

 

prodns 24.88+GST

 

Even domains4less is still 24.95+GST and that's owned by Umbrellar which is the same company as Discount Domains.

 

 

 

 





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  #2514466 29-Jun-2020 14:19
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Yea Metaname is just better now haha... has been for some time.

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  #2514467 29-Jun-2020 14:19
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The annual price increase from internetNZ is $3, not $10! So they snuck in some more margin there..


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  #2514468 29-Jun-2020 14:21
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I received notification of the increase




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  #2514470 29-Jun-2020 14:23
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I guess by "discount" they mean "cheaper than our Freeparking division of Umbrellar which charges 47.95+GST" 😧

 

 





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  #2514473 29-Jun-2020 14:31
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kyhwana2:

 

The annual price increase from internetNZ is $3,

 

 

 

 

$3 sounds like quite a large % increase on the wholesale price. What was their reasoning behind the wholesale price increase?


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  #2514477 29-Jun-2020 14:40
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mattwnz:

 

kyhwana2:

 

The annual price increase from internetNZ is $3,

 

 

 

 

$3 sounds like quite a large % increase on the wholesale price. What was their reasoning behind the wholesale price increase?

 

 

 

 

To quote the email from internetnz:

 

 

 

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The pricing review noted that our ability to deliver the services the market expects of us was under threat because falling registrations would reduce revenue. The review recommended a price increase to maintain our current services, including our public good activity, and the Council voted to accept the recommendations of the review.

 

Today we are announcing the wholesale domain name registration fee will change to $1.50 per month—an increase of 25c/month or an annual increase of $3. 

 

This new wholesale price will be in effect from 1 June 2020. "

 

 


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  #2514516 29-Jun-2020 15:20
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kyhwana2:

 

 

 

To quote the email from internetnz:

 

 

 

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The pricing review noted that our ability to deliver the services the market expects of us was under threat because falling registrations would reduce revenue. The review recommended a price increase to maintain our current services, including our public good activity, and the Council voted to accept the recommendations of the review.

 

Today we are announcing the wholesale domain name registration fee will change to $1.50 per month—an increase of 25c/month or an annual increase of $3. 

 

This new wholesale price will be in effect from 1 June 2020. "

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, I hadn't seen any previous mention anywhere,  of the wholesale price increase of .nz domains, and I do sell domains as a reseller. My provider hasn't put their pricing up.


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  #2514521 29-Jun-2020 15:31
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1st Domains are now $25.50+GST, up from $21.50+GST

 

A little more palatable than an additional $10+GST a year would be! Ouch





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  #2514523 29-Jun-2020 15:34
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kyhwana2:

 

To quote the email from internetnz:

 

"This new wholesale price will be in effect from 1 June 2020. "

 

 

1st Domains / Voyager sent me an email saying

 

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, InternetNZ (who sell domain names to Registrars like 1st Domains) has made the decision to delay their scheduled price increase of wholesale fees for domain names until 1 October 2020.

 

So the price to the Registrar doesn't actually go up for another three months

 

 

 

 

 

Edit: Speeling




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  #2514528 29-Jun-2020 15:38
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Have started to move mine to Metaname today.

 

A $3/annum increase I wouldn't have bothered I'd have increased my on-billing by $3 and call it a day, but a $10 increase is ridiculous.

 

 

 

 





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  #2514536 29-Jun-2020 16:01
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If you're concerned about price domainsdirect.nz is the cheapest I've found in NZ.  HOWEVER, I'm not a fan of their DNS controller so just use Cloudflare


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  #2514537 29-Jun-2020 16:08
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$10 each seems a little steep, but I steer clear from the likes of domains4less because of their relentless marketing. I was getting calls all day every day for each individual domain I had to get a "free" .kiwi.nz equivalent which of course would inherit some fees at renewal. It would've been better for one call for the whole account but they chose to call about each individual domain until I had to be quite blunt with them and ended up shifting away.


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