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New lower .au wholesale pricing is happening

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by DomainNames, Dec 20, 2017.

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    Afilias has called for lower .au wholesale pricing.

    https://domainnamewire.com/2017/12/...transition-3-million-au-domain-names-afilias/
    "LaPlante suggested that the price it will charge is less than the current contract with Neustar.
    “We expect that the price of a .au domain will be a little bit less than what has been charged in the past,” LaPlante said. “It will be up to the board, but we recommended to take it down a bit.”

    What is the new .au wholesale pricing:
    • auDA price
    • auDA Foundation price
    • Icaan price
    • Afilias price
    Total .au wholesale price

    What additional price drops have been negotiated and under what circumstances and time frames?

    https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-extends-ausregistrys-au-registry-term-to-2014/
    Posted by Jo Lim on 26 February 2009
    "new pricing that sees a drop in the AusRegistry wholesale price to $14 (for a 2 year licence) for com.au and net.au domains and further drops as volumes increase"

    http://www.smh.com.au/small-busines...n-name-owners-ripped-off-20170807-gxqpzs.html

    [​IMG] The Sydney Morning Herald – 9 Aug 17
    [​IMG]
    Millions of Australian domain name owners 'ripped off'
    Australian domain name owners say they are being overcharged by the organisation governing domain names.