Upcoming .COM and .XYZ domain price increase
At Namecheap, we’ve consistently stood up for our users by challenging arbitrary domain price increases. As we approach another price increase for .COM and .XYZ domains this September, we wanted to ensure our customers are informed so you can continue to get the best value for your investments.
Key information for Namecheap users
All .COM domain renewals will see an approximate 9% increase. This price increase will happen across registrars, not just Namecheap. The new prices will take effect on September 1st. .XYZ domains will also experience a price increase.
We recommend our existing domain customers renew .COM domains before September to lock in the current rates for the coming year. Prospective registrants should likewise consider registering before the price increase to lock in existing prices.
Alternatively, you might consider alternatives to .COM. Depending on the top-level domain, these options could be more budget-friendly
Namecheap’s pricing beginning September 1
- .COM: Renewals – $15.88
- .XYZ: Registrations/Transfers – $12.98
- .XYZ Renewals – $14.98
Verisign’s pattern of increases
Verisign, the entity overseeing .COM domains, has pricing authority based on their agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The periodic price changes for .COM domains are in line with this arrangement.
While we at Namecheap understand how this cost compounds over time, especially for those managing multiple domains or planning to acquire more, the increases are, therefore, out of our control.
Back in 2019, we made a stand against ICANN’s decision to remove price caps for .ORG and .INFO domains. Our prediction in 2020 about Verisign’s potential price changes has, unfortunately, come true, reaffirming our commitment to ensuring fair pricing and transparency in the domain industry.
At Namecheap, we value our customers and believe in transparent communication. We’re here to support you during these industry changes, offering advice and alternatives to ensure your online presence remains strong and affordable.
Renew your domains now
If you currently hold any .COM or .XYZ domains with Namecheap, you can renew between now and the end of August to keep current pricing, regardless of when the domains are set to expire.
Go to Namecheap.com and sign in to review your domain list and renew your domains.