WordPress promises not to increase prices on .Blog domain name renewals

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    WordPress and its company Knock Knock WHOIS There that owns the rights to the .blog domains announced an amendment to the .blog Registry-Registrar Agreement. Changes will be effective on July 15th, 2017.

    WordPress said that keeping things simple allows registrars and resellers to focus on their core business.

    Any .blog domain that is registered will not see a pricing increase for renewals on subsequent years.

    “Pricing stability improves a registrar’s ability to promote new gTLDs to website owners, both new and experienced alike. By building a sense of security and predictability amongst end-users, we contribute to the perception of new gTLDs as reliable and accessible options.

    We also believe this allows .blog registrars to focus on sales, without the worry of future price changes that would cause complexities to their business. As Domain Name Wire indicates, introducing pricing changes, along with a wide variety of pricing tiers, creates a barrier to registrars interested in onboarding more new gTLDs. We’d like to see the barrier to entry as low as possible to promote usage and a broader acceptance of new gTLD domains.”

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