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Gee, thanks. auDA cuts price of .au names by five cents

Kevin Murphy, May 3, 2022, 17:38:07 (UTC), Domain Registries

Australian ccTLD registry auDA has cut the wholesale price of .au domains by a measly five cents, according to local reports.

Aussie domainer blog Domainer reports that registry back-end provider Afilias, owned by Donuts, has notified registrars that the price is coming down to AUD 7.83 ($5.56), from AUD 7.88, not including sales tax.

The cut kicks in June 1 and effects all new registrations, renewals and transfers.

With about 3.6 million .au domains under management, that amounts to $180,000 a year out of the registry’s pocket, but the price reduction obviously won’t be noticeable for any but the most prolific domain collector.

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Comments (1)

  1. Freddie says:

    Fascinating to see a registry reducing what are already low prices on their domains.

    In contrast to dot coms, which are priced higher and whose registry still hikes the cost on registrants almost every year now that they’ve gotten their green light.

    It may be just five cents, but sometimes it’s the spirit of things that matters.

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