Web domain reduction could spark price war

15 Dec 200955 Views

Domain name and hosting provider LetsHost has dropped the price of a .ie domain name by 50pc to €9.99. But will other domain providers follow its lead?

The move is an effort to provide new businesses and personal users a value-for-money alternative to traditional .com domain registrations. 

Other companies have followed suit, with the next nearest competitor, Blacknight, selling at €16.95.

LetsHost director Graeme Conkie said the company currently accounts for more than one in five domains registered in 2009.

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“Current registration figures year to date amount to over 31,000 domains. As a result of these volumes, LetsHost are in a position to provide new registrations and transfers at this incredible price for the remainder of the year,” Conkie said.

Conkie said that five years ago the typical price of a .ie domain name registration was typically in excess of €100.

By John Kennedy

Photo: LetsHost has lowered the price of a domain name registration by half, to €9.99.

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years.

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