Nominet has announced the rules and prices they charge to registrars for multi-year registrations, with the options for registrations from one to ten years, when the new rules come into place on 1 May 2012.
Nominet has also announced five new members for their Dispute Resolution Service. They are Tim Brown, Gill Grassie, Ravi Mohindra, Richard Stephens and Clive Trotman who will become independent experts.
Under the new multi-year registration options, single year registrations will be more expensive, with the prices charged to registrars being £3.50, while registrations for two or more years costing £2.50 (VAT) per year. The default registration period will be for two years.
However the new rules will only be available for registrations through registrars that are Nominet members. Non-members will only be able to register and renew domains for the default 2-year period.
Leading up to the implementation of multi-year registrations, Nominet will provide technical specifications on 31 January and make the testbed available on 2 April.
For more information, see www.nominet.org.uk/registrars/systems/Plannedchanges/developmentroadmap/multiyear/
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