I got another bogus email from eNom today saying they’re increasing their price to $39.95. I have gotten this a few weeks ago as well and there was some talk about it, but I thought it might have been an error.

But no, this is the second time I’m getting the email:

“Valued Customer,

This is a follow up to the notification sent on 10/19/2011.

In July 2011, eNomCentral was notified by VeriSign that it plans to raise the cost for their respective domain extensions on January 15, 2012. As with previous VeriSign price increases, eNomCentral must adjust our pricing such that we can absorb the increased costs for reselling VeriSign’s domains.

Historically, eNomCentral has always been resistant to raising our prices. Our goal has always been to provide domain name and value-added services at competitive rates. Unfortunately, based on this announcement from VeriSign, eNomCentral must modify our pricing to address the increased cost of reselling these VeriSign domains.

Effective January 14, 2012 your new domain pricing will be:

New Price: $39.95

If you have any questions, please contact us at +1(425)974-4689 or customercare@enom.com.”

 

Notice even the notification date is pretty old, so I’m not sure if this is the same email that got somehow resent or they are sending this email again to all users.

Did any of you get a similar email today?

I know VeriSign is increasing their prices by something like 7%, but $39.99? And it doesn’t even say which tld it applies to, guessing “.com” ? I’m probably going to call them, but did anyone get to the bottom of this?

 

UPDATE:

I got a response from them, and yes, price increase has been confirmed!

 

“Hello,

Yes.

The price increase on January 14th will affect the following TLD bundle:

.COM

.NET

.ORG

.INFO

.US

.BIZ

Thank You,

Customer Care

eNomCentral / Bulk Register

Demand Media

www.demandmedia.com

5808 Lake Washington Blvd., #300

Kirkland, WA  98033

technical support  1-425-974-4689 Option 4 tech support fax    1-425-974-4791

 

UPDATE 2:

It seems enom.com is different from eNomCentral.com, eNomCentral’s current price is $34.95. So you should be fine if your registered your domains on enom.com

Hello, Yes. The price increase on January 14th will affect the following TLD bundle: .COM.NET.ORG.INFO.US.BIZ  Thank You,Customer CareeNomCentral / Bulk Register Demand Mediawww.demandmedia.com5808 Lake Washington Blvd., #300Kirkland, WA  98033 technical support  1-425-974-4689  Option 4 tech support fax    1-425-974-4791Hello, Yes. The price increase on January 14th will affect the following TLD bundle: .COM.NET.ORG.INFO.US.BIZ  Thank You,Customer CareeNomCentral / Bulk Register Demand Mediawww.demandmedia.com5808 Lake Washington Blvd., #300Kirkland, WA  98033 technical support  1-425-974-4689  Option 4 tech support fax    1-425-974-4791