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What's Going On With Enom Pricing?

20190624_sadenom3 What's happened to Enom?

I’ve had a long-standing reseller account with Enom for many, many years and being a bit lazy I really haven’t checked the pricing for a while. I had the need to register a .com recently and as is my habit I found what I was after and went through to my shopping cart. Boy was I in for a surprise!

Escrow.com

I couldn’t believe it but Enom was trying to charge $13.50 for .com domain? Considering that I also use Epik for my personal domains I’m more familiar with paying $8.49. The difference doesn’t sound very much until you multiply it over a lot of domains…..suddenly that five star vacation is getting further away with every registration.

For those of you that are wondering why I didn’t just register the domain at Epik in the first place then you’d be asking a great question. Call it stupidity on my part and I mistake I don’t plan on making into the future.

When did all these pricing changes at Enom happen? I actually have no specific date but wouldn't be surprised if it related to being purchased by Tucows. There’s one thing for sure, the remainder of my domains at Enom will shortly be finding another home.

I should also mention that .org and .net domains are $17.00 at Enom while at Epik they cost $10.60 and $9.95 respectively. Clearly Enom is doing whatever they possibly can to repay the Tucows investment….including hiking prices.

BTW, this isn’t a plug for Epik….they provide a good service at a great price and I think companies like this deserve a little attention.

Despite the pricing faux-pas, it’s going to be quite sad that I’ll be parting ways with Enom as they were my go-to registrar of choice for close to sixteen years. Sometimes good things must come to an end.

I’d love to know what registrar readers would recommend and the reasons why…..so leave a comment below. Also, if anyone is from Enom is reading this and would like to have a chat about the article then please reach out to me....I'd really like to hear from you.

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Guest - Charlie on 25 June 2019
I don't really fancy the way companies in the domain industry change their pricing and somtimes even their entire structure at their whim without considering their customers opinion. I prefer to register with Godaddy as its the most common with endusers s

I don't really fancy the way companies in the domain industry change their pricing and somtimes even their entire structure at their whim without considering their customers opinion. I prefer to register with Godaddy as its the most common with endusers so it will be easy to move it to their accounts over there.
Cheers.

I don't really fancy the way companies in the domain industry change their pricing and somtimes even their entire structure at their whim without considering their customers opinion. I prefer to register with Godaddy as its the most common with endusers so it will be easy to move it to their accounts over there. Cheers.
mgilmour on 26 June 2019

Sometimes it's best just to go with the biggest....

Sometimes it's best just to go with the biggest....
Guest - Michele on 25 June 2019

Dear Rip Van Winkle, sir, the world changed…. a bit…. since you were last awake! Enom made the new pricing announcement over a year ago. And right around then, their site hit a long series of near-crashes, “degraded service” incidents and so on. It’s been really something. Surely you’re receiving the more-than-daily site problem reports from them?

Many of us stuck with that Silver Pricing have been transferring our domains since then, or if they were able, transferred quickly. Now that I’ve had time to get used to it, it’s had some positives about it. Smaller registrars like Namesilo have benefited from the influx of transfers, I found a good new registrar, and Tucows’ ownership now means problems will be fixed. Anytime I’ve had a hitch in transferring or updating a domain, they responded fast and took care of the problem.

Dear Rip Van Winkle, sir, the world changed…. a bit…. since you were last awake! Enom made the new pricing announcement over a year ago. And right around then, their site hit a long series of near-crashes, “degraded service” incidents and so on. It’s been really something. Surely you’re receiving the more-than-daily site problem reports from them? Many of us stuck with that Silver Pricing have been transferring our domains since then, or if they were able, transferred quickly. Now that I’ve had time to get used to it, it’s had some positives about it. Smaller registrars like Namesilo have benefited from the influx of transfers, I found a good new registrar, and Tucows’ ownership now means problems will be fixed. Anytime I’ve had a hitch in transferring or updating a domain, they responded fast and took care of the problem.
mgilmour on 26 June 2019

LOL!I must admit that I'm finally awake now. I've been seeing the problems in the "degraded" interface for quite some time now.

LOL!I must admit that I'm finally awake now. I've been seeing the problems in the "degraded" interface for quite some time now.
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