Economically Controlled Access

Nominet Option 2

If respondents prefer to keep the first come first serve model (rather than auctions) Nominet propose:

Our assumption is that EPP connections for drop catching would be available at a price point of approximately £600 per six connections with a limit of no more than 10 batches per member. Even if all domains were released at one single point in time, our analysis indicates that having more than six EPP connections would not provide any material advantage. We therefore see no reason why any business/individual would need more than one membership to successfully participate in the secondary market.

Page 17 – Nominet Consulation

Current charges:

  • Nominet membership one-off joining fee of £400 + VAT
  • Annual subscription charge of £100 + VAT
  • Domain Availability Checker (DAC) is £25 + VAT
  • Domain Names can be caught at cost price £3.90 + VAT

See .uk Pricing Schedule

Pay for EPP Access Proposal

Nominet’s proposal will introduce an extra dropcatcher tag charge.

You will be able to apply for 10 extra dropcatcher tags on the same membership:

Tag 1 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-1] – £600 + VAT
Tag 2 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-2] – £600 + VAT
Tag 3 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-3] – £600 + VAT
Tag 4 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-4] – £600 + VAT
Tag 5 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-5] – £600 + VAT
Tag 6 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-6] – £600 + VAT
Tag 7 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-7] – £600 + VAT
Tag 8 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-8] – £600 + VAT
Tag 9 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-9] – £600 + VAT
Tag 10 = [DROPCATCHER-TAG-10] – £600 + VAT

Total upto: £6000 + VAT per year