Ownership and Pricing

What were the price caps for .ORG, .INFO and .BIZ?

The maximum wholesale price for domain name registrations in .ORG that registrars were required to pay to PIR was:

$8.25 max per registration or per renewal  an annual increase of 10% as from 1 January 2014

This max service fee was incorporated in the Registry Agreement between ICANN and PIR of 22 August 2013.

A similar requirement was set for domain names in .INFO:

$7.42 max per registration or per renewal until 31 August 2013 and $8.16 max as from 1 September 2013 an annual increase of 10% beginning on 1 January 2014

This max service fee was incorporated in the Registry Agreement between ICANN and Afilias of 22 August 2013.

A similar requirement was set for domain names in .BIZ:

$7.85 max per registration or per renewal until 31 August 2013 and $8.63 max as from 1 September 2013 an annual increase of 10% beginning on 1 January 2014

This max service fee was incorporated in the Registry Agreement between ICANN and Neustar of 22 August 2013.

TLD Operator History

Year Parties
1999 ICANN - NSI
2001 ICANN - Verisign
2002 ICANN - PIR
2003 ICANN - PIR
2004 ICANN - PIR
2006 ICANN - PIR
2008 ICANN - PIR
2013 ICANN - PIR
Year Parties
1999 ICANN - NSI
2001 ICANN - Verisign
2006 ICANN - Verisign
2010 ICANN - Verisign
2012 ICANN - Verisign
Year Parties
1999 ICANN - NSI
2001 ICANN - Verisign
2005 ICANN - Verisign
2010 ICANN - Verisign
2011 ICANN - Verisign
2017 ICANN - Verisign
Year Parties
2001 ICANN - Afilias
2003 ICANN - Afilias
2006 ICANN - Afilias
2010 ICANN - Afilias
2013 ICANN - Afilias
Year Parties
2001 ICANN - NeuLevel
2003 ICANN - NeuLevel
2006 ICANN - NeuStar
2010 ICANN - NeuStar
2013 ICANN - NeuStar
Year Parties
2001 ICANN - Global Name Registry
2007 ICANN - Global Name Registry
2012 ICANN - Verisign Information Services Global Name Registry
Year Parties
2002 ICANN - RegistryPro
2010 ICANN - Registry Services Corporation (dba RegistryPro)
2012 ICANN - Verisign Information Services Global Name Registry

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