BigRock.com is an ICANN Accredited registrar, that is one of the major tags used by SnapNames.com to catch domain names on the drop.
I just received an email from them today about the Verisign’s price increase which goes into effect January 15th.
As your account manager, I would like to inform you of an imminent change in Verisign Registry pricing.”
“From early January 2012,.COM/.NET domain prices will approximately increase by $2 USD.”
“I urge you to take advantage of BigRock’s Industry Best Pricing and register your domains or renew existing ones prior to this price increase.”
“Feel free to contact me for more information or any help that you may need with your account.”
I don’t know if BigRock.com is planning on using the $.51 price increase as an excuse to raise their prices on .com and .net’s by $2, and while a registrar can charge whatever they want for domain renewal or registration, it clearly not proper to tell its customers that Verisign is raising prices 3X more than they really are.