Godaddy.com Warns Customers That .Vg & .Tc Domains May Not Be Renewed & Will Be Costly

In any email Godaddy.com warns customers that they might not be able to renew .VG domain names or .TC domain names.

If they are able to renew them they are not going to be cheap

“We previously told you about a dispute at the .TC and .VG domain name registries.”

“We have already suspended new .TC and .VG registrations because of complications at the registry, and we may have issues renewing your domain(s). ”

“Also, effective immediately, the registries have increased the price of renewals: .VG are now $199.99 and .TC are $149.99 per year.”

“We’ll do our best to work with the registries to renew the domains”

We told you about a big issue with .VG and .TC domain names back in March of this year

.VG is the ccTLD for for the British Virgin Islands.

.TC is the ccTLD for Turks and Caicos Islands

You can read our previous posts on those extensions here and here.

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Any idea which registry they’re talking about? I spoke to GoDaddy today and they weren’t clear about which registry they’re renewing with – I’m assuming it’s the original AdamsNames. Sadly the root servers are pointing at the Meridian registry (I think this is the hijacked one) so it’s not clear that GoDaddy’s renewals will have any effect.
    Both the AdamsNames and Meridian sites still show old pricing, so I’m not sure where GoDaddy have the $200 figure for .vg from – or are they planning on registering with both AdamsNames and Meridian to ensure that whoever IANA declares to be the ‘winner’, our domains are safe?

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