I was reading a post at Namepros and then Mike forwarded me an email with a similar sentiment. Enom is going to be moving people down a tier and some are pretty pissed off.
Namepros member WebInceptions posted:
I’ve been with eNom through thick and thin from nearly their beginning, and have spend well over $1 million over the years. After some tech issues they refused to fix a few years ago, I move many of my domains to another registrar, but left 1,500 domains at eNom.
Today I received an email from them saying that all accounts will have to continuously spend $100,000 with them per year to get stay in the better pricing classification AND that I will be dropped to one of their highest pricing categories in 30 days!
It’s like someone took a class on how to do great business and retain customers, and they have chosen to do the EXACT OPPOSITE.
Time to start collecting those auth codes and putting those xfer requests in…. BYE ENOM!
The following replies echoed the same sentiments. Now of course if you sell on NameJet you have to use Enom, so that is a hook they can use to keep everyone from flying the coop.
This is the email Enom sent:
We’re introducing a new, aggressively discounted Platinum Plus plan;
We’re adding annual spend and volume requirements to our existing plans;
We’re adjusting the Silver, Gold, and Platinum prices for .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO and .BIZ.
As of May 30, 2018, the reseller account gizmo
will be placed in the Silver plan.
You are guaranteed placement in this plan until Dec. 31st, 2018.
Please refer to the chart below for the details and requirements of each plan.
On May 30, 2018, you will be placed into the appropriate plan (indicated in the box above) based on the total number of new domain registrations/transfers, and total domain spend of your account between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018. Your placement in this plan is guaranteed until December 31st, 2018, at which time, your placement for 2019 will be determined based on the annual domain spend and volume requirements outlined in the chart below.
You will remain in your current pricing plan (indicated in the box above) until December 31st, 2018. At this time, your placement for 2019 will be determined based on the annual domain spend and volume requirements outlined in the chart below.
|Please note: We will not modify the prices for sub-resellers. Please ensure that you make sub-reseller pricing adjustments at your discretion.|
Pricing for other TLDs will not be adjusted.
Pricing for other TLDs will not be adjusted.
Pricing for other TLDs will not be adjusted.
Pricing for other TLDs will be the same as the current Platinum plan.
Annual spend on domains: $5,000
Annual number of new domain registrations or transfers: 100
Annual spend on domains: $50,000
Annual number of new domain registrations or transfers: 500
Annual spend on domains: $100,000
Annual number of new domain registrations or transfers: 1,000
|*WHOIS privacy spend will not count towards annual domain spend. Only new registrations and domain transfers will count towards the annual transaction threshold. Each registration or transfer counts as 1 transaction, regardless of the number of registration years.|
“Pissed Off* is very small. Luckily I moved around 1500 of mine to GD last year. Only 6 left at Enom.com. First they require upfront payments and 3% CONVENIENCE charge and now this increase. Looks like someone hit the wrong button.
So you can move your domains to Uniregistry and pay less than a platinum plus enom member who spend $100,000 a year. WTF LOL
Yes, if you have 100K worth of registrations at ENOM, I would call that burning money, as they take like a week to transfer out, with no instant transfer out button.
Dave Tyrer says
I’m paying below $9 for renewals at Uniregistry with “only” 1475 domains there, so renewals would be around 13k.
And as a bonus, I’ve got access to their talented professional brokers who have helped sell more than $100,000 of my domains in the last 12 months 🙂
ENOM has a horrible control panel. It is slow, and lacks many bulk features.
ENOM just did everyone a huge favor, after all your names are gone, send them a huge THANK YOU!
Wow, Rightside actually did something right by unloading this now WORTHLESS asset. YES, they are not the only game in town, I can think of a half dozen cheaper companies already.
A GREAT BIG F U TO ENOM!
I will give you the Chinese $1K for ENOM.com when you go bankrupt, just tell your trustee to email me!
Good bye eNom.
You have lost our business with this stupid pricing !
$13.50 for .com, who is the Genius who came up with this ???
You can get $8.03 .com at Namebright.com with no volume requirements.
We are transferring ALL our domain names out.
Better transfer out NOW before Enom starts selling your domains or lock you out forever!!
WTF?? At Uniregistry you can get a .com for $9 no volume required.. Good bye Enom
Panama Wilson says
ENOM is about the worst company in the domain name business. Nobody should buy or keep domains there……that’s just asking for trouble, as you can see from these price increases.
ENOM SUCKS !
I have 2 enom accounts. Many years ago, I paid to have the 2 special accounts (ETP) so I got the lowest prices.
Over the years, I feel Enom continuously did something to push me away. I moved some domains away a while back. The problem with moving domains out of Enom, it is very time consuming.
Their newest action is the last straw. Over the next couple months, I will move all of my domains away.
I guess Tucow’s management forgot this – “everyone is replaceable.”
The person at Tucows who pushed this idea will find out, they are replaceable.
Can’t see a reason why not to go with uniregistry. Privacy and registration on renewals for under 9 bucks.
Also best platform and don’t hit you with ads. Amazing transfer service. Enom is stupid. When winning an auction on snap they hit you up with a domain renewal for 40.00 per year. Once a name goes over to them I transfer out asap.
Is Tucows initiating this new price increase because they are going to make transferring domains out of Enom more difficult because of the new GDPR whois rules?
I don’t know.
Yes, done with Enom. I have 200 domains with them. They want to charge me $13.99 for each!
Richard Fernando says
No no no no on! Enom just hit the final nail in the coffin for me. Got to start getting my domains over to my existing LogicBoxes and ResellerClub accounts.
For a support service like Enom’s, hell no I’m paying that money and loyalty to them. What a great midweek crisis this. Much win, thanks guys!
I’ve used eNom for 20yrs…
From ~2001, I’ve had 6 reseller accounts there, all top tier pricing.
For the last decade, all but 2 of those have had no domains and no activity.
BUT… the main reseller account does.
So explain to me why Tucows now tells me that my MAIN reseller account (the one I have several other resellers under) is going to be dumped to “Siver” status and one of the other reseller accounts that I’ve not even used for 10yrs is going to be “Platinum”… WTF?
Smells to me like they are just looking to rip me off for all the sub-reseller accounts.
Enom is committing suicide.
Rubens Kuhl says
I’ve seen more domain investors moving to Hexonet, but could be a biased sample.
Craig Edmibds says
I have been with ENOM for close to 17 years. I have 367 domains. Was just told this month that because I spend less than $5,000 my account is being downgraded from platinum to silver which will increase my costs by 35%. I requested s refund of my platinum reseller entry fee and they have refused. It’s pretty disgusting treatment to be honest. I have now joined namesilo and get domains for $6.50. ENOM IS A RIPOFF CONPANY.RUNAWAY FROM ENOM!!!!!
I spent several thousands of dollars to become a lifetime reseller in 2007 and had .com domains at $9.98.
Now I got put in the Silver range with $13.50 for .com domains and renewals too!! Enom has essentially terminated their reseller agreements and I hope somebody with money will sue them for it!!!
I guess Enom.com shot themselves in the foot.
This is a good thing though because now thanks to Craig’s post above I’m moving to namesilo.com too!
I have been with enom for over 17 years as well. They had done good in the past with keeping their pricing stable but you never know when a schmock may take over and ruin peace for everyone.
We have been with Enom for over 20 yrs and we also went from paying $8.95 per year to $13.50 per year per domain and never got a email stating a price increase just found out today and trying calling but hold times where nuts so started googling and came across this post, Thank God we are currently looking to transfer all are domains to another provider, Thanks for some of you for posting other providers we are looking into them as we speak, if anyone else got other sites with low domain cost, Please post them, Thank