Verisign is increasing the prices on .COM domains. Verisign is the registry for .COM domains and the registrars you use to obtain domains have to pay them a fee. That fee will increase by 7%, this more than likely means that the price increases will passed along to all domain owners.
Renew Domains or Purchase New
You may want to renew your domains prior to January 15, 2012. While 7% does not sound like much for one domain, for those of you with domain portfolios it can be quite expensive. You may also want to renew your domains prior to the end of this year for tax purposes depending on your accounting year, check with your accountant.
Purchasing new domains before Jan 15 will save you the extra 7% and purchasing before the end of this year may also decrease your tax bill. We keep a list of all the latest and most up to date godaddy discounts for you to use. Also you can renew for multiple years and therefore avoid the price increase for a number of years.