Hi Ali,

The AFRICA renewal fee. I charge R299 for renewals, just over US$22. Its
that price regardless of whether is was purchased as a Premium or a
special sale price. Its also the price of a regularly purchased new
domain. When we started charging for CO.ZA – the price was R200 and that
was 20+ years ago – so the AFRICA price is not that out of scope. If you
are buying directly from the Registry – the price is obviously less, but
my markup is not that high. The XYZ domains were at one time being sold
for under US$1 – but who honestly can expect that to be the ongoing
(renewal) price. The current pricing is clearly advertised as being a
Sale or special price – \”Asante Promotion\” (Thank you promotion). The
practise is also quite common in the Domain Name marketing world. Has
not .KE also done this at times?

On 2019/02/06 06:34, Ali Hussein via kictanet wrote:
> Barrack
>
> The best thing for .Africa to do is to be transparent on the renewal
> fee. Can you imagine if I\’m to make .africa my primary domain name
> because of this offer and the renewal is than 10 times the price of
> the promotion? Best to let folks know so they can make an informed
> decision.
>
> Regards
>
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> On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 1:44 PM Barrack Otieno via kictanet
> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>>
> wrote:
>
> Listers,
>
> There is an offer for .Africa Domains for Kes 200. This is your
> chance to take your business beyond the borders. Kindly note that
> the renewal fee will be different.
>
> Regards
>
> ———- Forwarded message ———
> From: *Afriregister Kenya* <admin@afriregister.co.ke
> <mailto:admin@afriregister.co.ke>>
> Date: Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 4:07 PM
> Subject: Promotion for registration of .africa at 200 KES
> To: <otieno.barrack@gmail.com <mailto:otieno.barrack@gmail.com>>
>
>
> <afriregister.co.ke>
>
> Dear Client,
>
> I hope this email finds you well.
> We would like to inform you that from February 1st to March 31,
> 2019, there is a promotion for .africa registration. The price is
> 200 KES / year for each registration. Please note that the
> promotion is only for registrations and not renewals and that it
> is a registration for one year.
>
> Link: afriregister.co.ke/
>
> Thank You
> Best regards
> Afriregister Kenya
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>
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