Thanks Mark,

And of course if there is public demand, the renewal fee can always be
negotiated downwards.

Thank you

Best Regards

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 11:46 AM Mark Elkins via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> 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> wrote:
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>> 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>
>> Date: Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 4:07 PM
>> Subject: Promotion for registration of .africa at 200 KES
>> To: <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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