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Dear *|firstname|*,

From the 1st of January 2019 our domain name prices will be changing.

You can opt to renew your domains early at their current prices, here, until December 31st 2018.

Domains Notice

.uk domain names

.uk domains have increased in price from £3.99 to £6.99 per year.

Why the change?

We haven’t changed our domain pricing since Smart was founded back in 2014, while our costs, however, have increased over time. Wholesale domain prices are set by the registry and over the past four years have steadily increased. We have absorbed these prices for as long as we can and the new prices are still very competitive.

Anything else?

Yes, you should be aware that as a result of GDPR Nominet have automatically redacted your personal information from the WHOIS database. This information is therefore no longer available publicly and only law enforcement and approved parties can view it.

Unlike 123-reg we will not be automatically opting you into an additional chargeable privacy protection service you no longer need!

Domains Notice

.com, .net, .org & .info domain names

These have increased from £8.99 to £10.99/year.

Why the change?

Wholesale prices have gone up and the dollar has strengthened against the pound (all purchases ultimately have to convert to USD). Our approach has always been to set prices and absorb increases for as long as possible. Then set a new price that will last as long as is economic. We don’t like sending out price variation emails...

And we’re pretty good at it. We haven't changed domain prices for over 4 years and these changes still place us very competitively in the UK market (and considerably cheaper than the unfortunately named Low Cost Names (LCN), who charge £8.95/year for .uk and £13.95/year for .com)

For a full list of all domains and their new prices please see the site.

Renew now at old prices, until December 31st

In the interest of being as fair as possible we’re giving existing clients 2 months notice about this upcoming change and you can also add additional time at the current prices here.

Domains Notice

IMPORTANT: Please note that for non .uk domains you will receive an email from the current registrar advising that your domain is being transferred when you renew it. This is to be expected as over the next year we are transferring all generic domains from our various US based suppliers to one new UK based supplier, Netistrar.

PLEASE DO NOT REJECT THE TRANSFER!

You can read the press release here. We have a close working relationship with Netistrar and this migration will help us deliver a better quality of service to clients.

All .uk domains names are still processed directly through Nominet.

You can find out more information about the transfer process here.

Thank you very much for your time, as always if you’ve got any questions, comments or feedback please reply to this email.

Kind regards,

Dave Kimberley - COO, Smart Hosting



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