Effective immediately, all available premium .tv names have been re-launched with several exciting changes:
- A drastically reduced price on new premium .tv registrations
- For new .tv premium names registered on or after March 19th the renewal price will be the same as your standard, non-premium .tv domains
It has been a most bizarre last few days for the .TV extension. Earlier this week, news broke about the .TV auction that will be going on at the beginning of April featuring premium .TV domain names that are offered at standard renewal rate. We’re still trying to figure out what kind of reserves to expect.
Today, MUCH stranger things occurred:
11am: I stumbled across a thread at NP titled “Premium .tv domains seem available on other registrars than enom”. I subscribed to the thread quickly and headed out to a work on a car I had to get running today.
1pm: Curious, I checked back and realized several members were actively registering premium .tv domains from the 50k or so premium .tv’s that had not been yet been registered at their $xxx and above annual fees. Premium .tv domains were actively being registered at standard registration fee across several registrars and registrants were accessing the dns almost immediately. I found the premium list and quickly registered a few that appealed to me via Dynadot. I was also seeing the same premiums available at godaddy and namecheap. Let the premium .tv rush begin! Back to the car. grrrr.
3pm: Did some more hunting around for news and domains and found another incredible thread at NP “Hot Offer at Enom”. Here, members revealed that they were informed by Enom of some premium .TV domains becoming available for registration for a short time period today, Mar 18th. Later on I browse the thread and learn that Enom.tv has absolutely no mention of premium.tv pricing.
6:30pm: I verify that the domains I registered are showing my whois information. Feeling hopeful I try to look up a few more premiums to see if I can find another former premium .tv to register, I realize .tv registry is on lockdown. From what I understand some investors were picking up ‘boatloads’ of them.
10 pm: Enom unveils New Premium Pricing (see announcement above in blue)
Certainly an interesting day! It seems that those who were tuned into .TV today scored some really awesome domains in some kind of promo or maybe a ‘thank you’ to the .tv domainers that really keep this extension in the public eye. Stunned, that is the feeling of many .tv domainers that cannot believe the opportunity they *may have just been handed. I say maybecause I know nothing is ever 100% and registrars are protected by a 30 day window to reclaim any registered domain. I actually thought premium pricing was gone but Enom proved just minutes ago with their announcement that they have just re-launched it with more affordable premiums.