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Pricing for domains

Nowadays, domains have become a commodity - if you want to have an online presence, you need a domain name. Our pricing policy for domain name registrations ensures that anyone can purchase a domain at a low price.

Our company values have always mandated that we provide top quality services at fair cost. For example, all ICDSoft customers get 20% discount on their hosting account renewals. This goes against the established business practice in the hosting industry, but it is fair to our clients.

Each shared, WebApps, and SmartVPS hosting account can have one domain at a discounted price. Additional domains (e.g. domains parked to a hosting account) and standalone domains (domains not associated with a hosting account) are sold at a regular price.

Domain registrations with all single-site VPS accounts (Startup, First Class, Ultimate) are free of charge.

Free WHOIS Privacy protection

All .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ and .INFO domains get free WHOIS privacy protection from us. The WHOIS privacy service protects you from having your domain registration details publicly available through the WHOIS database. We replace all details submitted to the WHOIS database with legitimate details of our own. The listed email addresses are operational and will forward any emails back to you.

Domain pricing list

TLD

Purchase / Renewal with shared hosting plans

Standalone domain registration / Renewal

WHOIS privacy

DNS Service

COM$10.62$14.48FREEFREE
NET$11.50$15.68FREEFREE
ORG$11.67$15.92FREEFREE
BIZ$15.60$21.27FREEFREE
INFO$16.81$22.92FREEFREE
US$10.45$14.25N/AFREE
CA$16.50$22.50N/AFREE
CO.UK$8.25$11.25N/AFREE
UK$8.25$11.25N/AFREE
ORG.UK $8.25$11.25N/AFREE
EU$2.00 / $4.56$2.73 / $6.22N/AN/A
DE $8.80$12.00N/AN/A
CLUB $14.30$19.50N/AFREE
HK $15.35 / $20.98$20.93 / $28.61N/AN/A
IDV.HK $15.35 / $20.98$20.93 / $28.61N/AN/A
COM.HK $15.35 / $20.98$20.93 / $28.61N/AN/A
NET.HK $15.35 / $20.98$20.93 / $28.61N/AN/A
ORG.HK $15.35 / $20.98$20.93 / $28.61N/AN/A
EDU.HK n/a / $28.17 n/a / $38.41 N/AN/A

Frequently Asked Questions

Billing and Management

We believe that a domain name is a commodity item, and everyone should be able to easily get one at a fair price. However, there are costs we must cover for each domain name registration:

- the actual price of the domain name
- the transaction fees that must be paid for the processing of your payment.

We offer one domain per shared hosting account at a discounted price. Additional domains (for example domains parked to a hosting account) and standalone domains (these are domains not associated with a hosting account) are sold without a discount.

A certain domain could be more expensive to renew because it is considered premium by the registry. An in-depth explanation of what a premium domain is can be found in our blog post What Is a Premium Domain and Is It Worth Getting One?. Following our policy for fair domain pricing, we don't register premium domain names. However, since it is the registry that decides what constitutes a premium domain, an existing domain can be switched to a premium one, which will affect its renewal price as a result.

You can transfer any of the domains listed on this page. To order a domain transfer, you need to sign up for a free ICDSoft Account.

You can manage your domain name through our easy-to-use and mobile-friendly account management interface.

We would recommend that you choose a domain name that is short, memorable, and easy to type. It should, of course, be related to your business or personal interests. It is likely that the .COM domain name that you are after is already taken. This is why we offer a handful of other domain name TLDs that you can choose from.

The domain name registration and transfer fees are the same in most cases. For most domains, you also get a one-year renewal upon successful transfer.

Region-specific and Country-level TLDs (.US, .CA, .CO.UK, .UK, .EU, .DE, .BG, .HK)

Yes, only persons, companies, and organizations registered (or residing) in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway can register .EU domains.

Country-level domain names usually have some geographical restriction.

No. Proxy registrations are a questionable practice that endangers any business/individual relying on it. That's why we have decided not to offer it.

It has become difficult to find a good .COM domain since most of them have already been taken. You can usually register a shorter and better country-level domain. In most countries, a region-specific domain name may give your business additional credibility.

Technical

Before the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into power on May 25, 2018, domains were required to have publicly available contacts. This meant that the contact details of every registered domain were publicly available through the WHOIS service. With the GDPR this changed and the WHOIS details are no longer visible. They are still recorded in the registry database and may be provided to an eligible third-party organization.

The WHOIS privacy service protects you from having your personal details submitted to any other party, by replacing them with our own. Additionally, our WHOIS privacy feature provides email forwarding, so you will still be able to get important notices for your domain name.

We offer free DNS services for most domain names registered with us. You can set up A, CNAME, SRV, MX, MXE, IFRAME, TXT, or URL Redirect records. This service is not available for .BG, .HK, .DE, and .EU domain registrations.

We take advantage of all protection mechanisms provided by the upstream registrar. COM domains, for instance, are locked by default and protected with an EPP code. In addition, you can enable 2-Factor-Authentication for our management panel, giving you additional level of security.

This depends on the specific TLD and sponsoring registrar of your domain, as they all follow different rules. For the majority of domain names that we offer, there is a "grace" period of approximately 30 days after their expiration, during which they can still be renewed by their owners at their regular prices - these TLDs are .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, .US, .CA, .HK, .COM.HK, .NET.HK, .ORG.HK, .IDV.HK, and .EDU.HK. For .EU domains, this phase is called "Quarantine," and lasts for 40 days. On the other hand, .DE domain names are either renewed automatically, or not at all, so they lack a typical grace period.

Please note that "grace" periods are not guaranteed by registrars, and this is why we strongly advise our customers to renew their domain names prior to their expiration date.

Following this period, domain names could enter another status, usually referred to as Redemption Grace Period, or as Blackout for all .HK-based TLDs. During this period, domains can still be recovered, but at a higher cost. For .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, .US, .CA, and .DE domain names, renewing during the redemption phase involve an additional fee of $80 USD, while .HK, .COM.HK, .NET.HK, .ORG.HK, and .EDU.HK domains can be renewed for an additional fee of $200 HKD. .IDV.HK domain names can be renewed for an additional fee of $100 HKD, and .EU domains lack a redemption phase altogether.