Fair enough - guess it pays to shop around. I don’t suppose the standard web hosting market is as thriving as it used to be. Loads of businesses migrated email to the likes of Office365 or Google Apps, and there are more scalable players out there utilising virtualised infrastructure to reduce costs and provide better service. So, I guess if you can boost profits by adding a few quid to domain names, you’re going to do it. That’s my perspective anyway.
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Nominet increased their prices from £2.50 to £3.75 a year. Some registrars used this increase as an excuse to more than treble their prices from £3 a year to £10 a year.
Never used them myself, but I used to work for Namesco about a decade ago. It’s a very customer focused company and fully based in the UK (Worcester). Their prices were never market leading, but were very popular with small-med businesses due to great customer support and account management team. Of course all this could have changed in a decade!
That’s because Nominet (the registry for all .uk domains) increased their fees a few years back, so every single provider pays more to register domains... some will of course be willing to take the hit short term if they’re selling hosting packages (etc).