The following announcement was made by Nominet on 1st October 2019:
Following the annual review of pricing, the wholesale cost for a .UK domain registration or renewal will change to £3.90 per year from 13 January 2020.
The 15p per domain increase reflects some of the increased costs of running the business since prices last changed in 2016. Having absorbed the majority of the costs, we decided that a 4% rise in the wholesale price was appropriate.
As a world-class registry, we are committed to investing in meeting our obligations as part of critical national infrastructure, developing the resilience and reliability of our systems, delivering world-class customer service, and increasing the promotion and visibility of .UK domains. We believe these investments are important and benefit all stakeholders.
.UK domains remain extremely competitively priced in the market.
Nominet sets the wholesale prices for .UK domains, accessible to Nominet members at a discounted rate. Retail registrars set pricing for registrants.