Domain costs more than 300% of purchase price to renew

Hello, I have a question about my domain ( Renewing it this year costs more than 300% what it cost to purchase in the first place, and I’d like to know why.

Did I buy at a discount I was unaware of? Or is this a typical jump? Am I paying a premium for netlify’s interfaces to’s registrar? Or is this the same price I would be paying with directly, and the increase is some market shift I’m unaware of?

Thank you for any help.

Hi there,

We purchase through with $2 markup. They often charge much more for renewal than for purchase.

If you’d like to avoid that markup, you are welcome to register anywhere else and use here! We can transfer the domain to your own account at, and you could transfer to a different registrar, where things may be cheaper. This may cause some downtime for your site, so up to you if it’s worth the hassle or not.

If you do want to pursue this (or renew yourself for $2 cheaper), we can transfer to your control following this process: