.how Pricing Policy
Charleston Road Registry d/b/a Google Registry (Google Registry or Registry Operator) will provide Registrar with a rate card indicating prices for:
- Standard Domain Registration Fee
- Premium Domain Registration Fee
- Qualified Launch Period Registration Fee
- Sunrise and Landrush Application Fee
- Domain Renewal Fee
- Domain Transfer Fee
- Domain Restore Fee
- Domain Server Status Change Request Fee
- Auction Incentives
The Registry Operator may update the rate card and modify this Pricing Policy from time to time in accordance with the .how Registry-Registrar Agreement.
Premium domains are domains that carry an annual registration fee that is greater than the standard domain registration fee. Registry Operator will provide a mechanism for Registrars to identify the price of a domain before registering the name.
Registrar Incentives: Sponsoring Registrar will receive a 15% discount on all Sunrise and Landrush registrations. This discount may be processed as an immediate reduction of the resulting invoice, or as a credit against future .how registration activity, at the Registry Operator’s discretion.
Sunrise and Landrush Add Grace Period: For domain registrations resulting from Sunrise or Landrush Period applications, the domain will have a Sunrise and Landrush Add Grace Period lasting 30 days. During this period, Registrars can delete the domain and avoid charges. Upon setting nameservers, a standard 5-day add grace period begins, and the Sunrise and Landrush Add Grace period is no longer applicable. Consistent with ICANN's Add Grace Limits Policy, registrars will be charged for any registrations deleted during the Add Grace Period that exceed 10% of that Registrar's net new registrations or fifty (50) domain names, whichever is greater, unless a written exemption has been granted by the Registry Operator.
Add Grace Period: For 5 days after registering a domain, Registrars can delete the domain without being charged, and the domain will be open for re-registration. Consistent with ICANN's Add Grace Limits Policy, registrars will be charged for any registrations deleted during the Add Grace Period that exceed 10% of that Registrar's net new registrations or fifty (50) domain names, whichever is greater, unless a written exemption has been granted by the Registry Operator.
Auto-Renew Grace Period: Upon its expiration, a domain name will be automatically renewed for 1 year. For 45 days after a domain expires, Registrars can delete the domain to avoid being charged for this renewal.
Redemption Grace Period: For 30 days after a domain is deleted, a Registrar may redeem the domain, subject to the Registrar Abuse Policy and the applicable redemption fees. This only applies to fully registered domains that are deleted, not to deletions of domains pending registrations or domains deleted during the Add Grace Period or Sunrise and Landrush Add Grace Period.
Re-introduced Domains are domains that have been deleted and were not restored during the Redemption Grace Period. Registry may choose to make these names available for registration. The Registrar Abuse Policy provides guidance on the types of actions registrars can and cannot perform on domain names, including during the Auto-Renew Grace Period.