As previously discussed we will start charging for the privacy protection service, the date for this has been set for Monday 6th October 2014 at 1200 hours (midday BST / 1100 UTC).
We had initially advised that the cost should be around $1.50 per year, this was amended in ticket responses for further information to between $1.50 and $2.00. After careful deliberation from continued involvement in the ICANN working group surrounding PP service providers, the service we offer and the future work that will be involved and standards being created the cost will be $1.75 per year for gTLDs that can have the service enabled.
The following information determines when the charge will apply :
Domain has already enabled PP service protection BEFORE 1200BST on Monday 6th October 2014.
This will remain free until either:
A) Service is disabled, on being re-enabled a charge will occur
B) Domain renewal with the PP service still enabled, charge will occur
Domain has PP service protection disabled after 1200 BST on Monday 6th October 2014:
A) Enabling the service will result in a charge.
Once the PP service has been charged, turning on or off the service throughout the term of the PP service period (part year (if enabled in middle of domain year), year or how many years that have been requested – UNTIL renewal of domain) can be completed at no charge.
Lastly, where the PP service has been requested, any new Registration / Transfer in or Renewal from 1200 BST, Monday 6th October 2014 will result in a charge.