Registrar Domains 1 .Pros 2 $New $Renew $Transfer Rating
OVH.co.uk 1,026,137 5,322 8.99 35.99 17.99 **
Gandi.net 677,208 6,574 12.99 25.99 23.99 **
DomainPeople 444,014 6,782 19.95 19.95 19.95 **
Hostway 444,014 6,782 14.95 14.95 14.95 ***
Network Solutions 6,366,637 10,454 34.99 34.99 34.99 *
Encirca 1,716 12,393 14.95 19.95 14.95 ****

1 - Sum of .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us domains Oct 10      2 - Jun 10 .pros      DomainPeople and Hostway domain stats reported jointly

Encirca stays top in our November 2010 .pro reg fee survey with new reg and transfer fees of USD $14.95, and renewal fees of $19.95. This is unchanged from our April 2010 survey.

Domain People have cut their renewal and transfer fees to $19.95 while Hostway are still discounting the cost of new reg, transfers and renewals to $14.95 against a standard registration fee of $49.95. We still have concerns about service quality and long term pricing.

Gandi and OVH prices are converted back to USD from GBP. New reg fees are attractive, the sting in the tail are higher transfer and renewal fees. OVH.co.uk has a promotional 4.99 plus taxes GBP price for new registrations but transfers are double that and and renewals are four times the initial fee so expect to be fleeced when you renew.

Our advice to .pro registrants hasn't changed, switch to Encirca, they are the biggest .pro registrar by volume and have a long track record of keeping prices low. They also the best reputation among .pro enthusiasts for customer service.