On May 3, 2021, DK Hostmaster raises the price for the right to use a .dk domain name from DKK 50 to DKK 60 annually (incl. VAT).
Since 2018, the price for a .dk domain name has been fixed at DKK 50 per year.
“In recent years, we have worked with various initiatives to create a more secure Danish internet, and we would like to continue with that work. Among other things, we will focus on getting more .dk domains signed with the security technology DNSSEC” says Jakob Bring Truelsen, CEO of DK Hostmaster, and continues:
“For many years we have avoided price increases, but with generally rising costs and a need for a higher level of investment, e.g., in the area of security, it is necessary to raise the price,” says Jakob Bring Truelsen, CEO of DK Hostmaster.
“If we had followed the general price development, a .dk domain name would cost almost DKK 68 today. I am very pleased that we are able to keep the new price below that level.”
DK Hostmaster is also involved in research and knowledge.
“We will actively contribute to the research, which will help to create new knowledge and new insights within the domain area. We want to spread that knowledge and we want to make this available to the internet community to an even greater extent than today, and that requires investment.” Jakob Truelsen concludes.
When does the price increase apply?
The price increase applies when creating new .dk domain names, when renewing existing ones and when transferring. This means, that the price increase only applies when a domain name needs to be renewed. If the domain name is not renewed until the end of 2021 or later, it is only at this point that the price increase will take effect. All .dk domain names therefore do not increase until it must be renewed, regardless of the length of the registration period.
Solves tasks for Danish society
DK Hostmaster is a non-profit company that solves two tasks for Danish society: We maintain part of the infrastructure (DNS) on the Danish part of the Internet and manage a database (whois) with basic information on everyone who has registered one. dk domain name.
In addition, DK Hostmaster also works to strengthen security on the Internet.
Find more information about the price change here.