[Updated] Things you should be aware of… before purchasing from BigRock
BigRock is one of my favorite domain registrar. In the last few years, I had bought more than 20 domains – for personal as well as for friends, business use, college events, etc. The main reason why I go with BigRock is, it supports major payment methods – Credit Cards, Debit Cards, PayPal, Offline Payment such as Demand Draft.
Being a customers for several months, here are two things you should be aware of.
Most of the global domain name registrars charge you flat $0.18 (18 cents – ICANN fee) along with actual price. BigRock being a company operating in India and by purchasing ANYTHING from them, you are liable to pay service tax – additional 12.36% . You have to pay Rs. 74($1.50) extra for registering a .COM domain.
No renewal codes:
If you have thinking to stay with bigrock for long time, then you will feel the pain. You can’t use any coupons/discount codes(+
you pay 12.36% tax). Last year the price of .COM and .NET went up by 7%. In July 2013, NET domain name prices will again hike by 10% . In such cases, you have to pay the price which they dictate!
Update ( 14/Feb/2013 ) :
A person from BigRock Team contacted me and told they had removed the service tax fees recently. Happy to know :)
Now the Tax field shows Rs.0.
However when I tried to confirm the tax exemption for renewals, there was a problem(or an error).
Tax is applied to .IN TLDs while .COM, .ORG, .NET doesn’t have any tax applicable.
Hope they allow discount coupons for renewals in the future.
Update II (15 Feb,2013) :
Renewal pricing for .IN has been fixed :)
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