If you have an online presence, ie, a domain name and a website, for your home-based business, now is a good time to renew the domain out to the maximum 10-year limit. Prices for .com's, .net's and other TLD's will be gowing up October 1st. Verisign is again raising registry fees (wholesale prices charged to registrars that sell domains to end users). Verisign will be raising .com's from $6.42 to $6.86, and .net's from $3.85 to $4.23. Versign also raised wholesale rates October 15th last year. At that time, .com's increased from $6.00 to $6.42, and .net's increased from $3.50 to $3.85. Verisign has a contract with ICANN allowing it to raise wholesale prices 7% per year with certain restrictions. If Verisign continues on this trend, next October wholesale .com's will be $7.34... $7.85 in 2010, and so on, until prices more than double current costs in 2019 at $14.43. Remember, this is just the registry fee. Registrars may mark up the prices at an equal or higher rate.