I was a little bit shocked today when renewing several domain names I have registered at Namesecure (it is just too much of a hassle to move them) to see their one year fee for ".com" domains climbed from about $8.95 to about $14.95. I noticed that Network Solutions' and GoDaddy's rates seemed higher as well than I recall (Netsol is also Namesecure's parent as far as I know).
I recall an email about a rate increase several months ago, but it was effective in June and was about $.50
I imagine renewals on a lot of junk domains is down due to the economy, but this is a somewhat eyebrowraising fee increase. Did I miss something?