Starting January 1, 2023, Reclaim Hosting will be raising the cost of Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) contracts in an effort to implement additional security improvements and help buffer the growing costs of software licensing and server infrastructure. We have happily absorbed these external cost increases since 2015, when our pricing model for DoOO was last updated. But seven years ago support for DoOO looked a bit different: our scrappy team of three (yes, three people!) offered significantly less in-house support expertise, training and documentation materials, as well as limited community assistance. Over the last year we’ve also been doubling-down on community outreach and regular, targeted events. In fact, starting in 2023 we’re excited to include the following:
- Continual growth of our in-depth documentation, training materials, open workshop curriculum, as well as “starter pack” resource for new admins
- Institutional partnerships within our EdTech community.
- Continued improvements to the DoOO backend interface, including starting development of the Domains API.
- Increased malware monitoring and more regular scans
- An elegant alternative to administrator access at the root server level
With the above updates and improvements (which we will continue to outline in future announcements) the cost of Domain of One’s Own will change from $6,000/year to $7,500/year for 500 cPanel accounts. This effectively means that cPanel accounts will be $1.25/month per account instead of the previous $1/month. You can find a full breakdown of cost changes below:
DoOO Cost Table
Timelines for Price Changes:
New DoOO schools can expect price changes to begin on January 1, 2023. Old pricing will be observed through the end of 2022, and schools will have the option to lock in these costs for subsequent years up front in multi-year contracts.
Existing DoOO schools can expect these price changes to begin on August 1, 2023. Old pricing will be observed through July 31, 2023, and schools will have the option to renew early or lock in these costs for subsequent years up front in multi-year contracts.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.