I was informed this morning that WordPress.com will no longer offer one-year free domain credit upon renewal of its subscription plans (Personal, Premium, and Business) starting on December 19, 2018. Those of you who are subscribed to WordPress.com’s plans may already be aware of this.
I received the following email from WordPress.com which said:
We are writing to tell you about an important change to your subscription plan that’s coming soon. As of December 19, 2018, WordPress.com plans will no longer include a free domain credit for renewals.
Your site, the tools, and benefits you get from your plan will remain unchanged. This policy change only impacts your domain registration.
I’m not sure if this change will encompass the Business Plan as well, though the email seemed to imply that it’s included.
The email then stated that you can still renew your plan for one more year (plus a free one-year domain credit) until December 18. However, this is not applicable to me since I just renewed my plan a month ago.
Furthermore, the email concluded that on my next billing, I will have to pay an additional $26 for my domain name. So, I may consider switching to another domain registrar when the time comes.