Our upstream providers are moving accounts across to an all new platform. With this migration, hosting prices will be changing. The new plans will include 15 times more total diskspace. People who need more diskspace than this in the future will also be able to upgrade to higher diskspace plans. We haven't increased our prices in over a decade, despite inflation and increasing costs. So the new plans will be more expensive to account for the increased costs.
Some hosting clients were already paying extra fees for additional diskspace storage on the old network, due to exceeding the quota that came with the plan. As the new plans include a lot of extra diskspace, those clients will be paying less in total for their hosting service with us. The new fees take effect on the 1st March 2022 and details of the updated plan is published on our website at www.loungenetwork.co.nz
Please note that we have never provided any free DNS hosting services, and we will continue to charge for all DNS hosting. That also includes URL and email forwarding hosting services. Domain registration fees do not include any hosting fees whatsoever. Domain registration fees solely cover the registration costs, providing domain registrants the right to use their domain name for the period of time they have registered the domain name for. Due to the way the new Web Hosting works, some hosting accounts have been provided with a separate DNS hosting account with a separate login from your new Web Hosting account. However the account for this is linked to your paid Web Hosting account. So if you were to cancel your Web Hosting account, the DNS hosting would also be cancelled, and any services connected to the domain would cease to work.
The Lounge Network has been providing web hosting to New Zealanders for
over two decades, making us one of New Zealands longest serving Web
hosting providers. These updated services allow us to continue to innovate
and better scale over time as customer demand increases over time.