Why? Because ICANN

It looks like Göran Marby, ICANN President & CEO, was in a real hurry to announce that he gave Verisign the “go ahead” to start increasing the .com prices with 7% during each of the next four years.

Verisign will also pay ICANN an additional $4 million each year for the next 5 years.

Read more about this at Domain Name Wire