To beat this price increase (and other future price increases) I would recommend you renew your .NET domain name any time between now and January 31, 2018.
Its important to note that you will not LOOSE ANY time by renewing now. Only the renewal Year will change, NEVER the day and month.
Also, if you have considered purchasing a new .net, this would be the time to do it and register it for as many years as possible, again to protect yourself from future price increases.
You might find this Knowledgebase Article useful if you plan to renew your .net or any domain name you have.
How Do I Renew My Domain Name with KartHost?
Monday, October 9, 2017