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DNS for External Domains ONLY - Price Increase

For domains at other registrars that are using HEXONET for DNS (External Domain), starting January 1, 2012, DNS fees will be increasing for these external domains.  Again this is ONLY FOR EXTERNAL DOMAINS, while domains registered at HEXONET/1API are not affected and DNS is completely FREE of charge as usual.

This price increase is due to the rising cost of managing external domains.  Since external domains are at another registrar and not directly under the control of HEXONET, when various DNS issues occur, for instance DDOS, the cost to mitigate the issues are exponentially higher. 

Current External Zone Prices:

Basic Costs per Zone:  0.36* (net price 0.30) EUR/Year

RRs(*) inclusive: 10

Additional RRs(*): 0.0476* (net price: 0.04) EUR/RR

NEW External Zone Prices Starting  January 1, 2012:

Basic Costs per Zone:  4.28* (net price: 3.60) EUR/Year

RRs(*) inclusive: 10

Additional RRs(*): 0.54* (net price: 0.45) EUR/RR

* The GROSS price includes Germany's 19% VAT; many resellers pay the lower NET price without VAT.

.JP Price Reduction and CHANGE of CURRENCY - Effective December 1, 2011

We are excited to inform you of a price reduction of .JP Domains, effective December 1, 2011.

The above prices applies to ASCII and IDN.JP domains.


.WS Price Increase - Effective January 1, 2012

We were just informed, that Global Domains International (Registry operator of .WS) will increase their fees starting January 1, 2012, as such we are forced to increase our pricing for .WS Domains..



Change to .FR Local Presence Requirements

On December 6th, 2011 AFNIC the official registry for .FR (ccTLD of France) will permit individuals and corporations located in the European Union to register a .FR Domain.  Until date this was restricted to individuals/corporations in France.

In addition, HEXONET will also soon enable the following additional TLDs: .YT (Mayotte), .PM (St. Pierre & Miquelon), .TF (The French Southern Territories) and .WF (Wallis & Futuna).


Huge Change for .UK Domains on the Horizon

Nominet the official registry for .UK just announced that the current fixed 2-year registration period for .UK Domain names will change on May 1, 2012 to offer flexible rgeistration terms of 1 - 10 years.  The new multi-year registration periods will offer greater choice for registrants, who can secure their domain for a longer term without worrying about regular renewals.  Stay tuned for more information closer to the date of change.


Upcoming Registry Price Increases:

.COM & .NET Price Increase - January 15, 2012

VeriSign the official registry for .COM and .NET Domains will be increasing the annual prices for .COM and .NET domains starting January 15, 2012.  Prices keep on going up, renew now on your .COM/.NET domains and save money.



.BIZ Price Increase - February 1, 2012

NeuStar also announced that the Registry will be increasing the annual prices for .BIZ domains starting February 1, 2012.  More price increases are expected, renew your .BIZ domains now and save money.



Renew before the end of the year and not only benefit from the current pricing, but also benefit by possibly reducing your tax burden by booking additional costs in the year 2011!  You may also want to consider renewing for multiple years in order to save on the long run.

* The GROSS price includes Germany's 19% VAT; many resellers pay the lower NET price without VAT.


Update of Policies and Procedures for CoCCa TLDs

Many of you may have already noticed the change in CoCCa TLD policies.  CoCCa changed their policies effective November 7, 2011 for the following TLDs:  .AF, .CX, .GS, .GY, .HT, .KI, .MS, .NF and .SB.  As such for every new registration, domain renewal or owner change the registrant and the administrative contact will receive two emails from the registry. One is a "welcome" message from the Sponsoring Organization that advises them of their rights and responsibilities as well as the contact information of their registrar; the second is an "activation" email with a link that the recipient must click on to

a.) accept the TLD Registrant Agreement and AUP policy; and

b.) confirm the validity of contact details provided by the registrar or reseller to the registry.

On Renewal or change of Registrant the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed with 21 days or the domain will be suspended.

For new registrations our system will show the domain to be "PENDING CREATE" unless you have confirmed the link.  In the event you DO NOT confirm the link within the 21 day window time frame, then the registration request will get denied and you will receive a full refund automatically to your account and you will have to re-apply for registration again.

In the event you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support at [email protected]