.NU - New Policies and Pricing after Registry Transition on September 2, 2013
On September 2, 2013, the .NU domain will transition from WorldNames, Inc. to the new operator .SE Registry. As such, the policies for the management of .NU Domains will be changing on September 2, 2013:
- https://www.iis.se/terms-and-conditions-nu.pdf (English version)
- https://www.iis.se/Registreringsvillkor_sv_nu.pdf (Swedish version)
In conjunction with the registry back-end change, there will also be changes to pricing and currency. As of September 2, 2013 the pricing will be as follows:
- Reseller: .NU Domains will be reduced from 40.46* (net price: 34.00) USD/Domain/Year to 249.90* (net price: 210.00) SEK/Domain/Year
- Premium: .NU Domains will be reduced from 34.51* (net price: 29.00) USD/Domain/Year to 214.20* (net price: 180.00) SEK/Domain/Year
- Platinum: .NU Domains will be reduced from 28.56* (net price: 24.00) USD/Domain/Year to 166.60* (net price: 140.00) SEK/Domain/Year
.CO - Global Launch of European Internationalized Domain Names - October 15, 2013
The .CO Registry recently announced the global launch of European Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) for the .CO namespace. Since over 70% of the languages used on the Internet are non-English, IDNs can be an important building block towards creating a truly multilingual Internet. The availability of additional global languages in the .CO namespace is intended to increase local interest and use.
Please read carefully for the full timeline and language tags offered:
- Languages: Russian, German, French, Portuguese, Polish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian
- Launch Date: 15 October 2013, 00:00:00 UTC
- Namespace(s): .All .CO products (.co, .com.co, .net.co, .nom.co)
- Please Note: As of the launch of General Availability in 2010, Spanish IDNs have been available for registration
European IDNs will be available for registration within the second and third level domains of .co, .com.co, .net.co, .nom.co and any restricted third level domains (.org.co, .mil.co, .gov.co, .edu.co). The registry may have a small portfolio of IDN domains reserved as part of its premium names list. That portfolio will be made available in the upcoming month prior to the launch date. All other IDN .CO domain names will be available for general registration on the launch date.
.BIZ Price Increase - September 1, 2013
NeuStar recently announced that they will also be increasing the annual prices for .BIZ domains starting September 1, 2013.
- .BIZ Prices: increasing by 0.78 USD per Domain/Year.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REGISTRY (Neustar) PRICE INCREASE ONLY. HEXONET will not be adding additional margin on top of this price increase.
.INFO Price Increase - September 1, 2013
Afilias recently announced that they will also be increasing the annual prices for .INFO domains starting September 1, 2013.
- .INFO Prices: increasing by 0.74 USD per Domain/Year.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REGISTRY (Afilias) PRICE INCREASE ONLY. HEXONET will not be adding additional margin on top of this price increase.
* The GROSS price includes Germany's 19% VAT; many resellers pay the lower NET price without VAT.