.SO - Reminder of Upcoming Changes
The .SO Registry's backend will be transitioning away from GMORegistry and will be moving to SONIC - Somali Network Information Center (SONIC) on July 8th 2015. As a result, here are some important changes on the registration and management of .SO domain names going forward:
- From July 8th, going forward HEXONET will again accept 1 year registrations under .SO and Third-Level .SO Domains
- HEXONET will only permit 1 year renewals for existing .SO domain names and new domains
- Prices have increased as follows:
- Reseller Prices: 78.54* (net price: 66.00) USD/Domain/Year
- Premium Prices: 73.78* (net price: 62.00) USD/Domain/Year
- Platinum Prices: 69.02* (net price: 58.00) USD/Domain/Year
- Restore Price will change to: 142.80* (net price: 120.00) USD/Domain/Restore
- Renewals will ONLY be for 1 year
Please be informed that all new registrations will be governed by the new .SO Domain Name Registration Policies (version 1.1), which can be downloaded from http://www.nic.so/policies/
- Article 5.13 - Jurisdiction has been updated to Somalia
- Article 5.5.2 - introduces a nexus requirement for the registrant requiring a bona fide connection to Somalia. It also stresses the registry’s intolerance towards adult and gambling content.
- As always HEXONET will NOT be providing refunds for domains that violate the registry's policies
.CLUB - Premium Domain Names Available July 1, 2015
On July 1, 2015, registeration and management of many sought after premium .CLUB domains via your HEXONET Account. .CLUB will support nine (9) different pricing tiers, ranging from 100.00 USD - 10,000.00 USD per Domain/Year.
.ORG Price Increase - August 1, 2015
PIR announced an increase to the annual price of .ORG domains starting August 1, 2015.
- .ORG Prices: increasing by 0.96* (net price: 0.81) USD per Domain/Year.
- HEXONET recommends renewing any domains ahead of this price increase. .ORG domains can be renewed now or at any point in the future. Renewals can be for 1 to 9 years.
.BIZ Price Increase - November 1, 2015
Neustar announced an increase to the annual price of .BIZ domains starting November 1, 2015.
- .BIZ Prices: increasing by 1.02* (net price: 0.86) USD per Domain/Year.
- HEXONET recommends renewing any domains ahead of this price increase. .BIZ domains can be renewed now or at any point in the future. Renewals can be for 1 to 9 years.
* The GROSS price includes Germany's 19% VAT; many resellers pay the lower NET price without VAT.