Afilias 2-character (LetterLetter) Domain Names to be Released
Afilias will be launching 2-character domains on November 2, 2015 at 16:00 UTC. There are some fantastic 2-character domains available and they are expected to be snapped up quickly. These domains will renew at their premium pricing. Pre-register today through your HEXONET account. For more information and to see the complete list of available domains, please visit - https://www.hexonet.net/collisionlist/afilias.
.PRO - Becomes Unrestricted Effective November 16, 2015
Effective November 16, 2015, .PRO will become an unrestricted TLD, open to anyone. Since its launch in 2002, .PRO eligibility has been restricted to only certain specified professions and registrars have been required to implement special procedures in order to ensure .PRO names were registered to specific professionals. The new contract between Registry Services Corporation and ICANN eliminates these restrictions and procedures, enabling .PRO to compete on a level playing field with the many new TLDs that are marketed to professionals without the same restrictions.
5+ Digit .ME Domains are Now Available!
.ME Registry has just announced the release of previously unavailable strings of 5+ digit domains. Now, you may register any available combination of digits from three (3) to sixty-three (63) characters.
.TOP Price Decrease
As of November 1, 2015 at 10:00 UTC, the pricing for .TOP will be reduced to the following:
- Reseller Price Class: Reduced from 79 CNY to net price: 65.00 CNY
- Premium Price Class: Reduced from 68.90 CNY to net price: 55.00 CNY
- Platinum Price Class: Reduced from 62.90 CNY to net price: 49.50 CNY
.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.
.NET Price Increase - February 1, 2016
Verisign announced an increase to the annual price of .NET domains starting February 1, 2016
- .NET Prices: increasing by 0.80* (net price: 0.67) USD per Domain/Year.
- HEXONET recommends renewing any domains ahead of this price increase. .NET 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.