April 2020 Newsletter
We hope you and your loved ones are together, safe and healthy amid these unusual and uncertain times.
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April 2020 Issue
Welcome
We hope you and your loved ones are together, safe and healthy amid these unusual and uncertain times. We're welcoming April with new promos, including a volume discount promo you won't want to miss!

Changes to TLS Support
To ensure the most secure technology is in place for our customers, we will end support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on May 1, 2020. From that date forward, we will solely support TLS 1.2 for EPP and API connections. TLS 1.2 testing is now available for your connection to our system. This change is to match best practices for secure internet traffic, an update we expect to see rolled out industry-wide by mid-2020.
If you require any support with this change or have questions, please contact us at help@hexonet.support

New TLD Launches at HEXONET
.GAY New TLD
.GAY will provide a distinctive digital space devoted to connecting and celebrating members of LGBTQ communities and their allies. Join us in welcoming .GAY!
.GAY Launch Schedule:
Sunrise 1: February 10, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Sunrise 2: April 6, 2020 - May 6, 2020
Early Access Period (EAP): May 11, 2020 - May 18, 2020
General Availability (GA): May 20, 2020
Please note that Sunrise 1 is open to TMCH holders while Sunrise 2 is open to other trademark holders registered in an official national or international trademark registry. To register a domain during the Sunrise 2 phase, please email your application to help@hexonet.support.
Pricing details are available in your account under: Billing / Prices & Costs / Domains
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Keep up with the latest new TLD dates with Hexonet's Launch Calendar.
Promotions
 
.CM - New Registration and Renewal!
  • Promo Starts: March 1, 2020 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: April 30, 2020 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promotional Price: €14.88* (net price: €12.50) EUR per Domain/Year
  • Promotion applies to new .CM registrations, renewals (1 - 5 Years)

 
.EU Volume Discount Promo
  • Promo Starts: April 1, 2020, at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: April 30, 2020, at 10:00 UTC
  • .EU Domains at special tiered pricing:
  • Promotional price only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • 1 - 5 .EU Domains --> €3.45* (net price: €2.90) EUR per Domain/ first year
  • 6 - 10 .EU Domains --> €3.15* (net price: €2.65) EUR per Domain/ first year
  • > 11 .EU Domains --> €2.74* (net price: €2.30) EUR per Domain/ first year
  • Tiered pricing discounts are based on registrations over a 24-hour cycle; the pricing resets to the nominal everyday promo rate at the end of each day (0:00 UTC)
  • Multi-year registrations are possible, however promotional pricing only applies to the first year
  • ASCII and IDN.EU domains are eligible
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at the promotional price

Make sure to check out all of our current promotions with over 200 TLDs on sale!
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Registry / Registrar Bulletin
.NGO and .ONG Changes to Registration Process
 
On January 1, 2020, PIR implemented changes to the registration process for .NGO and .ONG which allows registrants to complete the registration process using self-certification. Starting today, you can expect the following:
  • The domain will be live once registration is completed
  • The mandatory 2-year re-validation will no longer be required
  • We updated the language of .NGO and .ONG xflag in our Control Panel to reflect this new condition
  • Resellers must add a checkbox for the self-certification during their checkout process with a link to the .NGO/.ONG Registration Policies you can find here
Please note that it is not the responsibility of the registrar to store the self-certification information. It is the registrant's responsibility to determine whether the domain name bundle registration infringes or violates someone else's rights. It is also the registrant's responsibility to determine whether the domain name bundle registration complies with the .NGO/.ONG registration policies.
PIR conducts random audits of .NGO/.ONG domain bundle registrations and reserves the right to cancel, transfer or modify a domain name in accordance with their policies.
You can learn more about this here.

.CLOUD Changes to Premium Tiers
May 1, 2020
 
The .CLOUD registry is changing its premium tiers for .CLOUD on May 1, 2020. The new premium tier structure is as follows:
Premium Tier A2
  • Reseller Price Class: $166.60* (net price: $140.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $154.70* (net price: $130.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $148.75* (net price: $125.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier B2
  • Reseller Price Class: $416.50* (net price: $350.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $386.75* (net price: $325.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $357.00* (net price: $300.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier C2
  • Reseller Price Class: $773.50* (net price: $650.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $743.75* (net price: $625.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $714.00* (net price: $600.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier D2
  • Reseller Price Class: $1,130.50* (net price: $950.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $1,071.00* (net price: $900.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $1,011.50* (net price: $850.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier E2
  • Reseller Price Class: $1,547.00* (net price: $1,300.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $1,487.50* (net price: $1,250.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $1,428.00* (net price: $1,200.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier F2
  • Reseller Price Class: $5,236.00* (net price: $4,400.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $4,998.00* (net price: $4,200.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $4,760.00* (net price: $4,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier G2
  • Reseller Price Class: $5,712.00* (net price: $4,800.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $5,474.00* (net price: $4,600.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $5,236.00* (net price: $4,400.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier H2
  • Reseller Price Class: $7,616.00* (net price: $6,400.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $7,378.00* (net price: $6,200.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $7,140.00* (net price: $6,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier D
  • Reseller Price Class: $9,520.00* (net price: $8,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $9,063.04* (net price: $7,800.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $8,925.00* (net price: $7,500.00) USD/Domain/Year
Please note that the premium tier names have not been finalized and are subject to changes. We will provide the finalized name in the next newsletter.
The restore fee for all premium domains and price class will be $90.00 USD.
Starting on May 1, 2020, all premium domains (including existing premium domains that were registered before May 1) will renew at the standard rate.

Price Increase for .CLUB
July 1, 2020
 
In 2019, the .CLUB registry announced a price increase for .CLUB which will take place on every first of July over a duration of three (3) years. The second price increase will be in effect on July 1, 2020. This price increase will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $20.83* (net price: $17.50) to $21.42* (net price: $18.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $18.45* (net price: $15.50) to $19.04* (net price: $16.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $16.54* (net price: $13.90) to $17.14* (net price: $14.40) USD/Domain/Year
Please note that the restore fee will remain unchanged at $90.00 USD.
Customers that have existing .CLUB registrations should consider renewing prior to this increase.

Price Increase for .KOELN and .COLOGNE
September 1, 2020
 
The dotKoeln registry is increasing the price for .KOELN and .COLOGNE effective September 1, 2020, 00:00 UTC.
This price increase will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from €14.28* (net price: €12.00) to €18.45* (net price: €15.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from €12.44* (net price: €10.45) to €16.66* (net price: €14.00) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from €11.66* (net price: €9.80) to €15.71* (net price: €13.20) EUR/Domain/Year
Please note that the restore fee will remain unchanged at €70.00 EUR.
Customers that have existing .KOELN and .COLOGNE registrations should consider renewing prior to this increase.

Price Change for .BAYERN and .LAW
September 15, 2020
 
The MMX registry is changing the prices for .BAYERN and .LAW effective September 15, 2020. This price change will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.
.BAYERN:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from €39.27* (net price: €33.00) to €40.32* (net price: €36.00) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from €34.51* (net price: €29.00) to €37.49* (net price: €31.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from €30.35* (net price: €25.50) to €33.32* (net price: €28.00) EUR/Domain/Year
.LAW:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $130.90* (net price: $110.00) to $140.42* (net price: $118.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $115.43* (net price: $97.00) to $124.95* (net price: $105.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $102.94* (net price: $86.50) to $111.86* (net price: $94.00) USD/Domain/Year
Customers that have existing domain registrations under these TLDs should consider renewing prior to this change.
 

Customer Service Holiday Coverage
 
Our Canadian office will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020, for Good Friday during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC to 20:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 16:00 UTC.
Our German office will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020, for Good Friday and on Monday, April 13, 2020, for Easter Monday during our regular hours between 7:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 7:00 UTC.
 
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