We're welcoming August with the announcement of a new and highly awaited TLD launch. We also have over 180 TLDs currently on promotion, check them out!
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We're welcoming August with the announcement of a new and highly awaited TLD launch.

We also have over 180 TLDs currently on promotion, check them out!

.GAY New TLD (With New Launch Date)

We're happy to announce the new launch date for .GAY!

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A .GAY domain helps everyone, whether small business, global organization, or individual ally, express their support and celebration of LGBTQ+ communities. The .GAY registry, Top Level Design, is donating 20% of the revenue from every new domain registered to benefit LGBTQ+ organizations.


.GAY Launch Schedule


Sunrise 2: On now - September 4, 2020 14:59 UTC
EAP: September 8, 2020 15:00 UTC - September 15, 2020 14:59 UTC
General Availability (GA): September 16, 2020 15:00 UTC

Please note that 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.


Keep up with the latest new TLD dates with Hexonet's
Launch Calendar.

From . BLOG to .XYZ, make sure to check out all of our current promotions with over 180 TLDs on sale!*


*No new promotion launches this month.

.GG and .JE Prohibition of Privacy and Proxy Services
July 23, 2020

As a reminder to our customers, the use of privacy or proxy services is forbidden for .GG and .JE TLDs. As the registry does not publish registrant contact details in the WHOIS, such services are deemed unnecessary. The registry reserves the right to deactivate or cancel any domains using such services after July 23, 2020. Please ensure that you make the necessary updates to any affected domain names on your Hexonet account before that date.

Launch of New Domain Form Generator
August 3, 2020

Currently, Hexonet offers a white-labelled website that allows our customers to download pre-filled forms that are required by certain registries. You can find these forms here. We have made updates to this service and improved the performance by using a new technology stack. The new Domain Form Generator will launch on August 3, 2020.

Please note that while there is no change to the functionality on your part, the new Domain Form Generator can only be accessed through the hostname and not through an IP address. We have also made the Domain Form Generator available for the test environment (OT&E) which you can find here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Support team at help@hexonet.support and they will be happy to assist you.

SSL Certificate Validity Period Reduction to 1 Year
August 15, 2020

In February 2020, Apple announced that its Safari browser will no longer trust newly registered SSL certificates with validity periods of two years beginning on September 1, 2020. Major Certificate Authorities that Hexonet works with are reducing their certificate validity periods to accommodate this change. To prevent incompatibility with specific browsers, Hexonet is implementing the validity period reduction earlier, and will only offer one-year SSL certificate starting on August 15, 2020.

Radix Updates to Premium Domain List
August 31, 2020

Last month, Radix updated the premium domain list for .SITE on July 2, 2020. Radix will perform a second update to their premium domain list on August 31, 2020. Changes will include the addition of new premium domains, removal of existing premium domains, or moving domains to a different tier.

On August 31, Radix will update the premium list for .ONLINE, .SITE, .SPACE, .STORE, .TECH, .WEBSITE, .FUN, .HOST, and .PRESS.

Please contact our sales team at sales@hexonet.net if you are interested in viewing the new premium domain list.

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 updating 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.

Price Increase for .NZ
October 1, 2020
The InternetNZ registry is increasing the price for .NZ and its third-level domains effective October 1, 2020.

This price increase will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals, and transfers from the effective date.

      • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $39.03* (net price: $32.80) to $42.60* (net price: $35.80) NZD/Domain/Year
      • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $33.68* (net price: $28.30) to $37.25* (net price: $31.30) NZD/Domain/Year
      • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $24.99* (net price: $21.00) to $28.56* (net price: $24.00) NZD/Domain/Year

Please note that the restore fee will remain unchanged at $40.00 NZD.

Customers that have existing .NZ and third-level domain registrations should consider renewing prior to this increase.

Renewal Price Changes for .BLOG Premium Domain
October 7, 2020
Starting on October 7, 2020, all .BLOG premium domains will renew at the standard price. This price change will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals, and transfers from the effective date.

Brexit Updated for .EU
January 1, 2021

EURid has released an updated timeline for .EU domain names in response to Brexit. The registry will contact UK-based .EU registrants on October 1, 2020, asking registrants to demonstrate their eligibility based on citizenship in a remaining EU member state by December 31, 2020. On January 1, 2021, any UK-based registrants who have not demonstrated eligibility will have their domain name "withdrawn".

Customer Service Holiday Coverage

Our Canadian office will be closed for BC Day on Monday, August 3, 2020, during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC to 2:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 16:00 UTC. All customer service requests will be handled by our German office during this time.

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