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Welcome

As we move into December, we want to thank you for choosing to work with HEXONET this year! We truly appreciate your business and the opportunity to help you pursue your internet goals.

2018 has been a year of new products, connecting with customers, and spreading our wings - and we're not done yet! We are proud to receive public recognition for our efforts, including recent award ceremonies we had the pleasure of attending as finalists in two major categories.

Our goal to improve the domain industry, and ultimately your business, continually drives us to develop industry leading technologies. Our Search and special 'Help Me Find My Domain' services have garnered international attention, so we are happy to report the recognition we received at the prestigious ECO Awards in Cologne, Germany this week as a finalist in the Domain category. Our CEO, Jens Wagner, was on hand to represent our team and celebrate our work.

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There's nothing like a great team to compliment great technology, so we are thrilled to announce our Canadian office was a finalist for the Outstanding Business Place of the Year award in the Richmond Chamber of Commerce annual Awards Gala! Some proud members of our Canada-based team were on hand at the gala to showcase our winning HEXONET spirit!

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Welcome to December, let's dive into the news.


Premium DNS Service - Updates

We've received excellent feedback on our new DNS service and have continued to refine the product based on this feedback! HEXONET now supports:

  • Add DS and KEY record for DNSSEC
  • Set Secondary DNS for Premium DNS zone
  • Differentiate Legacy DNS that are external or internal
  • Option to delete Legacy DNS and Basic DNS
  • Option to create free Basic DNS before starting a domain transfer
  • Option to create free Basic DNS at the same time as when the domain transfer is initiated
  • Return DNS zone in the Search result list

If you have further questions about the new changes or the overall DNS service, please feel free to contact us help@hexonet.support.


New TLD launches at HEXONET

General Available New TLDs

.LUXE

.REALESTATE

Introducing .REALESTATE

.REALESTATE is a powerful Top-Level Domain for real estate professionals, buyers, sellers and anyone connected to the real estate industry. Choose from SEO-friendly domain names that connect your business or specialty to the industry’s universally recognized search term. .REALESTATE domains are now in General Availability and open to anyone for registration!

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.ICU

1.19** (net price: 1.00) USD

per domain a year

  • Promo Starts: December 1, 2018 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: May 31, 2019 10:00 UTC
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • Multiyear registrations are possible, however promotional pricing only applies to the first year
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at promotional price
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price
  • See All Ongoing promotions
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    .GD and .VG: Premium Domains

    Please note that 1 and 2 character .GD and .VG domains will now be treated as premium domains. Newly registered domains will have a premium registration price and a standard renewal price. All previously registered domains will continue to renew at standard pricing until the domain is deleted. Complete pricing details can be viewed within your account.


    .ONL / .RICH: IDNs and Release of Premium Domains

    I-Registry, the registry that operates .ONL and .RICH, has enabled the following IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names): Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Danish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

    The registry has also made premium domains available for the first time and released over 20,000 .ONL names and 15,000 .RICH names to the registrar channel including all 1- and 2-character names and a huge number of short and intuitive names. Complete pricing tier details can be viewed within your account.


    Price Increase for .PH
    January 1, 2019

    As mentioned in our March 2018 newsletter, the .PH registry is raising the price of .PH domains for foreign domain registrars. The first increase took place on April 1, 2018. A second increase will go into effect on January 1, 2019. It applies to .PH, .COM.PH, .NET.PH, and .ORG.PH. Customers that have existing .PH registrations should consider renewing prior to this increase. The third increase will take place in 2020 and we will announce details about this in future newsletters.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 76.16* (net price: 64.00) to 95.20* (net price: 80.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 66.64* (net price: 56.00) to 83.30* (net price: 70.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 59.50* (net price: 50.00) to 74.38* (net price: 62.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Price: Increasing from 83.30* (net price: 70.00) to 107.10* (net price: 90.00) USD/Restore

  • Price Increase for .COLGONE/.KOELN
    January 1, 2019

    There will be a price increase for .COLOGNE / .KOELN domains effective January 1, 2019. This price increase will apply to existing domains and new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.

    The following .COLGONE / .KOELN price changes will take place in our system January 1, 2019.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 11.31* (net price:: 9.50) to 14.28* (net price:: 12.00) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 9.46* (net price:: 7.95) to 12.44* (net price:: 10.45) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 8.69* (net price:: 7.30) to 11.66* (net price:: 9.80) EUR/Domain/Year

  • Price Increase for Donuts DPML, Additional Features
    January 1, 2019

    As of January 1st, 2019, Donuts will be increasing their pricing for DPML. Customers can continue to create and renew DPML subscriptions for up to 10 years at current pricing up until January 1, 2019, and will still gain access to the full suite of features that DPML provides.

    DPML Create Increase as follows:

  • Reseller Price Class: Increased to 6,664.00* (net price: 5,600.00) USD/Block/5 Year Registration
  • Premium Price Class: Increased to 6,545.00* (net price: 5,500.00) USD/Block/5 Year Registration
  • Platinum Price Class: Increased to 6,426.00* (net price: 5,400.00) USD/Block/5 Year Registration
  • DPML Renewal Increase as follows:

  • Reseller Price Class: Increased to 1,332.80* (net price: 1,120.00) USD/Block/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increased to 1,309.00* (net price: 1,100.00) USD/Block/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increased to 1,285.20* (net price: 1,080.00) USD/Block/Year
  • DPML now includes a homographic blocking feature, designed to protect current and future DPML subscribers from some of the world's most sophisticated and common phishing techniques. Homograph attacks are a type of phishing technique used by malicious actors. Their objective is to imitate brands and recognizable domain names through the use of IDN (Internationalised Domain Name) registrations.

    An example: say a malicious person wants to send out emails to Google users, to fool them into providing confidential account and credit card information. The source email address from the phisher might read, “info@gοοgle.com”. Note that the two O’s in the email address are actually Cyrillic characters. Hard to spot, unless you’re trained to look for it. Donuts' Homograph Protection Service will automatically enhance brand protection by preventing many of these vulnerable domains from getting into the hands of unscrupulous users.


    Price Increase for .WIEN
    January 1, 2019

    There will be a price increase for .WIEN domains effective January 1, 2019. This price increase will apply to existing domains and new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.

    The following .WIEN price changes will take place in our system January 1, 2019.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 35.11* (net price:: 29.50) to 41.06* (net price:: 34.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 30.35* (net price:: 25.50) to 36.30* (net price:: 30.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 26.78* (net price:: 22.50) to 32.73* (net price:: 27.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Restore Pricing: Increasing from 95.20* (net price:: 80.00) to 107.10* (net price:: 90.00) EUR/Domain/Year

  • .LAW/.ABOGADO: Updates to Verification Process
    January 7, 2019

    While the eligibility criteria for registering a .ABOGADO/.LAW domain remain the same, the verification process has been greatly simplified.

    Customers registering via our control panel:
    It is now easier to register a .LAW/.ABOGADO domain. You must only confirm that you are a qualified legal professional and that all information provided in your registration is true and accurate.

    Customers registering via API:
    You are encouraged to update the purchase flow for .LAW and .ABOGADO to reflect a simplified verification process, which is effective immediately.

    Details:

    The following Qualified Lawyer Fields (QLI) and their respective X-FLAGs will be optional until January 7th, 2019, at which time they will no longer be accepted:

  • Accreditation ID (x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-accreditation-id)
  • Accreditor Name (x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-accreditation-body)
  • Accreditation Year (x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-accreditation-year)
  • Accreditation Jurisdiction Country (x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-jurisdiction-cc)
  • Accreditation Jurisdiction State/Province/Region (x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-jurisdiction-state)
  • The registrant's confirmation that they agree to the terms of registration and are qualified to register a .LAW and/or .ABOGADO domain will still be required.

    Please consult our wiki for further details:
    .LAW: https://wiki.hexonet.net/wiki/LAW
    .ABOGADO: https://wiki.hexonet.net/wiki/ABOGADO


    Changes to .CLUB Premium Pricing Tiers
    January 16, 2019

    The .CLUB registry will be adding, removing and moving names between price tiers within the existing premium tier pricing structure on January 16, 2019. The current Premium D tier will be replaced by a more expensive Premium A tier. The names currently in Premium D tier will be moved to Premium E tier. Approximately 1,000 new premium names will be added to the inventory.


    Price Increase for .在线
    (xn--3ds443g “Dot Chinese Online”)
    March 15, 2019

    TLD Registry Ltd. is increasing the price for .在线 (xn--3ds443g “Dot Chinese Online”) domains effective March 15, 2019. This price increase will only apply to new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date. Impact on existing domains: all domains registered before March 15, 2019 will be grandfathered and will continue to renew at the existing pricing mentioned below instead of the more expensive pricing until they are deleted or transferred. There is no expiration date for this policy.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 14.88* (net price: 12.50) to 380.80* (net price: 320.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 12.97* (net price: 10.90) to 333.20* (net price: 280.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 11.31* (net price: 9.50) to 297.50* (net price: 250.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: Increasing from 107.10* (net price: 90.00) to 416.50* (net price: 350.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • There will also be a price increase for new registrations in the premium tiers, pricing details are as follows:

    Premium Tier E

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 1204.88* (net price: 1012.50) to 1570.80* (net price: 1320.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 1173.22* (net price: 985.90) to 1493.45* (net price: 1255.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 1141.81* (net price: 959.50) to 1428.00* (net price: 1200.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: Increasing from 107.10* (net price: 90.00) to 416.50* (net price: 350.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Tier F

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 705.08* (net price: 592.50) to 1082.90 (net price: 910.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 679.37* (net price: 570.90) to 987.70* (net price: 830.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 636.06* (net price: 534.50) to 916.30* (net price: 770.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: Increasing from 107.10* (net price: 90.00) to 416.50* (net price: 350.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Tier G

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 167.79* (net price: 141.00) to 678.30* (net price: 570.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 146.85* (net price: 123.40) to 600.95* (net price: 505.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 129.71* (net price: 109.00) to 534.31* (net price: 449.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: Increasing from 107.10* (net price: 90.00) to 416.50* (net price: 350.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Please note that renewal, transfer and restore/redemption period fees for all premium names is at the standard wholesale fee in effect for the TLD at the time of renewal.

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