December 2019 Newsletter
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December 2019 Issue
Welcome
As we wrap up another year, we want to thank all of you for your continued business and support.
We have a lot to celebrate at HEXONET in 2019. We joined the CentralNic Group and have continued to work hard to bring you new products and promotions. Read more about our unity with the CentralNic Group and Robert Birkner's goodbye message in this blog post published over the summer.
We look forward to ringing in the new year with all of our current customers and to connecting with new friends. Now, enjoy December's news!
Scheduled Maintenance on November 30, 2019
Please note that we will be performing maintenance work on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 08:00:00 UTC to 13:00:00 UTC. The following services may be affected: DNS, API, EPP, Web Interface, WHOIS, and OT&E. All other services will remain unaffected during this maintenance window. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Promotions
From .DESIGN to .CM, make sure to check out all our current promotions with over 150 TLDs on sale!*
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*No new promotion launches this month.
Registry / Registrar Bulletin
.LUXURY - Changes to Standard Pricing & Premium Tiers
December 16, 2019
Luxury Partners LLC has reduced the price of .LUXURY standard domains. The registry has also changed its premium pricing structure by reducing its premium pricing tiers from six (6) tiers to a total of three (3) tiers.
All existing standard and premium domains registered prior to this date will continue to renew at their original registration price. Complete pricing details can now be viewed in your account.
New standard pricing:
  • Reseller Price Class: Decreasing from $702.10* (net price: $590.00) to $47.60* (net price: $40.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Decreasing from $654.50* (net price: $550.00) to $42.25* (net price: $35.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Decreasing from $583.10* (net price: $490.00) to $37.49* (net price: $31.50) USD/Domain/Year

.SHOP is Releasing Reserved Names as Premium
January 4, 2020
 
.SHOP will be adding over 2,300 premium domain names (previously reserved names) on January 14, 2020. The domains will be assigned to existing premium pricing tiers. You will be able to view complete pricing details within your account pricing schedule. Please contact our sales team at sales@hexonet.net if you are interested in viewing the list of released domains.

Price Increase for Select Afilias TLDs
January 1, 2020
 
Afilias is increasing the price for the following TLDs effective January 1, 2020. This price increase will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date. There is no change to restore fees
.ARCHI, .BIO:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $86.28* (net price: $72.50) to $89.85* (net price: $75.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $75.57* (net price: $63.50) to $79.14* (net price: $66.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $67.71* (net price: $56.90) to $71.40* (net price: $60.00) USD/Domain/Year
.BET, .BLUE, .KIM, .PET, .PINK, .PROMO, .RED, .SHIKSHA:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $20.83* (net price: $17.50) to $22.02* (net price: $18.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $18.45* (net price: $15.50) to $19.64* (net price: $16.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $16.54* (net price: $13.90) to $17.85* (net price: $15.00) USD/Domain/Year
.INFO:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $16.66* (net price: $14.00) to $17.85* (net price: $15.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $15.35* (net price: $12.90) to $16.66* (net price: $14.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $14.16* (net price: $11.90) to $15.47* (net price: $13.00) USD/Domain/Year
.BLACK, .POKER:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $67.24* (net price: $56.50) to $70.21* (net price: $59.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $58.91* (net price: $49.50) to $61.88* (net price: $52.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $52.36* (net price: $44.00) to $54.62* (net price: $45.90) USD/Domain/Year
.MOBI:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $20.83* (net price: $17.50) to $22.61* (net price: $19.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $19.64* (net price: $16.50) to $21.42* (net price: $18.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $17.73* (net price: $14.90) to $19.64* (net price: $16.50) USD/Domain/Year
.PRO:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $18.62* (net price: $15.65) to $20.23* (net price: $17.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $17.20* (net price: $14.45) to $18.92* (net price: $15.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $16.12* (net price: $13.55) to $17.73* (net price: $14.90) USD/Domain/Year
.SKI:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $57.72* (net price: $48.50) to $59.50* (net price: $50.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $50.58* (net price: $42.50) to $53.55* (net price: $45.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $45.82* (net price: $38.50) to $47.60* (net price: $40.00) USD/Domain/Year
Customers that have existing domain registrations under these TLDs should consider renewing prior to this increase.

Price Increase for .UK and Third Level Domains
January 13, 2020
 
Nominet registry is increasing the price for .UK and its third-level domain names effective January 13, 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 £8.98* (net price: £7.55) to £9.16* (net price: £7.70) GBP/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from £7.91* (net price: £6.65) to £8.09* (net price: £6.80) GBP/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from £6.25* (net price: £5.25) to £6.43* (net price: £5.40) GBP/Domain/Year
Please note that the restore fee will remain unchanged at £10.00 GBP.
Customers that have existing .UK registrations should consider renewing prior to this increase.

EURid Launched .ευ, the Greek TLD Extension of .EU
November 14, 2019
 
The EURid Registry launched .ευ (xn–qxa6a) on November 14, 2019. The Greek TLD extension of .EU came into effect to enforce ICANN's requirement that the second level script must match the top-level script, in order to eliminate any possible confusion.
For existing domain names in Greek, EURid has introduced a 3-year adjustment phase starting on November 14, 2019, to allow registrants to move previously registered domain names in Greek to the .ευ namespace. During this time, both the original .EU domain and the cloned .ευ domain will coexist until November 13, 2022. More information is available here.
.ευ is open for registration on November 30, 2019. The price of .ευ will be the same as .EU and can now be viewed in your account.

Customer Service Holiday Coverage
 
Our Canadian office will be closed at 6:00 UTC for Christmas Eve on Tuesday, December 24th. The office will also be closed during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC and 2:00 UTC on Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas. The office will re-open on Thursday, December 26th at 16:00 UTC. Finally, our Canadian office will be closed at 6:00 UTC for New Year's Eve on December 31st.
Our German office will be closed for Christmas on Tuesday, December 24th until Thursday, December 26th during our regular office hours between 7:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Friday, December 27th at 7:00 UTC. Our German office will also be closed during our regular office hours between 7:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC for New Year's Eve on December 31st.
Blog
 
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