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Welcome

As we prepare to wrap up another year, we want to THANK YOU for your continued business and support.

This year has been an unexpected one for all of us, and we're thankful at HEXONET that we still have so much to celebrate. We've launched new products and services this year and are looking forward to continuing to support you and your business with more launches, product updates, and promotions in the coming year.

We look forward to ringing in the New Year with all of our current customers and new friends and wish you and your loved one's health and prosperity.

Now, on to December's news, enjoy!

Backorder Service
Join Us For a Live Webinar!
December 2, 2020 | 15:00 UTC
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Join us on December 2nd, at 15:00 UTC for a webinar on Domain Backorders. Our panel of in-house experts will share how you can make the most of your Backordering services and maximize your and your customers' chances of catching great domain names with one of the best services in the industry!

What we'll cover:

    • Why you and your customers should place Backorders
    • How to Backorder
    • Who can benefit the most from Backorder services
    • How you can earn money by offering Backorder services

Ana and Francesco look forward to hosting you!

Introducing Registry Lock:
Next Level Protection for Your Domains!

Protect your, and your customers' domain names with our new domain protection service. Registry Lock is a necessary security measure for anyone that values their domains and helps protect you against domain hijacking, unauthorized domain changes, or accidental domain name drops.

We support 50 TLDs across 4 registries (and growing) and offer low monthly fees to help you secure your domains. Learn more about this new security service
here.

Want to know more? Check out our recent "Introduction to Registry Lock" webinar featuring members from our CentralNic Reseller Team sharing how you can build confidence and trust that your and your customers' domains are protected with Registry Lock. Please note that this is a recording of a live webinar and is available in English only.

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New TLD Launches at HEXONET

.CONTACT New TLD - Now in Sunrise!

.CONTACT is a new TLD launched by Donuts Registry. This new TLD is a great solution for companies looking to display their contact options right in the URL. Currently, in Sunrise, you can see the full launch schedule below.

.CONTACT Launch Schedule

Sunrise : September 29, 2020 16:00 UTC - November 28, 2020 15:59 UTC
EAP: December 2, 2020 16:00 UTC - December 9, 2020 15:59 UTC
General Availability (GA): December 9, 2020 16:00 UTC

Pricing details are available in your account.

.FORUM New TLD - Now in Sunrise!

Gather your audience together with a .FORUM TLD. Currently in Sunrise, this new TLD will become the meeting spot for people to ask questions and share ideas.

.FORUM Launch Schedule

Sunrise: November 16, 2020 16:00 UTC - December 16, 2020 16:00 UTC
General Availability (GA): March 2, 2021 16:00 UTC

Pricing details are available in your account.

.BEAUTY New TLD

This new TLD is made especially for beauty companies, professionals, influencers, and fans. The .BEAUTY TLD instantly establishes you as a beauty industry leader and attracts your ideal audience to your website.

.BEAUTY Launch Schedule

Sunrise: December 1, 2020 14:00 UTC - February 5, 2021 13:59 UTC
Early Access Period (EAP): February 10, 2021 14:00 UTC - March 2, 2021 13:59 UTC
General Availability (GA): March 2, 2021 14:00 UTC

Pricing details are available in your account.

.SKIN New TLD

.SKIN is made especially for skincare companies, professionals, influencers, and fans. The skincare industry's explosive innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship finally have a worthy online home!

.SKIN Launch Schedule

Sunrise: December 1, 2020 14:00 UTC - February 5, 2021 13:59 UTC
Early Access Period (EAP): February 10, 2021 14:00 UTC - March 2, 2021 13:59 UTC
General Availability (GA): March 2, 2021 14:00 UTC

Pricing details are available in your account.

.HAIR New TLD

The new .HAIR TLD instantly establishes you as a professional hair stylist or hair care expert. .HAIR is made especially for hair care companies, stylists, salons, influencers, and fans. Professionally showcase your work online and gain new clientele with this new TLD.

.HAIR Launch Schedule

Sunrise: December 1, 2020 14:00 UTC - February 5, 2021 13:59 UTC
Early Access Period (EAP): February 10, 2021 14:00 UTC - March 2, 2021 13:59 UTC
General Availability (GA): March 2, 2021 14:00 UTC

Pricing details are available in your account.

.QUEST New TLD

.QUEST is the domain for those who want the breadth of their experience and years of dedication to be established online. Lead your customers, fans, and members to their goals on a domain that shows that you have the expertise they are looking for.

.QUEST Launch Schedule

Trademark Holder Landrush: December 1, 2020 14:00 UTC - February 5, 2021 13:59 UTC
Early Access Period (EAP): February 10, 2021 14:00 UTC - March 2, 2021 13:59 UTC
General Availability (GA): March 2, 2021 14:00 UTC

Pricing details are available in your account.

.TRUST New TLD

.TRUST is the professional domain ending for demonstrating integrity. Build credibility, establish authenticity, and emphasize privacy with the new .TRUST domain.

.TRUST Launch Schedule

Sunrise: January 13, 2021 16:00 UTC - February 10, 2021 15:59 UTC
Early Access Period (EAP): February 10, 2021 16:00 UTC - February 17, 2021 15:59 UTC
General Availability (GA): February 17, 2021 16:00 UTC
TM Claims Period: February 17, 2021 16:00 UTC - May 18, 2021 15:59 UTC

Pricing details are available in your account.

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


On December 16th, .BOND will undergo a major price reduction industry-wide. In addition to the reduction, we're putting .BOND on promotion from December 1 - March 31, 2021! This means you will have advance access to one of the very lowest prices anywhere for .BOND domains! Perfect for corporate clients and those looking to secure some of the recently dropped premium names. Make sure to take advantage of this early offer - .BOND domains for hundreds of dollars off.

.BOND - Price Promo - NEW

  • Promo Starts: December 1, 2020 at 00:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: March 31, 2021, 23:59 UTC
  • Promotional pricing in ALL Price Classes: 69.60* (net price: 60.00) USD/domain/year
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at the promotional price
Make sure to check out all of our current promotions with over 190 TLDs on sale!

.DK Change of Terms and Conditions (POSTPONED)
November 16, 2020

Last month, we announced a change of terms for .DK domains. Due to technical issues at the DK Hostmaster registry, the change to the terms and conditions has been postponed. Please refer to the DK Hostmaster notification for more information.

.IE Updates their API
November 16, 2020

On November 16, 2020, IE Domain Registry has replaced their existing API and Console with TITAN - a new platform for registry and domain management.

Some things will remain unchanged, for example:

    • All registrants applying for .IE domains will need to show that they meet the .IE registration requirements for connection to Ireland and there will be no changes to the accepted types of evidence.
    • Company application for a new domain will require a CRO (Company Registration Office) number.
    • Domain applications will continue to have a maximum lifetime of 27 days and will have a Pending Create status at this time

Summary of changes with the new system and the .IE domain name life cycle:

    • New registration requests from existing .IE registrants will be added to the .IE zone immediately after application without the need for manual approval because the registrant will already have shown their compliance with the .IE registration requirements
    • For Company applications, there will be an automatic validation of their CRO number with the Company Registration Office database.
    • There will be a maximum registration and renewal term introduced of 10 years.
    • Domains will automatically renew for 1 year on expiry date with the registry unless renewed before. We will charge the renewal at the end of the renewal grace period.
    • There will be an AutoRenew Grace Period of 45 days.
    • Domains will enter a 30-days Redemption Period if a delete request is submitted or AutoRenew fails for 45 days; during this time domains do not resolve.
    • If domains are not restored during the Redemption Period, they will be permanently deleted (released available) after 5 days, so 35 days after deletion request submitted or 80 days after expiry date, if auto-renewal fails.

.DE Transfer: New Error Code 531
December 15, 2020

We would like to inform you of a minor code-breaking update to our system as of December 15th, 10:00 UTC. The TransferDomain commands for .DE domains will now return a 531 error code (Authorization Failed), instead of the general 549 error code (Command Failed), where an invalid Auth code is provided.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact our Support team at help@hexonet.support

Price Increase for .LI and .CH
January 1, 2021

Starting on January 1, 2021, 00:00 CET, new registration price for .LI and .CH domains will increase in price. Please check your account on January 1, 2021, to see your new pricing. If you require further information, please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support.

Updates to HEXONET Trustee Partner for AFNIC TLDs
January 1, 2021

We would like to inform you that as of January 1, 2021, HEXONET will be switching our trustee partner for AFNIC domain names (.FR, .PM, .RE, .TF, .WF, and .YT) to PTS Privacy & Trustee Services GmbH. There is no action required on your end.

All of our prices, contract terms, and services at HEXONET will remain the same during and post the update. We encourage you to notify your customers accordingly. If you require any assistance please contact us at help@hexonet.support

Price Increase for .BIBLE
January 5, 2021

New first-year registration prices for all current non-premium 3-character .BIBLE domain names will be increasing on January 5, 2021. This change only applies to those 3-character .BIBLE domains that are currently priced at the standard level. These domains will renew at the standard price of .BIBLE domains in effect at the time of renewal.

As well, also effective January 5, 2021, the standard price of .BIBLE domains will increase. Please check your account on January 5, 2021, to see your new pricing. If you require further information, please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support.

Price Changes for Afilias TLDs
January 5, 2021

As of January 5, 2021, at 0:00 UTC, new first-year registration prices, as well as renewals and transfers for the below Afilias TLDs will be increasing in price. Please check your account on January 5, 2021, to see your new pricing. If you require further information, please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support.

.INFO
.PRO
.MOBI
.BLUE
.RED
.BLACK
.PINK
.BET
.PET
.POKER

.PROMO
.KIM
.LGBT
.BIO
.SKI
.ARCHI
.SHIKSHA
.xn--6frz82g
.LLC

Radix Updates to Premium Domain List
February 3, 2021

Radix will be updating its premium lists for all TLDs on February 3rd, 2021 at 16:00 UTC. Domains will be added to the premium list or moved across premium tiers. The affected TLDs are .ONLINE, .SITE, .SPACE, .STORE, .TECH, .WEBSITE, .FUN, .UNO, .HOST, and .PRESS.

In addition, Radix will also be adding two additional tiers to their existing premium name tiers. These premium list changes and tier additions will not affect any existing premium registrations. If you have any further questions regarding Radix's upcoming updates, please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support.

Price Increase for .FANS Premium Domains
March 18, 2021

The renewal and transfer fees for .FANS premium domains will be changed from the standard price to the initial registration fee at which the Premium Domain Name was registered. The premium name list and registration fee of premium domains will also be adjusted. These updates will go into effect at March 18, 2021, at 16:00 UTC.

Please note that any registered premium domains before March 18, 2021 at 16:00 UTC will be moved into a new tier and the renewal/transfer fee of these domains will remain at the standard price. A full list of all premium domain names and their respective tiers will be coming out in February 2021.

Customer Service Holiday Coverage

Our Canadian office will be closed at 6:00 UTC for Christmas Eve on Thursday, December 24th. The office will also be closed during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC and 2:00 UTC on Friday, December 25th. The office will re-open on Monday, December 28th at 16:00 UTC. Our Canadian office will also be closed at 6:00 UTC for New Year's Eve on Thursday, December 31st, and will remain closed during our regular business hours between 16:00 UTC and 2:00 UTC on Friday, January 1st. The office will reopen on Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 16:00 UTC.

Our German office will be closed for Christmas on Thursday, December 24th and on Friday, December 25th during our regular hours between 7:00 UTC and 15:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Monday, December 28th at 7:00 UTC. Our German office will also be closed on Thursday, December 31st and Friday, January 1st during our regular office hours between 7:00 UTC and 15:00 UTC for New Year's. The office will reopen on Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 16:00 UTC.

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