February 2020 Newsletter
Stay warm this February while checking out an exciting new ccTLD and gTLD launch and over 200 TLD promotions. We'll wait while you grab a hot drink, and jump right into this month's news!
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February 2020 Issue
Welcome
Stay warm this February while checking out an exciting new ccTLD and gTLD launch and over 200 TLD promotions.
We'll wait while you grab a hot drink, and jump right into this month's news!
NamesCon Global
Will you be at NamesCon this year? So will we! Catch up with us at the CentralNic Group booth.
And while you're in sunny Austin, take the time to explore what the city has to offer! Whether you're interested in mouth-watering BBQ, world-famous live music or prohibition-era style bars, we've got you covered with our very own Austin Guide!
To set up a meeting with our team, send an e-mail to marketing@hexonet.net.
We can't wait to see you in Texas!

New TLD Launches at HEXONET
.AR
.GAY
.AR New TLD
Introducing .AR! As it’s not currently possible to register a domain directly under .AR, most Argentinians have been registering their domain names under .COM.AR. However, the NIC Argentina registry is now opening registrations for .AR, starting on February 23, 2020.
With a population of over 40 million, Argentina is the third-largest population in South America and is the largest Spanish-speaking nation. You won't want to miss out on this launch!
Pricing details will be available in your account on February 23, 2020.
.AR Launch Schedule:
General Availability (GA): February 23, 2020
.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!
Pricing details are available in your account under: Billing / Prices & Costs / Domains
.GAY Launch Schedule:
Sunrise 1: March 31, 2020
Sunrise 2: May 6, 2020
Early Access Period (EAP): May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020
General Availability (GA): May 20, 2020
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Keep up with the latest new TLD dates with Hexonet's Launch Calendar.

Scheduled Maintenance - 2020 Schedule
Please note that we will be performing scheduled maintenance during four prescheduled dates in 2020. The services affected during the maintenance window will be confirmed prior to the maintenance with a dedicated maintenance notice.
The scheduled maintenance dates are listed below:
29.02.2020 08:00:00 UTC - 12:00:00 UTC (4h)
23.05.2020 07:00:00 UTC - 11:00:00 UTC (4h)
29.08.2020 07:00:00 UTC - 11:00:00 UTC (4h)
21.11.2020 08:00:00 UTC - 12:00:00 UTC (4h)
Please do not hesitate to send us an email should you require any assistance related to this maintenance.
Promotions
From .BLOG to .TECH, make sure to check out all of our current promotions with over 200 TLDs on sale!*
See All Ongoing Promotions
*No new promotion launches this month.
Registry / Registrar Bulletin
.FANS Price Decrease
February 24, 2020
 
Fans TLD Ltd is decreasing the price for the .FANS TLD effective February 24, 2020. This price decrease will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.
  • Reseller Price Class: Decreasing from $95.80* (net price: $80.50) to $15.23* (net price: $12.80) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Decreasing from $83.54* (net price: $70.20) to $13.33* (net price: $11.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Decreasing from $74.38* (net price: $62.50) to $12.20* (net price: $10.25) USD/Domain/Year
Please also note that we will update our .FANS restore fee from $238.00* (net price: $200.00) to $119.00* (net price: $100.00). This will come into effect on February 24, 2020.

.UNO Price Increase
March 3, 2020
 
The Radix registry now manages the .UNO TLD, and will be implementing a price increase effective March 3, 2020. This price increase will only apply to new registrations, renewals, and transfers from the effective date. Impact on existing domains is as follows: all domains registered before March 3, 2020, will be grandfathered in and will continue to renew at the existing price instead of the higher pricing until they are deleted or transferred. There is no expiration date for this policy.
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $19.40* (net price: $16.30) to $27.37* (net price: $23.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $12.97* (net price: $14.25) to $24.99* (net price: $21.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $15.35* (net price: $12.90) to $22.61* (net price: $19.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: Increasing from $113.05* (net price: $95.00) to $142.80* (net price: $120.00) USD/Domain/Year
Radix will also introduce new premium tiers on March 3, 2020. Pricing details are as follows:
Premium Tier A
  • Reseller Price Class: $12,792.50* (net price: $10,750.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $12,614.00* (net price: $10,600.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $12,495.00* (net price: $10,500.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: $12,852.00* (net price: $10,800.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier B
  • Reseller Price Class: $6,545.00* (net price: $5,500.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $6,485.50* (net price: $5,450.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $6,426.00* (net price: $5,400.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: $6,664.00* (net price: $5,600.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier C
  • Reseller Price Class: $3,451.00* (net price: $2,900.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $3,391.50* (net price: $2,850.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $3,272.50* (net price: $2,750.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: $3,570.00* (net price: $3,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier D
  • Reseller Price Class: $1,428.00* (net price: $1,200.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $1,368.50* (net price: $1,150.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $1,309.00* (net price: $1,100.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: $1,547.00* (net price: $1,300.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier E
  • Reseller Price Class: $690.20* (net price: $580.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $672.35* (net price: $565.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $654.50* (net price: $550.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: $773.50* (net price: $650.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier F
  • Reseller Price Class: $380.80* (net price: $320.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $374.85* (net price: $315.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $351.05* (net price: $295.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: $392.70* (net price: $330.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier G
  • 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: $142.80* (net price: $120.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee for All Price Classes: $190.40* (net price: $160.00) USD/Domain/Year

Price Change for Select MMX TLDs
March 17, 2020
 
The MMX registry is changing the prices for the below listed TLDs effective March 17, 2020. This price change will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.
.RODEO:
  • Reseller Price Class: Decreasing from $39.27* (net price: $33.00) to $9.52* (net price: $8.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Decreasing from $34.51* (net price: $29.00) to $8.93* (net price: $7.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Decreasing from $30.35* (net price: $25.50) to $8.33* (net price: $7.00) USD/Domain/Year
.WORK:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $8.21* (net price: $6.90) to $9.40* (net price: $7.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $7.74* (net price: $6.50) to $8.93* (net price: $7.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $7.02* (net price: $5.90) to $8.21* (net price: $6.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore: Increasing from $23.80* (net price: $20.00) to $113.05* (net price: $95.00) USD/Domain/Year
.CASA:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $8.21* (net price: $6.90) to $11.90* (net price: $10.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $7.74* (net price: $6.50) to $11.31* (net price: $9.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $7.02* (net price: $5.90) to $10.71* (net price: $9.00) USD/Domain/Year
.VIP:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $19.04* (net price: $16.00) to $20.23* (net price: $17.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $17.26* (net price: $14.50) to $18.92* (net price: $15.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $14.88* (net price: $12.50) to $16.66* (net price: $14.00) USD/Domain/Year
.NRW:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from €48.67* (net price: €40.90) to €52.36* (net price: €44.00) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from €43.44* (net price: €36.50) to €46.29* (net price: €38.90) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from €39.15* (net price: €32.90) to €41.65* (net price: €35.00) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Restore: Increasing from €53.55* (net price: €45.00) to €119* (net price: €100.00) EUR/Domain/Year
.XXX, .PORN, .ADULT, .SEX:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $108.53* (net price: $91.20) to $117.22* (net price: $98.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $102.46* (net price: $86.10) to $111.86* (net price: $94.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $95.32* (net price: $80.10) to $104.72* (net price: $88.00) 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 Monday, February 17, 2020, for Family Day during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC to 2:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 16:00 UTC. All inquiries will be handled by our German office at this time.
 
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