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NamesCon Goes Virtual

NamesCon is the premier event in the domaining industry, and this year, it’s virtual! Connect with experts, build strategic partnerships, and learn about the future of this business from the comfort of your own home.

On the first day, CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford is helping kick things off with a panel discussion on the state of the domain industry. Gain insights from Ben and other corporate leaders on January 27, 2021, at 16:30 UTC.

For more information about NamesCon, check out our latest blog.

.TRUST New TLD - Launch Dates

.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: March 24, 2021 16:00 UTC - April 21, 2021 15:59 UTC

Early Access Period (EAP): April 21, 2021 16:00 UTC - April 28, 2021 15:59 UTC

General Availability (GA): April 28, 2021 16:00 UTC

Pricing details are available in your account.

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

.BLOG - Price Promo

  • Promo Starts: January 1, 2021 at 00:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: June 30, 2021, 23:59 UTC
  • Promotional pricing in ALL Price Classes: 6.50* (net price: 5.46) 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 20 TLDs on sale!
Modification to .TV Premium Domain Name List
December 12, 2020

On December 12, Verisign removed 14 domain names from the list of premium .TV domain names and will designate them as standard priced domains with the corresponding regular fees (including initial registration and registration renewal fees). These domains are:

BDA.TV, DON.TV, EDU.TV, EVE.TV, EXCALIBUR.TV, FAMILY.TV, GENIE.TV, GOV.TV, HAWAII.TV, HOT.TV, IO.TV. PAX.TV, RUSTY.TV. TV.TV.

Price Increase for .ME
February 1, 2021

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

Radix Updates to Premium 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.

.BANK & .INSURANCE:
Updated Registrant Security Requirements
February 12, 2021

fTLD periodically reviews the Registrant Security Requirements to ensure they are in-line with best practices for the financial services sector and continue to protect against evolving security threats. This year, there are two changes that impact the registrants:

  • Registrants who have implemented DNSSEC for their .BANK/.INSURANCE domain(s) should ensure they use strong cryptographic algorithms.

  • fTLD is clarifying that while publishing a DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) record is not required, publishing both SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM creates additional security for email channels. For Registrants who have published DMARC and only DKIM, but not SPF, they will need to add an SPF policy for their .BANK/.INSURANCE domain(s).

fTLD will automatically notify Registrants impacted by these changes. Registrants must make any necessary modifications to comply with the requirements no later than February 12, 2021.

Lastly, beginning February 15, 2021, the registry provider will turn on automated, direct notifications to Registrants via a monthly email with a .CSV attachment with findings from the compliance security monitoring for their .BANK/.INSURANCE domain(s) and a warning report (if applicable); they will only provide a notification if there are any compliance and/or warning items.

Price Increase for .CN Restore Fee
March 1, 2021

Starting on March 1st, 2021 at 00:00 UTC, the restoration fee for all .CN domain names will increase. New pricing details are as follows:

ASCII: $95.00 USD
IDN: $210.00 USD

If you have any further questions regarding this price increase, please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support.

Price Increase for .BERLIN Domains
March 1, 2021

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

Update to .JOBS Contact Extensions
March 15, 2021

Contact extensions for .JOBS will no longer be supported as of March 15th, 2021.

X-JOBS-COMPANYURL and X-JOBS-INDUSTRYTYPE extensions will be removed from our system at this time. Please make any necessary changes to your system.

Since December 11th, 2020, the parameters for .JOBS domain registrations are no longer mandatory and are now optional.

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.

Price Increase for .CLOUD Renewals
April 1, 2021

Starting on April 1, 2021 at 00:00 UTC, the .CLOUD domain renewal fee will increase in price. This change also applies to premium domain name renewal fees and domain name transfer fees. For more details or if you have any further questions regarding this change, please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support.

Price Updates for .CEO Premium Domains
May 5, 2021

A total of 8,845 domain names will be moved to premium pricing tiers resulting in price updates taking effect on May 5, 2021, 00:00 UTC. Please note that no changes have been made to the pricing tiers. For more information regarding this update, please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support.

Price Increase for .HAMBURG Domains
July 1, 2021

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

2021 Maintenance Schedule

Please note that we will be performing scheduled maintenance during four prescheduled dates in 2021. 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:

27.02.2021 08:00:00 UTC - 08:00:00 UTC (4h)

22.05.2021 07:00:00 UTC - 07:00:00 UTC (4h)

28.08.2021 07:00:00 UTC - 07:00:00 UTC (4h)

20.11.2021 08:00:00 UTC - 08:00:00 UTC (4h)

Please do not hesitate to send us an email should you require any assistance related to this maintenance.

Customer Service Holiday Coverage

Our Canadian office will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021, for Family Day during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC to 2:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 16:00 UTC. All inquiries will be handled by our German office at this time.

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