As we enter a new year, we're happy to be able to continue growing our services and sharing domain promotions with you.
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As we enter a new year, we're happy to be able to continue growing our services and sharing domain promotions with you.

This month, we're announcing two new TLDs supported by our new Registry Lock Service, as well as a couple of promotions to start your year off right!

Read on for the rest of this month's news.

Two New TLDs Added to Registry Lock Service!

.CH and .LI have been added to the Registry Lock service. You are now able to lock your .CH and .LI domains and provide them with the highest level of security possible.

Visit our website to see a full list of available TLDs, or contact sales@hexonet.net to learn how you can get started!

.CONTACT New TLD - Now in General Availability!

.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 and is now available for general registrations! Pricing details are available in your account.

Pricing details are available in your account.

.TRUST New TLD: UPDATED DATES

As of our last newsletter, the .TRUST TLD Launch has been updated. Please see the details below for new 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.

.LINK - Price Promo - NEW

  • Promo Starts: January 1, 2021 at 00:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: March 31, 2021, 23:59 UTC
  • Promotional pricing in ALL Price Classes: 5.71* (net price: 4.80) USD/domain/year
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at the promotional price
.ME - Price Promo

  • Promo Starts: January 1, 2021 at 00:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: April 30, 2021, 23:59 UTC
  • Promotional pricing in ALL Price Classes: 5.36* (net price: 4.50) EUR/domain/year
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at the promotional price
.INFO - 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: 5.65* (net price: 4.75) USD/domain/year
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at the promotional price
.PRO - 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: 5.47* (net price: 4.65) USD/domain/year
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at the promotional price
.SHOP - Price Promo

  • Promo Starts: January 1, 2021 at 00:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: December 31, 2021, 23:59 UTC
  • Promotional pricing in ALL Price Classes: 9.40* (net price: 7.90) USD/domain/year
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at the promotional price
.XYZ - Price Promo

  • Promo Starts: January 1, 2021 at 00:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: December 31, 2021, 23:59 UTC
  • Promotional pricing in ALL Price Classes: 1.19* (net price: 1.00) 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!

Price Increase for .NU, .SE, .LI, .CH, .AC, .SH and .IO
January 1, 2021

Starting on January 1, 2021, 00:00 CET, new registration price for .NU, .SE, .LI, .CH, .AC, .SH and .IO 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.

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

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 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 .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 for New Year's Day on Friday, January 1st, 2021, during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC to 2:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 16:00 UTC.

Our German office will also be closed for New Year's Day on Friday, January 1st, 2021, during our regular hours between 7:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Monday, January 4th, 2021, at 7:00 UTC.

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