May 2020 Newsletter
As we all continue to adjust to the current world status, the Hexonet team sends their hellos and healthy wishes to you and your loved ones.
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May 2020 Issue
Welcome
As we all continue to adjust to the current world status, the Hexonet team sends their hellos and healthy wishes to you and your loved ones.
We're welcoming May with open arms and have PLENTY of new TLD promotions for you! Read on for important updates and everything that's new at Hexonet.

Company News
It is with great pleasure to share the news that one of our Hexonet founders, Robbie Birkner, has returned to the industry! He is joining us as the CentralNic Reseller Division Head and is supporting all the ways we can excel for our reseller customers. Read the full story here.

Special .IO Domain Backorder Promotion!
From now through the end of 2020, we're putting .IO backorders on sale! Take advantage of our strong backorder technology and start backordering .IO for as low as $129 USD! Full details in the Promotions section below.
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.GAY Changes to Launch Schedule
Due to current world events, Top Level Design has decided to postpone the .GAY Early Access Program (EAP) and General Availability (GA) phase to a later date (most likely mid-September). We will announce the official date once it has been confirmed by the registry. In addition, the Sunrise 2 phase, which began on April 6th, has been extended and will remain open until the week ahead of the EAP.

.PR Releasing 64,000 Previously Reserved Domains
Afilias will be releasing 64,000 .PR domains that were previously reserved on April 27, 2020. This includes names like absolute.pr, acclaim.pr, .above.pr and many more. Please contact our sales team at: sales@hexonet.net to learn more.

New TLD Launches at HEXONET
.COMPARE and .SELECT New TLDs
Introducing .COMPARE and .SELECT! Neustar launched these TLDs on April 6, 2020.
.COMPARE and .SELECT Launch Schedule:
Sunrise: April 6, 2020 15:00 UTC - May 6, 2020 14:59 UTC
Claims period: May 6, 2020 15:00 UTC - August 5, 2020 14:59 UTC
General Availability (GA): May 6, 2020 15:00 UTC
Pricing details are available in your account under: Billing / Prices & Costs / Domains
.CYOU New TLD
.CYOU is a new domain extension that’s well suited for Generation Z. .CYOU is perfect for technologically advanced individuals living in a world of social media and the internet.
.CYOU Launch Schedule:
Sunrise: May 14, 2020 14:00 UTC - June 15, 2020 14:00 UTC
EAP: June 16, 2020 14:00 UTC - June 23, 2020 13:59 UTC
General Availability (GA): June 23, 2020 14:00 UTC
Pricing details will be available in your account on May 14, 2020.
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Keep up with the latest new TLD dates with Hexonet's Launch Calendar.
Promotions
 
.ORG - Price Promo
  • Promo Starts: April 1, 2020 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: June 30, 2020 10:00 UTC
  • Promotional Price: $10.12* (net price: $8.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Multiyear registrations are possible, however promotional pricing only applies to the first year
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at promotional price
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price

 
.ASIA - Price Promo
  • Promo Starts: April 1, 2020 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: June 30, 2020 10:00 UTC
  • Promotional Price: $5.71* (net price: $4.80) USD/Domain/Year
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • Multiyear registrations are possible, however promotional pricing only applies to the first year
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price

 
UNR TLDs - Price Promo
  • Promo Starts: April 1, 2020 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: December 31, 2020 10:00 UTC
  • .CLICK, .LINK Promotional Price: $5.83* (net price: $4.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • .HELP, .MOM, .PHOTO, .PICS Promotional Price: $11.78* (net price: $9.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • .FLOWERS Promotional Price: $118.88* (net price: $99.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • Multiyear registrations are possible, however promotional pricing only applies to the first year
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at promotional price
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price

 
.IO Backorders - Price Promo
  • Promo Starts: April 22, 2020 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: December 31, 2020 10:00 UTC
  • Promotional Price: $153.51* (net price: $129.00) USD/Backorder

 
.CM - New Registrations, Transfers and Renewals!
  • Promo Starts: May 1, 2020 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: October 31, 2020 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promotional Price: $12.50* (net price: $10.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Promotion applies to new .CM registrations, renewals and transfers (1 - 5 Years)

 
.DONUTS - Price Promo
  • Promo Starts: May 1, 2020 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: August 31, 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Promotion applies to new 1-Year registrations
  • Multiyear registrations are possible, however promotional pricing only applies to the first year
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price
 
Group A:
Promotional Price: $4.64* (net price: $3.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • .AGENCY
  • .BOUTIQUE
  • .DIGITAL
  • .DIRECTORY
  • .EMAIL
  • .GOLF
  • .GURU
  • .LIFE
  • .LIVE
  • .NETWORK
  • .PHOTOS
  • .ROCKS
  • .RUN
  • .TODAY
  • .WORKS
  • .WORLD
  • .WTF
 
Group B:
Promotional Price: $7.02* (net price: $5.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • .CASH
  • .CITY
  • .CODES
  • .FUND
  • .SUPPORT
  • .SYSTEMS
  • .TECHNOLOGY
 
Group C:
Promotional Price: $8.21* (net price: $6.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • .CENTER
  • .CHEAP
  • .COOL
  • .DELIVERY
  • .DOG
  • .ESTATE
  • .EXPERT
  • .EXPRESS
  • .FITNESS
  • .FOUNDATION
  • .FYI
  • .GOLD
  • .INSTITUTE
  • .IRISH
  • .MARKETING
  • .MONEY
  • .NINJA
  • .PLUS
  • .PRODUCTIONS
  • .PROPERTIES
  • .RECIPES
  • .RENTALS
  • .REPAIR
  • .REPORT
  • .SALE
  • .SERVICES
  • .SHOW
  • .SINGLES
  • .SOCIAL
  • .TEAM
  • .TOURS
  • .TOWN
  • .VIN
  • .WATCH
  • .WINE
  • .ZONE
 
Group D:
Promotional Price: $10.59* (net price: $8.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • .BARGAINS
  • .BIKE
  • .CAFE
  • .CAPITAL
  • .CHAT
  • .COACH
  • .COFFEE
  • .CREDIT
  • .DANCE
  • .ENERGY
  • .ENGINEERING
  • .EXCHANGE
  • .FARM
  • .HOUSE
  • .INTERNATIONAL
  • .LTD
  • .MEDIA
  • .PHOTOGRAPHY
  • .PIZZA
  • .SOLUTIONS
  • .STYLE
  • .TAX
  • .TAXI
  • .TIPS
  • .TOOLS
  • .VENTURES
 
Group E:
Promotional Price: $14.16* (net price: $11.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • .ACADEMY
  • .ACTOR
  • .ASSOCIATES
  • .BAND
  • .CARE
  • .CASINO
  • .CLAIMS
  • .COMPUTER
  • .CONSULTING
  • .COUPONS
  • .DIRECT
  • .DOCTOR
  • .ENTERPRISES
  • .EVENTS
  • .FINANCE
  • .FINANCIAL
  • .FORSALE
  • .HAUS
  • .INVESTMENTS
  • .KITCHEN
  • .LAND
  • .LOANS
  • .MBA
  • .NEWS
  • .PARTNERS
  • .PARTS
  • .RESTAURANT
  • .SOFTWARE
  • .TOYS
  • .TRAINING
 
Group F:
Promotional Price: $30.82* (net price: $25.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • .ACCOUNTANTS
  • .DATING
  • .FLIGHTS
  • .SHOES
  • .TRAVEL
 
Group G:
Promotional Price: $47.48* (net price: $39.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • .MOVIE

Make sure to check out all of our current promotions with over 200 TLDs on sale!
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Registry / Registrar Bulletin
.VE Transfer Fee Changes
 
The .VE registry has changed their domain transfer policy and as a result, the transfer fees for third-level .VE domains have increased. The new transfer fee for all user classes is now $60.00 USD.

Important Reminder to Customers With .MY and .MD Domains
 
On May 11, 2020, new auto-renewal and auto-deletion periods for .MY and .MD will go into effect. Please login to the Control Panel and check in your account that your .MY / .MD domains are set on the desired renewal mode, particularly those domains with an expiration date within the next 2 months.
Please be aware that with the new set up the auto-renewal/ auto-deletion will happen 36 days before the expiration date.

.BIZ Premium Domains Now Available
 
Neustar has implemented new premium domain support for .BIZ, which are now available on HEXONET. Pricing details are as follows:
Premium Tier A
  • Reseller Price Class: $13,685.00* (net price: $11,500.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $13,328.00* (net price: $11,200.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $13,090.00* (net price: $11,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier B
  • Reseller Price Class: $7,140.00* (net price: $6,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $7,021.00* (net price: $5,900.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $6,902.00* (net price: $5,800.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier C
  • Reseller Price Class: $3,718.75* (net price: $3,125.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $3,570.00* (net price: $3,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $3,421.25* (net price: $2,875.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier D
  • Reseller Price Class: $1,547.00* (net price: $1,300.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $1,487.50* (net price: $1,250.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $1,428.00* (net price: $1,200.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier E
  • Reseller Price Class: $1,130.50* (net price: $950.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $1,112.65* (net price: $935.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $1,071.00* (net price: $900.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier F
  • Reseller Price Class: $773.50* (net price: $650.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $743.75* (net price: $625.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $714.00* (net price: $600.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier G
  • Reseller Price Class: $416.50* (net price: $350.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $386.75* (net price: $325.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $357.00* (net price: $300.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier H
  • 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
Premium Tier I
  • Reseller Price Class: $119.00* (net price: $100.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $113.05* (net price: $95.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $107.10* (net price: $90.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier J
  • Reseller Price Class: $83.30* (net price: $70.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $77.35* (net price: $65.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $71.40* (net price: $60.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier K
  • Reseller Price Class: $41.65* (net price: $35.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $38.68* (net price: $32.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $35.70* (net price: $30.00) USD/Domain/Year
.BIZ premium domains will renew at standard rate. The restore fee for all of the premium tiers and price classes is $71.40* (net price: $60.00) USD.

.CLOUD Changes to Premium Tiers
May 6, 2020 (New Effective Date)
 
The .CLOUD registry has revised its effective date for .CLOUD premium tier changes to May 6, 2020. The new premium tier structure is as follows:
Premium Tier Q2
  • 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: $148.75* (net price: $125.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier P2
  • Reseller Price Class: $416.50* (net price: $350.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $386.75* (net price: $325.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $357.00* (net price: $300.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier O2
  • Reseller Price Class: $773.50* (net price: $650.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $743.75* (net price: $625.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $714.00* (net price: $600.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier N2
  • Reseller Price Class: $1,130.50* (net price: $950.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $1,071.00* (net price: $900.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $1,011.50* (net price: $850.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier M2
  • Reseller Price Class: $1,547.00* (net price: $1,300.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $1,487.50* (net price: $1,250.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $1,428.00* (net price: $1,200.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier L2
  • Reseller Price Class: $5,236.00* (net price: $4,400.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $4,998.00* (net price: $4,200.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $4,760.00* (net price: $4,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier K2
  • Reseller Price Class: $5,712.00* (net price: $4,800.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $5,474.00* (net price: $4,600.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $5,236.00* (net price: $4,400.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier J2
  • Reseller Price Class: $7,616.00* (net price: $6,400.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $7,378.00* (net price: $6,200.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $7,140.00* (net price: $6,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Tier D
  • Reseller Price Class: $9,520.00* (net price: $8,000.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: $9,063.04* (net price: $7,800.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: $8,925.00* (net price: $7,500.00) USD/Domain/Year
The restore fee for all premium domains and price class will be $90.00 USD.
Starting on May 6, 2020, all premium domains (including existing premium domains that were registered before May 6) will renew at the standard rate.

Updates to .HAMBURG Premium Domains
May 15, 2020
 
The .HAMBURG registry is reducing its premium domain to five (5) tiers on May 15, 2020. After the effective date, premium domains will only be available in the following tiers: Premium Tier A, Premium Tier B, Premium Tier C, Premium Tier D, and Premium Tier E. All .HAMBURG premium domains will continue to renew at the standard price.
The registry is also adding more 2-character domain names into its premium domain inventory and reducing the price of some premium domains. Please do not hesitate to contact our sales team at sales@hexonet.net to learn more.

Price Increase for .CLUB on July 1, 2020 Suspended
 
In 2019, the .CLUB registry announced that they intend to increase the price for .CLUB on every first of July over a duration of three (3) years. Due to the current public health crisis, the registry decided to cancel the price increase on July 1, 2020. All .CLUB prices will remain at the current price until the next price increase on July 1, 2021.

Price Increase for .KOELN and .COLOGNE
September 1, 2020
 
The dotKoeln registry is increasing the price for .KOELN and .COLOGNE effective September 1, 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 €14.28* (net price: €12.00) to €18.45* (net price: €15.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from €12.44* (net price: €10.45) to €16.66* (net price: €14.00) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from €11.66* (net price: €9.80) to €15.71* (net price: €13.20) EUR/Domain/Year
Please note that the restore fee will remain unchanged at €70.00 EUR.
Customers that have existing .KOELN and .COLOGNE registrations should consider renewing prior to this increase.

Price Change for .BAYERN and .LAW
September 15, 2020
 
The MMX registry is changing the prices for .BAYERN and .LAW effective September 15, 2020. This price change will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.
.BAYERN:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from €39.27* (net price: €33.00) to €40.32* (net price: €36.00) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from €34.51* (net price: €29.00) to €37.49* (net price: €31.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from €30.35* (net price: €25.50) to €33.32* (net price: €28.00) EUR/Domain/Year
.LAW:
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $130.90* (net price: $110.00) to $140.42* (net price: $118.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $115.43* (net price: $97.00) to $124.95* (net price: $105.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $102.94* (net price: $86.50) to $111.86* (net price: $94.00) USD/Domain/Year
Customers that have existing domain registrations under these TLDs should consider renewing prior to this change.
 

Customer Service Holiday Coverage
 
Our German office will be closed on Friday, May 1, 2020, for Labour Day during our regular hours between 7:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:00 UTC. The German office will also be closed on Thursday, May 21, 2020, for Ascension Day during our regular hours between 7:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC, and will reopen on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7:00 UTC. All customer service requests will be handled by our Canadian office at this time.
Our Canadian office will be closed on Monday, May 18, 2020, for Victoria Day during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC to 20:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 16, 2020, at 16:00 UTC. During this time, all customer service requests will be handled by our German office.
 

Scheduled Maintenance Reminder
 
As previously announced, please note the next scheduled maintenance date at Hexonet will be:
23.05.2020 07:00:00 UTC - 11:00:00 UTC (4h)
Please do not hesitate to send us an email should you require any assistance related to this maintenance.
 
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