This month, take advantage of newly released, previously reserved domains, now available at standard pricing!
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This month, take advantage of newly released, previously reserved domains, now available at standard pricing! Plus, we've got a new TLD launch for you, currently in Sunrise. Enjoy!

.CONTACT New TLD

We're excited to announce a new TLD being welcomed to the domain family! .CONTACT is being launched by Donuts Registry and is a great solution for brands and companies to succinctly display their contact options right in the URL.


.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.


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

Our WHMCS Based Migration and
Consolidation Tool is Ready!

Introducing our new powerful migration and consolidation tool for WHMCS. The migration and consolidation tool removes the overhead of migration planning and lets you start migrating quickly and effectively. It transfers your domains at the point of domain renewal. Simply install, configure, and start your migration.

We give you the power to configure custom ways of logging and language-specific email templates to inform customers about the migration process, in order to avoid transfer rejection as much as possible. As well, you can now migrate all TLDs or specify a list of TLDs per Registrar to migrate. And as always, Hexonet has the fast support you need to keep your operation running smoothly. Contact our support team at help@hexonet.support if you have any further questions.

From . BLOG to .XYZ, make sure to check out all of our current promotions with over 195 TLDs on sale!*


*No new promotion launches this month.

.BOND Reserved Names Available at Standard Pricing
September 30, 2020

As of September 30th, 2020, all previous registry reserved domains in the .BOND domain extension have been released and are now available for registration at standard pricing. Start searching for names now, as some of the most recognizable names might still be available for registration. If you have any questions about the price update, please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support.

DNS Flag Day: Updates for .NZ Domains
October 1, 2020

Recently, InternetNZ started monitoring how .NZ domains were affected by the DNS Flag Day 2020, which took effect on October 1st, 2020. This event, led by DNS software companies and recognizable DNS operators like Google and Cloudflare, aimed to correct issues related to the implementation of DNS around the world.

Our testing has detected some domains may have been affected by DNS Flag Day 2020.

To check if your domain name is compliant,
please visit https://dnsflagday.net/2020/. Not complying with those proposals/rules, may lead to DNS compatibility problems in the future, or in the worst case, to problems with the DNS resolution. Please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support if you have any questions or require assistance.

Price Increase for .SC Backorders
October 1, 2020

As of October 1st, 2020 at 00:00 UTC, the backorder price for .SC domains has increased to $155 USD. Please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support if you have any questions surrounding the increase.

Renewal Price Changes for .BLOG
Premium Domains - CANCELLED

October 7, 2020

We mentioned in a previous newsletter that .BLOG premium domains will renew at the standard price effective October 7, 2020. However, we were made aware by the registry that this process has been canceled, therefore, the current pricing structure for new premium registrations and renewals will remain the same, with premium pricing renewals. If you have any questions, please contact our sales team at sales@hexonet.net.

.SHOP Released New Premium Domains
October 14, 2020
The .SHOP registry has added over 4,800 premium domain names for .SHOP on October 14, 2020. The domains will be assigned to existing premium pricing tiers. Please contact our sales team at sales@hexonet.net if you are interested in viewing the list of released domains.

.ART Releasing New Domains
October 26, 2020
On October 26, 2020 at 11:00 UTC, .ART will be releasing an additional 2,446 premium and previously reserved domains.

The release list contains many three-letter names, as well as popularly used generic words. Please contact our sales team at sales@hexonet.net if you are interested in viewing the list of released domains.

Donuts Releasing Previously Reserved Domains
October 28, 2020
On October 28, 2020 at 16:00 UTC, the Donuts registry will be releasing over 14,000 reserved domains to Premium tiers. This list will include many high-quality names. Please contact our sales team at sales@hexonet.net if you are interested in viewing the list of released domains.

.DK Change of Terms
November 16, 2020
DK Hostmaster is launching new terms of use for .DK domains that will go into effect on November 16, 2020. Here’s what you can expect:

    • Domain names can be registered for up to 10 years instead of 5
    • Updates to long-term domain registration discounts
    • New payment options
    • 30-day domain suspensions instead of three months prior to deletion

If you have any questions regarding the new terms for .DK domains, please contact our support team at help@hexonet.support.

.AU Domain Administration Rules Changes
Please note that we have updated the .AU appendix due to changes of the .AU Domain Administration Rules. The registry made amendments to the sections "Eligibility and Allocation Criteria" and "Domain Name Availability".

Scheduled Maintenance Reminder
As previously announced, please note that the next scheduled maintenance date at Hexonet will be:

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.

Customer Service Holiday Coverage

Our Canadian office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th for Remembrance Day during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC to 2:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Thursday, November 12th at 16:00 UTC. All customer requests will be handled by our German office during this time.

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