October 2019 Newsletter
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October 2019 Issue
Welcome
We're welcoming the new month with a new TLD launch and exciting domain promotions on a wide range of TLDs. Plus, check out our latest blog posts where we discuss domains with Daniel Negari of .XYZ and talk about the typical process of DNS.
We hope you enjoy!
Legacy DNS Ending On October 15, 2019
If you have Legacy DNS zones in your account, please be reminded that we will stop supporting this product on October 15, 2019. The following will occur:
  • Internal Legacy DNS zones will automatically convert to Basic DNS on October 15, 2019.
  • External Legacy DNS zones will stop resolving on October 15, 2019. You will have two (2) weeks to upgrade the DNS zone to Premium DNS to recover the DNS zone. Any DNS zones that are not upgraded to Premium DNS on October 29, 2019, will be deleted.
Log in to the Control Panel and go to DNS Service > Legacy DNS Zones to see a list of your Legacy DNS zones. If you need any assistance from us, please contact help@hexonet.support.

New TLD Launches at HEXONET
.MADRID New TLD
.MADRID is a domain extension that offers a secure and global option for institutions, companies, brands, and citizens that operate in Madrid. A new and innovative way of marketing, .MADRID supports communication within the community and creates new opportunities to enhance your brand image regionally.
Launch Information
Sunrise: September 20, 2019 - October 3, 2019, only for trademark holders with a TMCH-validated trademark (SMD file required).
Landrush: September 20, 2019 - October 3, 2019, for registrants without priority rights.
General Availability: October 10, 2019
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Keep up with the latest new TLD dates with HEXONET's Launch Calendar
Promotions
 
.DESIGN, .INK, .WIKI - Price Promo LIVE NOW!
  • Promo Ends: December 31, 2019 10:00 UTC
  • Promotional Pricing in ALL Price Classes: 13.69* (net price: 11.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at promotional price
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price

 
DONUTS PROMO!
Donuts is running a stellar promotion on a wide range of TLDs. Promotions are classified into seven (7) major groups.
  • Promo Starts: October 1, 2019 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: December 31, 2019 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promotion applies to new 1-Year registrations
  • Multiyear registrations are possible, however promotional pricing only applies to the first year
  • Transfers and renewals are NOT eligible at promotional price
 
Group A:
Promotional Price: 4.64* (net price: 3.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • .AGENCY
  • .EMAIL
  • .INTERNATIONAL
  • .LIFE
  • .LIVE
  • .NETWORK
  • .RECIPES
  • .RUN
  • .TODAY
  • .WORKS
  • .WORLD
  • .WTF
 
Group B:
Promotional Price: 7.02* (net price: 5.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • .CASH
  • .CODES
  • .COOL
  • .DIGITAL
  • .DOG
  • .EXPERT
  • .FOUNDATION
  • .GURU
  • .SERVICES
  • .SYSTEMS
  • .TEAM
  • .TECHNOLOGY
  • .ZONE
 
Group C:
Promotional Price: 8.21* (net price: 6.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • .BIKE
  • .BOUTIQUE
  • .CENTER
  • .CHEAP
  • .CITY
  • .COACH
  • .COFFEE
  • .CREDIT
  • .DELIVERY
  • .DIRECTORY
  • .ESTATE
  • .EXPRESS
  • .FITNESS
  • .FUND
  • .FYI
  • .GOLD
  • .GOLF
  • .INSTITUTE
  • .IRISH
  • .LTD
  • .MARKETING
  • .MONEY
  • .PHOTOS
  • .PIZZA
  • .PLUS
  • .PRODUCTIONS
  • .PROPERTIES
  • .RENTALS
  • .REPAIR
  • .REPORT
  • .SHOW
  • .SINGLES
  • .SOLUTIONS
  • .SUPPORT
  • .TAXI
  • .TOOLS
  • .TOURS
  • .VIN
  • .WATCH
  • .WINE
 
Group D:
Promotional Price: 10.59* (net price: 8.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • .CAFE
  • .CAPITAL
  • .ENERGY
  • .ENGINEERING
  • .EXCHANGE
  • .FARM
  • .HOUSE
  • .INVESTMENTS
  • .MEDIA
  • .STYLE
  • .TAX
  • .TIPS
  • .VENTURES
 
Group E:
Promotional Price: 14.16* (net price: 11.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • .ACADEMY
  • .ASSOCIATES
  • .BARGAINS
  • .CARE
  • .CHAT
  • .COMPUTER
  • .COUPONS
  • .DIRECT
  • .DOCTOR
  • .ENTERPRISES
  • .EVENTS
  • .FINANCE
  • .FINANCIAL
  • .HAUS
  • .KITCHEN
  • .LAND
  • .LOANS
  • .MBA
  • .PARTNERS
  • .PARTS
  • .RESTAURANT
  • .TOWN
  • .TOYS
  • .TRAINING
 
Group F:
Promotional Price: 30.82* (net price: 25.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • .ACCOUNTANTS
  • .CASINO
  • .DATING
  • .FLIGHTS
  • .SHOES
  • .TRAVEL
 
Group G:
Promotional Price: 47.48* (net price: 39.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • .MOVIE

Make sure to check out all of our current promotions with over 200 TLDs on sale!
See All Ongoing Promotions
Registry / Registrar Bulletin
Price Increase for DONUTS TLDs
October 1, 2019
 
Donuts will be increasing pricing on standard domains for over 200 TLDs in their portfolio on October 1, 2019. Customers that have existing registrations should consider renewing their domains prior to the increase. You can now view the complete pricing details under the Price Change Notification notice on the main dashboard of your HEXONET control panel.

.BUZZ Premium Tier Update
October 1, 2019
 
The .BUZZ registry is moving all available (unregistered) premium domains in Premium Tier H to Premium Tier G on October 1, 2019. All .BUZZ premium domains previously registered in Premium Tier H will remain in Premium Tier H, therefore not affecting their future renewal pricing.

GRS Domains Premium Domain Update
October 1, 2019
 
GRS Domains is updating their list of premium domains for all of their TLDs: .ACCOUNTANT, .BID, .CRICKET, .DATE, .DOWNLOAD, .FAITH, .LOAN, .MEN, .PARTY,. RACING, .REVIEW, .SCIENCE, .STREAM, .TRADE, .WEBCAM and .WIN. Due to the size of the data, the lists will take the registry approximately 2 days per TLD to process starting alphabetically from October 1, 2019. GRS's premium domains will continue to renew at standard pricing. They have also made some updates to their premium pricing tiers. Premium tiers F and G will be replaced with lower pricing tiers called Tier F2 and G2. You can access complete pricing details in your HEXONET control panel.
Premium Tier F Changes to Tier F2
  • Reseller Price Class: Decreasing from 690.02* (net price: 580.00) to 541.45* (net price: 455.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Decreasing from 672.35* (net price: 565.00) to 517.65* (net price: 435.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Decreasing from 654.50* (net price: 550.00) to 481.95* (net price: 405.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • No Change to Restore Fees
Premium Tier G Changes to Tier G2
  • Reseller Price Class: Decreasing from 309.40* (net price: 260.00) to 166.60* (net price: 140.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Decreasing from 293.93* (net price: 247.00) to 154.70* (net price: 130.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Decreasing from 277.27* (net price: 233.00) to 142.80* (net price: 120.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • No Change to Restore Fees

.EU Change in Eligibility Requirements
October 19, 2019
 
Starting on October 19, 2019, EURid will allow all EU citizens to register a .EU domain name regardless of residency. However, there will be a special measure in place if the UK leaves with no deal on November 1, 2019. More information is available here.

 
Price Decrease for .LOVE Premium Domains
October 29, 2019
 
The .LOVE Registry recently announced an upcoming reduction to their premium name pricing for more than 12,000 of its premium domains.
Here are the key details on what’s changing:
  • Reduced Premium Name pricing on over 12,000 unregistered .LOVE domain names
  • Including over 2,900 unregistered .LOVE premium domain names that have been reduced to standard (non-premium) pricing
  • The annual renewal price for approximately 900 premium .LOVE names currently registered are unaffected (and will not be impacted by this pricing update)

Price Increase for .BIZ Domains
November 1, 2019
 
Neustar is increasing the price for .BIZ domains effective November 1, 2019. This price increase will apply to existing domains, new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.
  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from $17.29* (net price: $14.53) to $18.66* (net price: $15.68) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from $16.10* (net price: $13.53) to $17.47* (net price: $14.68) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from $14.79* (net price: $12.43) to $16.16* (net price: $13.58) USD/Domain/Year
  • Restore Fee: No Changes to Restore Pricing
Customers that have existing .BIZ registrations should consider renewing prior to this increase.

Donuts Premium Pricing Event
November 5, 2019
 
On November 5, 2019, Donuts will reduce pricing for over 1 million previously unsold premium domain names - its largest premium price reduction event ever! Approximately 250,000 Donuts premium domains will drop in price and more than 840,000 premium domains will be moved to standard pricing. Customers can view the domain inventory by clicking here.
Launch Information
September 5 (17:00 UTC): customers can register premium domains at the current price but renew at the cheaper price point.
November 1 (17:00 UTC) to November 5 (17:00 UTC): during the so-called quiet phase, impacted premium domains will be reserved and unavailable for purchase.
November 5 (17:00 UTC): all impacted domains will be released for registration.

Customer Service Holiday Coverage
 
Our Canadian office will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019, during our regular hours between 16:00 UTC to 2:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 16:00 UTC. All inquiries will be handled by our German office at this time.
Our German office will be closed on Thursday, October 3, 2019, during our regular hours between 7:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC. The office will reopen on Friday, October 4, 2019, at 7:00 UTC. All inquiries will be handled by our Canadian office at this time.
Blog
 
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Read on to learn unique ways you can use your .XYZ domain, insights into nTLDs and SEO and more domain industry tidbits.
 
 
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What is a domain name system (DNS) and what is the typical process of the DNS? Learn all this and more in our latest blog post!
 
 
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