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Welcome to the new HEXONET newsletter. You will continue to find all the details you look for in our monthly newsletters, in an easy to navigate layout. We hope you like it!

Vancouver HEXONET Cruise
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If you've been following us online, you know we've had a busy summer and last week was no exception!

A special thanks to all the attendees and sponsors that made our Vancouver HEXONET Cruise such a success last week. Make sure to catch up on the highlights and panel discussion on our blog.


New Web Apps

HEXONET has just added twelve (12) new web apps to our existing library of supported web apps! Connect connect a domain name to any of our twenty-five (25) supported web apps, right from your HEXONET Control Panel! For API customers, all relevant API commands are available in our wiki. Meet the newest additions:

22Slides

22Slides helps you make great personalized online portfolio websites even if you have little to no web design experience.

Big Cartel

Easy online stores for artists and makers. With Big Cartel, it is simple to build a unique online store, sell your work, and run a creative business.

Bookmark

Bookmark is an AI-powered website builder. It's easy, simple, and fast build a website in minutes, no coding or design skills required. All plans include a free SSL certificate.

Carbonmade

Carbonmade helps you create and manage an online portfolio website. Show off your best design, illustration, photography, and other types of creative work.

Greatmail

Get the features you need at a price you can afford with Greatmail. Backed by reliability, security and privacy, Greatmail is an excellent choice for both businesses and individuals.

Netlify

An all-in-one platform offering everything you need to build, deploy, and manage web projects. Use your own domain for free.

Rackspace

Hosted email solutions to meet any business need. Rackspace makes it easy for teams to connect, communicate, and collaborate with a wide choice of leading email solutions.

Rebrandly

Your brand on your links. Rebrandly offers the easiest way to create and share short links using your own domain - for free.

Site.pro

Site.pro is the site builder that provides the easiest way to build a site. Import any website to the Site.pro Builder.

TypePad

With Typepad, share your passions with the world. It is fully customizable, and offers tons of beautiful themes and unbeatable customer support.

Unbounce

Unbounce empowers you to create better marketing experiences and increase conversions with custom landing pages, targeted popups, and more sticky bars.

WP Engine

WP Engine offers fast, secure and reliable hosting for WordPress blogs. Get a suite of agility, performance, intelligence, and integration solutions for your site.

View our full Web Apps Listings and make your vision a reality today!


New Aftermarket Features

HEXONET's control panel already has aftermarket service integration built into it. We have made several enhancements to this functionality which makes it much easier for customers to list their domains for sale to leading aftermarket providers SEDO and MLS.

Updated features include:

  • Customers can manage all actions related to both domain name aftermarket purchases and sales through one comprehensive interface.
  • Developed directly with industry leaders, Sedo and Afternic, the aftermarket component offers sellers coverage on the largest Aftermarket selling platforms.
  • Users can gain more exposure to potential buyers – and save time – by listing domains for sale on both Sedo and Afternic simultaneously.
  • Enabling SedoMLS and/or Afternic Fast Transfer for listed domains will further increase the exposure of those domains and virtually eliminate the transfer process for aftermarket sales (which would otherwise take up to one week, or more). This means that funds will be received more quickly and that the buyer will gain control of the domain almost instantly.
  • Bulk-friendly functionality: can upload domains for sale from CSV and edit listings in bulk.
  • Please visit our blog post to learn more about all the key updates.


    HEXONET's Domain Backorder Service Expands Again

    Since May 1, 2016, HEXONET has successfully secured many valuable expired new gTLD domains for our customers, including high-value premium domain names. With over 24 million new gTLD domain names registered in the market, many are now are expiring, so the opportunity is ripe to obtain previously registered domain names. We are pleased to announce that we have just added several new gTLD options to choose from for registry operator MMX as well as .NYC and .BLOG!

    HEXONET's high performance domain backordering service intelligently monitors expiring domains on behalf of our resellers. Less than a second after a domain name becomes available, HEXONET attempts to secure and register the domain for assignment to a reseller. When compared to other backordering systems in the market for speed, reliability, and success rate, HEXONET is one of the leaders.

    Be sure to check out our latest blog post on HEXONET's backorder services!

    TLDs:

    .ABOGADO

    .BEER

    .BLOG

    .CASA

    .COOKING

    .COUNTRY

    .FASHION

    .FISHING

    .FIT

    .GARDEN

    .HORSE

    .LONDON

    .MIAMI

    .NYC

    .RODEO

    .SURF

    .VIP

    .VODKA

    .WORK

    .WEDDING

    .YOGA


    New Software Development Kits (SDKs)

    Our team has been hard at work to revamp our SDKs portfolio and now, in addition to our regular Perl, Python, PHP and NodeJS (Javascript), we have added SDKs in Java and Go.

    In addition, all of the SDKs are being developed and published in GitHub and have been registered in the main respective package registries (i.e., PyPi, CPAN, npmjs, packagist and OSSRH). We provide demo apps to quickly see working examples, give them a try or learn more on our blog.


    New TLDs

    .PAGE

    .PAGE, being launched by Google Registry, is a new domain that makes it easy to build a simple, more secure online presence. Whether you’re a business launching a new website, a publisher sharing new works online, an author telling your story, or a student touting your research, .PAGE is the perfect home for your next chapter --online. .PAGE will help bring improved security on the web by requiring SSL certificates for every live .PAGE name.

    Launch Schedule:

    Sunrise*: August 27 - October 2, 2018

    (*Start-date Sunrise: all domain names will be registered on a First-Come-First-Serve basis)

    General Availability: October 9, 2018

    You can access complete pricing details from within your account.

    Keep up with the latest New TLDs launch dates with HEXONET's calendar here.

    Other TLDs

    .קום (.xn--9dbq2a / .COM in Hebrew)

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    .CLOUD

    3.56* (net price: 2.99) USD

    per domain a year

  • Promo Starts: September 1, 2018 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: November 30, 2018 10:00 UTC
  • 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

  • .IO

    29.75* (net price: 25.00) USD

    per domain a year

  • Promo Starts: September 1, 2018 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: December 31, 2018 10:00 UTC
  • Promotion only 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
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price

  • .ME

    3.45* (net price: 2.90) EUR

    per domain a year

  • Promo Starts: September 1, 2018 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: December 31, 2018 10:00 UTC
  • Promotion only 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
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price

  • .SHOP

    3.56* (net price: 2.99) USD

    per domain a year

  • Promo Starts: September 1, 2018 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: November 30, 2018 10:00 UTC
  • Promotion only 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
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price

  • .TW

    1.94* (net price: 1.63) USD

    per domain a year

  • Promo Starts: September 1, 2018 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: September 30, 2018 10:00 UTC
  • Promotion only applies to new 1-year registrations for second level ASCII and IDN domains
  • Promotion does not apply to third level domains
  • 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

  • .ACCOUNTANT
    .DATE
    .LOAN
    .RACING
    .STREAM
    .BID
    .DOWNLOAD
    .MEN
    .REVIEW
    .TRADE
    .CRICKET
    .FAITH
    .PARTY
    .SCIENCE
    .WEBCAM

    14.16* (net price: 11.90) USD

    per domain a year

  • Promo Starts: September 1, 2018 at 10:00 UTC
  • Promo Ends: February 20, 2018 10:00 UTC
  • Promotion applies to new 1-year registrations and multiyear registrations
  • Transfers and renewals are eligible at promotional price
  • Premium Domains are NOT eligible at promo price
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    .DK - New Reseller Alternative Registration Path for Right to Use and ID Check

    Registration of .DK (Denmark) domain names have always required the registrant to accept the registry's right to use policy and undergo an identification check. The registry itself has traditionally contacted the registrant directly and managed the process after registration is submitted through the registrar (reseller). Starting August 30, 2018, the .DK registry is introducing an alternative new acceptance and ID check process that exclusively goes through the registrar (reseller). Now there are two ways to complete a .DK domain name registration.

    Method 1 - New Process Exclusively through Registrar:

  • New X-flag: X-DK-AGREEMENT-ACCEPTEDDATE as an extension to a 'domain:create' command
  • Adjust your registration flow as described by the DK Hostmaster instructions link below
  • Method 2 - Traditional (Old) Process through DK Hostmaster:

  • No need to modify or change anything with your implementation
  • .DK registry will continue to contact the registrant to finalize the registration
  • DK Hostmaster Instructions for Method 1 or Method 2.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact our support team at help@hexonet.support


    Price Increase for Several Afilias TLDs
    September 1, 2018

    Please note that Afilias is increasing the price for .ARCHI, .BET, .BIO, .BLACK, .BLUE, .INFO, .KIM, .MOBI, .PET, .PINK, .POKER, .PRO, .PROMO, .RED, .SHIKSHA, .SKI, .xn--6frz82g (Mobile) domains effective September 1, 2018. This price increase will apply to existing domains and new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.

    The following .INFO price changes will take place in our system September 1, 2018.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 15.48* (net price:: 13.01) to 16.66* (net price:: 14.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 14.17* (net price:: 11.91) to 15.35* (net price:: 12.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 12.98* (net price:: 10.91) to 14.16* (net price:: 11.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • The following .BET, .BLUE, .KIM, .PET, .PINK, .PROMO, .RED, SHIKSHA and .xn--6frz82g (Mobile) price changes will take place in our system September 1, 2018.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 19.64* (net price:: 16.50) to 20.83* (net price:: 17.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 17.26* (net price:: 14.50) to 18.45* (net price:: 15.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 15.35* (net price:: 12.90) to 16.54* (net price:: 13.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • The following .PRO price changes will take place in our system September 1, 2018.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 17.43* (net price:: 14.65) to 18.62* (net price:: 15.65) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 16.01* (net price:: 13.45) to 17.20* (net price:: 14.45) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 14.93* (net price:: 12.55) to 16.12* (net price:: 13.55) USD/Domain/Year
  • The following .MOBI price changes will take place in our system September 1, 2018.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 19.64* (net price:: 16.50) to 20.83* (net price:: 17.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 18.45* (net price:: 15.50) to 19.64* (net price:: 16.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 16.54* (net price:: 13.90) to 17.73* (net price:: 14.90) USD/Domain/Year
  • The following .SKI price changes will take place in our system September 1, 2018.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 50.58* (net price:: 42.50) to 57.72* (net price:: 48.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 45.22* (net price:: 38.00) to 50.58* (net price:: 42.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 39.15* (net price:: 32.90) to 45.82* (net price:: 38.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • The following .BLACK and .POKER price changes will take place in our system September 1, 2018.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 58.31* (net price:: 49.00) to 67.24* (net price:: 56.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 50.58* (net price:: 42.50) to 58.91* (net price:: 49.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 45.10* (net price:: 37.90) to 52.36* (net price:: 44.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • The following .ARCHI and .BIO price changes will take place in our system September 1, 2018.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 76.16* (net price:: 64.00) to 86.28* (net price:: 72.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 69.02* (net price:: 58.00) to 75.57* (net price:: 63.50) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 59.38* (net price:: 49.90) to 67.71* (net price:: 56.90) USD/Domain/Year

  • Price Increase for .MAKEUP
    September 06, 2018

    Please note that there will be a significant price increase for .MAKEUP domains effective Septmber 6, 2018. This price increase will only apply to new registrations from the effective date. Any domains registered before September 6th will keep the price at which they were registered.

    The following .MAKEUP price changes will take place in our system September 6, 2018.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 6,545.00* (net price:: 5,500.00) to 10234.00* (net price:: 8,600.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 6,485.55.29* (net price:: 5450.00) to 10,174.50* (net price:: 8,550.00) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 6,366.50* (net price:: 5350.00) to 10,055.50* (net price:: 8,450.00) USD/Domain/Year

  • .TRAVEL: Important Updates

    Please take note of the following important updates for .TRAVEL domains.

    As .TRAVEL ownerchanges (trades) no longer trigger a renewal of the domain, we do not charge a renewal fee for ownerchanges. Ownerchanges are now free of charge.

    .TRAVEL UIN (Unique Identification Number) Phaseout:

  • Effective August 1, 2018, the X-TRAVEL-UIN flag used in transfer requests, renewals, and domain trades (owner changes) for .TRAVEL domain names is no longer required.
  • For new registrations, a new flag, X-TRAVEL-INDUSTRY, was introduced on August 1st 2018. This flag requires registrants of new .TRAVEL domains to agree to the following terms: Domain registrations in .TRAVEL are meant for all people or businesses engaged in all things travel related. By proceeding with this registration, the registrants acknowledges that they are engaged in or plan to engage in activities related to travel. This new flag will not be required for renewals, transfers, nor trades.
  • API users are encouraged to switch to the new X-TRAVEL-INDUSTRY agreement flag as the X-TRAVEL-UIN flag will be phased out entirely on September 10, 2018. After that date, the X-TRAVEL-INDUSTRY flag will be required for all new registrations. Until then, either flag may be used. Please consult our wiki for further details.

  • Price Increase for .BIZ
    November 12, 2018

    Please note that Neustar is increasing the price for .BIZ domains effective November 12, 2018. This price increase will apply to existing domains and new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.

    The following .BIZ price changes will take place in our system November 12, 2018.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 16.05* (net price:: 13.49) to 17.29* (net price:: 14.53) USD/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 14.86* (net price:: 12.49) to 16.10* (net price:: 13.53) USD/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 13.55* (net price:: 11.39) to 14.79* (net price:: 12.43) USD/Domain/Year

  • Price Increase for .COLGONE /.KOELN
    January 1, 2019

    Please note that there will be a price increase for .COLOGNE / .KOELN domains effective January 1, 2019. This price increase will apply to existing domains and new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.

    The following .COLGONE / .KOELN price changes will take place in our system January 1, 2019.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 11.31* (net price:: 9.50) to 14.28* (net price:: 12.00) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 9.46* (net price:: 7.95) to 12.44* (net price:: 10.45) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 8.69* (net price:: 7.30) to 11.66* (net price:: 9.80) EUR/Domain/Year

  • Price Increase for .WIEN
    January 1, 2019

    Please note that there will be a price increase for .WIEN domains effective January 1, 2019. This price increase will apply to existing domains and new registrations, renewals and transfers from the effective date.

    The following .WIEN price changes will take place in our system January 1, 2019.

  • Reseller Price Class: Increasing from 35.11* (net price:: 29.50) to 41.06* (net price:: 34.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Price Class: Increasing from 30.35* (net price:: 25.50) to 36.30* (net price:: 30.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Platinum Price Class: Increasing from 26.78* (net price:: 22.50) to 32.73* (net price:: 27.50) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Restore Pricing: Increasing from 95.20* (net price:: 80.00) to 107.10* (net price:: 90.00) EUR/Domain/Year
  • Premium Domains

  • Effective September 1, 2018, Neustar will be updating its premium pricing structure for .CO domains. The current 5 tiers will be replaced by 12 new, different tiers. Existing premium domains will keep their current price (with standard renewal) until they expire or are deleted. Please note that there are no third level domains that will be available for registration via the Tiered Pricing model at this time. You will be able to view complete pricing details from within your account pricing schedule on September 1, 2018.
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    DIGITAL MARKETING EXPO & CONFERENCE

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    September 12-13 2018

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