Now Available!

After having received many customer requests for co.ZA, the official ccTLD of South Africa, HEXONET is happy to announce the availability of co.ZA domains starting August 1, 2012.

Available Extensions:

  • .co.ZA

Registration/Renewal Pricing:

  • RESELLER: 94.01* (net price: 79.00) ZAR per Domain/Year
  • PREMIUM: 77.35* (net price: 65.00) ZAR per Domain/Year
  • PLATINUM: 58.31* (net price: 49.00) ZAR per Domain/Year

Transfer Pricing (Extense/Adds 1 Year to Registration):

  • RESELLER: 135.66* (net price: 114.00) ZAR per Domain/Year
  • PREMIUM: 117.81* (net price: 99.00) ZAR per Domain/Year
  • PLATINUM: 99.96* (net price: 84.00) ZAR per Domain/Year

.ZA Registry Information

  • Registry: .ZA REGISTRY
  • WHOIS-Server:whois.coza.net.za
  • Registration Periods:1 Year
  • Add Grace Period:0 Days
  • Accounting Period:-1 Week
  • Finalization Period:-1 Day
  • Registration System:Real-Time
  • Transfers:Supported

If you have any questions about registering co.ZA domains, please do not hesitate to contact HEXONET at support@hexonet.net.

* The GROSS price includes Germany's 19% VAT; many resellers pay the lower NET price without VAT.


Now Available!

HEXONET continues to add more TLDs to our already wide portfolio of domain extensions. Resellers and clients will be able to register and manage .GR Domains - the official ccTLD of Greece - starting July 1, 2012. 

Available Extensions:

  • .GR
  • .com.GR

Pricing for .GR (Second Level ONLY)

  • RESELLER: 33.32* (net price: 28.00) EUR per Domain/Year
  • PREMIUM: 28.56* (net price: 24.00) EUR per Domain/Year
  • PLATINUM: 22.61* (net price: 19.00) EUR per Domain/Year

Please note: .GR registrations have a minimum registration requirement of 2 YEARS.

.GR Registry Information

  • Registry: https://grweb.ics.forth.gr/
  • WHOIS-Server: https://grweb.ics.forth.gr/whois.jsp?lang=en
  • Registration Periods: 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 years
  • Add Grace Period: 0 days
  • Accounting Period: -1 Week
  • Finalization Period: -1 Day
  • Registration System: Real-Time
  • Transfers: With Authorization Code

If you have any questions about registering .GR domains, please do not hesitate to contact HEXONET at support@hexonet.net.

* The GROSS price includes Germany's 19% VAT; many resellers pay the lower NET price without VAT.


    

IMPORTANT CHANGE NOTICE

As announced in a previous newsletter, AdamsNames, the registry operator for .GD, .TC and .VG, recently made some major changes to these TLDs.

1. New Registry Features

  • Standard EPP
  • Real-Time updates
  • Transfers will be processed via an Authorization Code
  • A 60 Day Lock after a successful Transfer will apply (ServerTransferProhibited)
  • Restores will be automated
  • Multiple Year Registrations are possible
  • Changes took effect on Monday August 13, 2012

2. Price Increases

The Registry increased prices, as well as, started charging in USD (change of base currency) instead of GBP.  As a result, HEXONET unfortunately also adjusted prices as follows:

.TC - New Prices

  • Reseller:  Price of 16.66* (net: 14.00) GBP increased to 111.86* (net: 94.00) USD per Domain/Year
  • Premium: Price of 15.11* (net: 12.70) GBP increased to 101.15* (net: 85.00) USD per Domain/Year
  • Platinum: Price of 13.21* (net: 11.10) GBP increased to 94.01* (net: 79.00) USD per Domain/Year
  • Restore Price: 416.50* (net price: 350.00) USD per Domain

.GD - New Prices

  • Reseller:  Price of 16.66* (net: 14.00) GBP increased to 32.01* (net: 26.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • Premium: Price of 15.11* (net: 12.70) GBP increased to 29.63* (net: 24.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • Platinum: Price of 13.21* (net: 11.10) GBP increased to 27.25* (net: 22.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • Restore Price: 117.81* (net price: 99.00) USD per Domain

.VG - New Prices

  • Reseller:  Price of 16.66* (net: 14.00) GBP increased to 32.01* (net: 26.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • Premium: Price of 15.11* (net: 12.70) GBP increased to 29.63* (net: 24.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • Platinum: Price of 13.21* (net: 11.10) GBP increased to 27.25* (net: 22.90) USD per Domain/Year
  • Restore Price: 117.81* (net price: 99.00) USD per Domain

3. New .TC Registrations Temporarily Suspended

The Registry has suspended new .TC domain registrations until further notice.  The suspension is anticipated to end sometime in October of this year.  HEXONET will continue to monitor this suspension and provide timely updates on the situation. 

4. One and Two Character .TC Domains are Now Premium Domains (PREMIUM PRICING):

As complete surprise to HEXONET, AdamsNames now classifies all one (1) and two (2) character .TC domains as PREMIUM DOMAINS.  This also includes all currently registered one (1) and two (2) character .TC domains!  As a result, all new registrations and renewals of one (1) and two (2) character .TC domains going forward must pay the following PREMIUM PRICES:

RESELLER Price Class:

  • 1-Character .TC Premium Domains: 7,854.00 (net price: 6,600.00) GBP per Domain/Year
  • 2-Character .TC Premium Domains: 4,046.00 (net price: 3,400.00) GBP per Domain/Year

PREMIUM Price Class:

  • 1-Character .TC Premium Domains: 7,735.00 (net price: 6,500.00) GBP per Domain/Year
  • 2-Character .TC Premium Domains: 3,927.00 (net price: 3,300.00) GBP per Domain/Year

PALTINUM Price Class:

  • 1-Character .TC Premium Domains: 7,616.00 (net price: 6,400.00) GBP per Domain/Year
  • 2-Character .TC Premium Domains: 3,808.00 (net price: 3,200.00) GBP per Domain/Year

ONE-TIME Setup Fee Notice

As many of you know, the procedures for registering .CN domains has recently changed.  CNNIC is once again allowing registrations by international organizations and individuals.  The registration process and control mechanisms though require multiple manual steps on the part of the registrar.  Unfortunately, to offset the cost of these time consuming manual processes, HEXONET is instituting a one-time setup fee on all new .CN domain registrations.

  • One-time setup fee (new .CN including Third-Level and IDN domains):  5.95* (net price: 5.00) USD per domain.

Please review http://wiki.hexonet.net/wiki/CN for exact details on procedures and documentation for registering a .CN domain.  Please send questions to support@hexonet.net.


IMPORTANT - CHANGE OF PAYMENT CURRENCY

Starting September 1, 2012 at 10:00 UTC, .PE domains will no longer be charged in USD but will be charged in PEN - the local currency in Peru.  As such the pricing for .PE domains will change as follows:

.PE, com.PE, net.PE, nom.PE and org.PE:

  • RESELLER Price Class:  Changed from 65.45* (net price: 55.00) USD to 178.50* (net price: 150.00) PEN per Domain/Year
  • PREMIUM Price Class:  Changed from 61.88* (net price: 52.00) USD to 166.60* (net price: 140.00) PEN per Domain/Year
  • PLATINUM Price Class:  Changed from 58.19* (net price: 48.90) USD to 152.32* (net price: 128.00) PEN per Domain/Year

IDN and IPv6 Availability

As of July 12, 2012, Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) for .IT domains will be available for registration.  The IDN domain names containing non-ASCII characters, such as letters with accent, in particular the characters à, â, ä, è, é, ê, ë, ì, î, ï, ò, ô, ö, ß, ù, û, ü, æ, œ, ç, ÿ.  With the new version of the EPP it will be possible to register these non-ASCII characters for .IT domains as indicated in the “Rules for assigning and managing domain names in the ccTLD .it”.

IPv6 test addresses were also introduced to the public several months ago.  With no amendments based on this testing, IPv6 addresses can now be to nameservers associated to any .IT domain along with IPv4 addresses.  Please note that it is not possible to associate a nameserver with more than one IPv4 address as well as having only IPv6 addresses (at this point in time).

In addition to the announcements above, the .IT registry now allows registrants from the following additional countries - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, The Vatican, and the Republic of San Marino.


.IN Price Increase
Indian Government Service Tax

The .IN Registry has announced that domain registrations are now deemed taxable under India's Service tax.  The new taxation rules go into effect July 1, 2012.  The .IN Registry has informed HEXONET that new registrations, domain transfers and domain renewals will be taxed.  The Indian Service Tax rate is 12.00% (where 3% (of tax) goes towards education as well as secondary & higher education) and must unfortunately passed along.

Starting July 1, 2012 all .IN domain registrations, transfers and renewals will increase by 71.40 (net price increase: 60.00) INR per Domain/Year.  


* The GROSS price includes Germany's 19% VAT; many resellers pay the lower NET price without VAT.