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DENIC Introduces .DE Restores via RGP (Redemption Grace Period)

On December 3rd, 2013 the DENIC will introduce a Redemption Grace Period (RGP) for .DE Domains to better handle domain deletions.  The most important details are as follows:

Costs of a .DE Restore:


.NET Price Increase - February 1, 2014

VeriSign announced that they will be increasing the annual price for .NET domains starting February 1, 2014.


Nominet ushers in new era for .UK namespace

Nominet recently announced the decision to introduce second-level-domain names for the .UK namespace. From summer 2014, shorter, simpler '' domain names will be available, representing the biggest modification of the .uk namespace since it began.

Any unique '' domain name (e.g. one that does not have an equivalent name already registered as a or a will be available on a first-come, first served basis from launch. 

Over ten million existing .uk customers will be offered the shorter equivalent of their current address, with five years to decide whether they want to use it in addition to, or instead of the domain they already have. 

In the small proportion of instances where there could be competition - e.g. where one person holds and another holds - the shorter domain will be offered to the registrant.

All of our existing domains (,,,,, and will continue to run as normal. 

HEXONET will be providing more information shortly, including information on pre-registrations for .UK Second-Level-Domains.