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IMPORTANT - .ORG Price Increase - July 1, 2012

Only a few more days remain until .ORG prices increase!  Renew today and save.  PIR - Public Interest Registry - announced that they will also be increasing the annual prices for .ORG domains starting July 1, 2012.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REGISTRY (PIR) PRICE INCREASE ONLY.  HEXONET will not be adding additional margin on top of this price increase.

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


.IT Announces Important Updates - IDN Availability and IPv6

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.  


Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte SSL Certs - Maximum 4 YEARS Only

Starting immediately, Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte SSL Certs orders are limited to a maximum of 4 years. HEXONET would like to apologize for the short notice as we ourselves were just informed also.