DNS.BE - Launching IDN.BE - Pre-Registrations Starts April 15, 2013 at 10:00 UTC
Starting June 11, 2013, DNS.be will be offering IDN domain registrations for the .BE country-code-top-level-domain.
The different characters that can be used for IDN registrations are provided below. DNS.be is allowing characters that include, at the very least, all accented characters used in Dutch, French and German. Other accented characters from other European languages, such as Swedish, Danish and Finnish may be included.
Pricing for IDN.BE domains will be the same regular pricing for .BE Domains. And pre-registrations are on a First-Come-First-Served basis starting Monday April 15, 2013 at 10:00 UTC.
HEXONET will start withdrawing DEPOSITS for Go Live applications starting approximately one (1) week prior to Go Live on June 11, 2013. These deposit deductions are only to reserve funds in case all your Pre-registrations are successful. Deposits will automatically be returned back to your reseller account if any Pre-registrations are not successful or if you delete it prior to the submission to the registry (for Go Live 48 hours prior to the actual launch).
Go Live IDN.BE domains applications deleted more than 48 hours prior launch are automatically refunded back to your reseller account. Please note, that Go Live deletions are not permitted in the last 48 hours prior launch.
.CO to Launching IDNs for Asian Languages - April 15, 2013
The .CO registry recently announced the global launch of Asian internationalized domain names (IDNs) for the .CO domain name. The availability of additional global languages in the .CO namespace is intended to increase local interest and use. The growth of the Internet user base due to the promise of content on the Internet in familiar languages and scripts is the backbone of the IDN philosophy.
- Supported Languages: Chinese, Korean and Japanese
- Launch Date: April 15, 2013, 0:00 UTC
- Namespace(s): All .CO Products (.co, .com.co, net.co, nom.co)
.NET Price Increase - July 1, 2013
VeriSign announced that they will be increasing the annual price for .NET domains starting July 1, 2013.
- .NET Prices: increasing by 0.51 USD per Domain/Year.
.ORG Price Increase - July 1, 2013
PIR announced that they will also be increasing the annual prices for .ORG domains starting July 1, 2013.
- .ORG Prices: increasing by 0.55 USD per Domain/Year.
.NAME Price Increase - August 1, 2013
VeriSign recently announced that they will also be increasing the annual prices for .NAME domains starting August 1, 2013.
- .NAME Second-Level Domain Prices (example.name): increasing by 0.60 USD per Domain/Year.
- .NAME Third-Level Domain Prices (john.doe.name): increasing by 0.77 USD per Domain/Year
- .NAME Email Forwarding Prices: increasing by 1.20 USD per Email Address
.BIZ Price Increase - September 1, 2013
NeuStar - recently announced that they will also be increasing the annual prices for .BIZ domains starting September 1, 2013.
- .BIZ Prices: increasing by 0.78 USD per Domain/Year.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REGISTRY (Neustar) PRICE INCREASE ONLY. HEXONET will not be adding additional margin on top of this price increase.
.INFO Price Increase - September 1, 2013
Afilias - recently announced that they will also be increasing the annual prices for .INFO domains starting September 1, 2013.
- .INFO Prices: increasing by 0.74 USD per Domain/Year.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REGISTRY (Afilias) 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.