News

2017-12-27Relaunch of the RRPproxy Wiki

We have completely reworked our RRPproxy Wiki. The knowledge base has now a new design with extended functions. This includes a list of all top level domains (TLDs) with filter functionality, detailed TLD pages with the corresponding API commands and further information as well as the possibility to create grouped API command lists.

The flyout navigation provides direct access to all pages, while the TLD search in the header allows direct access to the TLD pages. The newly implemented full-text search for articles indexes both titles and keywords, so that a complete coverage with regard to the content of the knowlege base entries is guaranteed. Moreover, the new wiki is completely responsive and can be easily displayed on mobile devices.

Convince yourself of the optimized usability of our new Knowledge Base! If you would like to give us feedback, please use the function "Was this article helpful?" which is available on the right side of each article.

2017-12-18Notes on support availability and bank holidays

Please note that our office is closed on December 25-26, 2017 as well as on January 1, 2018. There will be no technical support by phone and e-mail on these days. From December 27-29, 2017 and as of January 2, 2018 our team is available for you as usual. Please excuse any inconvenience this may cause.

Please be also aware of the bank holidays. Financial transactions can only be processed before Christmas holidays if the money arrives on our bank account until Friday, December 22, 2017 (15:00 UTC). Financial transactions can only be processed before New Year's Eve and New Year if the money arrives on our bank account until Friday, December 29, 2017 (15:00 UTC).

Therefore, please check the dates of your expiring domains as well as your RRPproxy prepaid credit. Please transfer sufficient credit to your account if necessary! This prevents that transactions fail due to a lack of credit. Thank you very much.

2017-12-15.corsica: New policy and price reduction

Please note that the .corsica registration requirements will be updated on January 1, 2018: Organizations / companies that are not established in Corsica can then register a domain name in .corsica in order to protect their trademark (passive domain name registration). Moreover, the creation of a page in Corsican language is not longer an obligation but a recommendation.

Furthermore, the registry will decrease their registration price and we are very happy to offer you a lower price scale for .corsica domain names as of January 1.

2017-12-04New RRPproxy web interface is live!

Our redesigned RRPproxy user interface is now fully operational. We are proud of the revolutionary new features that make your daily operations easier.

We have combined complex background processes and powerful functions with an easy-to-use interface. Highlights are right-click functionality, infinite scrolling, bulk functionality, domain tagging, two-factor authentication and much more.

Read more about the new web interface here!

Please note that the new web interface is currently only available in English. The old web interface will still be available for a transitional period.

2017-12-01New PKI for Symantec SSL certificates as of Dec 1

As of December 1, 2017, the Symantec brands Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, and RapidSSL are SubCAs (Subordinate Certificate Authority) of Digicert. All SSL certificates of these brands will thus be issued underneath the Digicert PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). This step was necessary after Google had announced to distrust all SSL certificates of the Symantec product group, showing them as invalid in the Google Chrome browser. More information about this change are available here in our wiki.

Reissues for old Symantec SSL certificates necessary:

  • Certificates issued BEFORE June 1, 2016: These will be distrusted by Google Chrome on March 15, 2018 (= release of Chrome 66). To prevent the distrust a reissue under the Digicert PKI is necessary. This can be done starting December 1, 2017. For reissues there's only time UNTIL March 15, 2018. Afterwards Google Chrome will display errors.
  • Certificates issued BEFORE December 1, 2017: These will be distrusted by Google on September 13, 2018 (= release of Chrome 70). To prevent the distrust a reissue under the Digicert PKI is necessary. This can be done starting December 1, 2017. For reissues there's only time UNTIL September 13, 2018. Afterwards Google Chrome will display errors.

For details on re-issuing SSL certificates, please refer to this wiki article.

2017-12-01New security feature: IP whitelisting for API gateways

The new security feature IP Whitelisting for our API gateways is available as of now. Up to five (5) IPv4 addresses/ranges can be added. When IP whitelisting is enabled, all connections via EPP, SOAP, HTTPS, XRRP, and XMLRPC are checked against the IP addresses/ranges listed in the whitelist.

The configuration options for this feature can be found in the system settings in the new RRPproxy web interface.

2017-11-30.co promotion from January 1 until December 31, 2018

Participating resellers must pick at least ONE of the following .co marketing commitment:

  1. Front-of-Site Placement: A permanent banner ad containing the .CO logo and brand marketing message shall appear at all times rotation above the fold on the home page of the reseller's website.
  2. Search Results (domain availability): At a minimum, whenever the .CO Domain equivalent is available, it will be listed as the default or second option in the Search Results Page appearing on the Registrar Site after a user performs a domain name availability search.
  3. E-Mail Marketing: At a minimum, at least 1 e-mail marketing campaign to the customer base promoting the value and benefits of .CO and announcing the promotional period with a link to register .CO domain names and additional value added services as desired for each month involved in the .CO Marketing Program. Please send a copy of the mailing to the RRProxy sales team.
  4. Search Pulldown or TLD Menu Options: In each search box or area with options for domain name availability on the Registrar Site the TLD will be listed as the default or second of top level domain choices.
  5. Social Media Marketing: Social media related efforts to promote the TLD and .CO Domain registrations (e.g. posts on Blogs, Facebook and Twitter pages, tagging @dotCO).
  6. Other: Please list your chosen method of marketing if not listed above.
  7. Price Discount: We highly recommend to discount .CO domains in the promotional period.

2017-11-07New launch schedule and pricing for .storage

The launch of the .storage TLD was re-organized. Thus, please note the new launch schedule and pricing for .storage. There are no registration restrictions with .storage domains.

Launch time-table:
Trademark Holder Landrush: November 7 (14:00 UTC) until November 28 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served. Open registration period for any business or trademark holder to secure their .storage domains before GA. Read more about this phase here.
Early Access Period (EAP): November 28 (14:00 UTC) until December 5 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability: As of December 5 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.storage prices:
Trademark Holder Landrush: 625.00 USD (Gold) / 675.00 USD (Silver) / 725.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 1,200.00 USD
EAP: 625.00 USD (Gold) / 675.00 USD (Silver) / 725.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 55,000.00 USD on day 1, 27,500.00 on day 2, 12,000.00 USD on day 3, 6,000.00 on day 4, 3,000.00 on day 5, 1,200.00 USD on day 6, 600.00 USD on day 7
GA: 625.00 USD (Gold) / 675.00 USD (Silver) / 725.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-11-06.id 2nd lv registrations: automation & price reduction

.id (Indonesia) second-level domain name registrations and transfers-in are now available as automated processes. So far, these transactions have been handled by our fulfillment team. As part of the automation, we can offer you these transactions at a lower price!

In addition, the restrictions on .id second-level domain registrations have recently been lifted. The requirements for local presence and the need to provide proof for validation are no longer applicable. .id domains can now be registered by any individual or company in any country.

Please note that .id third-level domain registrations (e.g. .co.id) remain unaffected by these changes.

2017-10-27Important changes for .sk domains as of Novemer 6

We are pleased to inform you that we will move the registration interface for .sk domains to our own accreditation. This involves several technical changes that will be valid as of November 6.

An overview can be found here:

  • No documents required anymore.
  • Registrants from EU, EEC or EEA are eligible to register .sk domains. We offer a trustee service for registrants who do not meet these requirements.
  • The old extensions are replaced by X-SK-CONTACT-LEGAL-FORM = CORP | PERS and X-SK-CONTACT-IDENT-NUMBER (if the value CORP has been entered before).
  • Registration period: 1 - 10 years.
  • Domain transfer without transfer fee. Domains must be renewed for at least one year upon transfer.
  • Owner change is processed with a ModifyDomain command. The AuthCode is not required for this.
  • Min. 2 and max. 5 name servers must be specified. IPv6 addresses for name servers are supported.
  • DNSSEC and WHOIS privacy are not supported.

2017-10-13.网址 domain name registrations available as of now

We are pleased to announce that we will offer domain name registrations in the Chinese IDN TLD .网址 (.xn-ses554g = .website) as of October 9 (12:00 UTC). Chinese characters are supported.

Premium domains are available and can be handled via the EPP Fee Extension.

2017-10-04New Fulfillment TLDs available as of now!

We are pleased to offer you the following Fulfillment TLDs as of now:

  • .ai (Anguilla) - More details here
    70.00 USD (Gold) / 75.00 USD (Silver) / 80.00 USD (Bronze) PLUS one-time setup fee of 30.00 USD
  • .co.mz (Mozambique) - More details here
    140.00 USD (Gold) / 150.00 USD (Silver) / 160.00 USD (Bronze) PLUS one-time setup fee of 20.00 USD
  • .it.ao (Angola) - More details here
    225.00 USD (Gold) / 235.00 USD (Silver) / 245.00 USD (Bronze) PLUS one-time setup fee of 90.00 USD
  • .co.ao (Angola) - More details here
    225.00 USD (Gold) / 235.00 USD (Silver) / 245.00 USD (Bronze) PLUS one-time setup fee of 90.00 USD

Please note: Fulfillment TLDs can be managed via API and web interface just like any other TLD. However, the registration process is manual and might involve documents and is thus not managed in real time. If you activate one Fulfillment TLD, all other Fulfillment TLDs are activated as well. The corresponding appendix is the same for all of them. Benefit from this approach and add a whole bunch of exotic TLDs to your portfolio at once.

2017-09-22.cl: Automated transfer process as of now

Please note that the transfer of a .cl domain is processed fully automated as of now. Domains will still be renewed for one year after a transfer. In order to process a transfer, the authcode is required. The transfer request will be automatically approved after 5 days unless the current registrar disagrees and cancels the transfer in this time window.

The .cl domain to be transferred must have been registered for at least 30 days and a domain name cannot be transferred again for a period of 30 days after the successful transfer.

.cl is the ccTLD of Chile.

2017-09-15Changes for the trade of .se domain names

Please note that the trade process for .se domain names has been adapted to the .nu trade process. Therefore, the .se registry needs a document for trades in future and the TradeDomain command must be used. Parameters necessary for the registration of .se domains must also be specified for an owner change.

The new process will be activated in the RRPproxy system on September 25, 2017.

2017-09-12Technical changes for .ca as of Oct 4

We are pleased to inform you that we will change our registration gateway for Canadian domain names to our own registry accreditation on October 4, 2017 (6:00 UTC). Linked to this change are the following optimizations:

  • The registration of .ca domains will be processed in real-time (direct execution of the AddDomain command).
  • The explicit deletion of a .ca domain name using the DeleteDomain command will be possible in the future.
  • Allowed number of name servers: 2-13

2017-09-01New Brazilian 2nd-level domains available

We are now offering domain names under the following endings to you:

  • .abc.br
  • .belem.br
  • .floripa.br
  • .jampa.br
  • .macapa.br
  • .poa.br
  • .recife.br
  • .sjc.br
  • .vix.br

Moreover, you can register the Brazilian 2nd-level domains .esp.br and .far.br. The ending .far.br stands for "farmácias e drogarias" (pharmacies and drugstores), .esp.br is the abbreviation for "esporte em geral" (sports). Please note that only legal entities are eligible to register .esp.br and .far.br domains, the CNPJ number must be submitted. A trustee service can be used if necessary. Individuals are excluded from the registration of .esp.br and .far.br domain names.

2017-09-01Further South Africa SLDs available now

We have expanded our portfolio for you!

We are pleased to offer you as of now the second-level domain endings .org.za, .net.za, and .web.za in addition to .co.za domain names.

2017-08-31Automated registration of .sc premium domains

The .sc registry announced the release of automated premium registrations for 1- and 2-character and former registry reserved .sc domain names (Seychelles) on September 1, 2017 (15:00 UTC).

These domains will have the EPP Fee Extension. The exact fees can be retrieved via the Fee Extension.

2017-08-29Launch of .sb 1/2-character premium domains

Please note that the .sb registry has recently introduced 1- and 2-character premium domains. This concerns:

  • all 1- and 2-character numeric domains
  • all 1- and 2-character letter domains
  • all mixed numeric and letter 1- and 2-character domains

These domains are now handled as premium domains in our system and have the EPP Fee Extension. The exact fees can be retrieved via the Fee Extension.

2017-08-28Launch of .tel premium domain names

Please note that the .tel registry has recently introduced premium domains in seven premium tiers. This concerns:

  • all 3-character numeric domains
  • all 3-character letter domains
  • all 4-character numeric domains
  • all 4-character letter domains
  • and a limited number of mixed numeric and letter 3 / 4-character domains

These domains are now handled as premium domains in our system and have the EPP Fee Extension.

2017-08-23.radio applications possible as of now

We are now accepting your binding applications for .radio domain names.

Launch time-table:
The following eight launch categories are running simultaneously. The allocation will happen at the end of the timeframe according to the hierarchy of priority status of each category. The priority is descending from Sunrise to Landrush. Statement of intended use for the domain name is required in all phases/categories.
Sunrise:
From August 23 (00:00 UTC) until October 31, 2017 (12:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file.
Unions of broadcasters: From August 23 (00:00 UTC) until October 31, 2017 (12:00 UTC). Only for International Alliances of radio and/or television companies.
Broadcast radios: From August 23 (00:00 UTC) until October 31, 2017 (12:00 UTC). Only for Official Radio Operators.
Internet radio: From August 23 (00:00 UTC) until October 31, 2017 (12:00 UTC). Only for Internet Radio Operators.
Amateurs: From August 23 (00:00 UTC) until October 31, 2017 (12:00 UTC). Only for Radio Amateurs using a license to operate in the radio frequency spectrum.
Professionals: From August 23 (00:00 UTC) until October 31, 2017 (12:00 UTC). Only for currently active Radio professionals.
Related companies: From August 23 (00:00 UTC) until October 31, 2017 (12:00 UTC). Only for companies of any kind producing goods or developing activities or services for the .radio community.
Landrush: From August 23 (00:00 UTC) until October 31, 2017 (12:00 UTC).

General Availability: As of November 15, 2017 (12:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Prices for Sunrise, Unions of broadcasters, Broadcast radios, Internet radio, Related companies, Landrush and General Availability: 260.00 EUR (Gold) / 280.00 EUR (Silver) / 300.00 EUR (Bronze) per year per domain

Prices for Amateurs and Professionals: 28.50 EUR (Gold) / 31.30 EUR (Silver) / 34.40 EUR (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-08-22.africa domain names now cheaper!

The new .africa TLD entered into General Availability on July 3.

Since August 1, the TLD is in the Price Reduction Phase 1 with a price scale of only 25.75 USD (Gold) / 28.30 USD (Silver) / 31.10 USD (Bronze) per year per domain. This price scale is probably valid until June 30, 2018 (21:59 UTC). This is followed by the Price Reduction Phase 2 with a further price reduction, The prices are not yet fixed; no applications possible.

The drastic price reduction makes .africa domains much more interesting for the general public. Promote the TLD and draw your customers' attention to this new name space!

.africa - one TLD for the entire African continent!

2017-08-22Submit your .boston applications

We are now accepting your binding applications for .boston domain names.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: Until  August 31, 2017 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of October 10, 2017 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.boston prices:
Sunrise:
14.50 USD (Gold) / 15.90 USD (Silver) / 17.40 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 60.00 USD
GA: 14.50 USD (Gold) / 15.90 USD (Silver) / 17.40 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-08-22.basketball launch details

We are accepting your binding applications for .basketball domain names. .basketball is the official TLD of the FIBA, the International Basketball Federation.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: CLOSED.
Landrush: From October 23, 2017 (14:00 UTC) until December 22, 2017 (23:59 UTC). Community token required. Tokens will be issued by the FIBA, through the National Federations and other community-based administrative entities. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction. Landrush is followed by the 1-year(!) General Community Priority Period in which we do not participate.
Early Access Program (EAP): From January 8, 2019 (14:00 UTC) until January 15, 2019 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of January 15, 2019 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.basketball prices:
Landrush: 57.00 USD (Gold) / 62.00 USD (Silver) / 68.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain
EAP: 57.00 USD (Gold) / 62.00 USD (Silver) / 68.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000.00 USD on day 1,  6,000.00 USD on day 2, 1,200.00 USD on day 3, 600.00 USD on day 4, 360.00 USD on day 5, 240.00 USD on day 6, 120.00 USD on day 7
GA: 57.00 USD (Gold) / 62.00 USD (Silver) / 68.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-08-02.is now available as automated TLD

We are happy to announce that the .is registration gateway is now available fully automated. This results in some simplifications. Upon registration for example, the domain owner no longer receives an e-mail in which the creation of the contact handle by the registry must be confirmed.

Moreover, we were able to reduce the standard pricing for .is registrations!

.is is the ccTLD of Iceland. More details about the registration and management of .is names can be found in our TLD wiki.

2017-07-19Simplification of .asia domain registrations

The registration and administration of .asia domain names has been simplified on July 15: It is no longer necessary to provide a contact in the DotAsia Community (Asia Pacific region). Thus, all X-ASIA-CED parameters are obsolete now as well as the need of a trustee service solution. All standard commands for the registration and modification of .asia domain names apply as of now.

See TLD wiki

Background of these changes is the migration of the .asia registry system to the new Afilias Shared Registry System and the update of the .asia Charter Eligibility Declaration Requirement Policies.

2017-07-13RRPproxy plug-in for Odin Automation

We are proud to announce the RRPproxy plug-in for the cloud hosting software platform Odin.

Odin Automation is the leading automation platform for modern cloud commerce that empowers worldwide top cloud service providers to succeed in the digital and cloud economy. The RRPproxy plug-in supports an unlimited number of generic TLDs (gTLDs) and 26 so-called restricted TLDs.

Please find more information on our website.

2017-07-02Extension of the .co RGP as of August 1

As of August 1, 2017 (00:00 UTC), all second-level and third-level .co domain names (.co, .com.co, .net.co, nom.co, .org.co) will extend their Redemption Grace Period (RGP) from 20 days to 35 days which will include 30 days restorable and 5 days non-restorable. The registry wants to align the .co TLD with other generic TLD lifecycles.

Note: There will be no dropped domains on August 1 due to the RGP update.

2017-06-16New Fulfillment domain extensions available as of now!

We are pleased to offer you the following Fulfillment TLDs as of now:

Please note: Fulfillment TLDs can be managed via API and web interface just like any other TLD. However, the registration process is manual and might involve documents and is thus not managed in real time. If you activate one Fulfillment TLD, all other Fulfillment TLDs are activated as well. The corresponding appendix is the same for all of them. Benefit from this approach and add a whole bunch of exotic TLDs to your portfolio at once.

2017-05-08.health applications possible as of now!

Submit now your binding applications for domain names under .health. This new TLD is for brands, organizations, and people providing high-quality health products, services and information.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise:
May 8 (15:00 UTC) until July 7, 2017 (15:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction.
Limited Registration Period (LRP - Industry Access Period): July 20 (15:00 UTC) until November 30, 2017 (15:00 UTC). Open to any person or entity with a bona fide connection to the health industry. All registrants must have a valid registration token issued by the registry. Each token is valid for one domain only, however approved applicants may request additional tokens. Applicants may apply directly for a token here. Successful registrations will be provisioned immediately on a first-come, first-served basis.
General Availability: As of December 5, 2017 (15:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 69.00 USD (Gold) / 75.00 USD (Silver) / 82.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 235.00 USD
Prices in LRP and GA: 69.00 USD (Gold) / 75.00 USD (Silver) / 82.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-05-08New features: Tags and Comments

We are happy to inform you about two new and very useful features:

  1. Tagging of objects: It is now possible to tag objects with additionally information and thus to organize them. Tags can currently be created for and assigned to domains and TLD zones.
  2. Adding of Comments to single domains: Comments can be added and modified using the commands AddDomain and ModifyDomain. Domain Comments will be shown in the domainlist.csv file just like the Domain Tags .

2017-04-24.art: Cancellation of the EAP and further updates

Please note the following updates regarding the launch of the .art TLD:

1. Cancellation of EAP, General Availability starts earlier: The registry has announced that there will not be an Early Access Program (EAP) for .art. Thus, please note the new launch time-table (applications can be submitted until 1 hour before the end of LRP respectively before begin of General Availability):

  • Sunrise: Closed
  • Limited Registration Period (LRP): Until May 9 (13:59 UTC). For arts-related not-for-profits, museums, institutions, galleries, artists and established members of the art world. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction. Registrants must request a token here before they can finalize their registration.
  • General Availability (GA): As of May 10 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

2. Release of reserved names: On May 10 at 14:00 UTC the .art registry will release previously reserved premium names. These will be available for registration via the EPP Fee Extension.

3. Policy updates: The .art registry has made revisions to

  • Reserved names policy to allow for release of reserved names, including two letter Country Codes with additional safeguards as required by ICANN.
  • Registrant eligibility clarification for the Preferred Access Period and GA.
  • Requirements for Third-Level Domain Name registries.

Supported IDNs: AR, CYRL, DA, DE, ES, FR, GREK, HE, JA, KO, LATN, LO, PL, RU, SV, TH, ZH.

LRP prices: 13.00 USD (Gold) / 14.30 USD (Silver) / 15.80 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 165.00 USD
GA prices: 13.00 USD (Gold) / 14.30 USD (Silver) / 15.80 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-04-12.hu: Extended circle of eligible domain owners

The Hungarian registry has relaxed their policies for .hu domains. From now on, in addition to citizens of the EU countries, inhabitants from countries which are members of the Council of Europe, the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), or a neighboring country of Hungary, may also register .hu domains (owner contact).

The complete list of eligible countries (registration without trustee service) can be found in our TLD Wiki.

Please note that the admin contact must be located in Hungary. Our trustee service is still available.

2017-04-04Dedicated (root) servers available now

We are happy to announce that we have added dedicated (root) servers to our product range. They are operated and managed by the SKYWAY DataCenter, a fully-owned subsidiary of Key-Systems. The new service offers the possibility to rent an entire dedicated server not shared with anyone else including full control over the server.

A dedicated server by SKYWAY DataCenter with real server hardware is a professional one-stop solution and addresses business customers and discerning private clients with high demand for performance and availability.

Please read more here.

2017-04-03.observer & .realty: Applications possible now!

We are now accepting your binding applications for domain names under the TLDs .observer & .realty.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: Until April 17 (11:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): From April 17 (14:00 UTC) until April 24 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of April 24 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices:
11.60 USD (Gold) / 12.80 USD (Silver) / 14.10 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 2,400.00 USD

EAP prices: 11.60 USD (Gold) / 12.80 USD (Silver) / 14.10 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 3,000.00 USD on day 1, 1,800.00 USD on day 2, 800.00 USD on day 3, 390.00 USD on day 4, 200.00 USD on day 5, 110.00 USD on day 6, 70.00 USD on day 7

GA prices: 11.60 USD (Gold) / 12.80 USD (Silver) / 14.10 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-03-31.gdn new in our gTLD portfolio!

As of now you can register .gdn domain names via the RRPproxy system. The three letters stand for Global Domain Name.

Supported IDNs: CN, TW, JP, KR.

More details about the .gdn domain registration!

2017-03-30.whoswho: Pricing permanently reduced

Good news: The .whoswho registry has decreased their transaction prices and we are happy to pass the fee reduction of more than 70% on to our resellers.

TLD information for .whoswho can be found here.

2017-03-29.moi: Change in launch schedule

.moi General Availability has been postponed until April 4, 2017 (14:00 UTC).

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer the TLD directly at this date due to restrictions of the registry. However, we are working hard to provide the TLD as soon as possible.

2017-03-21.cd added to our ccTLD portfolio!

We are pleased to offer you the ccTLD .cd (Congo) as of now.

There are no specific restrictions or requirements to register a .cd domain name.

2017-03-20.baby: Applications for EAP & GA now possible

You can now transmit your applications for all remaining launch phases of the .baby TLD.

Time-table:
Limited Registration Phase (LRP): We are accepting applications only until March 27 (12:00 UTC) due to the verification process of the registry.
Early Access Program (EAP): From April 5 (00:00 UTC) until April 11 (23:59 UTC). First-come, first-served. You can submit your applications until 1 hour before the end of the particular EAP day.
General Availability (GA): As of April 12 (00:00 UTC). First-come, first-served. You can submit your applications until 1 hour before begin of GA.

Pricing:
LRP:
70.00 USD (Gold) / 77.00 USD (Silver) / 85.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 160.00 USD

EAP: 70.00 USD (Gold) / 77.00 USD (Silver) / 85.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000.00 USD on EAP-DAY-1, 5,750.00 USD on EAP-DAY-2, 2,875.00 USD on EAP-DAY-3, 1,200.00 USD on EAP-DAY-4, 600.00 USD on EAP-DAY-5, 360.00 USD on EAP-DAY-6, 180.00 USD on EAP-DAY-7

GA: 70.00 USD (Gold) / 77.00 USD (Silver) / 85.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-03-06.tel: Lifting of DNS restrictions & new Telhosting platform

Please note that DNS restrictions for .tel domains will be lifted on March 13 and a new (optional) Telhosting platform will be launched. The facts at a glance:

What will change on March 13?

  • DNS and usage restrictions will be lifted, registrants will have free choice in terms of the hosting and use of their .tel. The registrants can add their own DNS data to a .tel domain.
  • New optional Telhosting platform (managemy.tel) will be live and the current Telhosting platform will be shutdown.
  • Up until now, the registrars have provided the customers with access to and support for the CTH. From March 13, 2017, Telnic will assume this responsibility and the registrars will no longer need to provide this support service.
  • .tel deletions will be processed in real time.
  • The registry will not be offering sub domain functionality in the new Telhosting platform.

How to migrate content from the old Telhosting platform to the new one?

  • Telnic has provided all existing .tel domain holders with accounts for the new optional Telhosting platform to prepare their new Telhosting account in advance of the cutover.
  • Important: Content will NOT be migrated automatically! .tel domain owner data that resides on the current Telhosting system will not be accessible after March 13.
  • Any .tel domain owner that wishes to extract a copy of their data from the current system should run the BACKUP function from their current Telhosting account before this deadline. This will produce an XML file containing all of their data which can be used either as a reference for populating their new account or as a data source for populating an independent and separate 3rd party hosting solution.

2017-03-01SSL certificates: Selected products now reduced!

We are offering special prices for the following SSL certificates from March 6 to April 30, 2017:

  • Comodo Positive SSL Certificate for only 4.20 USD
  • RapidSSL Certificate for only 8.50 USD
  • thawte SSL123 Certificate for only 21.90 USD
  • GeoTrust True BusinessID Certificate for only 45.00 USD
  • Symantec Secure Site Certificate for only 235.00 USD

Please note: The prices stated above are only valid for newly issued certificates with a contract period of 1 year. Please contact our sales team if you are interested to sign in for the promotion(s). You are required to promote the SSL products by banner placement on your website and / or by sending a newsletter to your customers.

Details about our SSL products can be found here.

2017-02-27Launch upate: 7 IDN TLDs of Amazon Registry Services

General Availability (GA) for these 7 IDN TLDs has been postponed until July 30, 2017. 

Supported IDNs: ZH, DA, FI, FR, DE, HU, IS, JP, KO, LV, LT, NO, PL, PT, RU, ES, SV.

Please note: There are still no applications possible for GA since there are very special registry requirements. We will inform you as soon as more details are available.

2017-02-17.游戏 , .娱乐, .企业, .商店: New time-table for EAP & GA

We are accepting your binding applications for these 4 IDN TLDs of the Donuts registry (set 58):

  • .游戏 (.xn--unup4y, Chinese for games)
  • .娱乐 (.xn--fjq720a, Chinese for entertainment)
  • .企业 (.xn--vhquv, Chinese for enterprise)
  • .商店 (.xn--czrs0t, Chinese for shop)

Time-table:
Sunrise: Completed
Early Access Program (EAP): From March 15 (16:00 UTC) until March 22 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of March 23 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Pricing for .xn--unup4y and .xn--fjq720a:
EAP: 90.00 USD (Gold) / 99.00 USD (Silver) / 108.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500 USD on day 1, 2,650 USD on day 2, 1,025 USD on day 3, 550 USD on day 4, 125 USD on day 5-7
GA: 90.00 USD (Gold) / 99.00 USD (Silver) / 108.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

Pricing for xn--vhquv and .xn--czrs0t:
EAP: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500 USD on day 1, 2,650 USD on day 2, 1,025 USD on day 3, 550 USD on day 4, 125 USD on day 5-7
GA: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-02-15.ax available as Fulfillment TLD as of now

We are pleased to offer you the Fulfillment TLD .ax as of now:

.ax - Åland Islands (autonomous region of Finland, archipelago in the Baltic Sea):
28.50 EUR (Gold) / 31.50 EUR (Silver) / 34.50 EUR (Bronze) per year per domain PLUS a setup fee of 45.00 EUR.

Please note: Fulfillment TLDs can be managed via API and web interface just like any other TLD. However, the registration process in the back-end is manual and might involve documents and is thus not managed in real time. If you activate one Fulfillment TLD, all other Fulfillment TLDs are activated as well. The corresponding appendix is the same for all of them. Benefit from this approach and add a whole bunch of exotic TLDs to your portfolio at once.

2017-02-06.eco: Binding applications possible now

Understood around the world, the word "eco" means environment. Created with the support of over 50 environmental organizations from around the world, .eco is the domain extension backed by the environmental community.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until April 2, 2017 (15:59 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. During Sunrise only 1-year registrations are possible.
Early Access Program (EAP): From April 18 (16:00 UTC) until April 25, 2017 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of April 25, 2017 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices:
390.00 USD (Gold) / 420.00 USD (Silver) / 450.00 USD (Bronze) refundable Sunrise fee incl. 1-year registration fee per domain

EAP prices:
71.00 USD (Gold) / 78.00 USD (Silver) / 85.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain plus a refundable application fee of 8,500 USD on day 1, 3,000 USD on day 2, 900 USD on day 3, 480 USD on day 4, 240 USD on day 5, 120 USD on day 6-7.

GA prices:
71.00 USD (Gold) / 78.00 USD (Silver) / 85.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain

Please note: All .eco domains will be initially registered with a ServerHold status. Registrants will need to create an .eco profile at profiles.eco in order to activate the domain. More information can be found in the TLD Wiki

2017-02-06New Fulfillment TLDs available as of now!

We are pleased to offer you the following Fulfillment TLDs as of now:

.kg (Kyrgyzstan) - zum Wiki Artikel

.sd / .com.sd (Sudan) - zum Wiki Artikel

.gt / .com.gt (Guatemala) - zum Wiki Artikel

.ni / .com.ni (Nicaragua) - zum Wiki Artikel

Please note: Fulfillment TLDs can be managed via API and web interface just like any other TLD. However, the registration process in the back-end is manual and might involve documents and is thus not managed in real time. If you activate one Fulfillment TLD, all other Fulfillment TLDs are activated as well. The corresponding appendix is the same for all of them. Benefit from this approach and add a whole bunch of exotic TLDs to your portfolio at once.

2017-02-06RRPproxy Aftermarket: Afternic integration available

We are excited to announce that buying domains listed in the Afternic portfolio is now available via the RRPproxy Aftermarket System. This is just the first step of the Afternic integration that currently only supports direct buying of domains listed at Afternic. Selling domains via Afternic will be implemented at a later stage.

Enlarge your services and add the possibility to query which domains are up for sale using the command QueryAftermarketList and buy directly domains using BuyDomain. Adding an RRPproxy Aftermarket Provider account is not necessary if you just want to buy domains.

More details here ...

2017-01-18.hospital: Pre-orders possible as now

We are now accepting binding pre-orders for domains in the TLD .hospital (set 59).

Time-table for .hospital:
Sunrise: Until March 11 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): From March 15 (16:00 UTC) until March 22 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of March 22 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 100.00 USD
EAP prices: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500 USD on day 1, 2,650 USD on day 2, 1,025 USD on day 3, 550 USD on day 4, 125 USD on day 5, 6 and 7
GA prices: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-01-16Applications for .fun domains now possible

We are now accepting your binding applications for domain names under the new .fun TLD.

It's a short and meaningful new domain extension, perfect for individuals and organizations focussing on entertainment or leisure sectors by creating a brand image that is young and vibrant.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: From January 23 (16:00 UTC) until March 24 (15:59 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): From March 27 (16:00 UTC) until April 5 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of April 5 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices:
21.50 USD (Gold) / 23.70 USD (Silver) / 26.10 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 600.00 USD
EAP prices: 21.50 USD (Gold) / 23.70 USD (Silver) / 26.10 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000 USD on day 1, 5,750 USD on day 2, 2,875 USD on day 3, 1,200 USD on day 4, 600 USD on day 5, 300 USD on day 6, 120 USD on day 7-9
GA prices: 21.50 USD (Gold) / 23.70 USD (Silver) / 26.10 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-01-09.tel: Lifting of DNS restrictions on March 13, 2017

The ICANN board has recently approved the lifting of DNS restrictions for .tel domains and the Telnic board has subsequently approved an update to the registry's Acceptable Use Policy to allow .tel registrants the freedom of choice with respect to the hosting and use of their .tel domain. This means that .tel users will be able to use their .tel to design and host their own website and other digital services of their choosing as of March 13, 2017.

Furthermore, the registry has designed a new Telhosting platform. As a consequence, the current Community Telhosting system (CTH) will be shut down. In future, the use of the new Telhosting platform is purely optional. Up until now, the registrars have provided the customers with access to and support for the CTH. From March 13, 2017, Telnic will assume this responsibility and the registrars will no longer need to provide this support service.

Starting February 13, 2017, Telnic will be issuing all existing .tel domain holders with accounts for the new Telhosting platform to allow them sufficient time to prepare their new Telhosting account in advance of the cutover on March 13. Important: Content will NOT be migrated automatically. .tel domain owner data that resides on the current Telhosting system will not be accessible after March 13. Any .tel domain owner that wishes to extract a copy of their data from the current system should run the BACKUP function from their current Telhosting account before this deadline.