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2018-10-01Digicert SSL certificates greatly reduced!

From October 1-31, we are offering special prices for selected SSL certificates of the Digicert brands Thawte, Geotrust and RapidSSL:

  • Thawte SSL123 Certificate for only 42.00 USD per year
  • Thawte SSL Webserver Certificate with Extended Validation for only 80.00 USD per year
  • GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Certificate for only 20.00 USD per year
  • RapidSSL Wildcard Certificate for only 60.00 USD per year

The reduced prices are only valid for newly issued certificates. Please contact our sales team if you are interested. You are required to promote the SSL products by website banner placement and / or by sending a newsletter to your customers.

2018-09-29Notes on support hours

Our office in Germany is closed on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (Day of German Unity). There will be no regular technical support by phone and e-mail on this day. Please also note the bank opening hours

Our Mexican support team is available as usual.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

2018-09-19.sport: We are accepting your applications

The .sport TLD is placed under the authority of the International Sports Federations. Its rules support the sport community. Rules are designed to defend legitimate interests of community stakeholders, sponsors, brands, athletes and practitioners, etc.

Time-table for .sport:
Combined launch period:
This phase comprises several parallel categories with decreasing priority. It ends on November 6 (17:00 UTC):

  • Sunrise: For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction if the contenders cannot come to an agreement. Statement of intended use required!
  • GAISF-recognized Sport Disciplines: This category is for eligible applicants to apply for a closed list of names corresponding to GAISF-recognized sport disciplines and subdisciplines in English and/or other languages, for example: gymnastics.sport (English), turnen.sport (German), 体操.sport (Japanese). To be eligible, applicants must have nexus to the discipline or subdiscipline applied for. Statement of intended use required!
  • Priority: This category is for governing bodies and public authorities, clubs, other disciplines, athletes, other brands, events, and corporate partners of the sport community. Statement of intended use required!

General Availability (GA): As of January 8, 2019 (17:00 UTC). First-come, first-served. Statement of intended use required!

Pricing for .sport:
Sunrise / GAISF-recognized Sport Disciplines / Priority: 410.00 USD (Gold) / 440.00 USD (Silver) / 470.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable application fee of 840.00 USD
GA: 410.00 USD (Gold) / 440.00 USD (Silver) / 470.00 USD  (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-09-17.luxe: Binding pre-orders possible now

.luxe is the first open TLD created to combine Ethereum blockchain innovation and security with ease-of-use for today’s world – no more unintelligible 40 character hashes – just easy-to-remember .luxe words of your choice.

Time-table for .luxe:
Sunrise: Until October 8 (16:00 UTC). 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 October 30 (16:00 UTC) until November 6 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 6 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.luxe prices:
Sunrise: 21.50 USD (Gold) / 23.70 USD (Silver) / 26.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable application fee of 260.00 USD
EAP: 21.50 USD (Gold) / 23.70 USD (Silver) / 26.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000.00 USD on day 1, 3,000.00 USD on day 2, 1,200.00 USD on day 3, 625.00 USD on day 4, 310.00 USD on day 5, 135.00 USD on day 6 and 7
GA: 21.50 USD (Gold) / 23.70 USD (Silver) / 26.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-09-14Comodo SSL certificates greatly reduced!

We are offering special prices for the following Comodo SSL certificates until December 31:

  • Comodo Positive SSL for only 4.00 USD per year
  • Comodo Instant SSL for only 22.00 USD per year
  • Comodo Premium SSL for only 29.00 USD per year
  • Comodo Positive SSL Wildcard for only 46.00 USD per year
  • Comodo Extended Validation SSL for only 85.00 USD per year

The reduced prices are only valid for newly issued certificates. Please contact our sales team if you are interested. You are required to promote the SSL products by website banner placement and / or by sending a newsletter to your customers.

2018-08-28.page: Pre-orders possible as of now

You can now submit your binding applications for .page domain names. The new TLD of the Google Registry is short, relevant, and more secure.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until October 2 (15:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): From October 2 (16:00 UTC) until October 9 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of October 9 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.page prices:
Sunrise:
11.60 USD (Gold) / 12.70 USD (Silver) / 14.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain
EAP: 11.60 USD (Gold) / 12.70 USD (Silver) / 14.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000.00 USD on day 1, 3,000.00 USD on day 2, 1,200.00 USD on day 3, 625.00 USD on day 4, 135.00 USD on day 5-7
GA: 11.60 USD (Gold) / 12.70 USD (Silver) / 14.00 USD per year per domain

Requirements:
.page is an encrypted-by-default TLD by virtue of being inscribed in the HSTS Preload list.
As such, all second-level domains under .page will only load on modern browsers if a valid SSL certificate has been configured and the web server is serving HTTPS. This behavior of .page must be clarified to registrants. A respective notification must be integrated as part of the registration flow and presented prior to purchase. It cannot be embedded in other terms of service, nor require the registrant to follow a link to obtain the information. You may use the following sample text of the registry for the notice. On demand of the registry, the reseller will have to provide screenshots of the purchase flow including the notice. You have to confirm that you have understood and will comply to these requirements by transmitting the parameter X-ACCEPT-SSL-REQUIREMENT = 1.

2018-08-14.קום: Binding applications possible as of now

You can now submit your binding applications for domain names under the Hebrew IDN TLD .קום (.xn--9dbq2a = .com).

Time-table for .קום:
Sunrise: Until September 4 (23:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Limited Registration Period (LRP): From September 5 (00:00 UTC) until October 1 (23:59 UTC). First-come, first-served. The LRP is exclusive for existing registrants of .com domain names (in ASCII or IDN script) who registered their .com domain name prior to the start date of the LRP. Each qualifying applicant can register the exact match of their existing .com second-level domain name under the .קום TLD provided the name is available for registration during LRP and the .קום domain is registered with the same registrar who is the registrar-of-record of the existing .com second-level domain name.
Landrush: From October 2 (00:00 UTC) until November 4 (23:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 5 (00:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.קום prices:
Sunrise: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain
Limited Registration Period: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain
Landrush: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 140.00 USD
General Availability (GA): 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-08-13Merger of KeyDrive and CentralNic

RRPproxy is pleased to announce the merger of KeyDrive S.A., the parent company of Key-Systems, and CentralNic Group PLC. The combination of CentralNic’s strengths in registry management and its retail registrars and KeyDrive’s strengths in its domain reseller platform and corporate domain management services will build a stronger business that serves all the main customer types for domain names.

The merger will extend RRPproxy’s reach into many more geographical markets, add new products and help provide you with an even more comprehensive customer support in more languages.

"I am delighted that KeyDrive and CentralNic are joining forces," said Alexander Siffrin, Chairman and Founder of KeyDrive. "We have worked side-by-side for a long time and share the same vision and passion. Together we have a strength in depth that can address the needs of all types of internet users and our staff boasts some of the most respected experts in the industry. This merger means that KeyDrive becomes part of a Group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and instantly extends our reach into new geographies and sectors. I am excited to be taking a senior role in the group and look forward to the next stage in our evolution."

RRPproxy is committed to delivering you with an even better service. Over the coming months, RRPproxy will be adding new products, updating its websites, and integrating more comprehensive support methods, all aimed at providing you with the ultimate customer experience.

2018-08-08New Fulfillment domain extensions available as of now!

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

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.

2018-08-07.realestate: Pre-orders possible as of now

As of now we are accepting your binding pre-orders for domains under the Verisign TLD .realestate. .realestate is the perfect domain extension for professionals and companies offering products and services for the residential real estate industry. .realestate domains provide you with an immediate affiliation to the real estate industry and perfectly capture the search intentions of future owners of real estate.

Time-table for .realestate:
Sunrise: Until August 27 (00:00 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 27 (00:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.realestate prices:
Sunrise: 92.50 USD (Gold) / 100.00 USD (Silver) / 107.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable application fee of 520.00 USD
GA: 92.50 USD (Gold) / 100.00 USD (Silver) / 107.50 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-08-06.charity: Pre-orders possible!

You can now transmit your binding pre-orders for domains under the Donuts TLD .charity. This TLD is for individuals and organizations that are engaged in philanthropy, charitable giving, cause-related fund-raising and other philanthropic initiatives.

Time-table for .charity:
Sunrise: Until September 8 (16:00 UTC). 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 September 12 (16:00 UTC) until September 19 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of September 19 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.charity prices:
Sunrise:
28.60USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 100.00 USD
EAP prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500.00 USD on day 1, 2,650.00 USD on day 2, 1,025.00 USD on day 3, 550.00 USD on day 4, 125.00 USD on day 5, 6 and 7
GA: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-07-06Cyrillic .eu domains will phase out on May 31, 2019

Please note: Cyrillic domain names with the Latin .eu extension will be phased-out, i.e. deleted, following a three-year phase-out period ending on May 31, 2019. From June 1, 2019, only Cyrillic domain names with the Cyrillic .ею extension (Cyrillic.Cyrillic) will remain registered. Renewals of Cyrillic .eu domain names are no longer possible in our system with immediate effect.

In order to avoid an interruption in their web presence as of June 1, 2019, registrants should only use their Cyrillic.Cyrillic domain name. EURid has sent an email on the matter to the affected domain name holders accordingly.

2018-07-04HOMER databases: MySQL upgrade to version 5.7

We would like to announce that we are going to upgrade the MySQL version for all client HOMER databases from 5.5 to 5.7: The upgrade will be rolled out in our LIVE system on November 24 during a maintenance.

The upgrade will be processed for all databases managed within RRPproxy. Unfortunately it is not possible to make exceptions for single databases. Please make sure that your installations are compatible with the upcoming upgrade to MySQL 5.7. A summary of the MySQL changes can be found here:

Webhosting with HOMER offers webspaces, mailspaces and databases in highly scalable, flexible and resalable hosting packages. We offer easy integration into existing hosting systems by API at minimum cost. Start now your hosting business or optimize your existing infrastructure!

2018-06-06.llc: Pre-orders possible as of now!

.llc is widely recognized as the acronym for Limited Liability Companies.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until July 5 (16:00 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Landrush: From July 9 (16:00 UTC) until July 20 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of July 23 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.llc prices:
Sunrise: 
135.00 USD (Gold) / 148.50 USD (Silver) / 162.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain (Please note: Domains registered in the Sunrise period will be renewed at the Sunrise price!)
Landrush: 28.50 USD (Gold) / 31.30 USD (Silver) / 34.40 USD (Bronze) per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 15,00 USD
GA: 28.50 USD (Gold) / 31.30 USD (Silver) / 34.40 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-05-30.餐厅 domain names available now!

We are pleased to inform you that we offer domain name registrations within the Chinese IDN TLD .餐厅 (.xn--imr513n = .restaurant) as of now.

Price scale for .餐厅:
2,500.00 CNY (Gold) / 2,700.00 CNY (Silver) / 2,900,00 CNY (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-05-22Upcoming changes for .dk domain names

Due to registry backend optimizations for .dk domain names (Denmark), the following changes will apply to our .dk registration gateway on May 31, 2018.

  • These extensions will be dropped: X-DK-VAT-ID, X-DK-OWNER-ID, X-DK-ADMIN-ID
  • Instead the following extensions will be introduced: X-DK-USER-TYPE, X-DK-USER-ID-NUMBER
  • Introduction of the RenewDomain command

More information can be found in our Knowledge Base.

2018-05-18.uk: Local contact requirement obsolete as of May 22

Please note: Due to the launch of the GDPR, Nominet has changed the policies for .uk domain names: The local contact requirement (service contact) has been dropped. As a consequence the trustee service is not necessary any more.

The new policies are valid as of May 22, 2018.

2018-05-08.travel Industry Acknowledgement

The .travel TLD migrated to Neustar’s registry platform. The main change is the introduction of a Travel Industry Self-Acknowledgement for registration. This means that the registry supports now two methods of providing eligibility evidence from which you may choose to use:

  • Method 1: UIN – Submit a Unique Identification Number (UIN).
  • Method 2 (NEW): Submit a Travel Industry Acknowledgement that the registration is for a registrant who is a member of the travel industry.

More details can be found in our Knowledge Base.

2018-05-02New Fulfillment domain extensions

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.

2018-04-27.购物 domains: Pre-orders possible now!

You can now submit your binding applications for domain names under the Chinese IDN TLD .购物 (.xn--g2xx48c = Shopping).

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until June 19 (16:00 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of June 21 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.购物 prices:
Sunrise: 
350.00 USD (Gold) / 375.00 USD (Silver) / 400.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain plus a refundable application fee of 1250.00 USD
GA: 350.00 USD (Gold) / 375.00 USD (Silver) / 400.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-04-24European General Data Protection Regulation

We are currently working to ensure to comply with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on May 25, 2018. We will no longer disclose personal data per default!

Our technical implementation will go live on May 22, 2018. On this day we will start to reduce whois information of all contacts as described in our RRPproxy Knowledge Base.

We have added some important information about GDPR to the Knowledge Base.

The updates are:

  • Description of the upcoming Transfer and FOA Handling.
  • Information about the handling and the acknowledging of the Data Processing Agreement: You can directly acknowledge the Data Processing Agreement within the RRPproxy web interface. An info box will be shown on the top section of the page. Your acknowledgement is valid without your written signature. Sending a signed document as scan via email or postal mail is not required.
  • Updates to the topic Contact to an undisclosed entity.

2018-04-17Price reduction for .ai domain names

.ai, the ccTLD for Anguilla, is available as an automated TLD since February with RRPproxy.

All processes are now handled in realtime and the deletion time frame was extended to 2 days before expiration date. Another benefit of the automation is that we can offer you lower prices for the registration of domains under .ai, .com.ai, .net.ai, .org.ai, and off.ai as of now.

Contact our sales team for more details or activate the TLD in your account!

2018-04-17.icu: Pre-orders possible plus Golive promotion!

You can now submit your binding applications for .icu domain names. The three letters stand for "I see you". The target market: Small businesses and start-ups. There are no restrictions.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: From April 24 (14:00 UTC) until May 24 (14:00 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of May 29 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.icu prices:
Sunrise: 
7.30 USD (Gold) / 8.00 USD (Silver) / 8.80 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain plus a refundable application fee of 120.00 USD
GA: 7.30 USD (Gold) / 8.00 USD (Silver) / 8.80 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

We offer a promotion for the General Availability of .icu domains from May 29 until November 30, 2018. The reduced price of only 0.99 USD is also valid for all pre-orders of .icu 1-year registrations for General Availability. Please contact our sales team if you are interested in this offer.

2018-04-03.nz whois privacy option available as of now

NZRS has implemented the Whois Registrant Privacy Option for .nz domain names.

Thus, it is now possible for natural persons (individual registrants not in significant trade) to hide their contact details in the whois. The privacy option can be set for the contact address, phone number and fax number, but not for the email address.

Read more about this change in our Knowledge Base.

2018-03-19.app: Pre-orders possible as of now!

You can now submit your binding applications for .app domain names! This new TLD of the Google Registry wants to offer a more secure name space for developers, entrepreneurs, and businesses to showcase their apps to the world.

.app is an encrypted-by-default TLD by virtue of being inscribed in the HSTS Preload list. As such, all second-level domains under .app will only load on modern browsers if a valid SSL certificate has been configured and the web server is serving HTTPS. This behavior of .app must be clarified to registrants. A respective notification must be integrated as part of the registration flow and presented prior to purchase. On demand of the registry, the reseller will have to provide screenshots of the purchase flow including the notice. Resellers have to confirm that they have understand and will comply to these requirements by transmitting the parameter X-ACCEPT-SSL-REQUIREMENT = 1.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: From March 29 (16:00 UTC) until May 1 (15:59 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): From May 1 (16:00 UTC) until May 8 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served
General Availability (GA): As of May 8 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.app prices:
Sunrise:
17.50 USD (Gold) / 19.00 USD (Silver) / 20.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain
EAP: 17.50 USD (Gold) / 19.00 USD (Silver) / 20.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000.00 USD on day 1, 3,000.00 USDon day 2, 1,200.00 USD on day 3, 625.00 USD on day 4, 135.00 USD on day 5-7
GA: 17.50 USD (Gold) / 19.00 USD (Silver) / 20.50 USD (Bronze) per year per day

2018-03-09.nowruz: Pre-orders possible as of now!

You can now submit your binding applications for .nowruz domain names! Nowruz is the name of the Iranian / Persian New Year's and Spring Festival which is celebrated worldwide in March.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until March 27 (00:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction.
General Availability (GA): As of March 27 (00:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.nowruz prices:
Sunrise: 
17.50 USD (Gold) / 19.00 USD (Silver) / 20.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 330.00 USD
GA: 17.50 USD (Gold) / 19.00 USD (Silver) / 20.50 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-03-06Change of Deletion Timeframe for all Fulfillment TLDs

Please note that we will extend the Deletion Timeframe for all Fulfillment TLDs from 37 days prior to expiration date to 14 days prior to expiration date. This change will become effective on April 4, 2018 (09:00 UTC).

The Deletion Timeframe marks the deadline for changing the renewal mode of a domain name.

2018-02-09.ng & .ai: Available as automated TLDs in February

We are happy to provide you with an automated registration gateway for the following domain extensions in February. Currently, these extensions can only be registered through a manual registration process (Fullfilment TLD).

Through automation, the existing non-realtime processes will be handled in realtime in the future. Furthermore, the deletion time frame will be extended. The deletion timeframe marks the deadline for changing the renewal mode of a domain name.

.ng (Nigeria): Available as automated TLD as of February 13!

  • Available third-level extensions: .com.ng, .name.ng, .net.ng, .org.ng, .mobi.ng
  • Deletion timeframe: 2 days before expiration date
  • Transfers are subject to a fee, but no domain renewal upon transfer

.ai (Anguilla): Available as automated TLD as of February 22!

  • Available third-level extensions: .com.ai, .net.ai, .org.ai, off.ai
  • Deletion timeframe: 2 days before expiration date

2018-02-09.ca price reduction as of March 1

We are very pleased to offer you lower prices for .ca domain names as of March 1 due to the switch to our own accreditation. In addition, we will change the currency from USD to CAD in order to minimize future fluctuations in exchange rates. .ca is the ccTLD of Canada.

Please contact our sales team!

2018-02-02Many CoCCA TLDs now with DNSSEC

We are pleased to announce that the following TLDs of the CoCCA registry support DNSSEC as of now:

  • .cx, .gs, .tl
  • .nf, .org.nf, .com.nf, .net.nf
  • .ki, .com.ki, .net.ki, .org.ki
  • .com.sb, .net.sb, .org.sb
  • .ht, .org.ht, .com.ht, .net.ht, .info.ht, .adult.ht
  • .af, .com.af, .net.af, .org.af
  • .gy, .co.gy, .com.gy, .net.gy
  • .hn, .com.hn, .net.hn, .org.hn

You can find more information about the DNSSEC feature in our Knowledge Base.

2018-02-02DomiNIC & RRPproxy – a strong partnership

DomiNIC is one of the world’s most trusted and integrated registrar software platforms, allowing the management of domain names and zone files easily and more efficient. The platform allows organizations to create their own work flows, authorization protocols and can easily integrate with existing billing and CRM systems.

Pre-built APIs allow easy connection for major registrars, including Key-Systems (RRPproxy) and registries.

Read more here.

2018-01-22Certificate term reduced to a maximum of 2 years

We would like to inform you about the upcoming industry-wide abolition of certificates with a term of three years.

The CA/Browser Forum has approved Ballot 193 which reduces the maximum validity period (or "lifetime") of Domain Validated (DV) and Organization Validated (OV) SSL/TLS certificates from 39 months to 27 months (825 days). This is an industry-wide change that must be implemented by all Certificate Authorities.

Thus, as of February 20, 2018, it will no longer be possible to order DV or OV SSL certificates with a term of three years. As a result, we will remove all 3-year prices from our system.

Important note: If you currently have a certificate that is valid for three years or more, it should continue to work as usual for the rest of the certificate's term and no action is required.

2018-01-19.rio.br domain names now available

We are pleased to announce that we have just implemented the Brazilian 2nd-level domains .rio.br, representing Rio de Janeiro.

Both natural and legal persons are eligible to register .rio.br domain names. We offer a trustee service if necessary.

Read more in our Knowledge Base.

2018-01-03.rugby applications possible as of January 8

We will accept your binding applications for .rugby domain names as of January 8, 2018 (12:00 UTC). .rugby is the digital identity for the sport of Rugby, and its community, on the Internet. It is supported by the sport’s global governing body, the World Rugby.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: Until January 16, 2018 (23:59 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction.
Please note: Sunrise is followed by three limited registration periods (Invitation Priority Access, Restricted Landrush, Community Priority Period) which we only offer in a manual way and on request (token required).
Early Access Program (EAP): From July 1, 2019 (14:00 UTC) until July 7, 2019 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of July 8, 2019 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.rugby prices:
Sunrise: 
56.90 USD (Gold) / 62.60 USD (Silver) / 68.80 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 1,100.00 USD
EAP:  56.90 USD (Gold) / 62.60 USD (Silver) / 68.80 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000.00 USD on day 1, 5,700.00 USD on day 2, 1,200.00 USD on day 3, 625.00 USD on day 4, 390.00 USD on day 5, 260.00 USD on day 6, 135.00 USD on day 7
GA:  56.90 USD (Gold) / 62.60 USD (Silver) / 68.80 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2018-01-02.pr: Automated TLD and change of lifecycle

Afilias has been selected to provide registry services for the ccTLD .pr (Puerto Rico). Thus, the .pr registry system will be switched to the Afilias SRS.

As of January 8, 2018, after migration into the Afilias registry system, .pr will be available as automated TLD. Currently, .pr domain name registrations are handled by our fulfillment team. After the transition, all .pr transactions will be performed in real-time and the lifecycle will be adapted to the standard behavior of the Afilias ccTLDs.

This also applies to the extensions .com.pr, .net.pr, .org.pr, .biz.pr, .info.pr, .pro.pr, .name.pr and .isla.pr.