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2019-03-18Hosting maintenance on March 27, 09:00 - 13:00 UTC

We would like to announce RRPproxy hosting maintenance work that will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 09:00 - 13:00 UTC (10:00 - 14:00 CET).

You may expect the following:
DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally
vServer: Available - vServers will be reachable
API: Available
EPP: Available
Web interface: Available
WHOIS: Available
OT&E: Available
HOMER/Hosting services: Affected

Please excuse any inconvenience this may cause.

 

2019-03-05DNSSEC now available for .it domains

As of now it is possible to secure .it domain names using DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) via RRPproxy. Learn more about DNSSEC in our RRPproxy Knowlegde Base.

.it is the ccTLD for Italy.

2019-03-04Digicert SSL certificates greatly reduced!

Until March 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 with a period of one year. 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.

2019-03-04.monster pre-orders possible as of now

Monstrous possibilities with the new .monster TLD!

Time-table for .monster:
Sunrise: Until March 20, 2019 (14:00 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): From March 21 (14:00 UTC) until March 28, 2019 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of April 1, 2019 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.monster prices:
Sunrise: 12.50 USD (Gold) / 13.75 USD (Silver) / 15.20 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable application fee of 1,200.00 USD
EAP: 12.50 USD (Gold) / 13.75 USD (Silver) / 15.20 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, 600.00 USD on day 4, 135.00 USD on day 5-7
GA: 12.50 USD (Gold) / 13.75 USD (Silver) / 15.20 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2019-02-04DNS Flag Day on February 1

On February 1, leading vendors of DNS software (e.g. BIND, PowerDNS, Unbound) and major public DNS providers have dropped support for several non-standard workarounds and implement a stricter handling of the Extension mechanisms for DNS (EDNS).

The change may cause some domains to malfunction because the (name) servers are affected. The DNS Flag Day website offers domain holders the opportunity to check their domain(s). The tool ednscomp also offers the possibility to test a DNS server directly and provides a detailed technical report.

Even after this change there is no obligation to support EDNS. However, DNS servers that do not have EDNS support must respond correctly to such requests and ignore the EDNS extension fields.

2019-02-04New .se Terms and Conditions as of February 6, 2019

Please note that the IIS Registry has updated their terms and conditions which will come into force on February 6, 2019. The content of the paragraphs 5.3 and 8 of the .se domain has been changed. After the change, the regulation of last resort for the .se top-level domain and the .nu top-level domain is the same.

.se domain holders must be informed of the revised Terms and Conditions. You can use the following text provided by the registry:

Updates to the Terms and Conditions for the top level domain .se
The Terms and Conditions apply to all domain name holders and revised Terms and Conditions will enter into force on February 6, 2019.

If you have one or more .se domain name registered this means that the now valid version of Terms and Conditions of Registration will apply until February 5, 2019. On February 6, 2019, these will be replaced by the updated Terms and Conditions of Registration which apply to all domain name holders irrespectively of date of registration of the domain name.

Changes are made in section 5.3 and section 8.

Current and new terms and conditions can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Stiftelsen för Internetinfrastruktur at registry@iis.se.

2019-01-18.inc: Pre-orders possible as of now

We are now accepting your binding pre-orders for domains under the TLD .inc (Incorporated Businesses).

Time-table for .inc:
Sunrise: From March 27 (16:00 UTC) until April 30, 2019 (15:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): From April 30 (16:00 UTC) until May 7, 2019 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of May 7, 2019 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.inc prices:
Sunrise: 2,400.00 USD (Gold) / 2,600.00 USD (Silver) / 2,800.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable application fee of 1,200.00 USD
EAP: 2,400.00 USD (Gold) / 2,600.00 USD (Silver) / 2,800.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 55,000.00 USD on day 1, 55,000.00 USD on day 2, 27,500.00 USD on day 3, 27,500.00 USD on day 4, 12,000.00 USD on day 5, 6,000.00 USD on day 6, 6,000.00 USDon day 7
GA: 2,400.00 USD (Gold) / 2,600.00 USD (Silver) / 2,800.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2019-01-15.dev: Pre-orders possible as of now

.dev is the new secure TLD of the Google Registry for developers and technology.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: From January 16 (16:00 UTC) until February 19, 2019 (15:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): From February 19 (16:00 UTC) until February 28, 2019 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of February 28, 2019 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.dev prices:
Sunrise: 14.50 USD (Gold) / 15.90 USD (Silver) / 17.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain
EAP: 14.50 USD (Gold) / 15.90 USD (Silver) / 17.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000.00 USD on day 1, 3,600.00 USD on day 2, 1,200.00 USD on day 3, 375.00 USD on day 4-6, 135.00 USD on day 7-9
GA: 14.50 USD (Gold) / 15.90 USD (Silver) / 17.50 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

Requirements:
.dev is an encrypted-by-default TLD by virtue of being inscribed in the HSTS Preload list. As such, all second-level domains under .dev will only load on modern browsers if a valid SSL certificate has been configured and the web server is serving HTTPS. This behavior of .dev must be clarified to registrants. A respective notification must be integrated as part of the registration flow and presented prior to purchase. read more about these requirements in our RRPproxy Knowledge Base.

2019-01-15Updated .basketball launch details

The periods EAP and General Availability for the .basketball TLD have been postponed from January 2019 to October 2020. Moreover, there are now only 6 EAP days instead of 7 days. Already submitted applications for EAP-DAY-7 were canceled and refunded, all other applications remain unchanged.

Launch time-table:
Early Access Program (EAP): October 12, 2020 (14:00 UTC) until October 18, 2020 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of October 18, 2020 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

2019-01-15Updated .rugby launch details

The periods EAP and General Availability for the .rugby TLD have been postponed from July 2019 to June/July 2020. Moreover, there are now only 6 EAP days instead of 7. Already submitted applications for EAP-DAY-7 were canceled and refunded, all other applications remain unchanged.

Launch time-table:
Early Access Program (EAP): June 30, 2020 (14:00 UTC) until July 6, 2020 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of July 6, 2020 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

2019-01-07Postponement of .basketball / .rugby launch

Please note the following changes in the launch dates of .basketball and .rugby. Detailed information will be provided soon.

  • .basketball: EAP & General Availability have been postponed from January 2019 to October 2020.
  • .rugby: EAP & General Availability have been postponed from July 2019 to June/July 2020.

2019-01-02.museum domains now available

As of now we are offering .museum domain names for registration.

The .museum TLD suffix is open to any individuals or corporate bodies, anywhere in the world, that can substantiate their link with a museum activity. No particular proof is required, but a check may be made to avoid exploitation of the domain name that is not permitted by the .museum registry policies.