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2021-07-29Firewall Maintenance Work on July 31

We would like to announce a firewall maintenance work that is not directly related to RRPproxy, but indirectly affects a set of firewalls. We do not expect any service outages or connection issues, but would still like to inform you about the work that will be performed on the following date:

  • Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 07:00 - 11:00 UTC (09:00 - 13:00 CEST)

You may expect the following:
DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally
vServer: Available - vServers will be reachable
API: Not Affected
EPP: Not Affected
Web interface: Not Affected
WHOIS: Not Affected
OT&E: Not Affected

Please excuse any inconvenience this may cause.

2021-06-17Auction Platform, PremiumSale: Important Updates

On July 8, we are upgrading the Premiumsale.com auction platform used for our Backorder auctions.

The Premiumsale.com template will be upgraded and fully mobile responsive, making it easier for users to keep an eye on their auctions at all times.

The website will now be operated by Key-Systems GmbH directly. This switch will make it easier to manage invoices and payments as customers will receive only one invoice, opposed to the two previously sent per statement. Invoicing will include VAT as appropriate so no follow up to request required. Users will receive a single, complete invoice directly from the Premiumsale.com platform, and it will be possible to pay for the winning bid by Credit Card, an upgrade that we and many have been eagerly looking forward to!

For private users based in the EU, the system will automatically apply the correct VAT amount based on their location. Business users with a valid VAT registration number will be able to add their VAT number to their profile and have it applied to their invoices automatically.

Due to these changes, we have reviewed and updated the Terms of Use for the PremiumSale.com website. As part of this update, all users invited to an auction, including those that have previously participated in auctions on the platform, will be required to register a new account and accept the new terms and conditions.

To ensure a smooth transition, no auctions will start between Monday, July 5th and Thursday, July 8th, 2021. Auctions for domains captured  via the backorder service during this period, and that had received multiple requests, will begin again on July 8th.

As we upgrade the auction platform, we are also reviewing the incentive program connected to the Backorder auctions. In the past, a small commission was automatically paid to the Reseller that submitted the backorder associated with the winner of the auction. While this commission structure is now being phased out, and will no longer apply for auctions from July 1st, 2021 onward, there are opportunities for Resellers that are interested in actively promoting our Backorder service to get special pricing and performance-based incentives.

Please get in touch with your Account Manager or the Sales Team today to discuss your plans for the Backorder service and how we can support you.

We look forward to connecting and supporting your success on PremiumSale.com!

2021-06-07.basketball & .rugby: New Dates for GA

The launch phases for .basketball and .rugby have been delayed multiple times, though now the nTLDs are coming soon:

  • .basketball: General Availability starts on June 15, 2021 (15:00 UTC)
  • .rugby: General Availability starts on July 1, 2021 (15:00 UTC)

You can register domain names via RRPproxy as of the above dates (no applications possible). Please refer to your account for pricing information.

2021-05-31CentralNic Reseller Launches .EU Global Connection Campaign

Today marks the kick off of a large scale campaign to support .EU registrations at CentralNic reseller brands, HEXONET and RRPproxy. With a sale price of €3 from May 31 - July 31, 2021 and a robust marketing rollout program, CentralNic Reseller will be empowering customers to connect locally while reaching global aspirations.

The .EU extension is a unique domain option in that it restricts registrations to European Union residents and businesses, ensuring a high level of trust and global recognition (full eligibility rules available here). The goal of the campaign is to capitalize on this successful ccTLD while reaching further heights by enabling reseller customers to connect with their clients to drive registrations and .EU usage. 

Designed to appeal to SME customers, who have been particularly hit by the global pandemic, the 62 day campaign focuses on the theme of 'be local, think global'. Meaning connect locally, be proud of your roots, and reach for the world. The focus of the campaign is to empower CentralNic customers to actively promote to their customers with a story they can connect and relate to. In supporting this campaign, a variety of marketing efforts will begin rolling out with the launch, this includes: paid and organic digital and social media campaigns targeting both resellers and domain end users in the European Union; special white label content for resellers (available here); special email send outs; direct promotion outreach; and a variety of other initiatives. 

From Marie Lanyon, Head of Marketing for the CentralNic Reseller Division, "We are proud to be launching this special .EU campaign. Group wide efforts have gone into preparing for this campaign and we feel particularly happy to be working with the .EU team to support SME businesses that have been impacted by our current shared global experience. Great stories start with .EU and we look forward to supporting our resellers and customers tell more of these stories."

For further details on this program or to connect with a sales representative to inquire on participating in this special program, please contact: 

Sales@hexonet.net

Sales@rrpproxy.net

 

2021-05-17Scheduled Maintenance Work on May 22

We would like to announce the following RRPproxy system maintenance:

  • Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 07:00 - 11:00 UTC (09:00 - 13:00 CEST)

You may expect the following:

DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally
vServer: Available - vServers will be reachable
API: Affected
EPP: Affected
Web interface: Affected
WHOIS: Affected
OT&E: Affected

Please excuse any inconvenience this may cause.

2021-05-10Public Holiday Closure in May & June

Our offices in Germany are closed on the following holidays:

  • Thursday, May 13 (Ascension Day)
  • Monday, May 24 (Whitsun)
  • Thursday, June 3 (Feast of Corpus Christi)

There will be no regular technical support by phone and e-mail on these days. Please be also aware of the bank holidays during these days. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

2021-05-03.sbs Applications Possible Now

We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the .sbs TLD.

The submission of applications will be possible as now.

Launch Dates:

  • Sunrise: May 6 (14:00 UTC) until June 7, 2021 (13:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
  • Early Access Program (EAP): June 8 (14:00 UTC) bis June 15, 2021 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
  • General Availability (GA): As of June 15, 2021 (14:00 Uhr UTC). First-come, first-served.

.sbs, short for 'side by side', is perfect for forward-thinking organizations who believe in doing well for themselves and doing good for social communities, side by side. ShortDot will be donating a portion of every .sbs domain registration to a non-profit organization.

2021-04-23Submit Your .spa Applications

UPDATE June 6, 2021:
The .spa Landrush Phase started as scheduled on May 26. However, the registry has extended the Landrush until October 1, 2021 (15:59 UTC) which will result in a delay in the start of General Availability. The exact date will be announced at a later point in time.
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We are pleased to announce that we now accept your applications for .spa domain names. This new TLD is the name space for the spa and wellness community.

.spa Launch Dates:

  • Sunrise: Until May 20, 2021 (15:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Minimum term of registration for Sunrise is 2 years.
  • Landrush: May 26 (16:00 UTC) until June 24, 2021 (15:59 UTC). This phase is for members of the spa and wellness community as well as other authorized persons (City of Spa in Belgium, Italian joint stock companies S.p.A.). Appropriate verification documents to be provided.
  • General Availability: As of July 1, 2021 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

2021-04-15.trust Launch Suspended

We have to inform you that the .trust launch has been suspended indefinitely by the registry.

Trademark holders who have already registered their .trust domains in Sunrise will receive full refunds to cancel these registrations.

2021-04-14.qa: Price Reduction on May 24

Prices for .qa domains (ccTLD for Qatar) will be considerably reduced on May 24,2021 as a result of the automation that has taken place.

In addition, we are expanding our portfolio with the endings .net.qa and .org.qa, which will be available in our system at the same conditions on the same date.

2021-03-15Sectigo SAN SSL Certificates Available Now

We are happy to announce that we can now offer you four Sectigo SAN SSL Certificates:

- SectigoSSL UCC with Domain Validation (DV)
- InstantSSL UCC with Organization Validation (OV)
- SectigoSSL EV Multi-Domain with Extended Validation (EV)
- EnterpriseSSL Pro Multi-Domain with Organization Validation (OV)

All Sectigo SAN SSL products provide the following:

  • www.domain.com and domain.com (FQDNs) always secured (do not count as additional SAN domains)
  • PLUS 2 additional SAN domains are always included
  • up to 24 additional SAN domains in total available
  • 2048-bit key with up to 256-bit encryption
  • IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) supported
  • Sectigo Trust Seal included

Compare all Sectigo products here.
All relevant technical details can be found in our Knowledge Base.

2021-03-12New TLDs Available as of Now!

Die folgenden TLDs sind jetzt allgemein verfügbar - viele großartige TLD-Optionen für Sie und Ihre Kunden!

  • .beauty
  • .hair
  • .skin
  • .makeup
  • .forum
  • .quest

Erweitern Sie jetzt Ihr Angebot um diese neue Domainendungen!

2021-03-12.cfd Sunrise now open until April 12

ShortDot is (re)launching the TLD .cfd (= clothing, fashion, design). The goal is to become the namespace where clothing brands, fashion designers, retailers, influencers, bloggers, consumers, and lifestyle eCommerce stores celebrate and usher in a prosperous new era of clothing and fashion design.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise:
From March 10 (14:00 UTC) until April 12, 2021 (13:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Period (EAP): From April 13, 2021 (14:00 UTC) until April 20, 2021 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of April 20, 2021 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Submit your applications now!

2021-03-08New Fulfillment Domains Available!

We are pleased to offer you the following fulfillment domains (Lebanon) now:

Please note the restrictions according to our RRPproxy Knowledge Base - a Lebanese trademark certificate is required.

2021-02-22Scheduled Maintenance Work on February 27

We would like to announce the following RRPproxy system maintenance:

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 08:00 - 12:00 UTC (09:00 - 13:00 CET)

You may expect the following:

  • DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally
  • vServer: Available - vServers will be reachable
  • API: Affected
  • EPP: Affected
  • Web interface: Affected
  • WHOIS: Affected
  • OT&E: Affected

Please excuse any inconvenience this may cause.

2021-01-14.forum: Pre-orders Available - UPDATE: Sunrise 2

UPDATE: The registry decided to implement a second Sunrise phase for the new .forum TLD due to positive feedback. The eligibility criteria and pricing mirror that of the initial Sunrise.

We are accepting your pre-orders for domains under the new .forum TLD as now. The domain extension aims to offer online forums a dedicated and easily identifiable namespace.

Launch schedule for .forum:

  • Sunrise: COMPLETED
  • Sunrise 2: Until February 28, 2021 (16:00 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-served, first-come.
  • General Availability: As of March 2, 2021 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Please refer to your RRPproxy account for price information.

2021-01-14New .br Domain Options Available

We can provide you now with 12 more options for .br domain registrations! They are divided into five generic endings and seven for professionals.

Generic:

  • app.br - Applications
  • dev.br - Developers and Development platforms
  • log.br - Transport and Logistics
  • seg.br - Security
  • tec.br - Technology

Professionals:

  • bib.br - Librarians
  • des.br - Designers
  • det.br - Detectives and Private Investigators
  • enf.br - Nursing Professionals
  • coz.br - Gastronomy Professionals
  • geo.br - Geologists
  • rep.br - Commercial Representatives

2021-01-12RRPproxy Maintenance on Jan 13, 06:00 - 07:00 UTC

Please note the following RRPproxy maintenance window during which we will perform firewall updates:

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 between 06:00 - 07:00 UTC (07:00 - 08:00 CET)

During this timeframe the production (LIVE) and test (OT&E) environments and all services will be available. However, connections may be interrupted for a short time, if at all. The reason for this maintenance is to optimize our infrastructure for upcoming implementations of new firewall policies.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.