Important Notice: New ICANN Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy

Effective December 1, 2016

Starting December 1, 2016, ICANN’s new transfer policy modifies the way registrant information can be changed for all gTLD domain names. This new policy affects resellers, registrars, and service providers who sell gTLD domain names, as well as, all gTLD domain name owners (registrants). This email serves as official notice to all our clients of the impending changes and provides links to helpful resources to assist everyone prepare as well as minimize the effect of this significant and sweeping new policy.

Shop 'Til You Drop: Take Advantage of this Special .SHOP Promotion

HEXONET is pleased to announce a fantastic promotion for .SHOP domains. .SHOP is suitable for all businesses today. Whether your business is in retail, manufacturing, wholesale, services, consulting, or any establishment that sells anything, the .SHOP domain name is the perfect domain name for your promotions and marketing. The domain is also great for individuals who simply love to shop or blog about sales. Global e-commerce continues to grow at a rapid pace. The massive shift towards digital buying has made it crucial for brands to sell online.

.XYZ Delivers on Versatility

HEXONET is launching a stellar promotion on .XYZ domains that you will not want to miss!

.XYZ is on a roll. In just over 2 years, this new gTLD has garnered over 6.5 million registrations and now ranks as the 4th largest TLD globally (after .COM, .NET and .ORG). 

An Innovative new gTLD that Delivers on Versatilty:

Introducing .网站 (.Web in Chinese)

HEXONET is pleased to announce the availability of the brand new  Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) new gTLD .网站 (.Web in Chinese). .网站" is the most natural and direct way to refer to web in Chinese. The .网站 TLD is focused on the Chinese market but relevant for global registrants looking to reach the China market.

A search online quickly reveals clear preference for "网站" to refer to the web, showing almost 4 times popularity against its closest rival:

.CLUB Domain Backorders Now Available at HEXONET!

Donuts and Rightside TLD backorders have been available since May 1, 2016.  And over the past months, HEXONET has successfully secured many valuable expired domains for our customers including high-value premium domain names. With over 24 million new gTLD domain names registered the past couple of years, many are now are expiring so the opportunity is right now to obtain previously registered domain names. The newest new gTLD backorder added by HEXONET is .CLUB, which is one of the most successful TLDs in recent history.

The Great .SHOP Promotion

With online shopping a global phenomena that continues to rapidly grow in number and popularity, the .SHOP domain name is the perfect domain to sell any product or service. The massive shift towards digital buying has made it crucial for brands to sell online. Whether you are a big brand, a mom-and-pop shop or just launching a venture, everyone needs to have an online shop.

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DOMAINfest @ Ion.Asia Recap

It's a wrap! HEXONET was a key sponsor of the DOMAINfest @ Ion.Asia event held last week in Hong Kong. Hosted by industry leaders Edmon Chung (CEO of DotAsia), Jothan Frakes (Co-Founder of DOMAINfest and NamesCon), and Simon Cousins (CEO of Allegravita and renowned Chinese domain expert) DOMAINfest this year was a huge success and proved to be one the premier domain name events in Asia.


Domain Names are an extremely important part of digital business. With the introduction of new TLDs, Asia and in particular China, has been a place of incredible growth and activity for the industry. DOMAINfest @ IoN.Asia will be four days of great keynotes, panels, networking and more.  Hosted by industry leaders Edmon Chung, (CEO of DotAsia), Jothan Frakes (Co-Founder of DOMAINfest and NamesCon), and Simon Cousins (CEO and renowned Chinese domain expert of Allegravita) DOMAINfest will be the premier domain event in Asia.

Donuts to Launch Four (4) Chinese IDN new gTLDs

Donuts, the largest registry of new gTLDs, is launching four Chinese IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) new gTLDs this month. Here's a quick snapshot:

.游戏 (GAMES) .xn--unup4y

This TLD represents the Mandarin word for GAMES. There are millions of people and organizations worldwide that speak Mandarin who also create, stage, participate and enjoy games, including contests and recreation of all kinds.  The online gaming market continues to grow exponentially, especially in China.

HEXONET to Offer .DE Backorders!

It is an understatement to say that Germans love their .DE country code top level domain names.  With over 16 million .DE domain names registered, it is the third largest country code top level domain name in the world and is the 4th largest TLD by zone size according to Verisign's Domain Name Industry Brief.  While .COM may be king in North America, this is not the case in Germany where .DE is the most commonly used domain extension.  Under the stewardship of DENIC, .DE has been