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October 18, 2019 08:21

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CentralNic to pay $3.4 million for iwantmyname

CentralNic has made yet another registrar acquisition, picking up New Zealand-based Ideegeo Group for the equivalent of $3.4 million. The company said it will pay NZD 5.2 million, of which 10% is being deferred until May 2021. Ideegeo runs the registrar iwantmyname.com. It’s not ICANN-accredited in its own right, rather it’s a reseller of Hexonet, […]

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How early should domain name registrars auto renew domains?

My domain registrars auto-renew anywhere from the expiration time to 60 days in advance. It’s smart for domain name registrants to place their domain names on auto-renew. This means your domain name registrar will renew your domain name each year without action on your part. It prevents domains from accidentally deleting when you overlook a […]

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Hexonet is locking all domains in prep for GDPR

Company takes precautions to reduce chances of domain theft after GDPR. Domain name registrar Hexonet is taking two security precautions in preparation for GDPR, and I expect other registrars will implement similar changes. First, it is turning on transfer lock for all domain names that aren’t ccTLDs. Customers can still unlock the domains to start […]

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Hexonet makes investment in PSI-Japan

Company makes move into Japan with strategic investment. Domain name registrar Hexonet GmbH has acquired a “significant and strategic stake” in PSI-Japan, the two companies announced today. The move allows Hexonet to get a foothold in the Japanese market dominated by GMO. Japan is an interesting market for domain names. Much of web navigation is […]

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My .website results: Hexonet wins the day

Hexonet did remarkably well with my .website pre-orders. On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenges I had pre-registering domain names at various registrars. I was specifically trying to pre-register .website domains. .Website was supposed to launch Wednesday, but was delayed a day for technical reasons. This gave me another 24 hours to go after the […]

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