XDnet is pleased to announce that since 5pm today (25th May 2012) we have started accepting registrations and renewals for 1 – 1o years in line with the recent Nominet change.
How to Register:
To register your .UK domain name for the maximum 10 year period simply use our domain checker to find your perfect .co.uk, .me.uk or .org.uk domain and select 10 Years in the order process (as shown above).
How to Renew:
You can also renew your existing domain for longer! Simply login to your client area -> select “My Domains” -> select the domain you wish to renew -> press Renew -> Select your renewal period and you’re away!
Due to increased registry fees for 1 year registrations single year registrations or renewals are £8.00/year. 2 year renewals are remaining £12.00. Multi-year registrations are still the most cost-efficient way to register your .UK domain with 10 years being the most cost-effective at £5/year.
Why register for longer?
Registering your domains for longer periods carries numerous benefits, including:
Cheaper pricing with bulk discounts
Fixed prices, never need worry about potential price increases in renewal fees for the life of the domain
No risk of loosing your domain due to forgetting to renew
Can I renew my existing .UK domain for any period between 1 and 10 years?
Yes, you customers are able to renew their existing domains for any period between 1 – 10 years from within the Client Area.
Got more questions? We’re here to help – Open a ticket or start a Live Chat and we’ll be happy to help!
ICM Registry, who operate the registry for the .XXX Sponsored Top-level Domain (sTLD) for the “adult entertainment community” have announced they have made further applications to ICANN for additional adult-themed sTLDs, specifically .SEX, .PORN and .ADULT.
“ICM Registry has worked for more than a decade to create .XXX which has become a globally accepted and responsible place for adult online entertainment to thrive in an easily recognizable self-regulated environment,” - said Stuart Lawley, CEO of ICM Registry.
“We are dedicated to protecting interested stakeholders by providing the latest technology and the best domains which is why we created the .XXX TLD. We chose to submit applications for additional TLDs to spare .XXX participants from needless expense and to ensure the TLDs will be run in the same trustworthy and appropriate ways that .XXX is today.”
Interestingly the ICM Registry is offering a “grandfathering” clause should they be awarded the new TLDs which means that they will automatically reserve matching domains for no additional fee for registrants who already hold the .XXX equivalent and registrants will be able to choose to do nothing and the matching domains will be permanently reserved under the new TLDs. However if registrants wish to register the new domains for use then there will be a “nominal” fee.
This proves an interesting promise from the registry and will carry a lot of favour with existing .XXX domain holders and brands who wish to protect their names from association from adult content, many will see this as a highly preferable situation as it is likely, should another company be awarded .SEX, .PORN and/or .ADULT brands will be required to again pay to protect their names from association.
The registry is said to have invested just under two million dollars in the application process so as to “support our existing customers” and say the grandfathering clause demonstrates their commitment to the adult entertainment industry.
Many are still dubious over the benefits of a dedicated “adult” TLD as a means of categorising websites, mostly because it is unlikely adult websites, many of who are against these new Adult-only TLDs, will migrate their businesses to new domains and risk the loss in traffic & users which would be associated.
What do you think? Are TLDs specifically for adult content a good thing? Will they actually help the filtering process to help those who do not wish to view adult content to avoid it or is it simply not going to work? Share your views in the comments below.
Between 1st May 2012 and 31st July 2012, the .ASIA Registry is rewarding registrants of .ASIA domains with special gifts they dub “FreeBs”.
Customers don’t need to do anything special to be entered into this promotion other than simply registering your .ASIA domain and you’ll get your FreeB direct from .ASIA!
Free .ASIA Goodies with every 1, 2, 5 and 10 year term .ASIA registration:
• 1 year term: Headphones
• 2 year term: Stylus Pen
• 5 year term: Bluetooth Keyboard
• 10 year term: 7″ Android Tablet with camera
This promotion is operated by the .ASIA registry (DotAsia Organisation Ltd). XDnet acts only as a promoter to inform our users of this promotion.
Promotion does not apply to renewals or transfers. Only new registrations are eligible.
.ASIA FreeBs are available while supplies last and are limited to six (6) per postal address.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping and handling. .ASIA or DotAsia Organisation Ltd. is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, misdirected or illegible requests. Offer void where prohibited or restricted by law.
XDnet Web Services is pleased to announce we have increased our domain offering considerably again with the introduction of an additional 83 new TLDs, with this we have also reduced the prices of 26 TLDs considerably.
This brings the total domain extensions/TLDs up to an impressive, 235 extensions total.
New TLDs include:
And many more!
Reduced TLDs include:
.PRO – Now: £20! (Was: £75)
.TV Now: £10 (Was: £25)
.AM – Now: £70 (Was: £85)
.IO – Now: £50 (Was: £75)
.JP – Now: £60 (Was: £125)
.LA – Now: £40 (Was: £45)
.SH – Now: £55 (Was: £75)
.SO Now: £20 (Was: £35)
.TC Now: £20 (Was: £35)
.TM Now: £100 (Was: £140)
And many more!
As always, to celebrate the introduction of our new TLDs and price reductions, why not save some more!
Save 20% off ALL TLDs using coupon code: 235TLDS at checkout!
The .UK Registry Nominet has announced today that from 1st May 2012 the registration periods for all .UK domains will change to the more commonly used multi-year periods in the same wayas .COM.
This means that users will be able to register .UK domains from between 1 year and 10 years enabling users more flexibility in their registrations as they can renew for longer without needing to worry about renewals.
What does this mean for .UK ?
This will have no impact on current registrations, it just means you will have the option to renew domains for up to 10 years come renewal.
XDnet plans to fully support this change in May and will announce pricing details closer to the time.
The Sunrise phase of the new .XXX domain launch came to a close on 28th October, and we will soon be moving onto the next phase of the launch process – Landrush.
Landrush kicks off on 8th November
Landrush provides a limited-time opportunity for those who didn’t qualify for Sunrise A, but still want to grab an awesome .XXX domain before General Availability.
Between 8th November and 25th November 2011 members of the adult Sponsored Community may apply for .XXX domains of their choice.
Unlike Sunrise there are no trademark or pre-ownership requirements for registrations made during landrush, however applicants must be part of the adult Sponsored Community to qualify.
Not first come, first served.
Unlike General Availability if there are multiple applications for the same domain during Landrush, the domain then goes into an auction process where applicants can bid against each other for the domain.
If you’d like to submit an application for a .XXX domain during Landrush please get in touch with XDnet support who can help you with this process and help you get an awesome new domain.
Wednesday 7th September, 16:00 GMT marks the start of the Sunrise A (Adult Trademark & Domain) and Sunrise B (Blocking) phases of the launch of the new .XXX domain extension – Learn more about the .XXX launch phases.
You can now submit your .XXX applications with XDnet.
Please note that in the Sunrise phase orders are NOT processed on a first-come, first-served basis as with most domains, so there is no queuing or pre-ordering required.
Don’t forget that all orders in Sunrise AT and Sunrise B require documentation to be provided as only trademark holders and owners of existing exact match domains in other TLD extensions can apply for .XXX in Sunrise.
Sunrise AD orders also carry additional requirements to prove ownership/control of the matching domain in question, for further details please get in touch with Sales.
Valid & successful Sunrise AT/AD orders will result in a resolving domain being awarded to the registrant, unsuccessful AT/AD orders will be applicable for a partial (£45) refund.
Valid & successful Sunrise B orders will result in the domain being blocked from registration.
If you have any questions about .XXX, why you might want to consider protecting your brand from Adult association please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sales [at] xdnet.co.uk.
.XXX is a brand new Sponsored TLD which, after much debate and controversy has recently been approved by ICANN on 18th March 2011, and became operational in April this year. The sTLD is managed, and sponsored by the ICM Registry.
The .XXX (aka “dot tripple-X”) is intended as a voluntary option for the pornographic industry as a means to more easily identify it’s contents. It’s intended this will make identification and filtering easier for those who do not wish to view the contents.
The launch for the .XXX TLD is a coming soon as the industry prepares to support the new TLD, and rights holders and members of the adult industry need to be ready.
This sunrise period provides an opportunity for members of Sponsored Community (the Adult Entertainment industry) to submit applications for domains where they already hold registered domains in another IANA-recognised TLD – for example if you already operate an Adult website on a .com domain – pre-launch of the .XXX TLD.
This sunrise period provides a pre-launch opportunity for those who are not part of the Sponsored Community to submit Reservation Requests for domains they hold registered trademarks for. Unlike standard .XXX registrations this kind of reservation will resolve to a standard informational page indicating the reserved status of the domain. This is not a typical registration and conveys no other rights for successful Sunrise B Applicants.
Landrush – 8th Nov – 25th Nov:
This is the final pre-launch opportunity for members of the Sponsored Community to submit Registration Requests for their chosen .XXX domain name. Domains are not allocated on the standard first-come, first-served basis; competing requests will be allocated based on a closed auction.
General Availability – 6th Dec:
Members of the Sponsored Community can register .XXX domains freely on a first-come, first served basis from this point on.
Non-members can apply on a first-come, first-served basis to register non-resolving .XXX names where they can show a legitimate interest, such as personal name.
Want to protect your .XXX domain?
Parties wishing to register or protect their trademarks and names .XXX can do so by contacting XDnet Sales who will be able to help you with the application process.
The .XXX TLD has and is a hotly debated topic, but what do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below! – Don’t forget to Tweet, Like and G+ this post if you liked it!