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News & Press Releases

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  • Webspace maintenance on January 17

    2018-01-17 We would like to announce maintenance work for our web hosting products on Wednesday, January 17, 07:00 - 08:30 CET (12:00 -13:30 UTC). The reason for the maintenance is the further improvement of our products. You may expect occasional failures of some webspaces during the maintenance window. Please excuse any ... read more
  • Holiday Greetings and Support Notes

    2017-12-14 We would like to express our sincere thanks for your trust and loyalty. May peace, prosperity and happiness be yours throughout the holidays and the new year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Your Team @Moniker Support Hours During The HolidaysPlease note that our office is closed from December ... read more
  • Price Changes for .net and .corsica

    2017-12-14 We'd like to announce the following price changes for the TLDs .net and .corsica: .net: Due to a markup by the responsible registry the new .net registration and transfer price as of February 1, 2018 will be $10.99/yr..corsica: The price for .corsica domains will decrease on January 1, ... read more
  • Update on Domain Validated Certificates

    2017-12-13 With the upcoming change from the Symantec PKI to the Digicert PKI the feature to change the approver email address for domain validated SSL certificates of the Symantec brands is temporarily disabled by Symantec since November 30. This affects the SSL certificates GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium, RapidSSL, RapidSSL Wildcard, and Thawte ... read more
  • Important Changes for .sk Domains

    2017-12-13 Please note the following changes and new features for .sk domains due to a provider shift: No additional documents are required. All processes work without any further forms or documents. Trustee service: Registrants from EU, EEC or EEA are eligible to register .sk domains. We offer a trustee service for ... read more
  • .cd Registration System Offline

    2017-12-12 Please note that .cd registrations and other transactions are currently not available. The Société Congolaise des Postes et Télécommunications has surprisingly and without prior notice terminated the management contract with its registry operator and is expected to take over the registry operation itself soon. .cd is the ccTLD for the ... read more
  • Moniker's New Web Interface Gives Users the App Experience

    2017-11-27 Miami, FL, Moniker Online Services, LLC has re-invented the user experience of their web interface. The new interface makes use of state-of-the art web technology and features known from desktop application experience. It provides a unique infinite scrolling domain list that supports pagination and a dashboard that can be fully customized to ... read more
  • Shortnews on Several TLDs

    2017-11-15 .bible domains available now: The TLD has the vision to be the trusted online source for all things related to Bible. Please note the registry rules and especially the Code of Conduct. Registration price: $179.99/yr New ccTLD .id - Indonesia: We have added the domain ending .id to ... read more
  • Let's Start the Game with .basketball now!

    2017-11-15 .basketball is the official TLD of the FIBA, the International Basketball Federation. Pre-order your domain name now to win the match! Launch overview: Landrush: Until December 22, 2017. Community token required. Tokens will be issued by the FIBA, through the National Federations and other community-based administrative entities. Multiple applications ... read more
  • Support Availability on December 1

    2017-11-14 On Friday, December 1, 2017, our support team can be reached by phone only until 10:00 EST due to an internal event. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.... read more
  • Google Chrome & Symantec SSL Certificates Issue

    2017-11-13 You may have heard about the problems between Google and Symantec in the press. Earlier this year, after incidents with Symantec certificates have become known to the public, Google decided to take action and announced plans to distrust all SSL certificates of the Symantec product group in their Google Chrome ... read more
  • Scheduled Maintenance on Nov 27

    2017-11-13 We would like to announce maintenance work that will take place on Monday, November 27, 2017, from 04:00am - 06:00am EST (09:00am - 11:00am UTC).Reason for the maintenance work is the switch to the new web interface: The new Moniker user interface is your standard GUI after the maintenance ... read more
  • Scheduled Maintenance on Nov 25

    2017-11-12 We would like to inform you about Moniker maintenance work that will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 03:00am - 07am EST (08:00am - 12:00 UTC). You may expect the following: DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally Webspace/mailspace: Affected Website and domain search: Affected Login ... read more
  • Additional Brazilian 2nd-levels

    2017-10-19 We are now offering domain names under .abc.br, .belem.br, .floripa.br, .jampa.br, .macapa.br, .poa.br, .recife.br, .sjc.br, and .vix.br to you (trustee service possible).Moreover, .esp.br (esporte em geral = sports) and .far.br (farmácias e drogarias = pharmacies and drugstores) are ... read more
  • New Launch Details for .storage

    2017-10-19 The .storage launch has been re-organized and the price for General Availability increased. But there is also good news: There are no registration restrictions!Launch time-table & prices: Trademark Holder Landrush: November 7-28. First-come, first-served. Open registration period for any business or trademark holder to secure their .storage domains before ... read more
  • Price for .feedback Domains Reduced

    2017-10-18 Starting October 18, .feedback domains are available for only $3.99 / year. Moreover, all two-character domains will be made available on that date. The registration includes a SaaS solution (Software as a Service) for sharing and receiving reviews. This means that all .feedback domains resolve to this integrated platform ... read more
  • Scheduled Maintenances on Oct 18

    2017-10-17 We would like to announce maintenance works for Wednesday, October 18, 2017: 1) from 04:00am - 06:00am EDT (08:00am - 10:00am UTC). You may expect the following: DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally Webspace/Mailspace: Available Website and domain search: Affected Login area/web interface: Affected WHOIS: Available ... read more
  • Scheduled Maintenance on Oct 18

    2017-09-26 We would like to inform you about Moniker maintenance work that will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 04:00am - 06:00am EDT (08:00am - 10:00am UTC). You may expect the following: DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normallyWebspace/Mailspace: AvailableWebsite and domain search: AffectedLogin area/web interface: AffectedWHOIS: ... read more
  • Scheduled Maintenance on Sep 27

    2017-09-24 We would like to announce maintenance work that will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 12:00pm - 04:00pm EDT (04:00pm - 08:00pm UTC). All services are available as usual. However, you may experience interruptions of the following services: Webspace/Mailspace Website and Domain Search Login area/Web Interface WHOIS ... read more
  • Say Hello to our BRAND NEW Interface!

    2017-09-14 Get to know our BRAND NEW web interface now! We just launched the Open Beta phase and are excited about how you like the new look and functionality. Please log in to check out the new Moniker backbone here. Our Highlights: We further improved the user experience and did a ... read more
  • Lower Prices for SSL Certificates!

    2017-09-13 We are happy to offer you lower prices for the following SSL certificates. Prices are per year: Comodo:Extended Validated SSL: $149.99 Geotrust:Quick SSL Premium: $70.99 | True Business ID: $87.99 | True Business ID with Extended Validation: $166.99 | True Business ID Wildcard: $368.99 Symantec:Secure ... read more
  • Shortnews on .africa, .sk and .sc

    2017-09-13 .africa: .africa domain names are now available for only $30.99/yr. The drastic price reduction makes .africa domains much more interesting for the general public. Register now! .sk: The registry implemented several changes: the registration process now is fully automated without any documents. Besides Slovak entities people from EU, ... read more
  • Order .radio Domains now!

    2017-09-12 We are accepting binding pre-orders for .radio domain names: Launch dates: The eight launch phases listed below are running simultaneously until October 31, 2017 (12:00 UTC). Domains will be allocated after October 31 according to priority status (1 highest, 8 lowest). Statement of intended use for the domain name is ... read more
  • Notes on Support Hours in October

    2017-09-12 Our support team will only be available from 09:00am until 08:00pm US Eastern Standard Time on October 3 and October 31, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.... read more
  • Rights Holders Receive Equivalent .uk Domain(s)

    2017-08-22 All so-called .uk rights holders, who own one ore more .co.uk, .me.uk or .org.uk domain(s) registered before October 28, 2013 at 23:59 hrs have the right to receive the equivalent .uk domain(s). Moniker will give these .uk domains free for two years to the respective .uk rights ... read more
  • Shortnews on Several TLDs

    2017-08-22 On September 26, 2017 (00:00 UTC), the .tube registry will release thousands of previously reserved names on a first-come, first-served basis at premium or standard pricing. Moreover, the price of thousands of .tube premium domains will be lowered and many names will be released into standard pricing. MMX will ... read more
  • .boston Sunrise is Open!

    2017-08-17 We are now accepting your binding applications for .boston domain names.Launch time-table:Sunrise: From August 1 (16:00 UTC) until August 31, 2017 (16:00 UTC UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.General Availability (GA): As of October 10, 2017 (16:00 UTC). First-come, ... read more
  • .basketball Sunrise is Still Open!

    2017-08-17 The Sunrise ends on August 21, 2017. The phase is designed for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file only. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction. Sunrise price: $66.99 per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of $1,300.... read more
  • Notes on Support Hours in August

    2017-07-18 Our office will be closed on Friday, Aug 4 due to an internal event. There will be no support by phone and e-mail on this day. Our support team will only be available from 09:00am until 08:00pm US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Aug 15. We apologize for any ... read more
  • Scheduled Maintenance on Aug 26

    2017-07-18 We would like to announce Moniker maintenance work that will take place on Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, from 03:00am - 07:00am EDT (07:00am - 11:00am UTC). You may expect the following: DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally Webspace/Mailspace: Affected Website and domain search: Affected Login area/web interface: ... read more
  • Price Increases for Several TLDs

    2017-07-18 Due to increased transaction fees we have to adapt our permanent price reductions for registrations and transfers in the following TLDs as of now: New prices for registrations and transfers: .biz: $10.99 per year per domain .net: $9.99 per year per domain .me: $11.99 per year per ... read more
  • Verification of .no Registrations

    2017-07-16 It has come to our attention that a number of .no orders with stolen or false contact details have been submitted to us in violation of .no registration policies. The applicant of a .no domain name must be authorized to represent the registrant! To meet these registry requirements we will ... read more
  • Domain Search Enhanced with Name Suggestions

    2017-07-16 To further improve the search results we integrated a name suggestion service into the Moniker domain search! This service is currently running in a beta phase. Thus, the results might not always be as anticipated. In the event of any errors or undesirable results, please feel free to send a ... read more
  • Elimination of .asia Restrictions as of Jul 15

    2017-07-13 Good news: The registration of .asia domain names will be simplified on Jul 15. It is no longer necessary to provide a contact in the Asia Pacific region, or to use a trustee service. Regarding existing .asia domain registrations, we will replace the trustee contact with the owner contact. We ... read more
  • Get Your .africa Domain Names Now!

    2017-06-14 You can now pre-order .africa domain names starting from $165.20 per year and domain. The Early Access Phase is currently running until Jun 30 and is divided into four periods of five days each with descending prices. General Availability starts on Jul 3. Pricing: Early Access Phase (EAP): $3300.... read more
  • Register Your .gdn Domain Name Now!

    2017-06-14 As of now the gTLD .gdn is available at Moniker. The three letters stand for Global Domain Name. The registration price is made up of the annual fee of $82.99 and the refundable setup fee of $165.00. Find your .gdn web address now!... read more
  • Support Availability on Jun 15 and Jul 7

    2017-06-14 On Jun 15 the Moniker support team can be reached by phone from 09:00am EDT until 08:00pm EDT instead of the regular support hours from 08:00am EDT until 08:00pm EDT. On Jul 7 our support will only be available from 08:00am EDT until 10:00am EDT due to an internal event. ... read more
  • Update of the Moniker Website Builder

    2017-06-13 Create your own website - without any programming or design knowledge with the Moniker Website Builder!The Website Builder now offers new features in version 3.0: New UI: Completely revamped user interface in material design style. Editor now available on mobile devices: Texts and pictures can be edited easily ... read more
  • Shortnews on Several TLDs

    2017-06-13 Additional premium domains in the .club name space:The .club registry announced the release of over 6,000 premium domains on Jun 14 at 15:00 UTC. Update on .london premium names:All .london premium names sold from Jul 18 (16:00 UTC) will renew at the .london standard rate. Any premium name registrations sold ... read more
  • .health Sunrise until July 7

    2017-06-12 .health is for companies, organizations, and individuals providing high-quality health products, services and information.   Sunrise: Until July 7. Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction. Limited Registration Period (LRP - Industry Access ... read more
  • .art: General Availability Starts Today

    2017-05-10 Please note the following updates regarding the launch of the .art TLD: Cancellation of EAP, General Availability starts earlier: The registry has announced that there will not be an Early Access Program (EAP) for .art. Thus, please note the new launch time-table: Sunrise: Closed Limited Registration Period (LRP): Until May ... read more
  • Price Increase for .no and .info as of Jul 1

    2017-05-10 Please note the following price changes due to increased transaction fees by the responsible registries. Price for .no registrations as of Jul 1, 2017:$16.99 per year per domain Price for .info registrations as of Jul 1, 2017:$16.99 per year per domain We recommend to renew domain names before ... read more
  • Scheduled Maintenance on May 27

    2017-05-09 We would like to announce Moniker maintenance work that will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 03:00am - 07:00am EDT (07:00am - 11:00am UTC). You may expect the following: DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally Webspace/Mailspace: Affected Website and domain search: Affected Login area/web interface: ... read more
  • Support Availability in May and June

    2017-05-08 On May 25, Jun 5 and Jun 15 the Moniker support team can be reached by phone from 09:00am EDT until 08:00pm EDT instead of the regular support hours from 08:00am EDT until 08:00 pm EDT. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.... read more
  • Shortnews on New Generic TLDs

    2017-05-08 From now on you can register domain names under the new gTLDs .observer (for news organization) and .realty (for real estate professionals) for only $13.99/yr. The TLDs of the Rightside registry now provide additional support for special characters of these 10 languages/scripts: Arabic, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, ... read more
  • .hu restrictions relaxed

    2017-05-03 The policies for .hu domains have been relaxed: From now on, in addition to citizens of the EU countries, inhabitants from countries which are members of the Council of Europe, the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), or a neighboring country of Hungary, may also register .... read more
  • .baby General Availability starts on Apr 12

    2017-04-07 You can still preorder your desired .baby domains for General Availability! As of Apr 12, 2017 the .baby domains will be allocated follwing the first-come, first-served principle. Price: $82.99 per year per domain. Currently, the Early Access Program is running until Apr 11. First-come, first-served. Price: $82.99 per ... read more
  • Shortnews on PHP7 Use and .tel Hosting

    2017-04-05 PHP7 support for webspaces: Please note that we have additionally implemented PHP7.0.X support for our webspace packages.Free choice for .tel domains: You can now host your own website and any other digital service on your .tel domain name. The use of the Telhosting platform (managemy.tel) is ... read more
  • Token in .art LRP Required for Registration

    2017-04-04 Please note that the .art Limited Registration Period (LRP) is token-based. Registrants must request a token here before they can finalize their registration. After the successful verification of the submitted information by the registry, the registrant receives the token via e-mail. Please enter the token in the field "Authorization code" ... read more
  • Support Availability in April and May

    2017-04-02 On Good Friday, Apr 14, and on Easter Monday, Apr 17, the Moniker support team can be reached by phone from 09:00am EDT until 08:00pm EDT. From Apr 18 our team will be available as usual. Please be also aware of the bank holiday during these days. On May 1 ... read more