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News & Press Releases

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  • .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
  • Webspace Maintenance on March 21

    2017-03-16 We would like to announce a maintenance work for our web hosting products on Tuesday, March 21, 05:00pm - 06:00pm EDT. We will further improve our services in the course of the maintenance work. Among others, we will change the regular cycle of providing log files: After the maintenance, our ... read more
  • Finance TLDs Extremely Reduced

    2017-03-16 Good news: The transaction fees for the following TLDs have been permanently reduced. The price reduction is huge – register now your domains related to the financial sector at favorable rates! .broker domains now for only $33.99/yr .forex domains now for only $49.99/yr .markets domains now for only $16.... read more
  • Updated "Terms of Use of Hosting Services"

    2017-03-15 We would like to inform you about an adaption of our "Terms of Use of Hosting Services": We included a new paragraph (1.5.) into the "General Provisions". The reason for this change is the upcoming product launch of free SSL certificates by Let's Encrypt. We will soon inform ... read more
  • News on .moi, .global & more TLDs

    2017-03-12 Change in launch schedule: The General Availability of the .moi TLD has been postponed until Mar 28. The further launch time-table for the 4 Chinese IDN TLDs .游戏, .娱乐, .企业, .商店 has been finalized: The Early Access Program is open from Mar 15 - 22, General Availability starts immediately after ... read more
  • Premium & Pioneers Domain Releases

    2017-03-11 MMX Premium Domain RenewalsThe MMX Registry announced changes to its premium name renewals policy for the following top level domains: .beer, .casa, .cooking, .fashion, .fishing, .fit, .garden, .horse, .miami, .rodeo, .surf, .vodka, .wedding, .work, and .yoga. All premium names sold from Jan 5, 2017 (16:00 UTC) will be renewed at ... read more
  • .fun: The TLD For the Entertainment Sector

    2017-02-13 We are now accepting your binding pre-orders for domain names under the new .fun TLD. Registration price is $25.99/yr as of General Availability; additional fees will be charged in the other phases. Launch time-table:Sunrise: Until Mar 24. Only for trademark holders with a valid SMD file. Multiple applications for ... read more
  • .hospital Sunrise is on

    2017-02-13 You can now pre-order .hospital domains. Registration price is $54.99/yr as of General Availability; additional fees will be charged in the other phases. Launch schedule:Sunrise: Until Mar 11. Only for trademark holders with a valid SMD file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.... read more
  • Launch of the .eco TLD has started

    2017-02-08 Binding .eco pre-orders are possible now! Created with the support of over 50 environmental organizations from around the world, .eco is the domain extension backed by the environmental community. The .eco system includes a .eco domain name, .eco profile and .eco trustmark so the domain holders will instantly be ... read more
  • Scheduled Maintenance on Feb 25

    2017-01-20 We would like to announce Moniker maintenance work that will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 03:00 - 07:00 EST (08:00 - 12:00 UTC). You may expect the following: DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normally vServer: Available - vServers will be reachable Webspace/Mailspace: Affected Website ... read more
  • Shortnews on .storage, .moi and .ie

    2017-01-18 .storage Golive postponed until July 10, 2017:The start of the General Availability of the .storage TLD has been postponed from January 10 to July 10, 2017 (16:00 UTC). Change in .moi launch schedule:.moi General Availability has been postponed until February 28 (14:00 UTC). Update on .ie owner change ... read more
  • .organic Registration Process Simplified

    2017-01-17 Please note that the eligibility verification process for .organic domain names will be discontinued effective January 31, 2017 (16:00 UTC). Thus, the requirement that registrants demonstrate eligibility prior to activating their .organic domain name(s) in the DNS will end. It is no longer necessary to submit evidence through the .organic ... read more
  • New Telnic Platform as of March 13, 2017

    2017-01-11 Telnic has designed a new Telhosting platform. Until now, Moniker has provided the customers with access to and support for the .tel Community Telhosting system (CTH). From March 13, 2017, Telnic will assume this responsibility and we will no longer need to provide this support service. Starting February 13, 2017, ... read more
  • Pre-orders for .art Possible as of Now!

    2016-12-21 We are now accepting your binding applications for domain names under the new .art TLD. This TLD refers to anyone with a connection to the art world, including: Individuals: Artists, experts, collectors, enthusiasts ... Institutions: Galleries, art fairs, cultural centers ... Commercial organizations: Dealers, auction houses ... Supported IDNs: AR, CYRL, DA, DE, ... read more
  • .travel Changes from a Restricted to an Open TLD

    2016-12-16 .travel domain names are now available to everyone who provides or plans to provide services, products or content in or to the travel industry. In order to be able to complete the registration, it's necessary to have an UIN (Unique Identification Number) code, which you can receive from the ... read more
  • .baby Limited Registration Phase Open

    2016-12-15 The .baby Limited Registration Phase is open until March 27, 2017. Pre-orders are available at a rate of $82.99/yr per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of $195.00. Please note that registrants must be connected to a baby-related product, service, organization, or community and must be in line ... read more
  • Support Availability on December 16 and 26

    2016-12-14 On Friday, December 16, 2016, our support team can be reached by phone only until 10:00 EST due to an internal event. Please also note that our support team is unavailable on December 26 due to the holiday season. From December 27-30, our team will be available as usual. We ... read more
  • New gTLD Owner Change Enabled

    2016-12-14 Please note that the new ICANN process for domain owner changes of generic TLDs (such as .com, .info, .xyz, .online, etc.) is effective since December 1. We have informed you about that in Moniker News #6. It should also be noted in this context that .us and .co domains ... read more
  • Get Your Free .shop Domain at Moniker

    2016-12-13 Press Release, Moniker Online Services, LLC celebrates Christmas by giving away .shop web addresses. The Moniker Christmas Special with free .shop 1-year registrations will last until December 23, 2016. The .shop Top Level Domain (TLD) has started very successfully with 100,000 domain registrations since September 2016. A free .shop domain makes you ... read more
  • Simplification of the .fr Owner Change

    2016-12-06 Afnic, the .fr registry, is going to change their trade process (domain owner change) on December 12, 2016 in order to make it simpler and more compliant with market standards. You can still initiate a .fr trade via the Moniker web interface as usual. Effective December 12, the domain owner ... read more
  • .at Short Domains Available Now

    2016-12-05 The nic.at registry has successfully completed the Sunrise phase and the public auction for .at short domains. All Austrian short domains which have not yet been allocated are now available on a first-come, first-served basis.... read more
  • .es Registry Filters Fake NIF Numbers

    2016-12-03 The Spanish registry is going to filter out .es contacts whose associated identification numbers admittedly comply with the NIF validation algorithm but are manifestly incorrect because they do not correspond to a real physical or legal person. The creation of new contacts and the registration of domains using fake numbers of ... read more
  • Address Masking Option for .nz Domains

    2016-12-01 The New Zealand registry offers individual .nz registrants the possibility to have their contact address ‘masked’ from public display in the whois by sending an e-mail to the registry (info@dnc.org.nz). Only the domain name registrant or the admin contact can make such a request. Individual registrants will then have ... read more
  • .游戏 , .娱乐, .企业, and .商店 Sunrise Extended until Dec 31

    2016-11-24 Please note that the Sunrise phases of the following 4 IDN TLDs have been extended until December 31, 2016. .游戏 (.xn--unup4y, Chinese for games).娱乐 (.xn--fjq720a, Chinese for entertainment).企业 (.xn--vhquv, Chinese for enterprise).商店 (.xn--czrs0t, Chinese for shop) The following phases are postponed accordingly.... read more
  • New .be Terms and Conditions

    2016-11-23 Please note: The Belgian Registry has prepared a new version (6.0) of their end user terms and conditions that will apply to every holder of a .be domain name as of December 1, 2016. Terms and conditions for .be domain name registrations (version 6.0) The major changes at a ... read more
  • .net.ar Now Available at Moniker!

    2016-11-21 You can now register .net.ar domains for $67.99/yr at Moniker. Please be aware that we offer .net.ar registrations only with included trustee service. On November 1, NIC Argentina removed the restrictions for the .net.ar extension and made .net.ar domains available for all users without any ... read more
  • .网站 (.xn--5tzm5g) is Live

    2016-11-19 The General Availability of the top-level domain .网站 has started on November 1. You can now register domains under .网站 (= .xn--5tzm5g), which means .web in Chinese, for $16.99/yr. Register your .网站 now!... read more