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  • .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 ( 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 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 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 ( 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
  • Now Available at Moniker!

    2016-11-21 You can now register domains for $67.99/yr at Moniker. Please be aware that we offer registrations only with included trustee service. On November 1, NIC Argentina removed the restrictions for the extension and made 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
  • gTLD Domain Owner Change as of Dec 1

    2016-11-18 The ICANN Transfer Policy will be amended on December 1, 2016. The new policy will change the process of gTLD Domain Owner Changes in the background. This is relevant for all generic domain extensions and all ICANN registrars; ccTLDs are not affected. The new ICANN transfer policy authorizes so-called Designated ... read more
  • Shortnews

    2016-10-15 .consulting and .vet: 1-year registrations now only $14.99/yr. Valid until Jan 1, 2017. .law & .abogado: Expanded Eligibility and Revised Verification Process (review now after the registration). More details here. .rio: Registrant changes possible as of now. More information can be found here. .sg: Minor changes and refinements ... read more
  • Releases of Premium / Reserved Domains

    2016-10-15 Rightside's inventory of two-character domains in TLDs such as .news, .video, .studio and .live was released on Sept 21 alongside with the Golive of the .games TLD. More than 520,000 reserved .top domains were released for registration by the registry on Sept 12. The release of over 1,000,000 names ... read more
  • Launch of the .makeup TLD Has Started

    2016-10-13 We are now accepting your binding applications for .makeup domains. Registrants must be connected to the cosmetics industry. Time-tableSunrise: Until Oct 31. Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.Early Access Program: Nov 1 until Nov 7. First-come, first-served.General Availability: As of ... read more
  • .游戏 , .娱乐, .企业, and .商店 Sunrise is on!

    2016-10-13 We are now accepting your binding applications for these 4 IDN TLDs of the Donuts registry: .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) Time-table:Sunrise: Until Nov 12. Only for trademark holders with a ... read more
  •, and .fi Available Now!

    2016-10-10 We are glad to announce that effective immediately you can register domain names under and for only $19.99/yr! These domain endings provide the radio, multimedia, social media and streaming industries with professional and reliable web addresses. Furthermore, we have expanded our range of country-specific domain ... read more
  • Pre-order Your .cam Domain Now!

    2016-10-10 This short, clear, and international TLD allows direct access to videos, pictures and social content related to webcam, camera, live events, broadcasting, social networks, sports, and personal activities. Launch time-tableSunrise: Oct 6 until Dec 5. Only for trademark holders with a valid SMD file. Multiple applications for the same domain ... read more
  • Relaxation of Restrictions for .law and .abogado

    2016-10-06 Changes to Both .law and .abogado Domain Names: Expanded Eligibility: The registry has expanded the .law & .abogado eligibility policy and will now allow Authorized Legal Institutions (i.e., law firms, law schools, legal regulators such as bar associations, and courts of law), subject to verification, to register a .... read more
  • .rio Owner Changes now Possible

    2016-10-05 The back-end service provider for the .rio TLD has implemented some operational changes. As a consequence, registrant changes are now possible. That means you can replace the registrant contact of a .rio domain with a new contact. Although this transaction is immediately processed if all policy requirements are met, the ... read more
  • Shortnews

    2016-09-16 Over 2,000 previously reserved .green domains were released on August 25. More than 15,000 formerly reserved .fans domain names are available since September 5. Chinese Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) were added into the .club namespace on September 6. Several IDNs (Latin, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Lao, Arabic) ... read more
  • We Support all new TLD Launch Phases

    2016-09-14 At Moniker you can register domains in all new top level domains coming into market. We support all launch phases including Sunrise, Landrush, Early Access Program (EAP) and General Availability. Please log in to your account to pre-order or register domains in the respective launch phases. The .blog TLD has ... read more
  • Maintenance on September 3

    2016-08-31 We would like to announce a maintenance on Saturday, September 3, 03:00 - 07:00 EDT. You may expect the following: DNS: Available - Domains will continue to resolve normallyvServer: Available - vServers will be reachableWeb/mail hosting: AffectedMoniker website and domain search: AffectedLogin area: AffectedWHOIS: Affected Please excuse any inconvenience this ... read more
  • Announcement of Phone Number Change

    2016-08-11 Please be informed that the Moniker support team has new phone numbers, as shown below. We apologize for the inconvenience, but please kindly update your records accordingly. New phone numbers:Toll free in the U.S. and Canada: 1 (844) 760-0251Outside the U.S. and Canada: +1 (954) 601-5759 Our hours ... read more
  • Happy Easter | Moniker will be closed at noon Eastern Standard Time on March 25, 2016 in observance of Easter.

    2016-03-25 Fort Lauderdale, FL, ... read more
  • May Newsletter | Save on New Domains Including .ROCKS, .REVIEWS, .NINJA and More!

    2015-05-01 Fort Lauderdale, FL, Moniker Having trouble viewing this email? View the web version here.       New TLD's at Prices that Rock!   May Savings        $14.99 $12.99   $9.99  $19.99      $12.99 $14.99   $9.99   Prices valid May 1, 2015 - June ... read more
  • April Newsletter | Domains & Websites | WHOIS Privacy & Discounts | SSL's | Improved Support

    2015-04-01 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Moniker         Create a Beautiful Website with Moniker's New Website Builder   WHOIS Privacy Pricing & Discounts   Protect your identity and keep your personal contact information private with Moniker's WHOIS privacy. That means if you own a domain name – your private information could be visible ... read more
  • Moniker Announces John McLaughlin as New Chief Operating Officer

    2014-11-12 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, We’re excited to announce a new addition to the Moniker executive team, Mr. John McLaughlin who will assume responsibility as our new Chief Operating Officer. John brings over 25 years of experience to the team and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard. “I’m excited to join Moniker at a ... read more
  • A Message from Moniker’s CEO | Bonnie Wittenburg

    2014-06-11 FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, To all Moniker Customers, My name is Bonnie Wittenburg, Moniker’s recently appointed CEO as of February 2014. This letter comes to you with transparency and the best intentions in mind as a result of recent events that have taken place at Moniker.As you know, Moniker recently transitioned to a ... read more
  • Important Information Regarding Recent Changes at Moniker

    2014-06-02 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, To All Moniker Customers, This past weekend we launched a completely new Moniker experience which involved the release of an entirely new Moniker website and customer portal. Our goal is to increase the products and services we offer while at the same time maintaining a robust set of tools that ... read more
  • Moniker Launches New Website, Improved Support, and New gTLDs

    2014-06-01 FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Moniker, a KeyDrive S.A. Company and leading provider of domain name services, announced today the release of a brand refresh, which includes a website re-design, all-new customer shopping portal, and improved commitment to customer support. The announcement supports the KeyDrive executive team’s desire to reinvigorate ... read more