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Changes to gTLD owner changes

ICANN will introduce a new transfer policy effective from the 1st of December. The major change in this policy is the requirement of explicit approval before the owner of a domain name can be changed. This change will have impact on all our customers.


Climbing positions in the market

The trust of our clients and innovation in our business model is taking us ever higher in the registers market.


Next webinar: Plesk Onyx

Plesk Onyx has arrived! It is the evolution of everything you love about Plesk 12.5 plus a compelling set of extra features and enhancements. Join the Plesk Onyx Webinar to get first hand information on this upgrade.


Virtuozzo 7 ordering is now automated

Recently we have released an update in our license management module. Since a few weeks, recently announced Virtuozzo 7 is available for purchase in our system both via control panel & API. Currently the product is available in three editions.


Webinar invitation:
SMBInvoices news and updates

Join the webinar to know more about how to use the SMBinvoices application to make your life easier.

Topic: SMBInvoices news and updates
Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM CET
Register Now
Note that you can find all our previous webinars on our YouTube channel.

Changes to .fr trades

Registry AFNIC has announced a simplification of its process to change the holder of a domain name. Such a so-called “trade” operation will no longer require e-mail confirmations and fees, but will become a regular domain update.


New registration terms DNS Belgium

DNS Belgium has prepared a new version of the “Terms and conditions for .be domain name registrations”. This new version will be effective as from the 1st of December, 2016. DNS Belgium will communicate the new terms in the course of December directly to the .be domain holders.


Update to .au transfers

Effective as from the 1st of November, 2016, the Australian registry will change its process with respect to domain transfers of their .au second level domains. From this date onwards, transfers will be free of charge. The expiration date of the domain name will no longer change after a transfer.


Price change for the extension .me

The cost price of the .me domain extension will change on 1 November. From that date onwards, the price for new .me domain registers for subscribers who have activated a subscription plan will therefore be 10 €.

Increase your brand’s protection with DPML Plus from Donuts

Donuts has announced an extension of its domain blocking service that allows brand owners to give them better protection, and in some cases more cheaply.

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Monthly overview of industry events

We have a lot of industry events scheduled in the coming months. Grab the opportunity to meet us at one of the following events and discuss how Openprovider can help you grow.

Overview of active promotions

Extension Valid until Promo price
Promo price
tiered pricing
.cloud 12/31/2016 $ 5,13 $ 8,99
.es 12/31/2016 € 3,79 Member-only
.men 12/31/2016 $ 3,17 $ 3,99
.nu 12/31/2016 FREE SEK 2,00
.online 12/31/2016 $ 4,18 $ 4,99
.se 12/31/2016 FREE SEK 2,00
.site 12/31/2016 $ 2,18 $ 2,99
.space 12/31/2016 $ 1,18 $ 1,99
.store 12/31/2016 $ 8,18 $ 8,99
.tech 12/31/2016 $ 4,18 $ 4,99
.website 12/31/2016 $ 1,18 $ 1,99
.xyz 12/31/2016 $ 1,00 $ 1,00
.cat 01/11/2017 € 3,15 Member-only
.shop 01/31/2017 $ 1,00 $ 1,00
بازار- . (.xn--mgbab2bd, “bazaar”) 03/31/2017 $ 4,18 Member-only
The promotional prices are valid only for new 1-year registrations and do not apply to multi-year registrations, transfers and renewals.
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Latest updates on the new gTLDs

Announced changes in launch schedules:
  • .cam: the start and end times of all phases have moved from 00:00 UTC to 10:00 UTC.
  • 2 November: .baby
  • 2 November: .blog
General Availabilities:
  • 2 November: .doctor and .网站 ('website' in Chinese)
  • 8 November: .makeup
  • 21 November: .blog
  • 23 November: .游戏 ('games'), .企业 ('enterprise'), .娱乐 ('entertainment') and .商店 ('shop/store')
Early Access Programs:

All Donuts and Rightside General Availability have an Early Access Program (EAP) of 7 days. The EAP helps registrants immediately secure the domain names they’ve always wanted. Likewise, brand owners have an opportunity to obtain non-trademark domain names to help promote and protect brands, or register terms that dominate a market or industry.

  • 1 November: .makeup
  • 16 November: .游戏 ('games'), .企业 ('enterprise'), .娱乐 ('entertainment') and .商店 ('shop/store')

More information about the EAP and why you should use it can be found in the blog.

Do you want to register your domains at cost price from now on?
Check the Membership Plans pages in your Openprovider control panel!

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