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Support of Symantec/Digicert certificates by Chrome

If you still manage Symantec/DigiCert SSL certificates issued before the 1st of December 2017, be sure to reissue them before the 13th of September 2018. Certificates that are not reissued will be distrusted by Google Chrome as from that date.

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Update on the .place extension

Since the 18th of May, it’s no longer possible to place new orders for .place domains as the registry was working on a brand new proposition: .place will be rebranded as a very specific, location-based extension. Through DNS-based technologies, .place domains host geospatial definitions that can be used for current and future technology.

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.eus price reduction

Thanks to our active Basque reseller community, we have been able to reduce the price of new .eus registrations with almost 20%. Supreme and New gTLD Members register their .eus domains for only €29.15. The price for transfers and renewals remains unchanged at €35.15.

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Price increase .com.ar domains

The Argentinian registry has announced a price increase for their .com.ar domain extension. From the 1st of August 2018, the price will raise with $10,00 for all customers. The price increase affects new registrations, renewals and transfers.

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Ordering SSL under GDPR

Under GDPR, most registries do no longer show e-mail addresses in the whois. As a result, domain validation of an SSL certificate needs your attention: in many cases, whois-based e-mail addresses can no longer be used.

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Nameserver migration – possible action required

We are improving our nameserver infrastructure, which entails migration of the nameservers itself to new IP addresses. Action is required if you use our nameservers as slave through our old IP address.

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Membership cost price review

One of our promises with our unique subscription based Membership model is that we forward any financial advantage, related to the included extensions, to our customers. Not partly, but completely. Every quarter we re-investigate our cost prices and adjust them...
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Price changes multiple registries

Several registries have announced price changes: .radio will reduce its restore fee to 0, while .cologne, .koeln, .wien and .makeup will increase their domain prices. As a result, Openprovider will also change its prices for those extensions.

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Improved deletion procedure .pl

On the 1st of August 2018 we will improve the handling of deletions and expirations of .pl domains. You will have more control about the deletion of the domain and we will introduce the ability to restore .pl domains. The renewal date offset for .pl domains will be increased to two days.

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Update on premium price strategy

If you had premium domain purchases in mind, but you were holding back, waiting for a good opportunity: this is it!

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Update your security encryption to TLS1.2 by June 19

From the 19th of June, Openprovider will no longer support encryption protocols lower than TLS1.2 in the connections to our systems. Please check your systems if any upgrade is required.

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.biz price increase announced

Effective from the 12th of November 2018, registry Neustar will increase the price of its .biz domain. Openprovider will forward this increase in all Memberships and tiers.

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Complimentary voting software with each .voting domain

As we have informed you a few months ago, the .voting registry has increased its prices on the 1st of June. This price increase comes with the introduction of a specific online voting software. This means that you can offer a highly attractive bundle (.voting domain plus voting software) to all customers who seek to do online votings.

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Changes towards .de and .uk local presence

Two registries that require a local presence for registration of a domain (also called a trustee contact or domicile) have announced changes to that policy as a result of the GDPR: DENIC (.de) and Nominet (.uk).

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Changes to the gTLD transfer process

This week, ICANN has adopted a set of proposed changes to the gTLD transfer policy. In short: the initial transfer confirmation e-mail (“FOA”) will not be required in all cases anymore and it may become very important for the domain holder to approve outgoing transfer e-mails.

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New proposition for .place, temporarily no new registrations

Registry Donuts will for the first time convert one of its extensions into a restricted one: .place will get eligibility requirements, which include a geospatial validation component, in anticipation of the launch of a new and innovative value-added service. To prepare for those changes, Donuts will stop accepting new .place registrations on the 18th of May 2018.

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Bag a discount for your .net-registrations

.net-domains will be markedly cheaper between the 15th and 31st of this month. The price is lowered from 9,98 to 7,50 dollars. Please note that price is only valid for new 1-year registrations and for Supreme and Domain Membership owners. 

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It’s .com-mon sense: take advantage of our .com promo now!

For two weeks only, all 1-year registrations of .com-domains become cheaper. The price is lowered from 8,06 to 6,00 dollars per domain. It goes without saying that .com is a popular extension, so please notify your customers and place your orders.

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Changing company data not allowed anymore in Comodo certificates

From now on Comodo has prohibited changing company data in a Comodo certificate after issuance. In case the company data is wrong, you may cancel the certificate at no cost within 30 days after issuance, and order a new certificate with the correct company data.

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The latest good news about our Memberships model

We have recently updated several features on our Membership model that we are excited to share with you: Increased number of SSL certificates, Spam filters are now unlimited and Licenses are unlimited for all Domain plans.

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