Newsletter December 2021

2021, a very productive year, comes to an end with many changes towards the upcoming year.

In our last newsletter of 2021, you'll find the most relevant industry news and everything you need to know in order to have a fresh, good, and positive start to 2022.

Read on and get ready for 2022!

 

We are removing the old Control Panel interface

The old Control Panel interface will no longer be accessible as of December 20, 2021. Find all the information about this change by clicking here.

Notifications for SSL certificates

In the upcoming weeks, we will improve the email notifications system for SSL certificates. The main goal of these changes is to provide more information about the current status of a particular SSL certificate. In addition to the current notifications (which will also be improved), we will add a number of new messages informing about individual statuses of a single certificate, including:

  • Failed events, such as renewals, reissue or validation
  • New order 
  • Renewal process has started
  • Two Certificate expiration reminders when auto-renewal option is deactivated
  • And a few more.

In the future, we want to improve the whole experience further by adding bulk notifications (in the form of daily reports) with a list of all events that happened in the past 24 hours. We will keep you posted.

 

Domains, SSL, and Plesk surveys in RCP

We want to know your opinion about domains, certificates, and Plesk.

How? By simply logging in to your RCP and submitting both surveys under respective menus Licenses and SSL certificates. For domains, the survey pops up after domain purchase. Thank you!

Helping our customers' growth

Techfarm, an Openprovider long-term customer, has launched a new solution for companies handling DNS zones and are looking for a flexible tool to grant access to all domains or to Openprovider’s platform. Interested in reading more? 

Find all the information in this case study.

 

New products survey

The survey sent to you a few weeks ago gave us very important actionable feedback. According to the results between these two options: 

  1. New certificates types, S/MIME and Code Signing
  2. New certificate periods (3 to 5 years)

We will prioritise new certificate types. Thank you all for your feedback!

Stay tuned for further details on when we will start offering S/MIME and Code Signing certificates.

 

Sell Plesk from WHMCS

Now you have the chance to beta test the Openprovider Plesk provisioning module for WHMCS.

If you’re using WHMCS as a billing management solution, now is the time to expand the portfolio of products you’re offering to your customers. Download our provisioning module, install it in your WHMCS instance, and after a quick configuration, you’ll be selling licenses in no time.

 

Holiday Office Hours

Our team at Openprovider will also take some time to enjoy this special time of the year with their families and friends. To ensure you can continue getting assistance from our Sales and Support teams when you need it, we commit to remaining available for you via our email channels throughout the holiday season.

 

However, please keep in mind that our response time via email and phone might be limited due to reduced capacity. For this reason, we advise not to plan any big projects or migrations in this period where our assistance might be required. For example, registry bulk transfers or migration projects can not be processed during the last 2 weeks of the year.

 

We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to continuing to help your business grow in 2022!

Updates to new gTLDs

General Availabilities:

  • 29 November: .zuerich

Upcoming price changes

  • 8 December: .abogado, .beer, .boston, .casa, .cooking, .law, .miami, .fashion, .fishing, .fit, .garden, .work, .surf, .vodka, .wedding, .horse, .rodeo, .vip, .yoga premium tiers
  • 15 December: .wiki, .ink, and .gay premium price reductions
  • 1 January: .wien, .nl, .io, .ch, .li
  • 11 January: .saarland
  • 14 January: .info, .mobi and .pro
  • 25 January: .love premium tiers
  • 30 March: .click

.DAY coming soon!

Google Registry announced the launch of .day TLD. Get to know all the information about this launch in the following article. Read more here.

 

.LOVE premium price change

.LOVE has made some changes to the Premium list which will come into effect on Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. The current .LOVE premium tiers will remain unchanged, and there are also no changes being made to the standard pricing for all other .LOVE transactions. The new .LOVE premium domains will be the only ones affected. Remember that the price can be checked using our API before buying the domain!

 

MMX TLDs will have new premium tiers

Due to the acquisition of MMX by GoDaddy, premium tiers from some TLDs will change from December 8th. The affected TLDs will be:  .abogado, .beer, .boston, .casa, .cooking, .law, .miami, .fashion, .fishing, .fit, .garden, .work, .surf, .vodka, .wedding, .horse, .rodeo, .vip, .yoga. Remember to check the new price using our API!

 

.ch and .li price increases

From 1st January 2022, SWICH (.ch and .li registry) will increase their prices by 1 euro. The new create and renew prices for .ch and .li will be CHF 5.75 for memberships.

 

New zones for .IN

NIXI, the .IN registry announced a few weeks ago the launch of 30 new zones, which are now available for registration in Openprovider. The new 3rd level TLDs are: 5g.in, 6g.in, Ahmdabad.in, Ai.in, Am.in, Bihar.in, Biz.in, Business.in, Ca.in, Cn.in, Com.in, Coop.in, Cs.in, Delhi.in, Dr.in, Er.in, Gujarat.in, Info.in, Int.in, Internet.in, Io.in, Me.in, Pg.in, Post.in, Pro.in, Travel.in, Tv.in, Uk.in, Up.in, Us.in

 

ShortDot TLDs price changes

.sbs, .cfd, and .bond premium tiers will experience a premium price change, due to the introduction of new tiers and pricing levels, on April 25, 2022.

.cyou cost price will increase to $4.00.

 

Radix premium tiers change

Radix will add, delete and change tiers for their premium domains in two phases:

  • 3rd January: .website,.tech, .store, .space, .site, .online, .fun
  • 22nd February: .website, .tech, .store, .space, .site, .online, .fun, .host, .press
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