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    HEXONET’s Domain Backorder Service Expands Again

    August 1, 2011 // No Comments »

    The popularity of backordering valuable domain names as they expire is driving more customers to use HEXONET’s backorder service. Eighteen (18) TLD extensions can be backordered now including .CO, .CA, .CH, .LI, and .NU.

    Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) August 01, 2011.  HEXONET (http://www.hexonet.net) announced today the addition of five more Top-Level-Domain (TLD) extensions for its popular backorder service. The launch of .CO, .CA, .CH, .LI, and .NU backordering expands HEXONET’s backorder service to eighteen (18) different TLDs, making it a leader in terms of TLD selection anywhere industry-wide. HEXONEThas plans to expand its backorderable TLDs even more in the months ahead.

    HEXONET’s mandate to continually innovate and quickly deliver new services to the growing domain aftermarket is showcased in the release of these five new backorder TLDs. Backordering services for .CO domains for instance comes on the heels of HEXONET’s recent accreditation with the .CO registry just a month earlier. Even development of .CO backordering was expedited to give HEXONET customers the greatest opportunity to snap up prized expiring .CO domains that are likely to drop following .CO’s first anniversary. Many excellent .CO domains are expected to become available.

    According to Robert Birkner, Chief Strategy Officer of HEXONET, “our strength has always been engineering and innovation, and in the first half of 2011, we have been in overdrive.” Robert Birkner continued to say, “Though we are always working on adding more TLDs to the backordering service, we have also been innovating new services like integrated private auctions. These private auctions make allocating domains with multiple bidders more equitable, transparent and seamless for everyone. The feedback from our customers and resellers has already been overwhelmingly positive. Customers love the abundance of TLDs to backorder from as well as the assurance of private auctions through our auction platform Premiumsale.com.”

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Backorders, Domains, General, HEXONET, Popular Domains

    .ASIA IDN Pre-Registrations

    April 30, 2011 // No Comments »

    Guest post by Patrick McCleery, Sales Manager North America & Asia/Pacific at HEXONET:

    HEXONET Now Accepting Pre-registrations for IDN.ASIA Domains

    The DotASIA, registry for .ASIA domains, has finalized its launch for .ASIA IDNs (internationalized Domain names).  These IDNs have long been anticipated and will be available at launch in CHINESE (simplified and traditional), JAPANESE and KOREAN.  The procedures will follow their highly successful campaign ASCII .ASIA startup process.  Click here for more info.

    Why Should One Consider an IDN.ASIA Domain?

    • Reaching a Wider Audience:
    • Asia is witnessing explosive adoption and usage of the Internet. Total internet users are expected to top an amazing 2 billion by 2013! Multilingual web addresses are essential for the DotAsia community.  According to Edmon Chung, CEO of the DotAsia Organisation, “the launch of IDN builds on the growing foundation of usage of .Asia domain names to support global brands, as well as, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world to enter the Asian Internet marketplace with a search and user friendly online identity … navigating the Internet in one’s native language will be the natural method of choice for the hundreds of millions of users coming online from China and around Asia who are not fluent in English. From search engine keywords, we can already see that most Asians search in their own native language. IDN domains will play an amplifying role in supporting increased search volume and improved search engine ranking results.”
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Benefits:
    • Since the word ‘Asia’, itself, is already a highly searched and natural type-in keyword, an IDN married to the ‘.Asia’ web extension will further improve SEO (Search Engine Optimization) organically.

    What Major Brands are Using .ASIA Domains?

    Investing in IDNs

    Aaron Krawitz, author of IDNBlog.com, has written an excellent article on the value of investing in IDNs. Click here to view.

    Globally, IDNs are garnering much more attention. The recent launch of Russia’s .РФ ccTLD (which stands for “.RF” as an abbreviation for Russian Federation) is a case in point. There are now over 700,000 .РФ domains registered. McDonald’s has already built a localized site on макдональдс.рф, which is Russian for McDonald’s. It is likely that they will create similar sites for their key markets within Asia.

    We at HEXONET believe there will be an enormous demand for domain names in Internet users’ native languages. So keep an eye on dotASIA. Also be sure to pre-register your IDN.ASIA today and don’t miss out!

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    Posted in 1API GmbH, Backorders, Domains, General, HEXONET, Popular Domains

    HEXONET Services moves to a new and better office

    November 22, 2010 // No Comments »

    While I was in Asia, my colleague and partner Tony Kim moved our office.  In the fall of this year we had briefly talked to our landlord about extending our office lease to June of next year.  Unfortunately a few days later we received a letter informing us that he will regrettably not be renewing the lease, as he is expanding his lawyers office and he needs the space to add additional lawyers/partners.  It was unfortunate as we had felt extremely comfortable in there.

    Tony and I basically had two options.

    Option1: We would simply stay in the office until June of 2011 and start looking for an office shortly before our lease expires.

    Option 2: Start looking immediately.  Why make it more difficult for our landlord and stay until June 2011?

    We chose option 2, as our landlord had been excellent towards us and if there was a way for us to help him expand and grow his business sooner, then the choice was an obvious one.

    Both Tony and I had most likely looked at 10 – 15 possible office space and finally chose one that suited our needs the best and gave HEXONET room to expand.  We now have a work space twice the size of our previous office and represents HEXONET in what we do on a daily basis.

    The new address is:

    HEXONET Services Inc.

    Unit 104 – 7455 132nd ST

    Surrey, B.C., V3W 1J8

    Special thanks to Tony for organizing the move while I was in Asia.  Last Thursday all I had to do was drive to the new location and assume work in my new office.  Everything had been taken care of and the office was already up and running.  Picture of the new office will soon follow.  If you are ever in the area, please do stop by our office for a visit.

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Backorders, Domains, General, HEXONET, Popular Domains

    .ME Premium Auction ends close to 400K

    November 19, 2010 // No Comments »

    The Premium .ME Domains Auction at SEDO ended on November 18 with close to 400,000 USD in Sales.  Simply amazing and huge congrats to my friends in Montenegro.

    Some interesting auction results:

    • line.me –> 26,500 USD
    • contact.me –> 15,600 USD
    • game.me –> 13,100 USD
    • poker.me –> 12,099 USD
    • friend.me –> 10,099 USD
    • art.me –> 10,000 USD
    • note.me –> 10,000 USD
    • keep.me –> 8,600 USD
    • shop.me –> 8,200 USD
    • movie.me –> 7,600 USD

    Source: Exploretheworldof.me

    These numbers simply underline the value of .ME Domains and that they are perfect for individuals wanting to express themselves, corporations who are wanting to try something new, great call-to-action domains, … and much more.

    Get your .ME Domain now, by checking to see if it is available at HEXONET.NET.  If you are interested in registering larger volumes, please send an email to sales@hexonet.net.

    With the new TLDs on the horizon, I doubt there will be many that will be able to show the same success story as .ME has.

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Backorders, Domains, General, HEXONET, Popular Domains

    It’s all about ME – .ME Domains in Auction

    November 15, 2010 // No Comments »

    The official .ME Registry (www.domain.me) is holding another round of premium .ME auctions in partnership with SEDO.

    Currently there are over 150 .ME Domains in auction at SEDO.  Some these domains include gems such as “text.me”, “try.me”, “feed.me” and many more. View the entire list in auction here.

    If you have development resources and a vision there is quite a bit you can do with these domains.

    The top five domains currently leading the auction are:

    #1. game.me –> currently at 7,600 USD with 17 bids

    #2. poker.me –> currently at 3,300 USD with 20 bids

    #3. try.me –> currently at 2,650 USD with 12 bids

    #4. track.me –> currently at 2,200 USD with 17 bids

    #5. home.me –> currently at 1,930 USD with 10 bids

    I am sure this will change tremendously in the last minutes of the auction.

    Out of the entire list of 150 domains, currently only 28 domains have not yet received a bid, however the auction will still last another 2 1/2 days.

    HEXONET has had tremendous success with .ME Backorders thus far.  If you find that your desired .ME is taken, then why not place a backorder for the domain through HEXONET?

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Backorders, Domains, HEXONET

    Is the Sleeping Giant About To Wake

    October 20, 2010 // No Comments »

    Guest post by Patrick McCleery, Sales Manager North America & Asia/Pacific at HEXONET:

    Is the Sleeping Giant About to Wake

    India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In our last blog posting, we briefly mentioned the explosive adoption and usage of the Internet in India. Let’s dig a little deeper and discover what are some of the key trends in the Internet in India and what significance this may have for the domain industry in India as well as the future growth potential of the .IN ccTLD (country-code Top-Level-Domain).

    The demographics are staggering:

    Population: 1,156,897,766 (second largest population in the world)

    2010 Internet Population: 81 million users (only 7% of the population)

    2015 Internet Penetration: According to consulting firm McKinsey, this is expected to increased almost fivefold, to more than 350 million users. It is also predicted that almost half of these users will be accessing the web via mobile phones, skipping PCs altogether.

    .COM/.NET: According to Verisign, India now has over 1.037 million registered web sites using the suffixes .com or .net.   .Com is the most preferred with 965,000 compared with about 72,000 for .net

    .IN domains: approximately 700,000 registered

    The .IN ccTLD is managed by NIXI, the National Internet Exchange of India. The majority of domain registrations in India are made by medium and large enterprises. There is extremely low penetration of domain names among individuals. This is still very much an emerging market when it comes to domain names. There is a general lack of awareness among small businesses and individuals regarding the value of owning a domain name. However, with a population close to 1.2 billion people and an increasing demand for Internet services, is now a good time to embrace the .IN x?

    This week we were very fortunate to receive some valuable insight into the Indian domain market from Mr. Jeffrey Behrendt, a Canadian who operates a popular forum dedicated to the Indian domain market called INForum.in. Mr. Behrendt is an active Indian domain investor himself and was kind of enough to answer some questions we posed to him about the Indian domain market.

    If you would like to read the entire article, please visit Is the Sleeping Giant About to Wake

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Backorders, Domains, HEXONET, Popular Domains

    HEXONET’s Customers Ecstatic About Acquiring Multilingual .tel Domain Names

    June 16, 2010 // No Comments »

    HEXONET’s advanced pre-registration technology for new TLD releases, like Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) for the communications-focused .tel, impresses customers with it’s ease of use, performance, and success rate in acquiring domains.

    Homburg, Germany – June 16, 2010 – HEXONET (www.hexonet.net) announced today that over ninety percent (90%) of pre-registered multilingual .tel domain names, placed with HEXONET, were successfully registered on behalf of its clients and resellers, when Telnic, the registry operator for the award-winning, communications-focused .tel, went live with IDN registrations on June 15th.  The first .tel IDN registered was “ärzte.tel”, German for  “doctors.tel”, which was registered through Germany based registrar 1API GmbH – the registrar of HEXONET GmbH.  With the growing importance, popularity, and value of IDN domain names, the acquisition of such a large percentage of pre-registered .tel IDNs has HEXONET customers elated.

    Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are registered and accessed using non-Latin characters.  For Telnic, these are domain names using the following languages – Chinese, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.  As the Internet continues to garner more global users, the demand of IDNs continues to grow unabated.

    According to Justin Hayward, Business Development Director at Telnic, “the value of a .tel name, the Internet’s only concise and universally-accessible online calling card, is now greater and more universal with IDNs.  The ability for anyone to access your online contact information in their own language is highly beneficial.  We’d also like to congratulate 1API GmbH on registering the first .tel IDN.”

    HEXONET’s high acquisition success for .tel IDNs is the result of countless engineering hours and years of operational optimizations.  Today, HEXONET customers have access to one of the industry’s most advanced pre-registration systems anywhere.  And with many more new TLD launches on the horizon, like .CO on July 20th, now is the time for individuals, businesses, and organizations to start pre-registering.

    About HEXONET
    Since 1999, HEXONET has been a leading developer and service provider of reseller technologies for the domain industry, including domain backordering and pre-registration.  Thousands of resellers, startups and service providers from across the world trust HEXONET as their domain platform provider. And today, HEXONET manages over 700K thousands domains for its clients.

    HEXONET Media Relations
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    info@hexonet.net

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    Posted in 1API GmbH, Backorders, Domains, General, HEXONET

    HEXONET’s Industry Leading Backordering Platform Shines Bright with the Addition of .ME Domains

    June 1, 2010 // No Comments »

    HEXONET’s advanced backordering technology, now totaling fourteen TLDs (with the addition of .IN and .ME domains), legitimately creates the domain industry’s most comprehensive and advanced backordering service anywhere.

    Vancouver, Canada June 1, 2010 — HEXONET (www.hexonet.net) announced today the availability of more backorderable TLDs (Top-Level-Domains), including .ME, to its growing and expansive list of domains to be backordered (snapping up high-value domain names as they expire). The additional TLDs, especially .ME, elevates HEXONET’s Backordering Service into a class of its own. Arguably, this new addition makes HEXONET’s service the most comprehensive backordering service industrywide.

    Since the .ME registry opened on July 16th, 2008, .ME domains have been extremely popular. Some of the most identifiable domain names in the domain industry are either being registered or purchased through auction, including domains like fits.me, trade.me, and date.me. According to Robert Birkner, Chief Startegy Officer of HEXONET, “The appeal of .ME is its ability to create personalized or call-to-action domain names ever so naturally. Also, as social media continues to grow and the Web becomes more personal, .ME domains will, undoubtedly, be more important and be more valuable.”

    Predrag Lesic, Chief Executive Officer of dotME Registry, was quoted as saying, “Though there are countless great .ME domains open for registration by anyone, we are excited to see technological innovations like .ME backordering making it possible for people to acquire .ME domains in non-traditional ways. Honestly, backordering is probably the best way to possibly obtain some of the most prized .ME domain names that have already been registered. ”

    Individuals, businesses, and organizations can sign up for free at HEXONET and immediately start backordering .ME domains. Backordering for other domain extensions, such as .DE, .INFO, .BIZ, .ORG, .ASIA, .IN and more are also available.

    About HEXONET
    Since 1999, HEXONET has been a leading developer and service provider of reseller technologies for the domain industry, including domain backordering. Thousands of resellers, startups and service providers from across the world trust HEXONET as their domain platform provider. And, today, HEXONET manages over six hundred thousand domains for its clients.

    HEXONET Media Relations
    T: 604-637-5788
    F: 604-909-1868
    info@hexonet.net
    http://hexonet.net

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Backorders, Domains, HEXONET, Popular Domains

    HEXONET Makes Securing High-Value and Profitable .CC and .TV Domains Easy

    May 11, 2010 // No Comments »

    HEXONET’s advanced backordering technology continues to rapidly expand with the addition of .CC and .TV domains, making HEXONET’s Backordering Service one of the industry’s largest – Twelve total TLDs offered and growing

    Vancouver, Canada May 11, 2010 — HEXONET (www.hexonet.net) announced today the addition of .CC and .TV domains to its growing portfolio of backorderable TLDs (Top-Level-Domains). With over twelve TLDs to backorder from, including rare TLDs like .ASIA and now .CC and .TV, HEXONET offers one of the widest selections of TLDs for those looking to acquire high-value, profitable and soon to expire domain names.

    Everyday, excellent domain names expire and become publicly available for registration, some even with existing traffic and returning visitors. Expiring domains for both .CC and .TV are highly desirable. Media and television type domains have long been sought after. And with the restrictive registration policies from the Chinese government surrounding .CN, .CC domains, used as “Chinese Company”, are growing in popularity.

    According to Jens Wagner, HEXONET’s Chief Executive Officer, “right now the opportunities are tremendous for anyone wanting to obtain expiring domains, either for profit or to simply acquire a domain that one has always wanted. Up to now, the problem has been the lack of service availability for domains like .ASIA or .DE. We are changing the game by not only adding hard to implement TLDs, but by also rolling out many more hard to implement TLDs in the coming months. Stay tuned.”

    Individuals, businesses, and organizations can signup for free at HEXONET and immediately start backordering .CC and .TV domains. Backordering for other domain extensions, such as .DE, .INFO, .BIZ, .ORG, .ASIA and more are also available.

    About HEXONET
    Since 1999, HEXONET has been a leading developer and service provider of reseller technologies for the domain industry, including domain backordering. Thousands of resellers, startups and service providers from across the world trust HEXONET as their domain platform provider. And today, HEXONET manages over 600K thousands domains for its clients.

    HEXONET Media Relations
    T: 604-637-5788
    F: 604-909-1868
    info@hexonet.net
    http://hexonet.net

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Backorders, Domains, General, HEXONET, Popular Domains

    Acquiring High-Value, Soon to Expire .ASIA Domains, HEXONET’s Newest Innovation

    March 3, 2010 // No Comments »

    HEXONET’s DotAsia backordering technology is one of the first, if not the first, backorderingservices for .ASIA domains – thousands of domains soon to expire on DotAsia’s anniversary.

    Vancouver, Canada March 3, 2010 — HEXONET (www.hexonet.net) announced today one of the domain industry’s first, if not the first, backordering services for DotAsia domain names. Utilizing HEXONET’s revolutionary domain backordering search engine and service platform, starting today, for the first time, anyone will be able to search for expiring .ASIA domains as well as backorder them even before they expire. Again, only at HEXONET, can .ASIA domain backorders be placed using this new technology.

    “With DotAsia’s Landrush anniversary fast approaching, HEXONET was determined to launch the DotAsia backordering service as quickly as possible,” said Robert Birkner, Chief Strategy Officer of HEXONET. Birkner also went on to say, “On February 20th, thousands of domains, if not tens of thousands, first went into redemption (expiration) resulting from DotAsia’s massive launch two years ago. Many fantastic domains are going to be up for grabs towards the end of March and only HEXONET customers will have the newest technology to take advantage of the opportunity.”

    Edmon Chung, Chief Executive Officer of the DotAsia registry, has been quoted as saying, “We are excited to see technological innovations built around DotAsia domains. With the implementation of the Asian Free Trade Area between China and 10 South East Asian nations earlier this year, the usage and demand of DotAsia domains will continue to grow, not only for new domains, but also for domains that have been previously registered as businesses expand to the regional Asian marketplace.”

    Individuals, businesses, and organizations can sign up for free at HEXONET and immediately start backordering .ASIA domains. Backordering for other domain extensions–such as .DE, .INFO, .BIZ, .ORG, and more–is also available.

    About HEXONET
    Since 1999, HEXONET has been a leading developer and service provider of reseller technologies for the domain industry. Thousands of resellers, startups and service providers from across the world trust HEXONET as their domain platform provider. And today, HEXONET manages over six hundred thousand domains for its clients.

    Posted in Backorders, Domains, General, HEXONET