• HEXONET Clients Preparing for ICANN’s NewTLDs in Anticipation of Strong Future Demand

    October 2, 2012 // No Comments »

    HEXONET’s popular EOI (expression of interest) system allows clients to earmark, inventory, and prepare for the impending release of hundreds of valuable future ICANN NewTLDs.

    Vancouver, CANADA – September 27, 2012 – HEXONET GmbH (www.hexonet.net) announced today the release of its Expression of Interest (EOI) system to handle the burgeoning demand for yet-to-be-released new Top-Level-Domains (NewTLDs) from ICANN.  With the cost and value of domain names rising, businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs are already looking for ways to be first in line as these domains are released.  HEXONET’s EOI system takes nonbinding requests on future domain names to ensure clients are immediately notified and informed on the status of their requests, as well as, start a pre-order on any domain as they are approved by ICANN and made available by their respective registry.

    “HEXONET has a long history of having industry leading domain systems and platforms, including pre-registration systems, which have been leveraged by our clients to obtain thousands of premium domains in the past”, said Robert Birkner, HEXONET’s Chief Strategy Officer. “The EOI system is built on top of our highly successful pre-registration platform, which will ensure that any EOI registered name can easily transition into our renown pre-registration system as ICANN approves certain NewTLDs.”

    The initial set of ICANN NewTLDs available through HEXONET’s EOI system contains geographic and generic extensions. More NewTLDs will be added to the EOI system in the coming months.


    Geographic NewTLDs:

    Abudhabi, .Africa, .Amsterdam, .Barcelona, .Bayern, .Berlin, .Boston, .Brussels, .Budapest, .Capetown, .Cymru, .Dubai, .Durban, .Gent, .Hamburg, .Helsinki, .Istanbul, .Joburg, .Kyoto, .London, .Madrid, .Melbourne, .Miami, .Moscow, .Nagoya, .Nrw, .Nyc, .Okinawa, .Osaka, .Paris, .Quebec, .Rio, .Roma, .Ruhr, .Scot, .Stockholm, .Sydney, .Taipei, .Tirol, .Tokyo, .Vegas, .Wales, .Wien, .Yokohama, .Zuerich


    Generic NewTLDs:

    .Actor, .Agency, .Android, .Apartments, .APP, .Arab, .Art, .Attorney, Auction, .Audio, .Author, .Auto, .Baby, .Band, .Bar, .Baseball, .Basketball, .Beer, .Bet, .BIO, .Blog, .Book, .Boutique, .Broadway, .Buy, .Cafe, .Cars, .Casa, .Casino, .Charity, .Chat, .Christmas, .City, .Cloud, .Club, .Coffee, .Cool, .Corp, .Coupon, .CPA, .Data, .Deals, .Design, .Diet, .Discount, .Doctor, .Earth, .Eco, .Fail, .Family, .Fan, .Fashion, .Film, .Fitness, .Flowers, .Food, .Football, .Free, .Gallery, .Game, .Gay, .GmbH, .Golf, .Graphics, .Gratis, .Green, .Health, .Help, .HIV, .Hockey, .Home, .Hotel, .Inc, .Insurance, .Kids, .Kiwi, .Latino, .Law, .Lawyer, .Life, .Live, .LLC, .LLP, .LOL, .Love, .LTD, .Map, .Mail, .Marketing, .Med, .Media, .MLS, .Money, .Movie, .Music, .News, .NGO, .Now, .One, .Online, .Party, .Phone, .Photo, .Photography, .Play, .Poker, .Property, .Radio, .Realestate, .Reise, .Rent, .Restaurant, .RIP, .Sale, .School, .Secure, .Search, .Sex, .Shop, .Show, .Site, .Ski, .Soccer, .Space, .Sport, .Store, .Style, .Sucks, .Support, .Team, .Taxi, .Tech, .Tennis, .Terra, .Theater, .Tickets, .Today, .Trust, .Tube, .Video, .VIP, .Web, .Website, .Wiki, .WTF

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Domains, HEXONET, New TLDs, Popular Domains

    WIXI Inc. and HEXONET – Exclusive Partners For Ripe Japanese Domain Market

    September 26, 2012 // No Comments »

    I am extremely pleased to share our latest Press Release with you.  I have personally known Darshaun for > 10 years now, who has become a good friend.  He is a great individual with an awesome team in Japan. We just spent a week of amazing meetings together with some very interesting potential clients in Japan!


    Exclusive distribution partnership will deliver the most comprehensive set of Japanese language domain services and support for registrars, resellers, and hosting companies in the country of Japan.

    Vancouver, CANADA – September 18, 2010 – HEXONET GmbH (www.hexonet.net) announced today an exclusive distribution agreement with WIXI Inc. of Japan. The agreement gives WIXI exclusive rights to provide HEXONET’s industry leading domain platforms and services to Japanese registrars, resellers, and hosting companies. WIXI’s extensive knowledge and experience in the Japanese market will be leveraged to completely transform HEXONET’s technology to perfectly meet the higher support and language specific needs of Japanese companies.

    HEXONET has been rapidly growing and now services over a million domains on behalf of its registrar and reseller clients around the world. Innovative technology has always been the key to the company’s success, like its newest service, an Expression of Interest (EOI) service platform, which allows API based reservation of any thousand new pending gTLD offerings from ICANN. Though technology is critical for resellers and registrars, in some countries, language trumps technology, not matter how good it is. And for these countries, HEXONET needs to find the right partner. For Japan, the perfect partner is WIXI Inc.

    “Japan is an interesting and ripe market for HEXONET, however a very difficult one to conquer,” said Robert Birkner, HEXONET’s Chief Strategy Officer. “The President of WIXI, Darshaun Nadeau, is a renown expert on the Japanese domain market, his knowledge and his team’s experience will be able to build the relationships and provide the services in Japanese like no one else; this partnership allows HEXONET to focus only on delivering the best technology, which is exactly what we do.”

    Darshaun Nadeau, President of WIXI Inc. believes the partnership between the two companies is perfectly matched for the Japanese market. According to Darshaun, “HEXONET is the most functional, reliable, and fastest registrar platform of its kind and is the platform of choice for WIXI’s itself; together we are going to dominate the Japanese market.”

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Domains, HEXONET, New TLDs, Popular Domains, Technology

    Insight into the .CO.ZA ccTLD

    August 28, 2012 // No Comments »

    Written by Patrick McCleery, Sales Manager North America and Asia/Pacific at HEXONET

    HEXONET recently added .CO.ZA, the official ccTLD of South Africa, to our portfolio of international domain extensions. And with the release of .CO.ZA, HEXONET resellers have already responded with a strong uptake in domain registrations of the ccTLD.

    Facts about CO.ZA:

    • UniForum is the domain registry operator for the extension and has over 700, 000 registrations.
    • Over 95% of all .ZA domain registrations are under the CO.ZA extension.
    • A large percentage of all African domain registrations for the entire continent are actually CO.ZA domains.
    • UniForum is looking to expand and has applied for new gTLDs dotAfrica, dotCapetown, dotDurban and dotJoburg.

    Insights into CO.ZA:

    HEXONET was lucky enough to speak to a prominent South African domainer Mr. Darryl Lopes.  We want to thank Mr. Lopes for taking the time to share his thoughts on .CO.ZA.

    HEXONET Q1: Can you please let our readers know a little about your background and how you got involved as a domainer, as well as, what your involvement is with www.thedomains.co.za?

    Darryl Lopes:

    Firstly, it’s great news that HEXNET has .CO.ZA domains available to register, so it’s good to shine light on the .co.za domain space. Welcome!

    I studied web design in college, wanting to develop websites for small businesses, family members and myself. While reading and researching on the Internet I found a blog by Danny Batelic, a guitarist turned domainer http://www.tradingwebsitesblog.com and I read that he did not even have to build websites to make them valuable, he bought and sold domains and flipped them for a profit. I realized that a domain name itself has value and they are unique. I thought that if he could do it then so can I! I bought domains, read domain blogs and news and watched videos. I started learning from the best in the business, the likes of Rick Schwartz, Frank Schilling, Elliot Silver, Michael Cyger, Michael H. Berkens as well as a special mention to Gavin Durni, a heavy hitter in the .CO.ZA domain market, they have been most influential to me as a domainer. They were open to share information on their blogs and even through email. My first success with domaining was picking up a deleted domain on a “drop day” and I found the right buyer. I picked up payyou.co.za and sold it four months later to payu.co.za PayU Intelprop Holdings Limited, owned by Naspers for $3,000. That got me hooked and helped fund me getting online, getting a laptop, a top of the line modem and a high speed internet and more domains!

    HEXONET Q2: How active is the domainer market in South Africa?

    Darryl Lopes:

    I would say it’s pretty active, but you do not see much .CO.ZA sales in the overseas markets. I network with South African domainers and with those living abroad via email, Facebook and Skype. I hope to see more South African domainers in the future. I would like to see www.thedomains.co.za become an inspiration, the meeting point and hub to start the domaining industry in South Africa. I have only sold .CO.ZA domains because I know the market in depth since I live here and I understand the value of .CO.ZA compared to .COM.

    HEXONET Q3: What are the most predominant domain extensions used in South Africa?

    Darryl Lopes:

    Mostly .CO.ZA. Any company, business or family owned business in South Africa has their own .CO.ZA. If the company started overseas or operate internationally they have both .CO.ZA and .COM (owning both domains). Also note, that most e-commerce stores in South Africa have the .CO.ZA and .COM in which they redirect the .COM to the .CO.ZA. As seen on my website, I brokered www.wantitall.com for www.wantitall.co.za and it now redirects to the .CO.ZA.

    HEXONET Q4: What challenges or obstacles do you see for .CO.ZA moving forward?

    Darryl Lopes:

    The Internet is not naked, meaning in order to have an ADSL line, you have to pay of both your ADSL and have a landline number which you have to rent instead of pay just for just the data you use. Otherwise access to the Internet is fairly cheap on mobile and .CO.ZA domains are also cheap to register. However, the .CO.ZA registry are talking about raising the price of .CO.ZA registrations and renewals, which is not good for domainers and for general growth of the cyberspace.

    HEXONET Q5: What trends and opportunities are ahead for .CO.ZA?

    Darryl Lopes:

    Google, in partnership with Vodacom, is helping small businesses register there own .CO.ZA domain for FREE through the Woza online campaign. There are great opportunities for business and e-commerce to grow in South Africa as more and more people begin to trust shopping online. Also new investors would do well in the open market and would be welcome. South African’s would pay gladly if they were offer products and services that matched international services. As for trends, with the launch of Simfy.co.za, a music streaming service on Monday, August 27, I think music streaming will be on the rise. I have tried the service myself and it’s great! As a result, I picked up music related .CO.ZA domains, so will see in a couple months if it catches on. We will be going from analogue television to digital television and digital decoders will create an overnight business opportunity.  Anything digital or digital related domains could be in demand. Geo-payments is also a trend with banks and being able to pay and receive payments with your mobile device. The Internet will definitely grow in South Africa and I would suggest your customers should register a .CO.ZA if available or even broker a deal for a good .CO.ZA domain as the value is sure to rise (especially for people in South Africa).  An example is someone in South Africa working a business is more than likely (I would say 80% of the time) will have their business website and email address with a .CO.ZA and NOT .COM as you might think. We are proud to be South African’s and thus we are proud of .CO.ZA!

    For details on registering .CO.ZA domains through HEXONET, please visit: http://www.hexonet.net/news.php#n1386

    Posted in 1API GmbH, HEXONET, Popular Domains

    Wow! More than 1 Million Domains under Management – Thanks to the Team!

    May 22, 2012 // No Comments »

    HEXONET has been growing!  It has been an amazing journey the past couple of years and we are ecstatic to announce that we are now managing over a million domains for clients, resellers and partners.  The one million domain milestone is a goal that many registrars strive for and HEXONET reached this goal in mid-April of 2012!

    First and Foremost – Thank You:

    The executives at HEXONET would like to thank our amazing team in Germany and Canada.  They are “HEXONET” and without their efforts and commitment, HEXONET would never have been able to achieve this milestone so quickly.

    To our loyal customers, resellers, and partners, we are extremely grateful that you have decided to stand with HEXONET.  Without your support and all your constant feedback (both good and bad), we could not be the company we are today.  Our promise is to stay humble, continue to listen, and work everyday to be better for you.  Again, many thanks.

    A Hard Journey to 1 Million Domains:

    1. Like any expanding company we have seen growing pains when it came to our employees.  Looking back on both the good and the bad, HEXONET has definitely seen the benefit of bringing in new ideas and minds into our organization.  New blood in the company exposed areas we were weak and helped us identify where we could improve.  Today the team is as talented and as strong as ever.  And we are now looking to add even more amazing people to our team.  Many lessons learned and many issues overcome.

    2. Handling security as we grow has been a challenge, but we are on top of it.  Our biggest attack was about a year ago when HEXONET was hit with a massive DDOS.  The attack was on a unprecedented scale with over 2 million queries per second on all our servers generating over 80 Gbits of bandwidth.  This DDOS even saturated our upstream provider’s datacenter, one of Europe’s largest Internet hubs.  We are happy to announce that through proactive measures and procedures no DDOS attacks has affected HEXONET since this last incident.

    Many Successes Along the Way:

    1. Our reseller and partner network is growing exponentially.  Hosting companies, registrar service providers, domain resellers, domainers, and small businesses are now realizing the strength of HEXONET’s advanced and PROVEN technology platform.  In our opinion, for TLDs and especially ccTLDs, no other platform or service compares.

    More than a decade ago, nearly all companies designed their systems for a handful of dominant TLDs (COM/NET), HEXONET on the contrary believed that eventually hundreds if not thousands of TLDs would be the norm.  So today, while others struggle and even hack every new TLD into their in-congruent systems, HEXONET seamlessly adds new TLDs, as our platform was designed to scale from the very beginning.  Even more important is the many years of engineering and operational knowledge held by our staff and engineers.  We can answer questions about the smallest operational and architectural nuisances for TLDs, a skill that only reveals itself when working with a registry system for years and years.

    2. Our Registrar Operations Center platform (RegistrarOC), has also been garnering a lot of interest as well as clients among large corporate customers.  These clients with their own accreditations and a large number of domains now realize that there is a huge cost (time and salaries) to update and maintain their own registrar platform.  This is where RegistrarOC steps in and not only saves these companies money, but eliminates a huge operational and engineering burden.  Interestingly enough, prominent law firms are now becoming ICANN accredited to manage their clients domains.  Since law firms are typically not technical, many have turned to RegistrarOC and HEXONET to manage their accreditations.

    3. With HEXONET’s platforms gaining popularity, many newTLDs have even come to us asking for help with running a house registrar of their own.  As a result, some .BRAND TLDs have committed to running their own house registrar service through 1API (HEXONET’s house registrar) or through utilizing RegistrarOC.

    The Journey Continues – What to Expect:

    1. A new and more friendly website launching this summer.

    2. A newer and easier to use “orderform” to be progressively released throughout the year.  With each release new features will be available for clients.

    3. More Control Panel enhancements and upgrades.  All these updates are from direct feedback and requests from our clients.  Some cool new bulk management features are coming!

    4. General public “Domain for Sale” listing service on HEXONET’s domain auction platform PremiumSale.com.  The site and auction service at PremiumSale.com has received tremendous feedback and now we are going to opening it up for members to auction off their own domains through the platform.

    Even though we surpassed the 1 million domain goal for the company, we are not resting.  HEXONET continues to work hard for our customers.  Again to all our customers, resellers, and partners, thank you for your support and patronage.

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Domains, HEXONET, New TLDs, Popular Domains

    Choosing a Registry Operator for New TLDs

    September 14, 2011 // No Comments »

    Though HEXONET has no plans to become a Registry Operator ourselves (see recent posting), as an experienced registrar, we have some interesting insights on the operator choices.  For those planning on launching a new TLD, this post may be of keen interest.

    How HEXONET Would Choose a Registry Operator for a new Top-Level-Domain:

    • HEXONET would choose a Registry Operator with a proven track record, who clearly has had success managing multiple TLDs.  In respect to managing, this means more than 50,000 domains for any one registry.  We highly recommend NOT choosing a Registry Operator who is doing this for the first time.
    • Preferably the Registry Operator would already have experience managing a gTLD (generic Top-Level-Domain) and already implemented many of ICANN’s procedural policies including processes like transactional redemption periods.  Not a must-have but a nice-to-have.
    • Preferably the Registry Operator already has an existing distribution network (depending on the respective TLD and your business plan, this is NOT a MUST)
    • Choose a Registry Operator with a mature infrastructure so that you can push them on price (economies of scale).  A new Registry Operator will have higher capital inputs to recoup and hence likely inflexible on pricing terms.
    • Choose a Registry Operator who can offer reliable and proven DNS Services. A solid DNS infrastructure is crucial.  Make sure the DNS infrastructure is an Anycast solution with a minimum of 6 different DNS cluster installations (preferably 9 cluster locations).
    • The Registry Operator should have their own in-house registry software that they developed.  Operators that purchased their software may not be able to support functional changes you want or may in fact prevent you from developing future services.
    • Ensure the Registry Operator is known to provide direct and personalized service.  With hundreds of new TLDs, some registry operators may simply treat you like a number.  Be sure the Registry Operator can accommodate and also time-line new development or registry feature requests for your TLD.  Being proactive and having the Registry Operator detail how they will support you can save your TLD from being left in the dust.
    • The performance of the registry platform is critical for the success of a registry. Slower performing platforms can lead to slow domain searches and potentially even slower response times for more intensive registry transactions.  Factor in load considerations also, since the more new TLDs a Registry Operator adds to its platform, the more additional TLDs will impact yours.  A good rule of thumb is the 0.3 second mark.  If the round trip times for commands take longer than this, be wary.
    • Choose a Registry Operator who is willing to back up their platform and services with a tight SLA (Service-Level-Agreement).
    • Lastly, even though price plays an important role, the cheapest option is likely not the best option. Think and plan ahead of the initial launch and proactively define the goals of the TLD for 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10 years.  Determine which Registry Operator has the best platform and team to help your TLD achieve its goals.  Again, the cheapest solution may only come back to bite your in your backside.

    HEXONET easily integrate with following Registry Operators for New TLDs Awarded to Them:

    • The above list are just a few and does not include all registry operators that will be offering registry services.  HEXONET would be able to integrate with any registry.  The above registries would simplify work on our end.

    HEXONET can Assist:

    In the event, that you are interested in applying for a newTLD and you would like to get in touch with one of the above registries, please reach out to us and we would be more than happy to make an introduction.  Applying for your own TLD is a big step with a lot of investment.  If you are unsure of the technology, please feel free to contact us and we would happily give you a quote to provide technical guidance.

    Posted in 1API GmbH, Domains, General, HEXONET, New TLDs

    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

    HEXONET Newly Accredited for .CO Domain Registrations

    July 14, 2011 // No Comments »

    HEXONET Newly Accredited for .CO Domain Registrations

    One of the first of a select few companies to gain accreditation by the rapidly expanding .CO domain registry

    Vancouver, CANADA – July 14, 2011 – HEXONET (www.hexonet.net) is ecstatic to announce today that through its subsidiary, 1API GmbH, the company has been selected as one of the new exclusive registrars for the .CO domain registry. In fact, HEXONET is one of the first to be chosen and also one of the first of the new registrars to be officially accredited. This accreditation will serve to meet the growing demand for .CO domain registrations from HEXONET’s thousands of domain resellers.

    Robert Birkner, Chief Strategy Officer for HEXONET, expressed his enthusiasm over the accreditation by saying, “In just over a year, the .CO registry has shaken the domain industry to its core and has now become one of the most successful global TLD launches in history. Our own resellers and customers confirm the exploding demand for .CO domains and this is why we desired our own direct accreditation with the .CO registry. HEXONET is happy to be working with the remarkable and visionary .CO team and we look forward to contributing to the overall growth of .CO through our global reseller network.”

    Both companies are known for building strong relationships throughout the domain industry, so a .CO accreditation is a natural fit for both organizations. According to Crystal Peterson, Director of Channel Marketing of .CO Internet SAS, “HEXONET has proven itself to be a fast growing, nimble company with an expansive global reach. We are pleased to accredit this experienced and established registrar, and its broad, diverse network of global resellers.”

    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 700 thousand domains for its clients. 1API GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of HEXONET.

    About .CO Internet

    .CO Internet S.A.S. is the Registry Operator for the .CO top-level domain. The .CO domain offers individuals and businesses a truly global, recognizable and credible option in branding their online presence. Thanks to leading-edge technology, enhanced security and unprecedented rights protections for brand owners, the .CO domain is poised to become the world’s next premier web address. For additional information, please visit www.COinternet.co or www.Opportunity.co.

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

    “Let’s Be More .MX”

    November 24, 2010 // No Comments »

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

    Seamosmas.mx, translated as “Let’s Be More .MX”, is the recent slogan used by NIC Mexico, the official registry operator of the newly liberalized .MX ccTLD.  The idea behind this slogan is to showcase users of .MX, in an effort to reach and educate the Internet public in Mexico, as well as, highlight the change from third-level (.com.mx. ,net.mx and .org.mx) to second-level .MX availability.  These recent iniatives and campaigns show the aggression that NIC Mexico is going into the market with.  The Mexican domain market really has some great potential.

    To share their thoughts and knowledge on .MX, we were fortunate to have garnered feedback from Sergio Igartua and Mike Culver.  Sergio Igartua operates a successful marketing and media firm in Los Cabos, Mexico and also operates a very popular blog called DomainerBlog.org.  Mike Culver, an active domainer and is also a publisher of domain sales and aftermarket research, specifically on .MX.  Mike also runs Sales.Mx.

    HEXONET wants to sincerely thank Sergio and Mike for their insight into the .MX ccTLD. It is clear that .MX is still at the early stages of adoption, but there is a tremendous and latent potential with the ccTLD.

    To read the entire Q&A Session, please visit HEXONET Blog

    Posted in 1API GmbH, 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