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September 11, 2019

Important Announcement: Upcoming Registry Domain Price Hike .biz

Filed under: Uncategorized — chrisp @ 12:19

As previously advised :

Neustar the .BIZ registry is increasing its cost price to each ICANN registrar, for registration, renewal or transfer. This will be effective on 31st October 2019 at 2200 UTC.

Therefore the new prices per Tier are :

Tier 1 : $15.35
Tier 2 : $14.80
Tier 3 : $14.50
Tier 4 : $14.29
Tier 5 : $14.19

Restoration pricing will increase by $1.15 to $80.57 which will include 1 year renewal of the domain name.

September 10, 2019

Important Announcement: .NZ Domain Privacy Updates

Filed under: Uncategorized — chrisp @ 14:49

The .NZ Registry has recently imposed some contractual obligations with respect to handling contact information associated with their domain names. 

LB are making some changes in the registration and management of .NZ domains registered for users in the European Economic Area (EEA). If you are using the LogicBoxes API to sell .NZ domains, these changes will require you to modify your API implementation on or before September 30th, 2019.

Why these changes are necessary?

We currently mask the contact information for .NZ domain names if the registrant or other contacts are EU data subjects. The .NZ Registry has mandated that we stop masking contact information in this manner since it violates Registry policies. We are thus compelled to share the contact information for all .NZ domains with the registry.

What will change :

  1. On 1st October 2019, we will disable GDPR masking from all .NZ domains that currently have it enabled, and also disable this feature for the future .NZ registrations. The registrant and other contact data for all .NZ domains will be shared with the registry.
  2. You must start showing a notice to affected customers about their data being shared with the registry, who have the right to publish this data through their WHOIS service. 
  3. If you are using the LogicBoxes API, you must include additional parameters when registering, transferring-in or modifying contacts of .NZ domain names by customers in the EEA.

Changes in API implementation :

The changes that need to be made in the management workflow for affected .NZ domains, which you must incorporate into your .NZ domain API implementation, can be viewed here.

When will the changes be made :

The changes described above will be deployed to production on September 30th, 2019. We request that you implement the API changes on or before this date, to ensure that your .NZ registrations are not affected. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please reach out to our support team or your account manager.

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