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March 1, 2019

LogicBoxes CP and API under network attack

Filed under: NetEarth One — chrisp @ 09:52

At the moment as this is written, the LB platform is under a DDoS attack.

It happened once before today around 0828 for 10 to 15 minutes – ill update this post when I know more.

December 7, 2018

Christmas and New Year opening hours for support 2018/2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — chrisp @ 11:13

Christmas and New Year opening hours for support 2018/2019

Support will be open the following hours over the holiday period in GMT:

Christmas EveMonday24th December 201808:00 through 17:00
Christmas DayTuesday25th December 201812:00 through 17:00
Boxing DayWednesday26th December 201810:00 through 17:00
New Years EveMonday31st December 201808:00 through 17:00
New Years DayTuesday1st January 201912:00 through 17:00

November 20, 2018

Important update: Upcoming maintenance on OrderBox services

Filed under: Downime notice,NetEarth One — chrisp @ 08:51

This notice contains important information about a system-wide downtime that is scheduled for Sunday, 2nd of December, 2018 at 01:30 AM UTC.

In an effort to secure the LB platform even further with the latest updates and security upgrades, they’ll be carrying out maintenance on all OrderBox related services.

Please find details of this scheduled downtime below:

Date 2nd December 2018
Start Time 01:30 AM UTC
05:30 PM PST (1st December 2018)
07:00 AM IST
Expected Maintenance Window 3 hours
Services Affected OrderBox (Admin & Customer) Control Panel and APIs, WebPro Panel, SuperSite and PartnerSite, WHOIS Services and CSV Reports
Reason System Maintenance for the Transactional Database Upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.3 to 10.5
Impact on your services This maintenance will in no way affect your websites, domains, mail services or any other active web product that you may have purchased from us.
Impact on Support There will be no impact on our Support services.

Please note: You may encounter issues with OrderBox and related services for the 3 hours of scheduled maintenance window as mentioned above.

November 1, 2018

LB Important Announcement: Updated Terms of Service for Shared Hosting

Filed under: Changes on the LB platform,NetEarth One — chrisp @ 16:43

We have received the following from LogicBoxes regarding use of the platform for shared hosting :

This is to notify you that LB are updating their Terms of Service (ToS) for all our Shared Hosting Products. In the recent investigation of their current Shared Hosting packages, LB have identified websites that consume excess bandwidth resulting in a strain on the server resources, thereby adversely affecting the server performance for the rest of the users. Given the excess bandwidth they consume, LB strongly believe that such websites are best compatible with a VPS or Dedicated Server as opposed to a Shared Hosting Package.
In order to control unfair usage of the performance of their servers, LB will be implementing certain checks on their platform. The anti-abuse checks that will be implemented are as follows:
1. LB will be explicitly calling out capabilities of Shared Hosting servers and their use cases. As a violation parameter, LB have added limitations on the usage of disk space for storage of emails and other content.
2. LB have updated the ToS, thereby allowing LB to ensure that they can put suitable restrictions on the amount of resources consumed by “very heavy traffic websites” (websites running on packages that use up 25% of server resources for longer than 90 seconds) which include but are not limited to disk space, bandwidth, number of domains, disk I/O, DB space, etc.
How does it affect you?
These changes will only affect very heavy traffic websites, i.e., those who are using 25% of server resources for longer than 90 seconds, as mentioned above.
These very heavy traffic websites will be intimated and asked to move to a more suitable platform by upgrading their package. You can optimize on this opportunity by pitching a better fitting option (for example, a VPS or a Dedicated Server) to these website owners so that they don’t have to suffer from consequences such as reduced website speed, etc.
In case owners of these websites refuse to move or upgrade their package, LB will start limiting the resources they can consume, which in turn will ensure that the rest of the users continue receiving the best quality service available.

New terms of service for the LB platform and Shared Hosting is here

October 12, 2018

Registry price increase – .BIZ

Filed under: NetEarth One,Registry Price Increase — chrisp @ 16:04

Neustar the registry behind .BIZ is increasing its wholesale price to registrars on 12th November 2018.

This increase will take effect from 11th November at 2200UTC.

The price increase is $1.42 per year for registration, renewal or transfer. Restoration will also increase by the same amount.


October 9, 2018

nTLDs being set to “Do Not Sell”

We are in the process of moving the following nTLDs over to our own credentials, whilst this is happening they have been set to “Do Not Sell” on the platform.


We estimate this will be for a few days. Whilst at this state any already purchased domains will still work and you will be able to manage those domains as normal.

As soon as we are back up on these, they will be set to “Sell” again.

September 19, 2018

LogicBoxes price corrections from earlier post

Filed under: NetEarth One,Registry Price Increase — chrisp @ 16:10

LogicBoxes managed to get some of hte pricing wrong out of hte 50 odd TLDs to go live.  Below are the corrected pricing that will go live this Friday, 21st September 2018 at Midday BST.

Registration – no change
Renewal and transfer per year – $ 22.95
Restore – $ 55.00

Registration – no change
Renewal and transfer per year – $ 25.95
Restore – $ 55.00

Registration, renewal – no change
Restore – $ 45.00

September 14, 2018

Registry price increase of .SPACE

Filed under: NetEarth One,Registry Price Increase — chrisp @ 16:13

Following an update from LogicBoxes, the .space nTLD will increase to the pricing below :


Tier 1 per year for Registration / Renewal and transfer : $ 17.95

Restoration of .space : $ 95.00

These prices will go live Monday 17th September 2018.


September 7, 2018

New nTLDs going live w/b: 10th September 2018

Filed under: NetEarth One — chrisp @ 13:09

Next week we will be activating some 50 extra nTLD’s, there will be a single price across all tiers.  Find below the Registration / Renewal / Transfer pricing, as well as restore pricing.

As these are new to NEO, the pricing is currently not the best and as we see more registrations / transfers in, we will adjust the pricing down.  As you will see, there are some nTLD’s that are well – absurd pricing, but, ultimately if there is demand, someone will register them…

TLD	 	Reg/Ren/Tra 	Restore 
 LAT		$22.99 	 	$95.20 
 HOSPITAL	$37.55 		$87.36 
 CAM		$8.43 	 	$77.28 
 ECO		$56.59 	 	$106.40 
 Health		$56.59 	 	$106.40 
 ICU		$6.19 	 	$100.80 
 FUN		$17.39 	 	$89.60 
 ART		$10.67 	 	$60.48 
 COURSES	$28.59 	 	$5.60 
 STUDY		$22.99 	 	$5.60 
 DOCTOR		$74.51 	 	$124.32 
 MOM		$28.59 	 	$67.20 
 STORE		$45.39 	 	$162.40 
 VIP		$11.79 	 	$72.80 
 COM.MX		$15.68 	 	$36.96 
 COM.BR		$13.99 	 	$17.92 
 GDN		$9.55 		$59.36 
 TUBE		$22.97 	 	$72.78 
 STREAM		$22.97 	 	$72.78 
 EC		$44.79 	 	$103.61 
 EARTH		$17.39 	 	$89.60 
 MIAMI		$14.03 	 	$75.04 
 JETZT		$15.15 	 	$64.96 
 SHOPPING	$22.99 	 	$72.80 
 SHOP		$27.47 	 	$166.88 
 3rd Level EC	$44.79 	 	$103.61 
 GAMES		$14.03 	 	$63.84 
 HOW		$22.99 	 	$140.00 
 ORG.MX		$14.55 	 	$36.96 
 BET		$11.74 	 	$61.54 
 SEX		$76.98 	 	$126.78 
 LTDA		$31.95 	 	$81.76 
 SRL		$29.71 	 	$79.52 
 PROMO		$11.74 	 	$61.54 
 PET		$11.74 	 	$61.54 
 LOTTO		$1,400.59 	$1,450.40 
 BLOG		$22.99 	 	$72.80 
 NAME 3rd Level	$8.06 	 	$57.79 
 SECURITY	$2,240.59 	$4,485.60 
 PROTECTION	$2,240.59 	$4,485.60 
 FEEDBACK	$28.59 	 	$313.60 
 THEATRE	$560.59 	$1,125.60 
 FM		$95.79 	 	$140.00 
 NZ		$14.55 	 	$29.12 
 GAME		$336.59 	$375.20 
 3rd level BR	$13.99 	 	$17.92 
 MX		$44.80 	 	$81.76 

The above costs for Reg/Ren and transfer, are for 1 year.  Also the restoration cost includes the reneal too.


August 28, 2018

Afilias Fee Hikes restoration prices

Filed under: Uncategorized — chrisp @ 21:44

Afilias is increasing the amount charged for Registration / Renewal / Transfer and restoration on 1st September 2018 for the following TLD’s.  Previously we have provided the Registration, Renewal and Transfer costs, below are the Restoration costs.

We will be setting the following prices on 31st August 2018 @ 2200 BST :

TLD	                New NEO restore
ARCHI	                $95.00
BET	                $86.00
BIO	                $95.00
BLACK	                $105.00
BLUE	                $85.00
KIM	                $85.00
PET	                $95.00
PINK	                $95.00
POKER	                $95.00
PRO	                $95.00
PROMO	                $95.00
RED	                $95.00
SHIKSHA	                $95.00
SKI	                $95.00
xn--6frz82g (Mobile)	$95.00

INFO	                $85.00

The above includes 1 year renewal.

You will notice some prices are somewhat cheaper, for example, .ARCHI.

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