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Changes on the LB platform NetEarth One Uncategorized

LB ccTLD Pricing update

Finally last night at circa 2200 ADT we had the latest pricing update from LB, this was the 2nd or 3rd we have had because of going back and fourth with LB on their new strategy.

To that end, we now have what we believe is a balanced pricing update, better than the first revision, but, not as good as it could have been and we will now start looking into becoming registrars for some of the larger ccTLD’s we carry.

Links are attached for the 5 Tiers we have, we have tried to keep the tiers although this has not been very easy/simple to achieve, these being in PDF format. We have also uploaded a CSV file of all tiers so you can bring that into your spreadsheet app and remove the tiers that are no use to you.

The Tier levels to remind you are:

Tier 1 – $0 – $399.99

Tier 2 – $400 – $994.99

Tier 3 – $995 – $2,499.99

Tier 4 – $2,500 – $4,999.99

Tier 5 – $5,000 onwards

Below you will find the downloadable files for the pricing. Please remember, these pricing changes are happening on the 31st July – so please (albeit late I know) reach out to your customers (or your own domains) and get them renewed before the pricing increase.

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Changes on the LB platform NetEarth One

LogicBoxes ccTLD price revisions

Further to the last couple of posts regarding LogicBoxes revising pricing, we have now the next (and must be final as we do not sell any of their other services) pricing update.

As of 1st August 2022, LogicBoxes (through the PDR credentials) are revising the ccTLD pricing, some of the pricing increases from what we have seen re quite drastic, others not so and 1 has even decreased in pricing (yes, you did read that correctly, we have asked for confirmation and that it is not an error).

Therefore on Sunday 31st July 2022 at 1900 UTC the pricing for ccTLDs will increase, as well as the gTLD , nTLD and PP service as previously mentioned on other blog posts.

The ccTLDs affected will be:

.ru
thirdlevel.ru
.es
.fr
.de
.cn
thirdlevel.cn
.nl
.cl
.id
.nz
thirdlevel.nz
.me
.vc
.tv
.sx
.sc
thirdlevel.sc
.eu
.ca
.co
thirdlevel.co
domus
.in
thirdlevel.in
thirdlevel.au
.cc
.ws
.bz
.mx
thirdlevel.mx
.ec
thirdlevel.ec
.mn

We will shortly release (next day or two) a CSV file with the pricing as it is not a simple increase of X across the add/renew/transfer and restore groups, from what we can tell, LB (read PDR but all the same company) are increasing the “renewal” costs further than the standard markup.

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Changes on the LB platform NetEarth One

LogicBoxes Business email pricing increase

We have been informed by LogicBoxes that their Business email service pricing is increasing as of 1st July 2022.

Essentially LogicBoxes are migrating the services to a new DC, and in turn should be providing a far better service for their business email offering. Time will tell on this, so our fingers are crossed.

In turn, LB have informed us that the pricing will increase, this being to $1.00 per mailbox per month. This will be effective 00:01 on 1st July 2022. I am extremely sorry for the short notice on this, we have been back and fourth with LB to little avail.

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Changes on the LB platform NetEarth One

Logicboxes platform Domain service price increases

As you know NEO does not increase its pricing save for registry or service pricing. Logicboxes have informed us that they are increasing their “per transaction” cost on domain services.

This includes ALL TLDs, gTLD, nTLD and ccTLDs, as well as the per transaction fee on the privacy service. I would say in their defence that this price has not increased in a number of years.

Therefore from 00:01 on the 31st July 2022 UTC, the following increases will be applied to the platform, pl:ease make sure you update your pricing so that no service is sold at a loss.

Per domain transaction will increase by $0.20c

Per Privacy protection transaction will increase by $0.25c

Please remember these are PER YEAR, so if there is a 5 year renewal, the increase will be for domain transactions as an example, 5 x 0.20c = $1.00. Likewise for the PP service.

This is for registration, renewal, transfer and restoration – all charge based actions.

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Changes on the LB platform Downime notice NetEarth One

Important: Upcoming downtime announcement on your Control Panel and Supersites

As part of LogicBoxes continued efforts to keep improving their platform stability, they’re undertaking a maintenance activity on their internal systems on Sunday, 27th March 2022. 

This maintenance activity will start at 2:30 am UTC and continue till 5:30 am UTC. This would mean that you will not be able to access your control panels and supersites or be able to place any new orders or transactions in this window.  This includes use of the API.

This scheduled maintenance will help us deliver better performance and stability to you. 

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Changes on the LB platform NetEarth One

Important Announcement – IP changes to LB Supersite/Partnersite and Orderbox

Logicboxes will be updating the IP addresses of the platform on the 1st March 2022.

If you use either the Supersite 2, Reseller sales Panel, or Control Panel for your customers, please make the following changes BEFORE 1st March when the old IPs will be removed.

As part of their continued efforts to keep improving their platform stability, they are making some changes to their infrastructure. There are a couple of changes that you will need to make to continue enjoying uninterrupted services for yourself, your sub-resellers and your customers: 

Changes to Supersite and Partnersite 

Only if you are using a fully branded Supersite or Partnersite, please change your A record within your name servers to the IPs mentioned below: 

New IP for Supersite 162.215.231.71 

New IP for Partnersite 162.215.231.72 

Changes to Orderbox control panel 

Only if you are using a fully branded control panel, please change the DNS records of your Control panel URL from an A record to a CNAME record. The correct CNAME record to be added is: 

<enter your fully branded control panel URL>  CNAME  cp-2.myorderbox.com 

LB request you to make these changes by March 1, 2022 to enjoy uninterrupted services and stability of their platforms. Please ignore this post if you are using partially branded supersites, partnersites and Orderbox control panels. 

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LogicBoxes Planned Platform Maintenance

As part of LogicBoxes endeavour to constantly upgrade their platform, they will be performing constructive maintenance on their Database Servers. During this maintenance, they will be upgrading their Major versions of the Database servers.

Affected Services: 

This update will have a direct impact on the Control Panel and API services. Hence, during the maintenance you may not be able to:

1) Access and manage your orders from the Orderbox Control Panel
2) Purchase orders from the Supersite
3) Access the CSV Reports portal
4) Manage the domain forwarding service from the Domain Forwarding interface
5) Use API service

Maintenance window:

Date:
Sunday, 27th June 2021
Duration: 1 hours & 30 mins
Start Time: 1:30 AM UTC
End Time: 3:00 AM UTC

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Changes on the LB platform NetEarth One Registry Price Increase

LB price increases for ccTLDs and nTLDs

These changes will go live on Saturday 28th August at 1900 BST. We were assured by LogicBoxes that the changes made on the 5th August (which was notified to the reseller base) were the only ones that affected our account, however, it appears these were “missed” and thus are now being made live.

My apologies for the short notice period on this, but, we found out last night (Wednesday).

.HOSTING Restoration pricing goes from : $350 to $450
.JUEGOS Restoration Pricing goes from : $380 to $450
.MN Register / Renew and Transfer increase by $6.00 through all tiers. Restoration increases by $40
.US Register / Renew and Transfer increases by $3.50 through all tiers. Restoration increases by $3.50
.WS Register / Renew and Transfer increases by $6.00 through all tiers. Restoration increases to $95.00
.Donuts Group 1, Restoration pricing goes from : $70 to $85

We are now able to re-enable the following TLDs :
.ATTORNEY Register / Renew and Transfer increases by $13.00
.DENTIST Register / Renew and Transfer increases by $13.00
.LAWYER Register / Renew and Transfer increases by $13.00

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Changes on the LB platform NetEarth One

LB- Introducing new plans for Linux Reseller Hosting

As you may be aware, cPanel whose control panel is used for the reseller hosting service increased their pricing last year. Logicboxes have now got around to increasing the pricing for all new reseller hosting packages from August 12th. Since the new pricing model resulted in an increased cost for many web hosts, many hosting companies immediately updated their prices and plans to accommodate the new cPanel prices. 

After considering how to best address this change, LB have decided to introduce new prices and plans for all new orders starting 12 August 2020.

All new orders placed on and after 12 August 2020 will be subject to the new prices and plans. Accordingly, existing prices and plans will no longer be available and will be set to “No New Orders” beginning 12 August 2020. Orders made prior to this date will continue to renew based on the existing plan structures until further notice. We will provide nearer the time the new pricing (the link above will work).

Please note that under the new plan, customers will be able to purchase additional cPanel accounts from their control panel.

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Changes on the LB platform NetEarth One

.FR Now Live on NEO

We are excited to announce the launch of .FR on the LB platform today, I had hoped to give a few days notice, but a slot with LB developers came up and we were squeezed into it 🙂

Pricing for this is as follows:

Add / Renew is $ 6.95 per year

A transfer is $6.95 including a 1-year renewal.

Restoration is $ 60.00

You will need to signup for this if you want to sell .FR, login to NEO (https://manage.netearthone.com/reseller) click Settings >> Manage Products and Pricing >> Domain Registration >> Manage TLD’s, here you can select .FR sell, then accept the Terms and conditions, and hit submit, then the same place, instead of Manage TLD’s, click “Manage Prices”.