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This section was re-instituted on September 1st, 2014, to alert our customers of online issues with the new ICANN Era gTLD extensions and any issues with domains, websites, hosting, servers or tools. This news reflects updates and posts made on our Facebook page.

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Uniregistry Domain Name Extensions Dropped Due to Constant Price Increases

Friday, November 10th, 2017; 6:27pm

Domain Hostmaster no longer carries the portfolio of new "ICANN Era" gTLD name extensions offered by Uniregistry due to repetitive price increase issues. Most new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) already carry a hefty price tag and come with a significant maintenance (registration and renewal) cost over the cost of traditional .com, .net, .org and the ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) extensions (ie: .US).

Although all current Domain Hostmaster new gTLD names from the Uniregistry names registry catalog will not be available for registration, we will continue to support all Uniregistry domain name renewals at right in your familiar 'domain manager' control panel.

The following domain name extensions are affected:

I actually don't believe many DH customers are affected, as the "New ICANN Era" gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) name extensions barely sold because of their higher registration and renewal fees. But Uniregistry's constant price increases make them an especially inappropriate domain name offering when we stand for affordable, discount prices to our online professional customer community.

There are exceptions among ICANN's (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) new era gTLD offerings, though. The new gTLD .company is an exceptional value. It's just a bit long to type.

Also note that .com domains still demand the highest resale cost in the premium domain name aftermarket (.net and country code TLD domains are usually 10% the value of a premium .com domain name and others much less). Part of the reason is that users often automatically type .com (if U.S. Americans), or their country code TLD (ccTLD) if they are from anywhere else.

That said, we didn't forget those who would truly want to stick with the Uniregistry brand domain name extensions. We had already started a new registration resource when our authorizing partner registrar (Wild West Domains) stopped carrying the ICANN gTLD .name extension, and we do offer all of the Uniregistry gTLD name extensions there:


The one catch is that I had initially set Domainance up as a registration service resource, I was doing it for myself, staff, family and friends. Therefore, it currently uses PayPal exclusively as a payment processor. If there is real interest in this additional registration resource, that will change and I will add another payment processor (or possibly a few).

Resource Links: Domainance (for .name & Uniregistry domains). Domain Hostmaster website home. Domain Hostmaster store shop home. Resell the DH catalog through Worldwide Web Domains & Networks. Resell the Domainance internet services & product catalog.

Questions? You can contact me ('Doug') directly at sales through our new phone number:

+1 (605) 256-8973
+1 (605) 777-1984

(-possibly easier to remember?)

Post updated: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017; 8:30pm... Happy Thanksgiving!

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Australian ccTLD Name Extensions Added to our Catalog

Sunday, August 13th, 2017; 12:45pm

Australian domain name extensions are new!

I just finished marking down:

Now priced from $4.00 to $25.98 USD!

Get yourself some of that ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain)!

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New Era gTLD (nTLD) Registries with Glitches - RESOLVED:

Sunday, July 16th, 2017; 6:10pm

As ICANN rolls-out so many new gTLDs to the market, we have had a couple of glitches in a few of the registry extensions. I am trying to provide the lowest possible registration, renewal and transfer in prices, as always at Domain Hostmaster, but have had a few glitches with a few registries along the way. I have been in contact with our domain name registrar techs and unfortunately am still awaiting resolution on certain extensions.

You can still register these new gTLDs, I just have not been able to lower the registration, renewal and transfer prices, yet.

The affected new gTLD registry extensions are:


Sunday, August 13th, 2017; 6:36am

The offending domain extension glitches have been rectified by the techs and I have resolved the standard rate overpricing issues by discounting their registration & renewal prices as far as I can take them. That is, the techs have addressed the program pricing issues approximately August 8th, 2017 and I have now discounted prices by the morning of August 13th, 2017.

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The New ICANN Era gTLD Extensions:

Friday, July 14th, 2017; 4:14pm

Over the last few years, we have been diligently adding all of the "new gTLD" registries with their various new extension offerings. This is reflected in our domain name catalog. However, we think we need to give a few clarifications in the interest of truth and justice.

Yes, ICANN has released a burdensome amount of new domain name extensions. It's actually quite hard to keep up. The problem is that although the reported reason was to alleviate the domain name space, as so many .com names are now taken, ICANN has become corrupt and is trying to extort registrants with high registration and renewal costs, as well as reserving special words and names as premium names priced with over-extremely high registration and renewal fees.

Examples are the nearly $3000.00 annual registration & renewal fees for names that are not considered premium .auto, .autos, & .car; making the very proliferation of these domain names slow and burdensome, because the registration/renewal fees are so exorbitant.

ICANN's obvious greed to grab registrant dollars does not stop there though, because as a free capitalistic country that believes in opportunity and free enterprise, as a society we have deliberately made branding and company names the most affordable part of starting a business. That is, until ICANN decided to add domain extensions and enter brand name space.

The parent company to Domain Hostmaster is Symbiotic Design, so we have registered many of the initial domain name extensions (.com, .net, .org) at reasonable annual rates. Of course, we also had to register Symbiotic.Design at an inflated, over-charged rate, just to protect our name.

So what it boils down to is that even though the new name extensions allow people to register names that are already taken in .com domain space, it also requires businesses of all sizes to protect their interests in any associated domain extensions.

By doing this, ICANN is increasing the investment required of entrepreneurs, companies and corporations in securing & protecting names across the board as ICANN expands their reach from domain name space, to name brand space, which is an area where they have no business nor any authority.

If you question my synopsis of the current situation, please note that ICANN has started the ICANN Mark Clearing House. And though registration is expensive and does not protect your name, your brand, or your mark in any way what-so-ever, they still rely on Trademark registration by the authoritative agency (in the US, that would be the United States Patent Office), just to participate.

Needless to say, we are in the business of selling domain names, and we take great pride in that, Domains is right in our name, Domain Hostmaster. We offer the best prices and support, as well as a huge catalog of TLDs, nTLDs, & ccTLDs (Top Level Domains, new TLDs & country code TLDs) and are therefore renown among our colleagues, peers and online professionals (domainers, web designers, site developers, search optimizers, online marketers & bloggers).

But in this business it is also necessary to point out that .com had, in it's first couple years, more registrations than all of the new ICANN era TLDs (nTLDs, now often referred to as gTLDs) in their last few introductory years (dating back to 2014).

So I think that it is obvious that we need to point out that while a good new era nTLD (aka gTLD) might make a great branding investment, you should always back it with a .com, if you reasonably can. In example, the domain name Symbiotic.Design redirects to and will until such a time as the new gTLDs are common and people don't just accidentally type .com as an extension.

Another domain name option to consider is the ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) of your country. Most countries other that the US use their country code designation showing patriotism for their nation and enhancing locality. The .us domains are exceptionally reasonably priced, well below .com & .net, and offer no penalty for use by the search engines.

I will be updating this news section with a new post about some of the new ICANN era TLDs that we are not able to reduce the prices on. Otherwise, all of the old TLDs, nTLDs/gTLDs, & ccTLDs in our catalog are priced as absolutely low as we can get them, a factor we take great pride in so that we can be a great resource to domainers, branders, developers, and entrepreneurs worldwide.

Thanks for using Domain Hostmaster!

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New Dedicated Sales Phone Number

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017; 4:48am

We have added the following number as a dedicated sales line:


We hope this will increase pre-order and customer communication effectiveness. Feel free to call us if you need assistance.

Alternatively, you can reach sales through email:

Thank you for supporting our efforts at Domain Hostmaster! We try to cut-out the spam and give you the very best prices available (prices that every web professional... webmasters, admins, web designers, site developers and search optimizers) deserve, without competing with your offers. We do have to have some do-it-yourself solutions for those that require it, but nothing can compete with a fully customized and taylored product. Use us and keep your customers!

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Finished Adding New ICANN Era gTLD Extensions:

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015; 11:14pm

Finally done adding the latest round of the New ICANN Era generic/global TLD extension registries. Because there have been so many new registries added over the last couple of days, I'll simply list all of the domain name extensions added over the past couple of days that are available at Domain Hostmaster now.


The domain name extensions that are marked with an asterisk (*) are available but still need the prices lowered yet due to a glitch. Special Domain Services are working on correcting the glitch for .auction, .dentist, .degree, .forsale and .band, so these gTLDs will have an additional price reduction as soon as the back end glitch is addressed and fixed.

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Added .rehab gTLD, issues with other registries:

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015; 12:28am

The .rehab domain name extension was added and marked down to the lowest price point. However, we are having a problem adjusting the prices for the following gTLD extensions and Special Domain Services are working on it:


These domain name extensions are still available for registration, we simply haven't been able to reduce their prices to rock bottom yet, as we traditionally do. We do expect resolution on this matter within a few days.

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Added & Lowered New ICANN Era gTLDs:

Monday, February 23rd, 2015, 10:26am

The following ICANN Era generic/global Top Level Domain (gTLD) name extensions have been added and priced at absolute minimums:



We are having issues reducing the costs of the following gTLDs:


The issue with reducing the prices for these domain names has been reported to Special Domain Services and they are working to resolve these issues.


Only the front page is going to be updated with our list of the new "ICANN Era" gTLD name extension registries, as we still have to update our lists of offered domain names and yet have more to add to the current list. Once we have caught up with the new wave of ICANN releases, and successfully reduced their prices, we will update each list again and report them as updated here in the news section.

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[RESOLVED] Offline Glitched Domains Still Online

Saturday, September 27th, 2014, 10:03pm

The original issue is obviously more complicated than first thought. Even deactivating the glitchy domain names has no affect, they seem to remain active and available, anyway. But know that if you select a domain extension which has no price (or a $0.00 price), that name extension will cause an error when you proceed to your shopping cart and the entire contents of your shopping cart will be emptied, requiring you to go through registration all over again.

Again, we are sorry for this inconvenience nd ask that you understand. Special Domain Services is working on the issue, though because it is the weekend, labor and resources are stressed. We hope to have the issue resolved and the problem corrected within 72 hours.

Please note that any of the other new domain name extensions that show a price do work fine, and all of the traditional domain extensions (.com, .net, .org, etc..) will register easily without error, as well.

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Updated List of Extensions with Glitches

Saturday, September 27th, 2014, 3:14pm

A glitch in the registrar system has taken the price of certain specific new 'ICANN Era' gTLD name extensions. Putting a domain extension into your cart that doesn't have a price displayed will empty your cart.

For now, the affected registries with reported glitches have been taken offline. We will make them available with the previous low prices as soon as they become available again.


Currently, the affected ICANN Era gTLD extension registries are:

  1. .accountants
  2. .associates
  3. .capital
  4. .care
  5. .cash
  6. .church
  7. .clinic
  8. .credit
  9. .creditcard
  10. .dental
  11. .digital
  12. .discount
  13. .engineering
  14. .exchange
  15. .fail
  16. .finance
  17. .financial
  18. .fish
  19. .fitness
  20. .fund
  21. .furniture
  22. .gratis
  23. .gripe
  24. .horse
  25. .industries
  26. .insure
  27. .investments
  28. .kim
  29. .kiwi
  30. .lease
  31. .life
  32. .vegas

The current active new ICANN Era gTLD extensions list is reflected in the Alphabetical ICANN Era gTLD Extensions list.

If you spy any other domain name extensions that don't have a price, you can help us out by reporting it/them, though we do think our list above is complete, now.

Our sincere apologies for this incredible inconvenience goes out to all. Special Domain Services will work to research and resolve this issue and then correct whatever practice caused the issue in the first place.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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Glitch with Some of the New 'ICANN Era' gTLD Name Extensions

September 27th, 2014, 7:41am

Due to a glitch in the system, we have deactivated the following registries:

These registry extensions will remain offline until the issue is researched, resolved and completely corrected. We apologize for any inconvenience to yourself and/or your business.

If you do spot an extension that does not have a price when you look through the suggestions, don't select it. The extensions that we are having trouble with do not list a price, and if you put it in your cart, it will clear the cart.

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New 'ICANN Era' Domain Name Registry Extensions

September 1st, 2014

The new 'ICANN Era' domain name extensions are out. Each registry may have generic or Trademark names held in reserve, or require acknowledgement of someone's mark in order to register.

The list of these available generic global Top Level Domain (gTLD) name registries is long, with many more such name extensions yet to be announced, but this system does provide a manner of protection for brands along the lines of making brands too expensive to lock down in every category. This however, is our very criticism of the new ICANN Era flood of domain names which are prohibitively priced and often overly redundant.

To check out the 'New ICANN Era' domain name extensions, check the following lists:

After adding new domain name extensions and editing their prices to give the best possible deal, the tiny list of available extensions on the front page is always updated first, then the larger individual lists may be updated the following day and lastly, the list of all available extensions is updated.

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