This section was reinstituted on Monday (Labor Day) September 1st, 2014. The old news archive has not yet been posted. We will be adding the much older archives in due time.
This section was reinstituted 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.
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 DomainHostmaster 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 backend glitch is addressed and fixed.
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.
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 succesfully reduced their prices, we will update each list again and report them as updated here in the news section.
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.
Saturday, September 27th, 2014, 3:14pm
A glitch in the registrar system has taken the price of certain specigic 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:
The current active new ICANN Era gTLD extensions list is reflected in the Alphabetcal 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.
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.
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 criticicsm 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.