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On this page you will find the AutoDNS DIRECT changelog for 2018.

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General, TLD Policies

New Whois Data Escrow Agent

All ICANN-accredited registrars are obliged to hold domain name data they manage in a secure escrow environment.
This ensures worldwide that a domain holder can prove his right to a domain, even if the responsible registrar no longer provides his services.
 
So far, there has been only one ICANN-designated Escrow Agent (DEA) that is based in the USA. Within the framework of an international tender, InterNetX actively supported the application of the Germany-based (Frankfurt a. M.) DENIC eG to be admitted as an additional "Designated Escrow Agent" (DEA) for ICANN-accredited registrars.
 
In May 2018, ICANN officially approved DENIC eG as DEA. Switching to the new DEA required several legal and technical changes. This DEA change process has been successfully completed now.
 
From now on, InterNetX calls on the service of DENIC eG as new DEA. This enables us to carry out the compulsory protection of your business data in compliance with the European privacy policy without cutting back on data security – and without additional costs. 

General, XML Interface (API)

New: JSON API

We are happy to provide you with the BETA version of our newly developed JSON API.
It allows you to smoothly carry out domain-relevant transactions such as orders for domains, zones, certificates or (SSL) contact orders in AutoDNS.
 
The main benefit: Thanks to the flexibility of the JSON format the API can easily be processed in many different programming languages.
 
Additional benefits:
• Easy implementation thanks to a predefined object structure
• API works according to the OpenAPI 2.0 specification
• No need to be activated separately

• Session based use
 
Info and support: Download the technical API documentation according to the OpenAPI standard on GitHub. You can also get further information on the JSON API in the InterNetX Help Center.
We appreciate your feedback: feedback-json@internetx.com

General, TLD Policies

Deletion of unused domain contacts

Starting December 2018, we will automatically delete all domain contacts that have not been actively used or updated in the last 180 days, in order to clean up unused person-related records.
 
Please note:
• If you use push-notification or polling, you will find information about the deletions
  that have been carried out in your queues.
• If you only use email notifications, you will receive no feedback about the deleted
  contacts.
 
You don't want unused domain contacts to be deleted? 
In this case, please contact our domain support before December 1, 2018 to suspend data deletion.

General, XML Interface (API), TLD Policies

New Whois Privacy TLDs

The Whois Privacy Service is now available for the following TLDs:

.app 
.soy 
.how 
.page 
.eco 

General, XML Interface (API), TLD Policies, User Interface

New Whois Privacy TLDs

The Whois Privacy Service is now available for the following TLDs:

.me

.icu

General, XML Interface (API), TLD Policies, User Interface

New ccTLD available

The ccTLD .AT (Austria) is now available for registration:

.at
.co.at
.or.at



General, XML Interface (API)

WHMCS Plugin Updates

New plugin versions for WHMCS 7.5.1 with PHP 7.1 and later are now available:
https://help.internetx.com/display/MODSEN/

General, XML Interface (API), User Interface/Functions

Confirmation e-mails for all SSL orders

Since 2018-02-20 an e-mail address must be provided for all SSL orders to receive an e-mail confirming the domain ownership.
Since only certain e-mail addresses are allowed we will display them in a drop-down menu.
After submitting your order the CA will send you an e-mail with a link to confirm the ownership.
If you order a certificate with SANs, one e-mail per FQDN is sent .
The order will only be processed and the certificate issued once the domain has been confirmed.

General, XML Interface (API), TLD Policies, User Interface

New Whois Privacy TLDs

The Whois Privacy Service is now available for the following TLDs:
africa
green
ac
sh
io
buzz
boston
cam
health
amsterdam

wien
barcelona
koeln
cologne
frl

saarland
tirol