New GLTD Updates

by Robert Kriner on January 17, 2014

New gTLDs Launched
.BID
Reservation Program: Famous Four Media, the registry operator for the new gTLD .BID, has announced the launch of its pre-Sunrise Reservation Program. The Reservation Program consists of two phases as follows:

Bid-on-.BID: January 20 (14:00 UTC) to February 14, 2014 (10:00 UTC)
During Phase 1, it will be possible to bid for second-level domains under .BID. Reservations will also be accepted at the Landrush price on a first-come, first-served basis, however registrations receiving a higher bid price will get priority and multiple bids on a domain for the same amount will result in the earliest submitted bid winning the domain.

First-Come, First-Served (FCFS) Reservations: February 19 (14:00 UTC).
During Phase 2, reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the Landrush price and no further Bid-on-.BID reservations will be permitted.
Domain reservations will be subject to Sunrise priority applications and the Trademark Claims Period.

.CEO
Registry operator CEOTLD Pty Ltd has announced the launch of its Sunrise period for the new gTLD .CEO. The Sunrise period is set to run from February 10-March 12. Further information will follow soon.

New gTLDs Delegated
One further new gTLD from ICANN’s New gTLD Program was delegated last week, taking the total to 83:

Date

String

Registry

Sunrise
 opens

Sunrise 
closes

Jan 8 .BERLIN dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG TBC TBC

No further new gTLD Registry operators entered into Registry Agreements with ICANN last week. So far, a total of 222 Registry Agreements have been signed. The full list of Registry Agreements can be viewed at:
 http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries.

If you have any questions related to new gTLDs, please contact your local Corsearch Account Manager, or email us at newgtlds@wolterskluwer.com.

If you are interested in submitting trademarks to the Trademark Clearinghouse, please contact us at tmclearinghouse@wolterskluwer.com for assistance with the submission process.

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