The Latest gTLD Updates

by T+B Blog Team on February 6, 2014

Donuts Sunrises
Registry operator Donuts has announced details of its next TLDs to launch into Sunrise on 11 February 2014 as follows:

New gTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Early Access Program (EAP) Day 1

General Availability

.CODES

11-Feb-14

12-Apr-14

16-Apr-14

23-Apr-14

.FARM

.VIAJES (travel)

United TLD Sunrises
Registry operator United TLD has announced the first of its Sunrise periods to launch will be for .DANCE, .DEMOCRAT, .IMMOBILIEN and .NINJA as follows:

New gTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

.DANCE

05-Feb-14 
(17:00 UTC)

07-Apr-14 
(17:00 UTC)

End Date Sunrise

(not first-come, first served)

TBC

TBC

TBC

.DEMOCRAT

.IMMOBILIEN

19-Feb-14 
(TBC)

21-Apr-14 
(TBC)

.NINJA

During the Sunrise Phase, the initial term of registration for a domain is 1 year.
During Landrush and General Availability, domains may be registered for 1-10 years.
Further information will follow soon.

I-REGISTRY Ltd. (.ONL and .RICH)
Registry Operator I-REGISTRY Ltd. has announced that the Sunrise period for its new gTLD .ONL (short for online) is now in progress. The Sunrise period for .RICH is set to start on 6 February 2014 as follows:

New gTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

.ONL

14-Jan-14 (16:00 UTC)

15-Mar-14 (16:00 UTC)

End Date Sunrise

(not first-come, first served)

18-Mar-14 
(16:00 UTC)

15-Apr-14 
(16:00 UTC)

17-Apr-14 
(16:00 UTC)

.RICH

06-Feb-14 (TBC)

07-Apr-14 
(TBC)

TBC

TBC

TBC

Uniregistry
Multiple applications for the same domain during the Sunrise or Landrush periods will result in a closed auction.
Domains will be available for registration during General Availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
Domains may be registered for periods of 1-10 years.

Registry operator Uniregistry has announced that the next of its TLDs to launch into Sunrise will be .PICS, .GIFT and .PHOTO as follows:

New gTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

General Availability

.PICS.GIFT

27-Jan-14 
(16:00 UTC)

28-Mar-14 
(16:00 UTC)

End Date Sunrise

(not first-come, first served)

15-Apr-14 
(16:00 UTC)

.PHOTO

28-Jan-14 
(16:00 UTC)

29-Mar-14 
(16:00 UTC)

.BUILD
During the Sunrise period domains may be reserved or registered on the basis of trade or service marks registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse, and certain typographical variations thereof. Domains will be available for periods of 1 to 10 years.

plan bee LLC, registry operator for the new gTLD .BUILD, has announced the start of its Sunrise period and launch schedule as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

27-Jan-14 
(15:00 UTC)

28-Mar-14 
(15:00 UTC)

End Date Sunrise

(not first-come, first served)

28-Mar-14 
(15:00 UTC)

27-Apr-14 
(15:00 UTC)

28-Apr-14 
(15:00 UTC)


.CLUB

During the Sunrise or Landrush periods multiple applications for the same domain will result in a closed auction.
Domains will be available for registration during General Availability on a first-come, first-served basis.

.Club Domains, LLC has announced the start of its Sunrise phase for the new gTLD .CLUB as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

28-Jan-14

29-Mar-14

End Date Sunrise

(not first-come, first served)

TBC

TBC

TBC

Further information will follow soon.

.CLUB is achieving a fair amount of coverage this week, with an article featuring the new gTLD in Managing Intellectual Property (available here): 

In order to participate in this, or any other Sunrise period, you will need to ensure you are registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

.LUXURY
Registry operator Luxury Partners, LLC has announced the start of its Sunrise phase for the new gTLD .LUXURY as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

05-Feb-14 
(15:00 UTC)

06-Apr-14 
(15:00 UTC)

End Date Sunrise

(not first-come, first served)

10-Apr-14 
(15:00 UTC)

09-May-14 
(15:00 UTC) (TBC)

19-May-14 
(15:00 UTC)

Further information will follow soon.
New gTLDs Delegated
The first new gTLDs from ICANN’s New gTLD Program were delegated on 23 October 2013. This means they were added into the Internet’s Root Zone, the authoritative database for the Internet.

Fifteen further new gTLDs from ICANN’s New gTLD Program have been delegated recently, taking the total to 122 (Landrush Opens, Landrush Closes, General Availability for these are all TBC):

Date

String

Registry

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Start/End Date Sunrise

29-Jan-14

.VOTING

Valuetainment, Corp.

TBC

TBC

TBC

29-Jan-14

.TOKYO

GMO Registry, Inc.

TBC

TBC

TBC

29-Jan-14

.NAGOYA

GMO Registry, Inc.

TBC

TBC

TBC

27-Jan-14

.DATING

Pine Fest, LLC (Donuts)

TBC

TBC

TBC

27-Jan-14

.COMMUNITY

Fox Orchard, LLC (Donuts)

TBC

TBC

TBC

23-Jan-14

.BOUTIQUE

Over Galley, LLC (Donuts)

18-Feb-14

19-Apr-14

End Date Sunrise

23-Jan-14

.BARGAINS

Half Hallow, LLC (Donuts)

18-Feb-14

19-Apr-14

End Date Sunrise

23-Jan-14

.TIENDA

Victor Manor, LLC (Donuts)

TBC

TBC

TBC

23-Jan-14

.WORKS

Little Dynamite, LLC (Donuts)

TBC

TBC

TBC

23-Jan-14

.WED

Atgron, Inc.

TBC

TBC

TBC

23-Jan-14

.EXPERT

Magic Pass, LLC (Donuts)

TBC

TBC

TBC

23-Jan-14

.WATCH

Sand Shadow, LLC (Donuts)

TBC

TBC

TBC

23-Jan-14

.KIM

Afilias Limited

11-Mar-14

11-Apr-14

Start Date Sunrise

23-Jan-14

.COOL

Koko Lake, LLC (Donuts)

TBC

TBC

TBC

23-Jan-14

.TOOLS

Pioneer North, LLC (Donuts)

TBC

TBC

TBC

New gTLDs Signed
The following new gTLD Registry operators have entered into a Registry Agreement with ICANN recently, under which they will operate their new gTLDs.

New gTLD

Registry Operator

Date Contract Signed with ICANN

.BOO

Charleston Road Registry Inc.

30-Jan-14

.DAY

Charleston Road Registry Inc.

30-Jan-14

.IFM

ifm electronic gmbh

30-Jan-14

.MEME

Charleston Road Registry Inc.

30-Jan-14

.MOV

Charleston Road Registry Inc.

30-Jan-14

.NEW

Charleston Road Registry Inc.

30-Jan-14

.PARIS

City of Paris

30-Jan-14

Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Updates
So far, a total of 271 Registry Agreements have been signed.  The full list of Registry Agreements can be viewed here.

The following Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are available for Donuts new gTLDs:

  • English, French, Spanish in all Latin TLDs except for German
  • English, French, Spanish and German in the German TLDs
  • English and Chinese only in the Chinese IDN TLDs

The following Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are available for all Uniregistry TLDs:

  • Cyrillic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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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