The Latest NgTLD Updates

by Robert Kriner on March 4, 2014

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

New gTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Early Access Program (EAP) Day 1

General Availability

.FOUNDATION

11-Mar-14

10-May-14

14-May-14

21-May-14

.EXPOSED

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

.WIKI and .XYZ
CentralNic has announced that it is set to launch its new gTLDs .WIKI (for Top Level Design, LLC) and .XYZ (for XYZ.COM LLC) as follows:

New gTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush
Opens

Landrush
Closes

General Availability

     .WIKI

03-Mar-14

05-May-14

End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first- served)

08-May-14

22-May-14

26-May-14

.XYZ

20-Mar-14

20-May-14

20-May-14

31-May-14

1-Jun-14

During the 60-day Sunrise periods, trademark rights holders may register their domain names provided that the term applied for is in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), with multiple applications for the same domain resulting in an auction.

Anyone may priority-register a domain name during the Landrush period, with multiple applications for the same domain also resulting in an auction and domains will be available to register on a first-come, first-served basis upon commencement of General Availability.

Domains may be registered for periods of 1-10 years.

IDNs are available under .WIKI in Latin and Arabic language scripts and proxy registrations are permitted.

United TLD/Rightside Registry – .SOCIAL
Registry operator United TLD has announced the launch of its next new gTLD, .SOCIAL into Sunrise as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

26-Feb-14 (17:00 UTC)

28-Apr-14

End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first served)

07-May-14 (17:00 UTC)

26-May-14

04-Jun-14 (17:00 UTC)

During the Sunrise Phase, trademark rights holders may register their domain names provided that the term applied for is in the TMCH, with multiple applications for the same domain resulting in an auction. The initial term of registration for a domain is one year.

Anyone may register a domain name during the Landrush period, with multiple applications for the same domain also resulting in an auction and domains will be available to register on a first-come, first-served basis upon commencement of General Availability.

During Landrush and General Availability, domains may be registered for 1-10 years.

.VOTING
Registry operator Valuetainment Corp. has announced the launch of its new gTLD .VOTING as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

15-Apr-14
(10:00 UTC)

17-May-14
(00:00 UTC)

Start Date Sunrise
(first-come, first-served)

27-May-14
(10:00 UTC)

09-Jun-14
(00:00 UTC)

22-Jul-14
(15:00 UTC)

During the Sunrise period, trademark rights holders may register their domain names on a first-come, first-served basis, provided that the term applied for is in the TMCH.

Closing Soon
The New gTLDs listed below have Launch phases closing soon. Please submit your applications one–two days before the close of the applicable period to ensure the timely completion of your order.

Launch Phase

New gTLD

Closing Date

Sunrise .COMPANY

08-Mar-14

Sunrise .COMPUTER

08-Mar-14

Sunrise .ACADEMY

08-Mar-14

Sunrise .SYSTEMS

08-Mar-14

Sunrise .MANAGEMENT

08-Mar-14

Sunrise .CENTER

08-Mar-14

Sunrise (Start Date/FCFS) .CEO

12-Mar-14

Landrush .MENU

12-Mar-14

Landrush .UNO

14-Mar-14

Sunrise .EMAIL

15-Mar-14

Sunrise .ONL

15-Mar-14

Sunrise .TRAINING

15-Mar-14

Sunrise .BUILDERS

15-Mar-14

Sunrise .SOLUTIONS

15-Mar-14

Sunrise .SUPPORT

15-Mar-14

Sunrise (Start Date/FCFS) .BERLIN

16-Mar-14

Sunrise . 中文网 (xn--fiq228c5hs) – Chinese for “Chinese network”

17-Mar-14

Sunrise .KIWI

17-Mar-14

Sunrise .线 (xn--3ds443g) – Chinese for “online”

17-Mar-14

Sunrise .BUZZ

18-Mar-14

Sunrise/One Launch Phase онлайн (xn--80asehdb) – Cyrillic for “online”

18-Mar-14

Sunrise/One Launch Phase сайт (xn--80aswg) – Cyrillic for “site”

18-Mar-14

Sunrise .INSTITUTE

22-Mar-14

Sunrise .EDUCATION

22-Mar-14

Sunrise .GLASS

22-Mar-14

Sunrise .REPAIR

22-Mar-14

Sunrise .CAMP

22-Mar-14

Landrush .CEO

24-Mar-14

Landrush/RUHR-Phase .RUHR

26-Mar-14

Sunrise .BUILD

28-Mar-14

Sunrise .PICS

28-Mar-14

Sunrise .GIFT

28-Mar-14

Sunrise .LINK

28-Mar-14

Sunrise .GUITARS

28-Mar-14

Sunrise .CLUB

29-Mar-14

Sunrise .PHOTO

29-Mar-14

Sunrise .SOLAR

29-Mar-14

Sunrise .INTERNATIONAL

29-Mar-14

Sunrise .HOUSE

29-Mar-14

Sunrise .COFFEE

29-Mar-14

Sunrise .FLORIST

29-Mar-14

New gTLDs Delegated
Eight further new gTLDs from ICANN’s New gTLD Program have been delegated this week, taking the total to 163:

Date String Registry
27-Feb-14 .BAR Punto 2012 Sociedad Anonima Promotora de Inversion de Capital Variable
27-Feb-14 .KRED KredTLD Pty Ltd
27-Feb-14 .BEST BestTLD Pty Ltd
26-Feb-14 .CHRISTMAS Uniregistry, Corp.
26-Feb-14 .PUB United TLD Holdco, Ltd.
26-Feb-14 .дети (xn--d1acj3b) – Russian for “kids/deti” The Foundation for Network Initiatives “The Smart Internet”
26-Feb-14 .ACTOR United TLD Holdco, Ltd.
25-Feb-14 .SUPPLIES Atomic Fields, LLC (Donuts)

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

New gTLD Registry Operator Date Contract Signed with ICANN
.BZH Association www.bzh 27-Feb-14
.RIO Empresa Municipal de Informática SA – IPLANRIO 27-Feb-14
.SERVICES Fox Castle, LLC (Donuts) 27-Feb-14

So far, a total of 290 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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