The Latest NgTLD Updates

by Emily Weaver on April 10, 2014

New gTLDs Launched

Starting Dot – .ARCHI

Further to the recent announcement that Starting Dot would launch its new gTLD, .ARCHI (for architects), into Sunrise on 17 April, we have now received confirmation from the registry that they were able to start the Sunrise phase earlier, on 8 April 2014. The updated launch schedule for this TLD is now as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

08-Apr-14
(10:00 UTC)

08-Jun-14 (10:00 UTC)

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

08-May-14
(10:00 UTC)

08-Jun-14
(10:00 UTC)

16-Jun-14
(10:00 UTC)

We would like to remind you that .ARCHI domains are reserved exclusively for architects and architecture agencies.

United TLD (Rightside Registry) – .MODA

Registry operator United TLD has announced the launch of the next of its new gTLDs, .MODA, as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

09-Apr-14

09-Jun-14

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

18-Jun-14

07-Jul-14

16-Jul-14

All phases open and close at 17:00 UTC.

During the Sunrise Phase, 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. 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. 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.

IDNs are available for .MODA in English, French, and Spanish characters.

CentralNic Sunrises

CentralNic has announced the launch schedule for the next of its new gTLDs, .INK (for tattoos and ink-related industries) for Top Level Design, LLC, and .BAR and .REST (restaurants) for Punto 2012 Sociedad Anonima Promotora de Inversion de Capital Variable, as follows:

New gTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

.INK

31-Mar-14 (09:00 UTC)

02-Jun-14 (23:59:00 UTC)

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

05-Jun-14 (09:00 UTC)

19-Jun-14 (23:59:00 UTC)

23-Jun-14 (09:00 UTC)

.BAR

09-Apr-14 (12:00 UTC)

08-Jun-14 (23:59:00 UTC)

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

11-Jun-14 (12:00 UTC)

10-Jul-14 (23:59:00 UTC)

14-Jul-14
(12:00 UTC)

.REST

09-Apr-14 (12:00 UTC)

08-Jun-14 (23:59:00 UTC)

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

11-Jun-14 (12:00 UTC)

10-Jul-14 (23:59:00 UTC)

14-Jul-14
(12:00 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.

For .BAR, a 15-day “Bar Family Names Sunrise” period, to run from 22 May 2014 (12:00 UTC) until 9 June 2014 (23:59:00 UTC) will also allow resident Bar (Montenegro) people to register their surnames under the .BAR TLD prior to General Availability. Domains must either be an exact match of the surname, first name and surname (e.g., JohnSmith), or first initial and surname (e.g., JSmith).

A copy of a Montenegrin National Identification Card must be provided, as well as proof of residency in the bar municipality (a utility bill, telephone bill, water, bank statement, or credit card bill which shows the name and address in the bar municipality). Multiple applications for the same domain will result in an auction.

Domains registered under Landrush for all three TLDs are available to everyone. Multiple applications for the same domain will result in an auction and domains will be available to all on a first-come, first-served basis under General Availability.

Domains can be registered for periods of from 1–10 years.

.INK IDNs are currently available in Latin and Arabic characters. .BAR and .REST domains may be registered in Latin characters only.

Donuts Sunrises

Registry operator Donuts has announced details of its next TLDs to launch into Sunrise on 15 April 2014 as follows:

New gTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Early Access Program (EAP) Day 1

General Availability

.TOOLS

15-Apr-14

14-Jun-14

18-Jun-14

25-Jun-14

.INDUSTRIES
.PARTS
.SUPPLIES
.SUPPLY

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

Minds + Machines Sunrises (.FISHING, .VODKA, .RODEO, .COOKING, .HORSE, and .COUNTRY)

Registry operator Minds + Machines has announced that it will launch the first five of its wholly-owned new gTLDs: .FISHING.VODKA.RODEO.COOKING, and .HORSE, as well as.COUNTRY, in which the company has a joint venture interest.

A 60-day Sunrise period will commence on 15 April 2014, wherein 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.

A concurrent 60-day Landrush period will also open on 15 April 2014, wherein domains will be available to the public and non-trademark holders with multiple applications for the same domain also resulting in an auction. Domains registered under the Sunrise period will take priority over Landrush applications for the same name.

Further information on the launches will follow soon.

.NYC

Registry operator ‘The City of New York by and through the New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications’ has announced the launch of its new gTLD,.NYC, as follows:

Sunrise Opens

5-May-14
(15:00:01 UTC)
Sunrise Closes 20-Jun-14
(15:00:00 UTC)
Sunrise Type End Date Sunrise
(not first-come, first-served)
City Government Affiliated Phase Opens 25-Jun-14
(15:00:01 UTC)
City Government Affiliated Phase Closes 31-Jul-14
(15:00:00 UTC)
Landrush Opens 4-Aug-14
(15:00:01 UTC)
Landrush Closes 3-Oct-14
(15:00:00 UTC)
General Availability 8-Oct-14
(15:00:00 UTC)

.NYC Nexus Requirements

.NYC domain registrations must meet the .NYC nexus requirements during all of the launch phases, including the Sunrise Phase. Registrants must be either:

  • a natural person whose primary place of domicile is a valid physical address in New York City; or
  • an entity or organization that has a physical street address in New York City.

Note that the existence of a PO Box address in New York City does not qualify for purposes of meeting the nexus policy.

Registrants must agree that they are in compliance with all relevant federal, New York State, and New York City laws, including the tax requirements for conducting business via the Internet (further information can be found here).

.NYC does not allow the use of proxy, private, or anonymous domain name registrations.

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.

In addition to the Sunrise Phase, .NYC will have both a Founders Program and City Government Affiliated Phase.

During the City Government Affiliated Phase (limited registration period), the registry will make available certain domain names reserved by New York City to qualified New York City government-affiliated agencies, organizations, and entities that have been validated by the New York City Government to receive such domain names.

During the Landrush phase, multiple applications for the same domain will result in an auction.

Any name that is found on the .NYC SLD block list during the Sunrise, City Government Affiliated, and Landrush phases, will be available for registration, but cannot be activated until ICANN so permits.

Domains will be available on a first-come, first-served basis under General Availability.

Domains can be registered under all phases for periods of from 1–10 years and IDNs will be available in Spanish characters. Premium domains are also available.

.KOELN

Registry operator NetCologne Gesellschaft für Telekommunikation mbH has announced the launch of its new gTLD, .KOELN, as follows:

Sunrise Opens

12-Jun-14
(0:00 CEST)
Sunrise Closes 13-Jul-14
(23:59 CEST)
Sunrise Type Start Date Sunrise
(first-come, first served)
Limited Registration Opens 14-Jul-14
(0:00 CEST)
Limited Registration Closes 12-Aug-14
(23:59 CEST)
Landrush Opens 26-Aug-14
(11:11 CEST)
Landrush Closes 4-Sep-14
(11:10 CEST)
General Availability 5-Sep-14
(11:11 UTC)

During the Sunrise Phase, 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.

During the Limited Registration phase, domains may be registered by holders of all rights and titles in the TLD designation .KOELN, or by other public bodies, in particular, the city’s subordinate bodies and self-regulatory professional organizations and chambers (“Reserved Domain Names”), and to those able to demonstrate a special link to the city of Cologne.

There will be no special eligibility requirements for domains registered during the first-come, first-served Landrush Period, and domains will be available to all on a first-come, first-served basis under General Availability.

IDNs will be available in German characters.


New gTLDs Currently Running

.SUCKS, a new gTLD string which is currently in contention, has been in the news this week with an article featured in the World Trademark ReviewOne applicant for .SUCKS, Vox Populi Registry Inc., has indicated its intention to charge an incredible (and significantly above average) $25,000 fee for domains registered under the Sunrise phase, yet suggests domains registered under General Availability will cost $300 per year.

The registry is currently running a Priority Reservation programme for both trademark holders (despite not yet having entered into a Registry Agreement with ICANN to operate the new gTLD), who are given the option to reserve domains name in order to “secure a price” of $2,500 ahead of the planned first-come, first-served Sunrise phase, where such registration costs will jump to the $25,000 fee, as well as for non-trademark holders where first-come, first-served Priority Reservations are to be awarded prior to General Availability.

The string remains at the center of concern for trademark holders and while it is yet to be confirmed which of the three applicants (Vox Populi Registry Inc., Top Level Spectrum, Inc. or Dog Bloom, LLC (Donuts))will ultimately operate the new gTLD, Vox Populi Registry Inc.’s proposed Sunrise fee is likely to prove too expensive for many brand owners, forcing them to risk securing domains under General Availability and potentially losing them to third parties.

The full article can be found here

Meanwhile, the top 5 new gTLDs by volume as of 9 April:

New gTLD Domains Registered
.GURU

48,619

.BERLIN

44,508

.PHOTOGRAPHY

31,322

.EMAIL

20,351

.TIPS

18,721

A total of 445,963 new gTLDs have been registered to date (source: DI PRO).


Closing Soon

The NgTLDs 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

Landrush .BUZZ

10-Apr-14

Sunrise .KIM

11-Apr-14

Sunrise .PINK

11-Apr-14

Sunrise .RED

11-Apr-14

Sunrise .SHIKSHA

11-Apr-14

Sunrise .FARM

12-Apr-14

Sunrise .CODES

12-Apr-14

Sunrise .VIAJES (travel)

12-Apr-14

Sunrise . 移动 (xn--6frz82g) – Chinese for “mobile”

13-Apr-14

Sunrise .BLUE

13-Apr-14

Sunrise/Landrush .WED

18-Apr-14

Sunrise .NAGOYA

19-Apr-14

Sunrise .BOUTIQUE

19-Apr-14

Sunrise .BARGAINS

19-Apr-14

Sunrise .ZONE

19-Apr-14

Sunrise .CHEAP

19-Apr-14

Sunrise .AGENCY

19-Apr-14

Sunrise .IMMOBILIEN

21-Apr-14

Sunrise .NINJA

21-Apr-14

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

24-Apr-14

Landrush .在线 (xn--3ds443g) – Chinese for “online”

24-Apr-14

Sunrise .WATCH

26-Apr-14

Sunrise .COOL

26-Apr-14

Sunrise .REVIEWS

28-Apr-14

Sunrise .FUTBOL

28-Apr-14

Sunrise .SOCIAL

28-Apr-14

Landrush .BUILD

28-Apr-14

Sunrise .WIEN

30-Apr-14

Landrush .KIWI

30-Apr-14

 


New gTLDs Delegated

Eighteen further new gTLDs from ICANN’s New gTLD Program have been delegated recently, taking the total to 204:

Date

String

Registry

04-Apr-14 .GOP Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc.
03-Apr-14 .RYUKYU BusinessRalliart Inc.
03-Apr-14 .YOKOHAMA GMO Registry, Inc.
02-Apr-14 .REST Punto 2012 Sociedad Anonima Promotora de Inversion de Capital Variable
02-Apr-14 .SAARLAND dotSaarland GmbH
31-Mar-14 .CONSULTING Pixie Station, LLC (Donuts)
31-Mar-14 .VODKA Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
31-Mar-14 .HAUS Pixie Edge, LLC (Donuts)
31-Mar-14 .COOKING Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
31-Mar-14 .MOE Interlink Co., Ltd.
31-Mar-14 .RODEO Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
31-Mar-14 .COUNTRY Uniregistry, Corp.
31-Mar-14 .商城(xn--czru2d) – Chinese for “mall” Zodiac Capricorn Limited
31-Mar-14 .HORSE Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
31-Mar-14 .FISHING Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
31-Mar-14 .VEGAS Dot Vegas, Inc.
31-Mar-14 .MIAMI Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
31-Mar-14 .ARCHI Starting Dot Limited

 


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
.CRS Federated Co-operatives Limited

03-Apr-14

.CUISINELLA SALM S.A.S.

03-Apr-14

.DOOSAN Doosan Corporation

03-Apr-14

.EMERCK Merck KGaA

03-Apr-14

.ERNI ERNI Group Holding AG

03-Apr-14

.PRESS DotPress Inc.

03-Apr-14

.SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD

03-Apr-14

.SCHMIDT SALM S.A.S.

03-Apr-14

.SPACE DotSpace Inc.

03-Apr-14

.WEBSITE DotWebsite Inc.

03-Apr-14

So far, a total of 378 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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