The Latest NgTLD Updates from Corsearch

by Emily Weaver on May 1, 2014

New gTLDs Launched


Donuts Sunrises

Registry operator Donuts has announced details of its next NgTLDs to launch into Sunrise as follows:

NgTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Early Access Program (EAP) Day 1

General Availability

.SERVICES

29-Apr-14

28-Jun-14

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

02-Jul-14

09-Jul-14

.CAPITAL

06-May-14

05-Jul-14

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

09-Jul-14

16-Jul-14

.ENGINEERING
.EXCHANGE
.GRIPE

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

  • 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

.LONDON

Dot London Domains Limited’s official three-month .LONDON Launch Program, comprising the Sunrise and the London Priority Period, is now underway for anyone with a presence in London or an interest in London.

Priority will be given to registered trademark holders and Londoners applying for domain names until 31 July 2014, with domains being allocated according to the following priority ranking:

  1. Those in the Trademark Clearinghouse
  2. Those having a London address and a right to a name (e.g., it matches their business name)
  3. Those having a London address for any name
  4. Those without a presence in London

Multiple applications for the same domain will be validated and if, after validation, multiple applicants for the same domain name end up in the highest priority ranking, an auction will result.

From 9 September 2014, .LONDON domains will be available under General Availability on a first-come, first-served basis.


United TLD (Rightside Registry) – .ROCKS

Registry operator United TLD has announced the launch of the next of its NgTLDs, .ROCKS, as follows:

Sunrise Opens 30-Apr-14
Sunrise Closes 30-Jun-14
Sunrise Type End Date Sunrise (Not first-come, first-served)
Landrush Opens 9-Jul-14
Landrush Closes 28-Jul-14
General Availability 6-Aug-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.


Uniregistry Sunrises

Registry operator Uniregistry has announced that the next of its NgTLDs to launch into Sunrise will be .CHRISTMAS and .BLACKFRIDAY, as follows:

Sunrise Opens 1-May-14
Sunrise Closes 30-Jun-14
Sunrise Type End Date Sunrise (Not first-come, first-served)
General Availability 8-Jul-14

During the Sunrise period, domains may be reserved or registered on the basis of trade or service marks registered with the TMCH and certain typographical variations thereof.

A Sunrise period B will take place at the same time as Sunrise period A, wherein applicants for whom the end part of their trademark string corresponds to the new gTLD may respond to an invitation to register domain names under .(new gTLD), which are truncated before the end part of the trademark. In this sense, the trademark is “spanning the dot.” A proxy service may not be used for Sunrise B applications.

Domains will be available for periods of 1–10 years.

The following IDNs are available for all Uniregistry TLDs:

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

.COLOGNE

Registry operator NetCologne Gesellschaft für Telekommunikation mbH has announced that it will launch its second NgTLD, .COLOGNE, alongside .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
Landrush Opens 26-Aug-14 (11:11 CEST)
Landrush Closes 5-Sep-14 (11:10 CEST)
General Availability 5-Sep-14

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 designations .KOELNand .COLOGNE, 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.


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 NgTLD Closing Date
Landrush .CLUB 01-May-14
Sunrise .QPON 02-May-14
Sunrise .WORKS 03-May-14
Sunrise .EXPERT 03-May-14
Sunrise .WIKI 05-May-14
Landrush .DEMOCRAT 05-May-14
Landrush .DANCE 05-May-14
Landrush .LUXURY 09-May-14
Sunrise .FOUNDATION 10-May-14
Sunrise .EXPOSED 10-May-14
Sunrise .VACATIONS 17-May-14
Sunrise .VILLAS 17-May-14
Sunrise .FLIGHTS 17-May-14
Sunrise .CRUISES 17-May-14
Sunrise .RENTALS 17-May-14
Sunrise .VOTING 17-May-14 (00:00 UTC)
Sunrise .BEST 19-May-14
Landrush .IMMOBILIEN 19-May-14
Landrush .NINJA 19-May-14
Sunrise .XYZ 20-May-14
Sunrise .WANG 21-May-14
Sunrise .机构 (xn--nqv7f) – Chinese for “agencies/institutions” 22-May-14
Sunrise .संगठन (xn--i1b6b1a6a2e) – Hindi for “organization/sangathana” 22-May-14
Sunrise .орг (xn--c1avg) – Russian for “organization/org”) 22-May-14
Landrush .WIKI 22-May-14
Sunrise .CONDOS 24-May-14
Sunrise .MAISON 24-May-14
Sunrise .PROPERTIES 24-May-14
Sunrise .TIENDA 24-May-14
Landrush .REVIEWS 26-May-14
Landrush .FUTBOL 26-May-14
Landrush .SOCIAL 26-May-14
Sunrise .WEBCAM 30-May-14
Sunrise .TRADE 30-May-14
Sunrise .BID 30-May-14
Sunrise .PRODUCTIONS 31-May-14
Sunrise .EVENTS 31-May-14
Sunrise .PARTNERS 31-May-14
Sunrise .DATING 31-May-14

New gTLDs Delegated

Twenty-six further NgTLDs from ICANN’s NgTLD program have been delegated recently, taking the total to 250:

Date String Registry
24-Apr-14 .москва (.xn--80adxhks) – Russian for “Moscow/ moskva” Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development (FAITID)
24-Apr-14 .MOSCOW Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development (FAITID)
23-Apr-14 .LIMITED Big Fest, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .FAIL Atomic Pipe, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .EXCHANGE Spring Falls, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .TAX Storm Orchard, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .WTF Hidden Way, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .FUND John Castle, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .SURGERY Tin Avenue, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .INVESTMENTS Holly Glen, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .FINANCIAL Just Cover, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .GRATIS Pioneer Tigers, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .FURNITURE Lone Fields, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .DENTAL Tin Birch, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .CARE Goose Cross, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .CASH Delta Lake, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .DISCOUNT Holly Hill, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .BLACKFRIDAY Uniregistry, Corp.
23-Apr-14 .CLINIC Goose Park, LLC (Donuts)
23-Apr-14 .FITNESS Brice Orchard, LLC (Donuts)
19-Apr-14 .SCHULE Outer Moon, LLC (Donuts)
19-Apr-14 .FOO Charleston Road Registry, Inc.
19-Apr-14 .SOY Charleston Road Registry, Inc.
19-Apr-14 .PARIS City of Paris
19-Apr-14 .FROGANS OP3FT
16-Apr-14 .QUEBEC PointQuébec Inc

New gTLDs Signed

The following NgTLD Registry operators have entered into a Registry Agreement with ICANN this week, under which they will operate their NgTLDs:

New gTLD Registry Operator Date Contract Signed with ICANN
.ABOGADO Top Level Domain Holdings Limited 24-Apr-14
.EUROVISION European Broadcasting Union (EBU) 24-Apr-14
.GMX 1&1 Mail & Media GmbH 24-Apr-14
.PLACE Snow Galley, LLC (Donuts) 24-Apr-14
.SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships.com, LLC 24-Apr-14
.TATAR Limited Liability Company “Coordination Center of Regional Domain of Tatarstan Republic” 24-Apr-14
 .TIROL punkt Tirol GmbH 24-Apr-14
.WEDDING Top Level Domain Holdings Limited 24-Apr-14
.BAUHAUS Werkhaus GmbH 17-Apr-14
.GLOBAL Dot GLOBAL AS 17-Apr-14
.HOST DotHost Inc. 17-Apr-14
.LTDA DOMAIN ROBOT SERVICOS DE HOSPEDAGEM NA INTERNET LTDA 17-Apr-14

So far, a total of 394 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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