The Latest NgTLD Updates from Corsearch

by Emily Weaver on May 12, 2014

New gTLDs Launched

.GOP

Registry operator Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc. has announced that it has launched its NgTLD .GOP (relating to Republicans and conservatives online) into Sunrise as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

General Availability

28-Apr-14

30-Jun-14

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

07-Jul-14

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.

Domains will be available to all on a first-come, first-served basis upon commencement of General Availability.

.商城(.xn--czru2d) – Chinese for “mall”

Registry operator Zodiac Capricorn Limited has announced the launch of its NgTLD .商城 (.xn--czru2d) – Chinese for “mall” as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

06-May-14

05-Jun-14

Start Date Sunrise

TBC

TBC

TBC

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.

Domains will be available to all on a first-come, first-served basis upon commencement of General Availability.

Further information will follow soon.

Donuts Sunrises

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

NgTLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Early Access Program (EAP) Day 1

General Availability

.ASSOCIATES

13-May-14

12-Jul-14

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

16-Jul-14

23-Jul-14

.LEASE
.MEDIA
.PICTURES

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

.MOE

Registry operator Interlink Co., Ltd. has announced the launch schedule for its NgTLD .MOE as follows.  .MOE (“萌え” in Japanese and pronounced as “moh-ay”) is a slang term, which means having a strong passion for something and began as a buzzword for a subculture of “otaku” (most closely related English term is “geek”) in Japan in the 1990s.

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

13-May-14
(02:00 UTC)

13-Jun-14
(15:00 UTC)

Start Date Sunrise

17-Jun-14
(15:00 UTC)

18-Jul-14
(15:00 UTC)

22-Jul-14
(02:00 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 Landrush phase, domains will be available to all with multiple applications for the same domain resulting in an auction.

Domains will be available to all on a first-come, first-served basis upon commencement of General Availability.

Domains may be registered for periods of from 1 to 10 years and IDNs will be available in Japanese characters.

United TLD (Rightside Registry) – .HAUS

Registry operator United TLD has announced the launch of the next of its NgTLDs, .HAUS (meaning ‘house’ in English), as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

14-May-14

14-Jul-14

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

23-Jul-14

11-Aug-14

20-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 TMCH, with multiple applications for the same domain resulting in an auction.  The initial term of registration for a domain is 1 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.

IDNs are available for .HAUS in Spanish, French and German characters.

.网址 (.xn--ses554g) – Chinese for “network address”

Registry operator Hu Yi Global Information Resources (Holding) Company Hong Kong Limited has announced the launch of its NgTLD .网址 (.xn--ses554g – Chinese for “network address”) as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Landrush Opens

Landrush Closes

General Availability

03-Jun-14

03-Jul-14

Start Date Sunrise

TBC

TBC

TBC

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.

Further information on this Ng TLD will follow soon.

Pioneer Program for بازار. (.xn--mgbab2bd – Arabic for “bazaar/bazar”)

Registry operator CORE Association has announced the launch of its Pioneer Program for بازار. (.xn--mgbab2bd – Arabic for “bazaar/bazar”), wherein up to 90 prospective domain holders will be given the chance to register and start using their domain names a few months ahead of the start of General Availability, which is scheduled for 5 August 2014.

The following type of names may be applied for as Pioneer Names:

  • Brand Pioneers for brand owners;
  • Bazaar Pioneers for any organised bazaar;
  • Partner Pioneers for any company; and
  • Community Pioneers under mandate for common dictionary words or phrases.

dotBazaar can be used with several languages, including Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Kurdish and the Jawialphabet of South-East Asia.

A selection process for applicants will be based on visibility, diversity and commitment to the promotion of the بازار. TLD and selected applicants are expected to make active use of their بازار. domain.


New gTLDs Currently Running

The top 5 NgTLDs by volume as at 9 May are as follows:

NgTLD Domains Registered
.GURU 55,065
.BERLIN 46,773
.PHOTOGRAPHY 34,599
.在线 (xn--3ds443g) – Chinese for “online” 30,982
.CLUB 30,680

A total of 712,683 new gTLDs have been registered to date (source DI PRO).


Closing Soon

Launch Phase New gTLD Closing Date
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
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
Landrush .XYZ 01-Jun-14
Sunrise .JETZT 02-Jun-14
Sunrise .INK 02-Jun-14
Sunrise .PUB 02-Jun-14
Sunrise .商城(xn--czru2d) – Chinese for “mall” 05-Jun-14
Sunrise .дети (xn--d1acj3b) – Russian for “kids/deti” 06-Jun-14
Sunrise .CARDS 07-Jun-14
Sunrise .CLEANING 07-Jun-14
Sunrise .CATERING 07-Jun-14
Sunrise .COMMUNITY 07-Jun-14
Sunrise .REST 08-Jun-14
Sunrise .ARCHI 08-Jun-14
Sunrise .BAR 08-Jun-14
Sunrise .TOKYO 08-Jun-14
Landrush .ARCHI 08-Jun-14
Sunrise .MODA 09-Jun-14
Landrush .VOTING 09-Jun-14
Family Names Sunrise .BAR 09-Jun-14
Sunrise .MOE 13-Jun-14
Landrush .NAGOYA 13-Jun-14
Sunrise .SUPPLIES 14-Jun-14
Sunrise .INDUSTRIES 14-Jun-14
Sunrise .SUPPLY 14-Jun-14
Sunrise .PARTS 14-Jun-14
Sunrise .TOOLS 14-Jun-14
Sunrise .VODKA 15-Jun-14
Sunrise .COOKING 15-Jun-14
Sunrise .RODEO 15-Jun-14
Sunrise .COUNTRY 15-Jun-14
Sunrise .HORSE 15-Jun-14
Sunrise .FISHING 15-Jun-14
Landrush .VODKA 15-Jun-14
Landrush .COOKING 15-Jun-14
Landrush .RODEO 15-Jun-14
Landrush .COUNTRY 15-Jun-14
Landrush .HORSE 15-Jun-14
Landrush .FISHING 15-Jun-14
Sunrise .CONSULTING 16-Jun-14
Sunrise .KAUFEN 16-Jun-14
Landrush .INK 19-Jun-14
Sunrise .NYC 20-Jun-14
Sunrise .FISH 21-Jun-14
Sunrise .VISION 21-Jun-14
Sunrise .REPORT 21-Jun-14
Sunrise .SERVICES 28-Jun-14
Landrush .WANG 29-Jun-14
Sunrise .BLACKFRIDAY 30-Jun-14
Sunrise .ROCKS 30-Jun-14
Sunrise .GOP 30-Jun-14
Sunrise .CHRISTMAS 30-Jun-14
Sunrise .ACTOR 30-Jun-14
Landrush .PUB 30-Jun-14

New gTLDs Delegated

Nine further NgTLDs from ICANN’s NgTLD Program have been delegated this week, taking the total to 259:

Date String Registry
03-May-14 .GMO GMO Internet, Inc.
03-May-14 .GLOBO Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A
03-May-14 .BAYERN Bayern Connect GmbH
30-Apr-14 .AIRFORCE United TLD Holdco Ltd.
29-Apr-14 .CREDITCARD Binky Frostbite, LLC (Donuts)
29-Apr-14 .INSURE Pioneer Willow, LLC (Donuts)
29-Apr-14 .FINANCE Cotton Cypress, LLC (Donuts)
29-Apr-14 .WTC World Trade Centers Association, Inc.
29-Apr-14 .CITIC CITIC Group Corporation

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
.ACTIVE The Active Network, Inc 01-May-14
.GMAIL Charleston Road Registry Inc. 01-May-14
.MADRID Comunidad de Madrid 01-May-14
.PHYSIO PhysBiz Pty Ltd 01-May-14
.SHARP Sharp Corporation 01-May-14
.UOL UBN INTERNET LTDA. 01-May-14
.YOUTUBE Charleston Road Registry Inc. 01-May-14

So far, a total of 401 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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