The Latest NgTLD Updates from Corsearch: .PARIS, .REISE, .CAREERS And More

by T+B Blog Team on June 23, 2014

New gTLDs Launched/Announced

.CAREER

Registry operator dotCareer LLC has announced the launch of its new gTLD, .CAREER, as follows:

Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type General Availability
16-Jun-14 (00:00 UTC) 17-Aug-14 End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first-served) 18-Aug-14 (00:00 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.

There is no Landrush phase for this TLD, however domains will be available to register on a first-come, first-served basis upon commencement of General Availability.

Domains may be registered for 1-10 years and a number of IDN languages and scripts are available (the full list can be found at http://www.dotcareer.jobs/policies.html).

Please note that applications will not be accepted for domain names appearing on the SLD block list available at http://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/career/career-apd-list-12nov13-en.csv

Donuts Sunrises

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

New gTLD Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type Early Access Program (EAP) Day 1 General Availability
.GRATIS 24-Jun-14 23-Aug-14 End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first-served) 27-Aug-14 03-Sep-14
.CLAIMS
.CREDIT
.CREDITCARD
.DIGITAL 01-Jul-14 30-Aug-14 End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first-served) 03-Sep-14 10-Sep-14
.ACCOUNTANTS
.FINANCE
.INSURE

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

-          English, French, and 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

 Radix Sunrises – .HOST, .PRESS, and .WEBSITE

 Radix Registry has announced the launch schedule for its new gTLDs, .HOST, .PRESS and .WEBSITE, as follows:

Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type Landrush Opens Landrush Closes General Availability
24-Jun-14 (16:00 UTC) 23-Aug-14 (16:00 UTC) End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first-served) 26-Aug-14 (16:00 UTC) 15-Sep-14 (16:00 UTC) 17-Sep-14 (16:00 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.

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

Please note that proxy registrations are not supported in the Sunrise and Landrush Phases.

Domains can be registered for periods of from 1–10 years and IDNs are not supported.

Please note that a Pioneer Program for .HOST is also available until 23 August 2014, wherein marquee hosting companies, data centers, vendors, news and research companies, members of the media industry, and others are able to secure a .HOST domain name, develop a website, and help establish the .HOST namespace ahead of General Availability.

 .GLOBAL

Registry operator Dot GLOBAL AS has announced it is to launch its new gTLD, .GLOBAL into Sunrise, as follows:

Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type Founder’s Program Runs Landrush Runs General Availability
25-Jun-14 (15:00 UTC) 24-Aug-14 (15:00 UTC) End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first- served) 23-Jun-14 to 24-Aug-14 27-Aug-14 to 05-Sep-14 09-Sep-14 (15:00 UTC)

  During the Sunrise period, 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.

Multiple applications for the same domain during the Landrush period will also result in an auction, while domains registered under General Availability will be available to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

Domains may be registered for a term of from 1-10 years.

IDNs will be available in German, Danish, Swedish, Polish, and Spanish characters.

Founders Program

The .GLOBAL registry will also accept applications under a Founder’s Program from 23 June until 24 August 2014, wherein potential registrants may apply for domains. All such registrations resulting from the Founder’s Program will be required to follow specific guidelines relating to commitment to the promotion of the .GLOBAL TLD.

Auction Program

 The .GLOBAL registry will offer premium names for a number of high-value generics and business terms, including all one-character labels, which will be released via an auction system in partnership with AfterNic.

 .OKINAWA and .RYUKYU

 Registry operator BusinessRalliart inc. has announced the launch schedules for its new GeoTLDs, .OKINAWA and .RYUKYU (a stretch of islands between mainland Japan and Taiwan, the largest being Okinawa—one of the most popular tourist destinations offering recreational and marine activities in Japan), as follows:

New gTLD Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type Landrush Opens Landrush Closes General Availability
.OKINAWA 01-Jul-14 (03:00 UTC) 30-Aug-14 (14:59 UTC) End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first- served) 08-Sep-14 (03:00 UTC) 08-Oct-14 (14:59 UTC) 14-Oct-14 (03:00 UTC)
.RYUKYU 20-Oct-14 (03:00 UTC) 19-Dec-14 (14:59 UTC) End Date Sunrise(not first-come, first- served) 24-Dec-14 (03:00 UTC) 23-Jan-14 (14:59 UTC) 28-Jan-14 (03:00 UTC)

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

It is not possible to register trademarks that contain mixed scripts (a combination of IDN and non-IDN characters) during the Sunrise period.

Domains may be registered for a one-year term during the Landrush period, with multiple applications for the same domain also resulting in an auction, while domains registered under General Availability will be available to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis for a registration term of 1-10 years.

Domains will be available in both Japanese (Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji scripts), as well as ASCII characters.

The names of wards, cities, towns, and villages in Okinawa and Ryukyu, strings related to tourism and transportation in Okinawaand Ryukyu, and some other names will initially be reserved.

Applications for names listed on the Name Collision Block List for .OKINAWA and .RYUKYU will be accepted by the registry, but will not be allocated or activated in the DNS until permitted by ICANN. No registration fee will be charged until the domain name is activated.

 .REISE

Registry operator dotreise GmbH has announced the launch schedule for its new gTLD, .REISE (meaning “journey” in German and relating to the travel industry in German-speaking countries), as follows:

Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type General Availability
01-Jul-14 (09:00 UTC) 31-Jul-14 (23:59:59 UTC) Start Date Sunrise (first-come, first-served) 06-Aug-14 (09:00 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.

.REISE domains may be registered by all entities which are directly associated (members) with the travel and tourism industry, defined below:

-          tour operators

-          travel agencies

-          transport companies

-          hospitality industry

-          outgoing and incoming agencies

-          destination marketing agencies

-          destinations and public authorities

-          reference book publishers

-          travel information portals

-          booking software companies

-          governmental agencies and governments

-          travel associations

-          educational institutions, institutions & service providers of the tourism industry

Moreover, the content of websites with .REISE domains must feature a direct connection to the tourism industry.

.REISE domains must be activated within a period of six months. A parked domain, relay, or the use of the domain as an email service is sufficient for this purpose.

A prior assessment of a domain holder as a member of the tourism industry will not be made, however,

registrants must be able to verify affiliation to the tourist industry if requested by the registry.

WHOIS proxy, trustee, or privacy is not permitted.

Domains may be registered for a period of from 1–10 years and European IDNs (as used in the .DE ccTLD) are permitted.

 .REPUBLICAN

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

Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type Landrush Opens Landrush Closes General Availability
02-Jul-14 01-Sep-14 End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first-served) 03-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 17-Sep-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 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.

.HIV

Registry operator dotHIV gemeinnuetziger e.V. has announced the launch of its new gTLD, .HIV, as follows:

Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type General Availability
21-Jul-14 (14:00 UTC) 20-Aug-14 Start Date Sunrise (first-come, first-served) 26-Aug-14 (14:00 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.

There is no Landrush phase for this TLD, however, domains will be available to register on a first-come, first-served basis upon commencement of General Availability.

The .HIV TLD serves solely a social purpose—the global fight against AIDS. As a charitable initiative, the registry will use all surplus from domain sales to support organizations working in the field of HIV project work.

As such, a fixed amount per yearly domain registration fee will support HIV projects, and registrants will be required to participate in dotHIV’s micro-donation program that counts the visits on .HIV domains, allowing the registry to donate a small amount of money for every click on .HIV. (Domain holders will need to configure their click counter and get the code and tools to integrate it on their .HIV website.)

Afilias Sunrises – .BLACK and .MEET

Registry operator Afilias Limited has announced that it is set to launch the next of its new gTLDs, .BLACK and .MEET, into Sunrise as follows:

Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type General Availability
22-Jul-14 (16:00 UTC) 21-Aug-14 (16:00 UTC) Start Date Sunrise (first-come, first-served) 26-Aug-14 (16:00 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.

Domains registered during General Availability will be available to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis for a period of from 1–10 years.

 بازار. (.xn--mgbab2bd—Arabic for “bazaar/bazar”)

Registry operator CORE Association has announced the launch of its new gTLD, بازار. (.xn--mgbab2bdArabic for “bazaar/bazar”), as follows:

Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type General Availability
26-Aug-14 (11:00 UTC) 28-Oct-14 (11:00 UTC) End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first-served) 11-Nov-14 (11:00 UTC – TBC)

During the single 63-day Launch Phase, five categories of applications will be accepted: four categories for registrants with prior rights, and one additional category for applications without prior rights (Landrush).

Applications for all five categories will be accepted simultaneously and domains will be allocated at the end of this single Launch Phase according to priority status:

Priority 1: End Date Sunrise Period

For TMCH-validated marks in Arabic-based scripts (such as Arabic, Jawi, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, and Urdu).
Priority 2: Public Administrations Limited Registration Period

For public authorities of the areas where the Arabic script has some type of official use, with respect to their own names; names of public services; and geographical names not otherwise reserved by the registry.

 Priority 3: Additional Trademark Limited Registration Period

For trademarks in Arabic-based scripts (such as Arabic, Jawi, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, and Urdu) registered in at least one of these countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Priority 4: Transliteration Limited Registration Period

For transliterations or transcriptions of Latin-script TMCH-validated marks into an Arabic-based script language such as Arabic, Jawi, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, and Urdu.

No Priority: Landrush

For registrants without priority rights.

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

Domains can only be registered in an Arabic-based script (such as Arabic, Jawi, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, and Urdu).

 A Pioneer Program is also running until 15 July 2014.

 .QUEBEC

Registry operator PointQuébec Inc has announced the launch schedule for its new GeoTLD, .QUEBEC, as follows:

Launch Phase Opens Launch Phase Closes Sunrise Type General Availability
02-Sep-14 (14:00 UTC) 04-Nov-14 (14:00 UTC) End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first-served) 13-Nov-14 (14:00 UTC)

 There will be one single 63-day launch period for four categories of applications, and registrations will be allocated at the end of this 63-day launch phase according to their priority status:

Priority 1 Category: Entities with a specific role in the promotion of Québec’s public interest, including public authorities (pending ICANN approval):

Legal entities which have a specific vocation in promoting Québec’s public interest, including public administrations with competences in the Québec area, will be allowed to register:

  1. their own names (including clear variations and/or abbreviations thereof)
  2. their online services
  3. the same domain names registered by them in other TLDs and effectively used
  4. their registered trademarks.

Priority 2 Category: TMCH and local trademarks Sunrise Launch Program (pending ICANN approval):

For holders of TMCH-validated trademarks, non TMCH-validated trademarks with effect in the Québec area (Canadian trademarks and WIPO International trademarks with effect in Canada), and geographical indications recognized by international or Canadian legislation.

Priority 3 Category: Limited Registration Period for entities with a legal seat in Québec:

Legal entities with their legal seat in Québec may register (i) their official names (including clear variations and/or abbreviations thereof), and (ii) the same domain names registered by them in other TLDs and effectively used.

Priority 4 Landrush:

For registrants without priority rights.

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

All registrants of a .QUEBEC domain must be an individual or a legal entity with a connection to the .QUEBEC community, which means that the registrant of the domain must be able to reasonably demonstrate a link or an interest to the community at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the active registration. The link to the community can be on a linguistic, cultural, tourism, commercial, or any other basis that is conducive to the benefit of the Québec community.

Pre-launch Phase Pioneer Name Program

The registry also intends to conduct a Pioneer Program (subject to ICANN’s approval), which will allow for registration of a maximum of 90 domain names to be selected by the registry upon submission of an expression of interest, based on the criteria of visibility, notoriety, and commitment to the promotion of the .QUEBEC TLD.

.PARIS

Registry operator the City of Paris has announced the launch schedule for its new GeoTLD, .PARIS, as follows:

Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type General Availability
09-Sep-14 (13:00 UTC) 11-Nov-14 (13:00 UTC) End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first- served) 02-Dec-14 (TBC)

During the single 63-day Launch Phase, four categories of applications will be accepted: three categories for registrants with prior rights and one additional category for applications without prior rights (Landrush).

Applications for all four categories will be accepted simultaneously, and will be allocated at the end of this single Launch Phase according to priority status:

Priority 1 Category: Public Administrations Launch Program (pending ICANN’s approval)

Public administrations in the Paris area will be able to register their own names, names of public services, geographical names, and names of local landmarks under their control, according to local law.

Priority 2 Category: TMCH and Local Trademarks Sunrise Launch Program (pending ICANN’s approval)

An End Date Sunrise for (i) TMCH-validated trademarks, (ii) non TMCH-validated trademarks with effect in France (French trademarks, CTMs, and WIPO international trademarks registered in France), and (iii) geographical indications recognized by International treaties, EU regulations, or French legislation.

Priority 3 Category: Other Prior Rights Limited Registration Period

For holders of other rights such as: (i) corporate names, trade names, and DBA names, including clear variations and/or abbreviations thereof, of corporations with a legal seat or place of business in the Paris area; and (ii) registered names, including clear variations and/or abbreviations thereof, of not-for-profit legal entities with a legal seat or place of business in the Paris area.

Landrush:

For registrants without priority rights.

In order to register a .PARIS domain at any stage, the following conditions must be met:

  1.  Individuals or legal entities must have a bona fide presence in the greater area of Paris for the duration of the registration, and be able to prove that they are:
  2. a resident of the greater area of Paris; or
  3. pursue professional, personal, commercial, or cultural activities in the greater area of Paris; or,
  4. have any other direct or indirect nexus with the greater area of Paris.
  5. Use of a domain according to the goals of the .PARIS TLD. A .PARIS domain must be accepted as legitimate and conducive to the welfare of the Paris area.

Geographic names may not be registered for any subdivision of the greater area of Paris, its monuments, symbols, local landmarks, or other locally-relevant and iconic names (including variations and abbreviations), without permission from the City of Paris.

Domains may contain numbers, letters, hyphens, and all of the characters used in the French language, with the exception of accented and special characters.

Pre-Launch Pioneer Name and Mandates Programs

The City of Paris also intends to run Pre-Launch Phase Pioneer Name and Mandates Programs (pending ICANN’s approval), to allow a maximum of 98 Pioneer domains to be selected from eligible expressions of interest received, based on the criteria of visibility, notoriety, and commitment to the promotion of the .PARIS TLD. Under the Mandates Program, the registry intends to grant the right to use certain key public-interest portions of the name space to operate them on the basis of a mandate of limited duration (with renewal at the registry’s discretion), for the purpose of providing content in the community interest.

New gTLDs Currently Running

Registry operator dot Webcam Limited (Famous Four Media)’s TLD .WEBCAM has been a hot topic in recent domain news:

The TLD, which entered into General Availability on 9 June, might be one to consider for defensive registrations. While not an explicitly ‘adult-oriented’ gTLD, it would seem that “cam” sites are of great interest to the adult community: 4,164 .WEBCAM domains have been registered to date.

The full articles can be found at:

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/09/famous-four-sells-15-webcam-domains-for-175k-including-tube-webcam-asian-webcam/

http://domainincite.com/16802-famous-four-makes-175000-from-webcam-porn-names

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/sex-sells-15-webcam-domains-sell-for-175k/

http://www.domainnews.com/webcam-gets-over-3-500-registrations-on-its-first-day.html

The top give new gTLDs by volume are currently:

Position New gTLD Domains Registered
1 .XYZ 169,708
2 .BERLIN 134,609
3 .CLUB 72,993
4 .GURU 62,074
5 .PHOTOGRAPHY 38,476

The total number of new gTLDs registered now stands at 1,235,763 (Source: DI Pro).

 Closing Soon

Launch Phase New gTLD Closing Date
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
Landrush .WIEN 02-Jul-14
Sunrise .CITIC 03-Jul-14
Sunrise .网址 (.xn--ses554g) – Chinese for “network address” 03-Jul-14
Sunrise .中信 (.xn--fiq64b) – Chinese for “CITIC” 03-Jul-14
Sunrise .EXCHANGE 05-Jul-14
Sunrise .ENGINEERING 05-Jul-14
Sunrise .GRIPE 05-Jul-14
Sunrise .CAPITAL 05-Jul-14
Landrush .MODA 07-Jul-14
Sunrise .GLOBO 09-Jul-14
Sunrise .москва (.xn--80adxhks) – Russian for “Moscow/ moskva” 10-Jul-14
Sunrise .MOSCOW 10-Jul-14
Landrush .REST 10-Jul-14
Landrush .BAR 10-Jul-14
Sunrise .PICTURES 12-Jul-14
Sunrise .ASSOCIATES 12-Jul-14
Sunrise .MEDIA 12-Jul-14
Sunrise .LEASE 12-Jul-14
Sunrise .COLOGNE 13-Jul-14
Sunrise .KOELN 13-Jul-14
Sunrise .HAUS 14-Jul-14
Landrush .CONSULTING 14-Jul-14
Landrush .KAUFEN 14-Jul-14
Landrush .TOKYO 18-Jul-14
Landrush .MOE 18-Jul-14
Sunrise .UNIVERSITY 19-Jul-14
Sunrise .REISEN 19-Jul-14
Sunrise .TOWN 19-Jul-14
Sunrise .TOYS 19-Jul-14
Sunrise .LIMITED 26-Jul-14
Sunrise .FAIL 26-Jul-14
Sunrise .WTF 26-Jul-14
Sunrise .FINANCIAL 26-Jul-14
Landrush .ROCKS 28-Jul-14
Landrush .ACTOR 28-Jul-14
Sunrise .REISE 31-Jul-14
Sunrise .LONDON 31-Jul-14
Sunrise .삼성 (.xn--cg4bki) – Korean for “Samsung/Samseong” 31-Jul-14
Sunrise .网络 (xn--io0a7i) – Chinese for “network” 31-Jul-14
Sunrise .公司 (xn--55qx5d) – Chinese for “company” 31-Jul-14
Landrush .网址 (.xn--ses554g) – Chinese for “network address” 31-Jul-14
Sunrise .VEGAS 01-Aug-14
Sunrise .SURGERY 02-Aug-14
Sunrise .DENTAL 02-Aug-14
Sunrise .CARE 02-Aug-14
Sunrise .CLINIC 02-Aug-14
Sunrise .RIO 03-Aug-14
Sunrise .YOKOHAMA 04-Aug-14
Sunrise .TAX 09-Aug-14
Sunrise .FUND 09-Aug-14
Sunrise .INVESTMENTS 09-Aug-14
Sunrise .CASH 09-Aug-14
Sunrise .BIO 10-Aug-14
Landrush .BIO 10-Aug-14

 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.

Eight further new gTLDs from ICANN’s New gTLD Program have been delegated this week, taking the total to 312:

Date String Registry
18-Jun-14 .VLAANDEREN DNS.be vzw
18-Jun-14 .BRUSSELS DNS.be vzw
18-Jun-14 .SURF Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
17-Jun-14 .手机 (.xn--kput3i) – Chinese for “cell phone” Beijing RITT-Net Technology Development Co., Ltd
17-Jun-14 .BZH Association www.bzh
13-Jun-14 .SCOT Dot Scot Registry Limited
13-Jun-14 .ORGANIC Afilias Limited
06-Jun-14 .GLOBAL Dot GLOBAL AS

The complete list of new gTLDs delegated to date is available at: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings.

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
.BAND Auburn Hollow, LLC (Donuts) 12-Jun-14
.HEALTHCARE Silver Glen, LLC (Donuts) 12-Jun-14
.WORLD Bitter Fields, LLC (Donuts) 12-Jun-14
.XN–30RR7Y (.慈善 – “CHARITY) Excellent First Limited (Zodiac) 12-Jun-14
.XN–9ET52U (.时尚 – “VOGUE, FASHION”) RISE VICTORY LIMITED (Zodiac) 12-Jun-14
.BOND Bond University Limited 05-Jun-14
.CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research (“CERN”) 05-Jun-14
.CLICK Uniregistry, Corp. 05-Jun-14

So far, a total of 434 Registry Agreements have been signed. The full list of Registry Agreements can be viewed at: http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries.

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