Weekly Launch Guide April 6, 2020

Compare and Select Your New Domains

Neustar registry announced plans to launch two previously closed gTLDs, .compare and .select. Both TLDs will include a Sunrise phase for trademark holders beginning April 6, 2020…

Coronavirus Online Threats Going Viral, Part 1: Domain Names

As news of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to emerge, CSC has undertaken the first in a series of studies looking at how the development of the crisis has affected online content…

General Availability for .Gay Delayed

Top Level Design, the registry for .gay, announced delays in their launch of their new gTLD. The first Sunrise phase – intended for applicants with valid Trademark Clearinghouse…

Digital Asset Security: Back to Basics

Everyone is aware of the current worldwide cyber attacks and data breaches hitting major brands from every direction, but not everyone knows how to defend their brand against them…

New gTLD .dealer Announces Launch Plans

Intercap Registry Inc. announced plans to launch the new gTLD, .dealer. The launch will begin with a Sunrise phase for trademark holders on April 29, 2020…

Top-Level .ar Domain Launch Delayed

The registry for .ar domains, NIC.AR, announced the postponement of General Availability for the launch of top-level .ar…

Still Launching

The following TLDs have launch phases (Pre-General Availability) that are currently still in progress…