Weekly Launch Guide December 9, 2019

6 Ways to Strengthen DNS Security

When the internet, and hence, the domain name system (DNS) were new, only government and education organizations were using the web, so trust was assumed and security was not considered…

Adult Blocks – UPDATE!

Back in 2011, over 80,000 trademark owners applied for the .XXX blocks categorically known as Sunrise B (“SRB”) Blocks…

Still Launching

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

Weekly Launch Guide November 25, 2019

Holiday Shopping Starts Now! How Will 11.11, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday eCommerce Domains Trend? Part 1

The month of November marks the start of a busy shopping period in both the offline and online worlds, not only because of the proximity of the festive time of year, but also because of a number of specific commerce-related events…

EURid Begins Final Phase Out of Greek IDN

Eurid, the registry for .eu domains, announced two corresponding moves relating to Greek IDNs. IDN.eu domains with Greek characters will be phased out of existence, while the registry also launches a entirely Greek IDN extension, .ευ (.xn--qxa6a)…

Still Launching

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

Weekly Launch Guide November 18, 2019

SPOTLIGHT

Holiday Shopping Starts Now! How Will 11.11, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday eCommerce Domains Trend? Part 1

The month of November marks the start of a busy shopping period in both the offline and online worlds, not only because of the proximity of the festive time of year, but also because of a number of specific commerce-related events…

EURid Begins Final Phase Out of Greek IDN

Eurid, the registry for .eu domains, announced two corresponding moves relating to Greek IDNs. IDN.eu domains with Greek characters will be phased out of existence, while the registry also launches a entirely Greek IDN extension, .ευ (.xn--qxa6a)…

Still Launching

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

Weekly Launch Guide October 14, 2019

Bond. Dot Bond.

ShortDot SA, the registry behind .icu, announced their acquisition and public launch for .bond…

Sunrise Extended for .Madrid

The Comunidad de Madrid registry has extended the pre-general availability launch phases for .madrid…

Premium Name Extravaganza

GRS Registry has announced that they intend to have a premium price release. The release is expected to begin on October 1st, 2019 and over the course of a couple days, however the Registry has yet to release their full plan…

The Newest TLD Arrives

Google Registry announced the launch of their latest gTLD, .new.
Registration will follow the standard Google policy, which requires domains to have SSL certificates in order for domains to resolve…

Still Launching

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

Weekly Launch Guide October 7, 2019

Bond. Dot Bond.

ShortDot SA, the registry behind .icu, announced their acquisition and public launch for .bond. The TLD was originally a .brand TLD, owned by Bond University…

Sunrise Extended for .Madrid

The Comunidad de Madrid registry has extended the pre-general availability launch phases for .madrid. The phases, which are currently active and ongoing, will now run until December 10, 2019…

Premium Name Extravaganza

GRS Registry has announced that they intend to have a premium price release. The release is expected to begin on October 1st, 2019 and over the course of a couple days, however the Registry has yet to release their full plan…

The Newest TLD Arrives

Google Registry announced the launch of their latest gTLD, .new.
Registration will follow the standard Google policy, which requires domains to have SSL certificates in order for domains to resolve…

Still Launching

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