.ICU Domains Now in Sight

April 24, 2018, marks the Sunrise Phase launch of the new gTLD, .icu (“I See You”). ShortDot, the registry behind .icu, positions their TLD as being “geared towards being present, online and live with your customers, readers, and followers 24/7.” The Sunrise phase is first-come, first-served. General Availability begins May 29, 2018. For more information, please contact your Client Service Partner.

Minds and Machines Launches Its First IDN TLD

Minds and Machines registry (MMX) announced plans to launch a new top-level domain, 购物 (xn--g2xx48c). This TLD translates to ‘shopping’ in the Chinese language. The Sunrise Phase runs from April 20, 2018 through June 19, 2018.  The phase will be first-come, first-served.  General Availability is scheduled to start on June 21, 2018. This will be the first IDN TLD in the MMX portfolio of TLDs.  If you have any questions, or are interested in this launch, please contact your Client Service Partner.

Going Phishing: Countering Fraudulent Campaigns
In the recently published World Trademark Review article, “Going Phishing: Countering Fraudulent Campaigns,” CSC® expert Malia Ladd, global director, Brand Protection and Enforcement, shares why securing digital assets is a MUST—especially considering the October 2017 U.S…

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Still Launching

The following TLDs have launch phases (Pre-General Availability) that are currently still in progress. If you are interested in participating in any of these launches, please contact your Client Service Partner.







.xn--imr513n (.餐厅 “Restaurant” Chinese)

Launches within 30 days (bold indicates where dates fall within time frame)

Extension Start Date Order Entry Deadline First-come First-served (FCFS) Registry
(.购物 “Shopping” Chinese)
MPML Blocks do not apply
20-Apr-2018 15-Jun-2018 Yes Minds and Machines (MMX)
.icu 24-Apr-2018 22-May-2018 Yes Shortdot SA
.app 29-Mar-2018 26-Apr-2018 Yes Google
(.餐厅 “Restaurant” Chinese)
16-Apr-2018 15-May-2018 No Internet DotTrademark Organization Limited
 Limited 1
.rugby 17-Jan-2018 25-Apr-2018 Yes World Rugby Strategic Developments Limited
 Limited 2
.rugby 30-Apr-2018 27-Jun-2018 No World Rugby Strategic Developments Limited
Early Access Program
.app 1-May-2018 7-May-2018 Yes Google
General Availability
.app 1-May-2018 n/a Yes Google
 Premium Name Event
.sg 1-Apr-2018 26-Apr-2018 No SGNIC

The information provided is intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice.

Weekly Launch Guide April 16, 2018