SPOTLIGHT:

Google Turns Another Page

Following the successful launch of .app, Google Registry plans to launch .page on August 27, 2018. The launch will follow the same guidelines as .app. Google added .page to the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload list, which means that secure connections (SSL certificates) will be required for live sites. The use of HSTS requires registrants to take steps to configure HTTPS for their domains in order for them to work in all major browsers. With the exception of these security requirements, the TLD will be a regular, open TLD that is open to all interested applicants. The launch begins with a Sunrise Phase on August 27, 2018, which will run through September 26, 2018. Domains will enter General Availability on September 26, 2018, with a 7 day Early Access Program to start. For more information, please contact your Client Service Partner.

The new CSC Security Center.

The new CSC Security CenterSM was created to be the most comprehensive domain security solution on the market, minimizing unknown risks to your domains and reducing disruptions to business by identifying threats that aren’t caught by your firewall.

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Verisign Report: DDoS Attacks Employed in Multiple Forms

For more than 20 years, Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks have been flooding legitimate websites and disrupting service. After all this time, however, DDoS attacks have not slowed, but rather intensified, and even varied in size and type.

In Q1 2018, Verisign, a trusted CSC partner, observed that 58% of mitigated DDoS attacks employed multiple attack types. This included a 53% increase in the number of attacks, as well as a 47% increase in the attack peak sizes, when compared to Q4 2017; however, the attack peak sizes have decreased by 21%, year over year.

Read more here.

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.

.קוֹם (.xn--9dbq2a )

.realestate

.charity

.ελ (.xn--qxam)

.UK

.basketball

.bot

.rugby

.mt

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

Extension Start Date Order Entry Deadline First-come First-served (FCFS) Registry
 Sunrise
.realestate  28-Jul-2018 23-Aug-2018 Yes dotRealEstate LLC
.page 27-Aug-2018 24-Sep-2018 Yes Google
.xn--9dbq2a (.קוֹם “com”)  30-Jul-2018 31-Aug-2018 Yes Verisign Sarl
 Limited
.realestate 28-Aug-2018 22-Nov-2018 Yes dotRealEstate LLC

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

Weekly Launch Guide August 6, 2018