SPOTLIGHT:

.ASIA Top-Level-Domain Introduces Simplified Registration Process – Registrants Outside of the Region Benefit

Businesses and individuals acquiring .Asia names are no longer required to provide proof of locality during registration. On July 15th, 2017, the .Asia Eligibility Requirements policy was officially updated to allow for easier registrations, especially for entities without a pre-existing regional address or proof of local I.D. This means anyone can now register a .Asia domain, even if they do not have a physical address within the region.

.Boston delays start of General Availability

.Boston pushed back the start of the General Availability phase until October 10, 2017.  The delay will allow more time for interested registrants to plan and prepare for the general release of this TLD.  The move coincides with extending the Community Phase – now open from August 8 through October 6, 2017.  Trademark holders should act quickly to register their preferred domain before the Community Phase begins.  The Community Phase runs concurrently with the Sunrise Phase after the first week of the Sunrise Phase. All phases are first come, first served.  The Sunrise Phase remains unchanged.

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 
 .boston 1-Aug-2017 29-Aug-2017 Yes Boston TLD Management, LLC
 .basketball 19-Jun-2017 17-Aug-2017 No Federation Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)
 .radio 23-Aug-2017 27-Oct-2017 No European Broadcasting Union 
 Limited
 .boston 8-Aug-2017 4-Oct-2017 Yes Boston TLD Management, LLC
 .basketball 22-Aug-2017 18-Oct-2017 No Federation Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)
 .radio 23-Aug-2017 27-Oct-2017 No European Broadcasting Union 
 General Availability
 .africa 1-Aug-2017 N/A Yes ZA Central Registry
 Premium/Reserved Release 
 .abogado 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .bayern 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .casa 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .cooking 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .fishing 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .garden 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .horse 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .law 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .rodeo 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .surf 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .vip 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release
 .vodka 22-Aug-2017 N/A Yes Premium/Reserved Release

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

Weekly Launch Guide July 31, 2017