SPOTLIGHT:

Donuts Gives .Charity

Donuts registry announced the addition of a new gTLD to their already large portfolio, .charity. The gTLD follows the standard Donuts launch process. A Sunrise phase for trademark holders will begin July 10, 2018, and run through September 8, 2018. Multiple applications for the same name will result in an auction. General Availability begins September 12, 2018, with a 7 day Early Access Period. There are no restrictions and the TLD is open to registration by all interested applicants. For more information, please contact your Client Service Partner.

S is for Secure: Google Chrome Marks ALL Non-HTTPS Sites as “Not Secure”

Google has long championed a more secure internet, and their next move will now take those efforts to a new level. With the release of Chrome 68 in July 2018, Google will mark any site without an SSL certificate (non-HTTPS) as “not secure.”[1] This will be enforced regardless of content or the intended use of the site, and highlights the importance of encryption and data security online.

Read more here.

Thailand Offers .th Top-Level Domains Again

THNIC, the registry for .th, opened a new round of registrations for top-level .th domains. The registry only makes these domains available for a limited time. The registration period will close again on July 16, 2018. Registrations are limited to persons or organizations established in Thailand, or which operate under Thai law. Domains are available on a first-come, first serve basis. For more information, please contact your Client Service Partner.

 

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.

.th

.llc

.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
.charity 10-Jul-2018  6-Sep-2018 No Donuts
.abudhabi 21-May-2018 18-Jul-2018 No Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre
.xn--mgbca7dzdo (.ابوظبي “Abudhabi” Arabic) 21-May-2018  18-Jul-2018 No Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre
.realestate 28-Jul-2018 23-Aug-2018 Yes dotRealEstate LLC
 Limited
.th 1-Jun-2018 12-Jul-2018 Yes THNIC Registry
.bot (Limited 2) 5-Dec-2017 30-Jul-2018 TBD Amazon Registry Services, Inc.
 Landrush
.llc 9-Jul-2018 18-Jul-2018 Yes Afilias plc
General Availability
.abudhabi  21-Jul-2018 n/a Yes Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre
.xn--mgbca7dzdo (.ابوظبي “Abudhabi” Arabic)  21-Jul-2018 n/a Yes Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre
.llc  23-Jul-2018 n/a Yes Afilias plc

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

Weekly Launch Guide July 9, 2018