Dot Brand Insights—Make Every Name Count

In the June CSC® Dot Brand Insights Report, our experts uncover the common threads for advancing the use of .BRANDS among the top 10 leaders. We also highlight the top 5 ranking .BRAND domains in the Alexa Top 1M, the top 3 of which have achieved impressive ranks in their short time since activation.

In this most recent report, we also look at:

  • The number of activated .BRANDS and those recently delegated
  • The highest ranking .BRANDS in the Alexa Top 1M
  • The percentage increase in .BRANDS using HTTPS
  • And more

Get the full report.

.Realestate Gets Ready to Move

The dotRealEstate LLC registry announced launch dates for the .realestate gTLD. A first-come, first-served Sunrise phase begins on July 28, 2018, and runs until August 27, 2018.  Trademark holders are encouraged to register during this phase.  Following this phase,  members, firms and boards, licensees, affiliates and parties otherwise in a contractual relationship with the National Association of REALTORS® will be able to register domains in an exclusive Limited Registration phase. This phase will run from August 28, 2018, though November 26, 2018.  The TLD will enter General Availability on November 27, 2018.  Aside from the restrictions during the Limited Registration phase, .realestate will be open and available to all interested applicants. Please contact your Client Service Partner for more information.

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.







.xn--g2xx48c (购物 “Shopping” 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
.llc 5-Jun-2018   3-Jul-2018 Yes Afilias plc
.xn--g2xx48c (.购物 “Shopping” Chinese)  MPML Blocks do not apply 20-Apr-2018 15-Jun-2018 Yes Minds and Machines (MMX)
.xn--otu796d (.招聘 “Recruitment” Chinese) 21-May-2018 18-Jun-2018 Yes Dot Trademark TLD Holding Company Limited
.basketball 22-Aug-2017 29-Jun-2018 No Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)
General Availability
.xn--g2xx48c (.购物 “Shopping” Chinese)
MPML Blocks do not apply
21-Jun-2018 n/a Yes Minds and Machines (MMX)
.xn--otu796d (.招聘 “Recruitment” Chinese) 27-Jun-2018 n/a Yes Dot Trademark TLD Holding Company Limited

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

Weekly Launch Guide June 11, 2018