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.

.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
.xn--otu796d (.招聘 “Recruitment” Chinese) 21-May-2018 18-Jun-2018 Yes Dot Trademark TLD Holding Company Limited
.llc 5-Jun-2018   3-Jul-2018 Yes Afilias plc
.charity 10-Jul-2018  6-Sep-2018 No Donuts
.basketball 22-Aug-2017 29-Jun-2018 No Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)
.th 1-Jun-2018 12-Jul-2018 Yes THNIC Registry
.llc 9-Jul-2018 18-Jul-2018 Yes Afilias plc
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 18, 2018