.LLC Set to Launch in June

Afilias, the registry behind .llc, plans to launch their TLD in three phases starting June 5, 2018. A Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal entity in the United States. Like a corporation, a LLC is a separate and distinct legal entity.
The TLD will launch with an entirely open model – any individual or entity is able to register a domain name in .llc in General Availability. This means that there will be intense competition for domain names that are typically the shortest, most memorable, most descriptive, or most popularly searched keywords or phrases. Fortunately, the sunrise phase starting June 5th offers priority application with SMD files from the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). The sunrise phase runs through July 5, 2018.
A Landrush phase will run from July 9 through July 20, 2018. The TLD then enters General Availability on July 23, 2018.
CSC recommends that you secure your brands, trademarks, DBAs (doing-business-as) and entity names in the .llc domain, including all LLC entities across the U.S. All phases are first-come, first served, so contact your Client Service Partner to request your desired .llc names.

.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.

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
.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
.icu 24-Apr-2018 22-May-2018 Yes Shortdot SA
.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)
.bot (Limited 2) 5-Dec-2017 29-May-2018 Yes Amazon Registry Services, Inc.
General Availability
.xn--imr513n (.餐厅 “Restaurant” Chinese) 28-May-2018 n/a Yes Internet DotTrademark Organization Limited
.icu 29-May-2018 n/a Yes Shortdot SA

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

Weekly Launch Guide May 21, 2018