SPOTLIGHT:

Kyoto Introduces IDNs

Starting on November 20, 2019, .kyoto will begin accepting registrations for IDN domains in the Japanese language. IDN registrations will be available first-come, first-served. The TLD originally entered General Availability in early 2016 and only supported English characters. Local presence in the Kyoto prefecture of Japan remains a requirement for registrants. For more information, please contact your Client Service Partner.

Domain Name Enforcement in a Post-GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018, anyone employed in trademark enforcement has had to contend with a new, sizeable roadblock when investigating infringing domain names. Pre-GDPR, it was fairly simple to find out if the domain name registrant owned other domain names, provided they weren’t using a privacy service. One registrant’s list of domain names could reveal more infringements, helping establish a pattern of bad faith registration— potentially giving enforcement professionals the possibility of submitting a single complaint to recover several domains.

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Launch Details for .INC Start to Form

Intercap Holdings Inc. announced plans to launch the .inc gTLD at the beginning of 2019. A sunrise phase for trademark holders begins on January 16, 2019, and will run through February 20, 2019. Domains during the sunrise phase are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registry does not intend placing any additional restrictions on domains for this TLD. There will be no reserved or premium distinctions for .inc domains. General Availability starts on February 20, 2019, and includes a 7 day Early Access Period for priority registration. 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.

.fan

.sport

.realestate

.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
.fan 2-Oct-2018 29-Nov-2018 No Donuts (Blocks apply)
.sport 4-Sep-2018 30-Nov-2018 No Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF)
 Limited
.sport 4-Sep-2018 30-Nov-2018 No Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF)
 Landrush
.sport 4-Sep-2018 30-Nov-2018 No Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF)
 Early Access Phase (EAP)
.fan 5-Dec-2018 7-Dec-2018 Yes Donuts (Blocks apply)
 General Availability
.realestate 27-Nov-2018 N/A Yes dotRealEstate LLC
.fan 12-Dec-2018 N/A Yes Donuts (Blocks apply)

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

Weekly Launch Guide November 26, 2018