SPOTLIGHT:

Chinese IDNs available for .VIP

Starting November 21, 2017, .VIP will allow Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in the Chinese script.  The only languages previously available were Spanish, French, and German.   All Chinese script IDNs in .VIP will be considered premium domains.  For more information, please contact your Client Service Partner.

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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.

.health

.basketball

.bot

.storage

.ke

.uk (top level)

Launches within 30 days (bold indicates where dates fall within time frame)

Extension Start Date Order Entry Deadline First-come First-served (FCFS) Registry
 Grandfather
.mt 1-Dec-2017 26-Nov-2020 No NIC (Malta)
 Limited 
.health 20-Jul-2017 28-Nov-2017 Yes DotHealth, LLC
.bot 31-Oct-2017 29-Nov-2017 No Amazon Registry Services, Inc.
.mt 1-Dec-2017 26-Nov-2020 Yes NIC (Malta)
 Landrush
.ke 23-Oct-2017 9-Nov-2017 No KeNIC Registry
.storage 7-Nov-2017 24-Nov-2017 Yes XYZ Registry
 EAP
.storage 28-Nov-2017 30-Nov-2017 Yes XYZ Registry
 General Availability
.radio 15-Nov-2017 N/A Yes European Broadcasting Union 
 Premium/Reserved Release 
 .vip (Chinese IDN) 21-Nov-2017 N/A Yes Minds + Machines Group Limited

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

Weekly Launch Guide November 6, 2017