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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

.radio

.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
 Sunrise
.ke 23-Jul-2017 19-Oct-2017 No KeNIC Registry
.radio 23-Aug-2017 27-Oct-2017 No European Broadcasting Union 
 Limited 
.radio 23-Aug-2017 27-Oct-2017 No European Broadcasting Union 
 Limited 1
.basketball 22-Aug-2017 18-Oct-2017 No Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)
 Limited 2
.basketball 23-Oct-2017 22-Dec-2017 No Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)
 Landrush
.ke 23-Oct-2017 20-Nov-2017 No KeNIC Registry
.radio 23-Aug-2017 27-Oct-2017 No European Broadcasting Union 
 General Availability
.boston 10-Oct-2017 N/A Yes Boston TLD Management, LLC
 Premium/Reserved Release 
.nrw 2-Oct-2017 N/A Yes Minds and Machines GmbH

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

Weekly Launch Guide October 2, 2017