SPOTLIGHT:

New Launch Phase Available for .KE

The KeNIC Registry added a Grandfather Phase to their launch of top-level .KE (Kenya) registrations. Registrants who have a third-level .KE domain will be able to register similar domain names in the second level (businessname.co.ke can apply for businessname.ke in this phase). This phase will run through December 22, 2017.  General Availability will begin on December 23, 2017. Please contact your Client Service Partner for more information.

Unpacking .Storage

XYZ Registry has taken over management of .storage and plans to relaunch the TLD on November 7, 2017.  The launch will start with a Landrush Phase for Trademark holders.  General Availability will begin on November 28, 2017.  Unlike the previous launch of this TLD, there will be no restrictions this time.  The TLD will be available for registration to the general public, regardless of connection to the storage industry.  The registry will also not be categorizing popular domain names as “premium”, including generic terms. If you have questions, 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.

.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
.radio 23-Aug-2017 3-Nov-2017 No European Broadcasting Union 
 Limited 
.radio 23-Aug-2017 3-Nov-2017 No European Broadcasting Union 
 Landrush
.ke 23-Oct-2017 9-Nov-2017 No KeNIC Registry
.radio 23-Aug-2017 3-Nov-2017 No European Broadcasting Union 
.storage 7-Nov-2017 24-Nov-2017 Yes XYZ Registry
 General Availability
.xn--bck1b9a5dre4c ( .ファッション fashion ) 1-Nov-2017 N/A Yes Amazon Registry Services, Inc.
.bot 14-Nov-2017 N/A Yes Amazon Registry Services, Inc.
.radio 15-Nov-2017 N/A Yes European Broadcasting Union 
 Premium/Reserved Release 
2-Letter Premium (excludes: .country) 30-Oct-2017 N/A Yes Uniregistry
.ist 1-Nov-2017 N/A Yes Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
.istanbul 1-Nov-2017 N/A Yes Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
 .vip (Chinese IDN) 21-Nov-2017 N/A Yes .VIP Chinese IDN

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

Weekly Launch Guide October 30, 2017