Registry operator Intercap Registry Inc. has announced the launch of the new gTLD .BOX as follows:
The registry is to have a dual Web2 and Web3 launch, further information will follow as it becomes available.
Registry operator DotMusic Limited has announced the launch of .MUSIC as follows:
This is a restricted TLD, reserved for individuals and legal entities who can meet the eligibility requirements:
In General Availability phase, additional classes of eligibility for individuals and entities that do not have a documented history of one or more of the requirements and attributes mentioned above, but can attest a general nexus to the music community at registration or application for a MTLD domain name, are:
.MUSIC domain names are a secured namespace and registrants are required to verify their identity with official government identification at the Registry Operator’s Identity Verification Solutions Provider (IVSP) post registration. Until the identity verification process is completed, the domain name will be put on Registry Server Hold. The use of privacy and proxy services are prohibited.
Amazon Registry Services, Inc., the registry operator for the gTLD .BOT, has announced that the date for General Availability has been postponed from 12 September 2023 to 30 October 2023, in order to allow registrars additional time to update their systems and help ensure a smooth transition to General Availability. Further details will follow.
SIDN, the registry for .NL domains, has announced that from 1 October 2023 Proxy and Privacy services are no longer allowed for registrants.
From that date third parties will not be allowed to act as the nominal registrants of .NL domain names and the General Terms and Conditions for registrants and registrars will be updated to reflect the rule change. The Registry says that the registrant data must be correct and reachable if needed, and having the true registrant’s details is important for preventing abuse.
If you have been using Proxy and Privacy services for your .NL domains in the past, your Domain Strategist will contact you shortly.
Verisign, the registry operator for the .NET gTLD, has announced that it is to increase the annual fee for .NET domain names from USD 10.67 to USD 11.66*.
The change in pricing will be effective from 1 February 2024 (05:00 UTC) and will apply to registration, renewal and transfer of registrar domain transactions.
You may wish to consider renewing your .NET domain names before this price increase comes into effect to take advantage of the current pricing – domains can be renewed for up to ten years.
Registry operator Identity Digital has announced an increase in the fees for .INFO, .MOBI and .PRO domains, effective 17:00 UTC on 17 January 2024. The price increase* will apply to registration, renewal and transfer of registrar domain transactions. Premium domain tiers in these TLDs will not be impacted.
The fees will change as follows:
*Com Laude fees and the ICANN USD 0.18 per domain year levy are additional and VAT will be added where applicable.
For further information, please contact your Domain Strategist or contact us directly.