New gTLD Update | Donuts DPML, .SCOT, .GAL, .BOATS, .ABOGADO and .LAW

Donuts DPML Blocking Mechanism – Price Change and addition of Homographs

Operator of the DPML Blocking Mechanism, Donuts, have announced that they are increasing the prices for DPML creates and renewals

Discounts are available to Com Laude volume clients, with further details available upon request.

Additionally, the DPML service now provides Homographic Protection, which blocks the registration of domains which are similar to a recorded label but have confusable characters replaced by non-Latin characters and IDN ‘glyphs’.

.SCOT – Price promotion

The registry for .SCOT, Dot Scot Registry Limited, has announced that they are running a price promotion from 1st November 2018 to 28th February 2019, discounting general release domains.

.GAL – Price Promotion

Registry operator Asociación PuntoGal has announced that it is running a pricing promotion on new registrations of .GAL domains from 23 to 26 November 2018, for the first year of registration only.

Dominion TLDs – Price Change and Release of additional names for .BOATS

Registry operator Dominion has announced that they are reducing the cost of domain registrations for their TLDs .BOATS, .YACHTS, .MOTORCYCLES and .HOMES .

Further, they have announced that the eligibility requirements for .YACHTS, .MOTORCYCLES and .HOMES are being removed. The schedule for both the reduction in price and the removal of eligibility requirements is as follows:

15 October 2018: .BOATS, .YACHTS
1 November 2018: .MOTORCYCLES
14 January 2019: .HOMES

Furthermore, the Registry have announced the release of previously reserved Premium domain names for .BOATS. These names will initially be released in a Restricted Claims Period for corresponding rights’ holders (similar to a Sunrise period). This period will run from 15 October 2018 to 14 January 2019, and domains will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that this TLD is unrestricted.

.ABOGADO and .LAW – Update to verification process

Registry operator MMX (Minds and Machines) have announced that, effective immediately, it will no longer be necessary for registrants to provide Qualified Lawyer Information. Instead, verifications will be completed by using standard Whois information provided as part of the registration process (the eligibility requirements remain in place).

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