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Donuts Chinese IDN TLDs - EAP and General Availability Update
 
Registry operator Donuts has announced that the launch schedule will now resume with the 7-day Early Access Program for the following Chinese IDN TLDs, commencing on 15 March 2017 with domains available on a descending pricing scale, followed by General Availability on 22 March 2017:

  1. 游戏 (games) .xn--unup4y
  2. 企业 (enterprises) .xn--vhquv
  3. 娱乐 (entertainment) .xn--fjq720a
  4. 商店 (shop/store) .xn--czrs0t
Written by Kirsty Holmes   14 March 2017   Read more...

The registry operator for Bulgaria, register.BG, has launched .БГ, the Cyrillic equivalent to .BG.  A 3-month Sunrise period is now running and General Availability will follow after 8 May 2017.
 
The same registration policy, procedures and documentation currently available for the existing .BG string will also apply to the Cyrillic .БГ string.
 

Written by Kirsty Holmes   28 February 2017   Read more...

The launch schedules for the new semi-restricted TLDs .OBSERVER and .REALTY have been announced by affiliated registry operators Top Level Spectrum, Inc. and Fegistry, LLC as follows, with the TLDs having near-identical requirements.

Sunrise opens

Sunrise closes

Sunrise Type

EAP Day 1

General Availability

16-Feb-2017
(11:00 UTC)

17-Apr-2017
(11:00 UTC)

End Date Sunrise
(not first-come, first-served)

17-Apr-2017
(14:00 UTC)

24-Apr-2017
(14:00 UTC)

 
Written by Kirsty Holmes   24 February 2017   Read more...

.TEL - Restrictions to be lifted
 
You may remember that when .TEL launched, it placed an obligation on its registrants to populate an online directory of contact information, hosted on its own servers.  Telnic, the registry operator, has announced that it will be upgrading its Telhosting system and will be contacting domain holders via email in order to provide new account details, as well as to encourage pre-population of such new Telhosting accounts before 13 March 2017.  The new system will completely replace the old, and no existing data will be accessible after that date.
 
Along with the upgrade, Telnic have liberalised their rules to permit you to use other servers if you wish, and to treat the name as any other domain (e.g. use for email or point to a website).  This means that you are no longer obliged to populate the Telnic directory, although it will remain an option, and will continue to be free of charge.
 
No action is required from you at this point.  Your Client Manager will be in touch shortly to remind you of the .TEL domains we have under management for you, and to ask whether you would like us to repopulate the Telnic directory or to transfer the domain onto other servers.

For further information, please contact your Client Manager or admin@comlaude.com

 

Written by Kirsty Holmes   14 February 2017   Read more...

.VUELOS

Registry operator Travel Reservations SRL has announced the launch schedule for its new highly restricted and expensive gTLD .VUELOS as follows:

Sunrise opens

Sunrise closes

Sunrise Type

General Availability

15-Feb-2017

17-Mar-2017

Start Date Sunrise
(first-come, first-served)

20-Mar-2017

 

A Qualified Launch Period is also running until the end of the Sunrise Period, wherein certain eligible partners and “Founders” will be given the chance to register certain domains for the purpose of promoting the TLD.

Written by Kirsty Holmes   14 February 2017   Read more...

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