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.SCOT - Updates to Registration Policy
The registry for .SCOT, Dot Scot Registry Limited, has announced it is to update its General Registration Policy on 1 January 2018 to allow for registration of the following:
1) two-character domain names;
2) previously reserved geographical place names, such as settlements and localities;
3) previously reserved names relating to Civic Scotland; and
4) miscellaneous previously reserved names.

It will be possible to register such domain names from 1 January 2018.

Written by Kirsty Holmes   20 December 2017  

Com Laude announces today that Glenn Hayward has joined the Group’s Board as an Executive Director. This follows on from the Group’s reorganisation in May 2017 when it welcomed investment from Vespa Capital.

4 December 2017  

Amazon Registry Services, Inc. has announced further details on the next Limited Registration Period for its new gTLD .BOT:

Limited Registration Period 2 will run from 5 December 2017 (14:00 UTC) to 30 March 2018.

Written by Kirsty Holmes   1 December 2017  

.RUGBY Launch Schedule

Registry operator World Rugby Strategic Developments Limited has announced the tentative launch schedule for its new gTLD .RUGBY as follows:

Launch Period




TMCH Sunrise

15 November 2017

16 January 2018

End Date Sunrise – not first-come, first-served

LRP 1 - Invitation Priority Access

17 January 2018

27 April 2018

First-come, first-served

LRP 2 - Restricted Land Rush

30 April 2018

29 June 2018

All allocations at the end with auction of duplicates

LRP 3 - Community Priority Period

02 July 2018

28 June 2019

First-come, first-served

Early Access Period

01 July 2019

07 July 2019

First-come, first-served

General Availability

08 July 2019


First-come, first-served

Written by Kirsty Holmes   16 November 2017  

Amazon Registry Services, Inc. has announced that the General Availability start date for the Japanese IDN TLDs .書籍 (.xn--rovu88b – “book”) and .ファッション (.xn--bck1b9a5dre4c - “fashion”) will now commence on 1 November 2019.

Written by Kirsty Holmes   10 November 2017