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.BASKETBALL
 
Registry operator Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) has announced the launch schedule for its new gTLD .BASKETBALL, as follows:

Sunrise opens Sunrise closes Sunrise Type Basketball Community Priority Registration Period:
(i) Invitation Only Period
Basketball Community Priority Registration Period:
(ii) Landrush
Basketball Community Priority Registration Period:
(iii) General CPP
General Availability
19 June 2017 21 August 2017 End Date Sunrise
(not first-come, first-served)
22 August 2017 - 20 October 2017
 
23 October 2017 - 22 December 2017 04 January 2018 - 07 January 2019 08 January 2019
Written by Kirsty Holmes   19 June 2017   Read more...

The registry operator for the Panama ccTLD, NIC-Panamá, has announced that as part of its 23rd anniversary celebrations, it will now allow holders of third-level domains (under .COM.PA, .ORG.PA, .NET.PA, etc) which were registered before 31 December 2014 to register the equivalent domain under the second level (.PA).  Previously, it was only possible for owners of third-level domains registered before 31 January 2012 to get the equivalent domain under the second level .PA.

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

.CLUB - June Trademark Protection Program
 
Registry operator .CLUB DOMAINS, LLC has announced the launch of its .CLUB Trademark Protection Program, which runs from 1 to 30 June.  During this period, any new registration or renewal of registration that has a term of 8 years or more will receive a 50% refund.  In order to qualify, a registrant must have a valid trademark of an exact or similar term (which may be demonstrated by existence in the Trademark Clearinghouse or a public trademark record).  For example, a “trademark.CLUB” registration extended from a 1 year registration to a 10 year registration during the offer period in June would receive a 50% refund for the 9 year renewal.

Written by Kirsty Holmes   9 June 2017   Read more...

 

.BOT
 
Registry operator Amazon Registry Services, Inc. has announced the launch schedule for its new gTLD .BOT, as follows:

Sunrise opens

Sunrise closes

Sunrise Type

General Availability

31-May-2017
(14:00 UTC)

14-Jul-2017
(14:00 UTC)

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

14-Nov-2017
(14:00 UTC)

During the Sunrise Phase, trade mark rights holders may register their domain names on a first-come, first-served basis, provided that the term applied for is in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).
Written by Kirsty Holmes   27 May 2017   Read more...

It is not often that domain registrations make the headlines but on Friday 12 May, a 22 year old cybersecurity researcher from the UK stopped a global ransomware attack by registering a domain name.

15 May 2017   Read more...

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