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New gTLD Updates | .書籍 (.BOOK) and .ファッション (.FASHION) Japanese TLD GA Update, Registry Lock Service for .BANK and .INSURANCE, .SHOP Premium release

Written by: 
Kirsty Holmes
6 September 2017

.xn--rovu88b (.書籍 - .BOOK in Japanese) and .xn--bck1b9a5dre4c (.ファッション - .FASHION in Japanese) - Update to GA dates
Registry operator Amazon Registry Services, Inc. has announced that the General Availability launch date for two of its Japanese IDN TLDs has changed from 12 September as follows:
.xn--rovu88b (.書籍) - .BOOK in Japanese: 31 January 2018
.xn--bck1b9a5dre4c (.ファッション) - .FASHION in Japanese: 1 November 2017
.BANK and .INSURANCE - Registry Lock Service
Registry operator fTLD has announced that a Registry Lock service is now available for its .BANK and .INSURANCE TLDs.  Pricing is to be confirmed.

.CLUB - Update to Premium Tier Name Inventory
The .CLUB registry has announced that on 11 October 2017, premium .CLUB domains will be added to its premium tier name inventory and made available for registration.

.SHOP - Premium Domain Release, New Premium Tier with 3-Letter names and Pricing Promotion
The registry operator for .SHOP, GMO Registry, Inc., has announced that on 11 September 2017 (04:00 UTC), twelve new .SHOP premium domain names, including number and Chinese pinyin names, will become available for registration.  These will also renew at the standard renewal fee.

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Please note that Trademark Claims will apply to all names released from reserve for the first 90 days after release.
Furthermore, the registry is adding an additional Premium Domain Tier 1S on 24 October 2017.  More than 14,000 three-letter names will be available in the new tier and these will renew at the standard renewal price.

However, the registry is offering a pricing discount of 80% on domains in the new Premium Tier 1S from 24 October 2017 (00:00 UTC) until 7 November 2017 (23:59 UTC).

Should you wish to place an order, or for further information, please contact your Client Manager or