Newflash: Thailand domain name registrations re-open under .TH

TH NIC, the registry for .TH domains have announced dates for the next round of domain registrations directly under .TH.  Applications will open from 1 October to 30 November 2020, and the launch schedule is as follows:

  • Applications: 1 October 2020 – 30 November 2020
  • Announcement of Qualified Applications: 3 December 2020
  • Domain Name Consideration Process: 3 December 2020 – 10 December 2020
  • Announcement of Approved Applications: 10 December 2020

Domain applicants can be any natural person, juristic person, organisation that is established in Thailand/operates under Thai law, or a foreign entity that owns a registered Thai trade mark. Furthermore, the domain must be based on the name of a business, a Thai registered trade mark or an identical name under a second-level domain. Documentation will be required.

Categories of applications are ranked by highest to lowest priority as follows, and applicants must specify the category of the application:

Category 1: Trade mark registered in Thailand Foreign trade mark; a representative in Thailand must be provided.

  • Category 1: Trade mark registered in Thailand
  • Category 2: Foreign trade mark; a representative in Thailand must be provided.
  • Category 3: Identical name with name under a second-level TLD: .CO.TH, .AC.TH, .OR.TH, etc; except for registered domain names under .IN.TH, which will not be included.
  • Category 4: All types of organisations that do not fall under the above categories.

Every approved second-level “.TH” name will acquire a privilege to secure the equivalent “.ไทย”” (dot Thai) on a complimentary basis.

For further information, please contact your Client Manager or use our contact form.