Donuts Inc., today announced that the “Sunrise” period for the first seven new gTLD names, the window during which trademark rights holders have exclusive access to registrations, will begin November 26, and close January 24, 2014.
The other big news from today’s announcement is that “Donuts will forgo a traditional land-rush and move directly to general availability to all registrants on January 29, 2014.”
Without a Landrush period pre-registrations will really come into effect as all domains not taken in Sunrise and not reserved by the registry and not on the collision list will be available for registration on a first come first served basis on January 29th anyone without restriction.
The first gTLDs opening for Sunrise are:
We have been running a poll on the right hand side on which one of these new gTLD you think will have the most registrations a year after Launch which is now January 2014. If you haven’t voted feel free as we will keep the poll up for a few more days.
Donuts has signed registry-registrar agreements (RRAs) with some of the world’s most prestigious domain name registrars with worldwide reach, who will make the names available during Sunrise and general availability.
1&1 Internet, part of United Internet (GR: UTDI)
Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW)
Tucows (NYSE MARKET: TCX)
Host Europe Group
CSC Digital Brand Services
MarkMonitor, part of Thomson Reuters
NetNames, part of Net Benefit PLC (LSE: NBT)
Melbourne IT (ASX: MLB)