CentralNic’s first new gTLD to launch will be .wiki, which takes a term that is synonymous with online collaboration and high quality websites, and makes it available for the use of companies, developers, communities and hobbyists alike.
The first .wiki domains will be available to trademark holders on 3 March when it starts it Sunrise Period, and to others from 8 May.
This will be followed by .XYZ priced below .com domain names and and designed to be appropriate for any website in any language.
The first .xyz domains will be available for registration to trademark holders on 20 March, and then to General Availability to anybody who wants to join ‘generation XYZ’ from 20 May.
CentralNic’s clients have an additional 23 new TLDs that are currently in the contracting process with ICANN.
These fall into two categories:
1. TLDs from existing CentralNic clients, to be retailed through registrars.
These domains are:
.bar, .college, .contact, .fans, .feedback, .ink, .pid, and .rest – the global domain for restaurants.
2. Sixteen ‘DotBrand’ TLDs for corporations obtaining their Brand new gTLD domains including Global 1000 enterprises such as Saudi Telecom, Qatar Telecom, Etisalat and Kuwait Finance House, as well as media and entertainment leaders The Guardian (.theguardian) and the world’s leading talent agency, William Morris Endeavor.
CentralNic has also succeeded in attracting additional domain extensions, including .co.com and TLDs to be acquired by Domain Venture Partners via its DVP II fund (Famous Four Media)
CentralNic’s clients have applied for an additional 27 TLDs that have passed ICANN initial evaluation and are now in the contention resolution process. These include .app, .blog, .cafe, .chat, .forum, .golf, .law, .love, .mail, .news, and .school, amongst others.
Shares of CentralNic which started trading on the London Exchange late last year, traded as high as around 115.50p and is current trading at 82.00p still well above it opening price of 58.50p