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2017-01-18.hospital: Pre-orders possible as now

We are now accepting binding pre-orders for domains in the TLD .hospital (set 59).

Time-table for .hospital:
Sunrise: Until March 11 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): From March 15 (16:00 UTC) until March 22 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of March 22 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 100.00 USD
EAP prices: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500 USD on day 1, 2,650 USD on day 2, 1,025 USD on day 3, 550 USD on day 4, 125 USD on day 5, 6 and 7
GA prices: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-01-16Applications for .fun domains now possible

We are now accepting your binding applications for domain names under the new .fun TLD.

It's a short and meaningful new domain extension, perfect for individuals and organizations focussing on entertainment or leisure sectors by creating a brand image that is young and vibrant.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: From January 23 (16:00 UTC) until March 24 (15:59 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): From March 27 (16:00 UTC) until April 5 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of April 5 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices:
21.50 USD (Gold) / 23.70 USD (Silver) / 26.10 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 600.00 USD
EAP prices: 21.50 USD (Gold) / 23.70 USD (Silver) / 26.10 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000 USD on day 1, 5,750 USD on day 2, 2,875 USD on day 3, 1,200 USD on day 4, 600 USD on day 5, 300 USD on day 6, 120 USD on day 7-9
GA prices: 21.50 USD (Gold) / 23.70 USD (Silver) / 26.10 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2017-01-09.tel: Lifting of DNS restrictions on March 13, 2017

The ICANN board has recently approved the lifting of DNS restrictions for .tel domains and the Telnic board has subsequently approved an update to the registry's Acceptable Use Policy to allow .tel registrants the freedom of choice with respect to the hosting and use of their .tel domain. This means that .tel users will be able to use their .tel to design and host their own website and other digital services of their choosing as of March 13, 2017.

Furthermore, the registry has designed a new Telhosting platform. As a consequence, the current Community Telhosting system (CTH) will be shut down. In future, the use of the new Telhosting platform is purely optional. Up until now, the registrars have provided the customers with access to and support for the CTH. From March 13, 2017, Telnic will assume this responsibility and the registrars will no longer need to provide this support service.

Starting February 13, 2017, Telnic will be issuing all existing .tel domain holders with accounts for the new Telhosting platform to allow them sufficient time to prepare their new Telhosting account in advance of the cutover on March 13. Important: Content will NOT be migrated automatically. .tel domain owner data that resides on the current Telhosting system will not be accessible after March 13. Any .tel domain owner that wishes to extract a copy of their data from the current system should run the BACKUP function from their current Telhosting account before this deadline.

2016-12-19.travel: Restrictions for .travel domains relaxed

The .travel registry changed their policies and lowered the registration restrictions. .travel domain names are now available to everyone who provides or plans to provide services, products or content in or to the travel industry. New travel startups are welcome, and that includes every new travel content provider. Before this policy update, only licensed travel businesses were eligible to register a .travel domain.

In order to complete a travel registration, a UIN (Unique Identification Number / Member Number) is still required. But the registry simplified the eligibility review. Registrants get their approved UIN now immediately at the registry. The registrants must fill in the form on the website and get their Member Number automatically.

2016-12-19.ru: Important changes for transfers

Please note the following important changes for .ru domain transfers.

  1. Internal .ru transfers (transfers within the RU-Center) must be processed via our NEW REG  effective January 24, 2017. Internal .ru transfers remain free of charge!
  2. External transfers are subject to a charge and can be processed automatically effective January 24, 2017. The registry has recently changed their transfer procedure: No documents are required any more for external transfers; they can be processed automatically by using an authcode. External transfer means that a .ru domain which is managed outside the RU-Center should be transferred to the RU-Center.

More details about the .ru can be found in our TLD wiki.

2016-12-147 IDN TLDs of Amazon Registry Services

We are now accepting your binding Sunrise applications for these 7 IDN TLDs:

Supported IDNs: ZH, DA, FI, FR, DE, HU, IS, JP, KO, LV, LT, NO, PL, PT, RU, ES, SV.

Time-table:
Sunrise: Until January 31, 2017 (14:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of February 28, 2017 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served. Please note: Currently no applications are possible for this period since there are special registry requirements for GA. We will inform you as soon as more details are available.

Sunrise prices: 135.00 USD (Gold) / 145.00 USD (Silver) / 155.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 95.00 USD (Please note: Domains registered during Sunrise will renew at the Sunrise registration fee)

2016-12-13Change of the .fr trade command

Afnic, the .fr registry, changed their registrant change procedure on Decmeber 12 in oder to make it simpler and more compliant with market standards. The details can be found in our TLD wiki.

The changes apply to the other Afnic ccTLDs .re, .yt, .wf, .tf, and .pm as well.

2016-12-13Binding .art applications now possible

We are now accepting your binding applications for domain names under the new .art TLD.

Supported IDNs: AR, CYRL, DA, DE, ES, FR, GREK, HE, JA, KO, LATN, LO, PL, RU, SV, TH, ZH.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: Until February 7 (14:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction.
Limited Registration Period (LRP): From February 8 (14:00 UTC) until May 9 (14:00 UTC). This Preferred Access Period is intended for arts-related not-for-profits, museums, institutions, galleries, artists and established members of the art world. Multiple applications for the same domain will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): May 10 (14:00 UTC) until May 17 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served. Please note: Currently no applications are possible for this period since the EAP fees are not yet set by the registry. We will inform you as soon as the prices are available.
General Availability (GA): As of May 17 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices:
13.00 USD (Gold) / 14.30 USD (Silver) / 15.80 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 275.00 USD
LRP prices: 13.00 USD (Gold) / 14.30 USD (Silver) / 15.80 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 165.00 USD
GA prices: 13.00 USD (Gold) / 14.30 USD (Silver) / 15.80 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-12-02ICANN Owner Change (IRTP)

Please note that the new ICANN Owner Change process is avtive in our system since December 1.

You can inform yourself of the changes in our Wiki article. Please refer to this article for details about FOA Mode and Designated Agent Mode, workflows and API documentation.

2016-12-02.at short domains generally available as of December 6

nic.at has successfully completed the Sunrise phase and the public auction for .at short domains.

All short domains which were not allocated during these phases will be made available on December 6, 12:00 CET following the principle first-come, first-served.

2016-12-02Active Reseller Program from January 1 until June 30, 2017

Participating resellers must comply to these requirements in order to get the special reduced prices for .space, .website, .site, .online, .tech, .store.

An acctive reseller must carry out any two of the following marketing activities:

  • Place any 2 TLDs in the top 10 ranks of search results
  • Send 1 dedicated email / newsletter per month highlighting the promo pricing for any 2 TLDs
  • Bundle .online & .store for free with annual hosting / e-commerce / website builder product
  • Place a banner for .online or .store on the homepage highlighting the discounted promo pricing

If you would like to takte part in the Active Reseller Program please contact our sales team and declare what duration you wish to run a promotion for and for what TLDs.

2016-12-01New .co promotion from January 1 until December 31, 2017

Participating resellers must pick at least ONE of the following .co marketing commitment:

  1. Front-of-Site Placement: A permanent banner ad containing the .CO logo and brand marketing message shall appear at all times rotation above the fold on the home page of the reseller's website.
  2. Search Results (domain availability): At a minimum, whenever the .CO Domain equivalent is available, it will be listed as the default or second option in the Search Results Page appearing on the Registrar Site after a user performs a domain name availability search.
  3. E-Mail Marketing: At a minimum, at least 1 e-mail marketing campaign to the customer base promoting the value and benefits of .CO and announcing the promotional period with a link to register .CO domain names and additional value added services as desired for each month involved in the .CO Marketing Program. Please send a copy of the mailing to the RRProxy sales team.
  4. Search Pulldown or TLD Menu Options: In each search box or area with options for domain name availability on the Registrar Site the TLD will be listed as the default or second of top level domain choices.
  5. Social Media Marketing: Social media related efforts to promote the TLD and .CO Domain registrations (e.g. posts on Blogs, Facebook and Twitter pages, tagging @dotCO).
  6. Other: Please list your chosen method of marketing if not listed above.
  7. Price Discount: We highly recommend to discount .CO domains in the promotional period.

2016-11-22.游戏 , .娱乐, .企业, .商店: Revision of the launch schedule

We are now accepting your binding applications for these 4 IDN TLDs of the Donuts registry (set 58):

  • .游戏 (.xn--unup4y, Chinese for games)
  • .娱乐 (.xn--fjq720a, Chinese for entertainment)
  • .企业 (.xn--vhquv, Chinese for enterprise)
  • .商店 (.xn--czrs0t, Chinese for shop)

Please note that the launch schedule is subject to a revision. The Sunrise has been extended - for the moment until December 31, 2016 (16:00 UTC). The dates of the subsequent launch phases are not yet determined.

Time-table:
Sunrise: Until December 31, 2016 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): TBA. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): TBA. First-come, first-served.

Pricing for .xn--unup4y and .xn--fjq720a:
Sunrise:
90.00 USD (Gold) / 99.00 USD (Silver) / 108.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 100.00 USD
EAP: 90.00 USD (Gold) / 99.00 USD (Silver) / 108.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500 USD on day 1, 2,650 USD on day 2, 1,025 USD on day 3, 550 USD on day 4, 125 USD on day 5-7
GA: 90.00 USD (Gold) / 99.00 USD (Silver) / 108.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

Pricing for xn--vhquv and .xn--czrs0t:
Sunrise:
47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 100.00 USD
EAP: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500 USD on day 1, 2,650 USD on day 2, 1,025 USD on day 3, 550 USD on day 4, 125 USD on day 5-7
GA: 47.00 USD (Gold) / 51.70 USD (Silver) / 56.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-11-14Liberation of .net.ar - now available with RRPproxy!

NIC Argentina removed the restrictions for the .net.ar extension and made .net.ar domains available for all users without any especial requirements.

Thus, you can now register .net.ar domains via RRPproxy. Please be aware that we offer .net.ar registrations only with included trustee service.

More information on the registration requirements can be found in our TLD wiki.

2016-10-10FCFS Sunrise for .网站 domains is on!

We are now accepting your binding applications for domain names under the IDN TLD .网站 (= .xn--5tzm5g). .网站 means .web in Chinese.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: Until October 26 (23:59 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): October 27 (00:00 UTC) until November 1 (23:59 UTC). This period is divided into 4 stages, each lasting one or two days. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 2 (00:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices:
14.50 USD (Gold) / 16.00 USD (Silver) / 17.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 105.00 USD
EAP prices: 14.50 USD (Gold) / 16.00 USD (Silver) / 17.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 4,600 USD in stage 1, 1,100 USD in stage 2, 220 USD in stage 3, 100 USD in stage 4
GA prices: 14.50 USD (Gold) / 16.00 USD (Silver) / 17.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-10-04.makeup: FCFS Sunrise is on!

We are now accepting your binding applications for .makeup domains. Registrants must be connected to the cosmetics industry. Please note the eligibility requirements in the .makeup appendix.

Time-table:
Sunrise: Until October 31 (23:59 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): November 1 (00:00 UTC) until November 7 (23:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 8 (00:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Pricing for .makeup:
Sunrise:
260.00 USD (Gold) / 280.00 USD (Silver) / 300.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 340.00 USD
EAP: 260.00 USD (Gold) / 280.00 USD (Silver) / 300.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 16,500 USD on day 1, 11,100 USD on day 2, 8,500 USD on day 3, 5,800 USD on day 4, 2,400 USD on day 5, 1,250 USD on day 6, 650 USD on day 7
GA: 260.00 USD (Gold) / 280.00 USD (Silver) / 300.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-09-27Binding .cam applications possible now!

We are now accepting your binding applications for domain names under the new .cam TLD.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: October 6 (10:00 UTC) until December 5 (10:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): December 7 (10:00 UTC) until December 13 (09:45 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of December 14 (10:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices:
30.00 USD (Gold) / 33.00 USD (Silver) / 36.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 250.00 USD
EAP prices: 30.00 USD (Gold) / 33.00 USD (Silver) / 36.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,700 USD on day 1, 5,600 USD on day 2, 4,500 USD on day 3, 3,400 USD on day 4, 2,300 USD on day 5, 1,200 USD on day 6, 650 USD on day 7
GA prices: 30.00 USD (Gold) / 33.00 USD (Silver) / 36.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-09-26Available now: .radio.fm & .radio.am

We are glad to announce that you can register domains under the following domain endings via RRPproxy as of now:

2016-08-31.uk: New optional extensions as of September 12

We will introduce two new optional extensions for .uk domains on September 12, 2016:

  • X-UK-OWNER-CORPORATE-NUMBER: UK's companies house registration number
  • X-UK-OWNER-CORPORATE-TYPE: LTD | PLC | LLP | IP (type of company)

The transmission of X-UK-OWNER-CORPORATE-NUMBER is possible for all new registrations (AddDomains) and domain changes (ModifyDomains) of .uk second- and third-level domains, if a new P-Handle is used and the domain owner is a company/organization from the UK. The use of the extension X-UK-OWNER-CORPORATE NUMBER requires the specification of the type of company with the extension X-UK-OWNER-CORPORATE-TYPE.

2016-08-29.fi: Important changes as of September 5

The internationally known registry-registrar model will be brought into use for .fi domains on September 5, 2016. As a consequence, all domain name holders that manage their domain name themselves need to move to a registrar. Please note that .fi domain names cannot be modified or renewed between September 2 (13:00 UTC) and September 5 (7:00 UTC) due to this transition.
 
The current restrictions regarding place of residence and age will be abolished. Foreign companies, organisations and private persons can obtain an .fi domain name. Domain names that consist of a combination of a person's first and last names can be freely registered. In the future, the new policy does not require that a domain name must have functional name servers at the time of its registration.

Moreover, the Finnish registry services will be available via EPP. Thus, we will offer .fi as an automated TLD via our own accreditation. This fact enables us to reduce the standard pricing for .fi registration as of September 5.

Although there are no more restrictions for .fi registrations, the registry still demands several extensions. For more details please see our RRPproxy Wiki.


On September 7 at 10:00 UTC, several 2-character .fi domains will be released for registration at standard pricing. You can find the list of domains that will be released here.

2016-08-18.doctor: Sunrise starts on August 23

As of now we are accepting binding pre-orders for domains in the TLD .doctor (set 57).

Time-table for .doctor:
Sunrise: From August 23 (16:00 UTC) until October 22 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): From October 26 (16:00 UTC) until November 2 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 2 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 90.00 USD (Gold) / 99.00 USD (Silver) / 108.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 100.00 USD

EAP prices: 90.00 USD (Gold) / 99.00 USD (Silver) / 108.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500 USD on day 1, 2,650 USD on day 2, 1,025 USD on day 3, 550 USD on day 4, 125 USD on day 5, 6 and 7

GA prices: 90.00 USD (Gold) / 99.00 USD (Silver) / 108.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-08-18.blog: Binding applications possible as of now

The .blog TLD has wide mainstream appeal and is suitable to attract many registrants. The domain extension shall offer bloggers across the world a great new name space.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: From August 18 (15:00 UTC) until October 17 (15:00 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. Auction to resolve multiple requests for the same domain.
Landrush: From November 2 (15:00 UTC) until November 9 (15:00 UTC). Auction to resolve multiple requests for the same domain.
General Availability (GA): As of November 21 (15:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise and Landrush prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.40 USD (Silver) / 34.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 150.00 USD

GA prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.40 USD (Silver) / 34.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain

2016-08-187 new fulfillment domain extensions available

We have implemented the following fulfillment TLDs in the RRPproxy system. Fulfillment TLDs are registered through a manual registration process that might involve documents. Therefore automated real-time registrations and real-time updates are not available for these domains.

.hr (Croatia)
Registration requirements
Available third-level domain extension: .com.hr (Registration requirements)

.pa (Panama)
Registration requirements
Available third-level domain extension: .com.pa (Registration requirements)

.ug (Uganda)
Available third-level domain extension: .co.ug
Registration requirements

.gp (Guadeloupe)
Registration requirements

2016-07-23.storage: Binding applications possible as of now!

.storage allows organizations of all sizes to own unique and descriptive web addresses that better reflect storage brands, services, products, and content. The use of .storage can help any storage-related website become more findable and prominent online.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until August 30 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of January 10, 2017 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 70.00 USD (Gold) / 77.00 USD (Silver) / 85.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable setup fee of 120.00 USD

GA prices:
 70.00 USD (Gold) / 77.00 USD (Silver) / 85.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-07-20The TLD for the Video Game Industry

The new .games TLD is a helpful positioning and branding tool for anyone in the video game industry including developers, publishers, retailers, distributors, and platforms; influential gamers and gaming celebrities; sports and technology-themed events and conventions; and both traditional and classic games.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until September 10 (17:00 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. Multiple parties that apply for the same domain will settle the contention through an auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): September 14 (17:00 UTC) until September 21 (17:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of September 21 (17:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 225.00 USD (Gold) / 245.00 USD (Silver) / 265.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 95.00 USD

EAP prices: 17.30 USD (Gold) / 19.00 USD (Silver) / 20.90 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500 USD (Gold) / 10,550 USD (Silver) / 10,600 USD (Bronze) on EAP-DAY-1
2,650 USD (Gold) / 2,700 USD (Silver) / 2,750 USD (Bronze) on EAP-DAY-2
1,025 USD (Gold) / 1,075 USD (Silver) / 1,125 USD (Bronze) on EAP-DAY-3
550 USD (Gold) / 600 USD (Silver) / 650 USD (Bronze) on EAP-DAY-4
125 USD (Gold) / 175 USD (Silver) / 225 USD (Bronze) on EAP-DAY-5-7

GA prices: 17.30 USD (Gold) / 19.00 USD (Silver) / 20.90 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-07-20.shopping: Binding applications possible now!

We are now accepting your binding applications for the .shopping TLD of the Donuts registry (set 56).

Time-table for .shopping:

Sunrise: Until September 17 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): From September 21 (16:00 UTC) until September 28 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of September 28 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 100.00 USD

EAP prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 10,500 USD on day 1, 2,650 USD on day 2, 1,025 USD on day 3, 550 USD on day 4, 125 USD on day 5-7

GA prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-07-11Register .com.tl, .net.tl, .org.tl domain names now

.tl is the ccTLD of Timor-Leste.

Third-level domains with the ending .com.tl, .net.tl, and .org.tl are now available for automated registration.

2016-07-11Release of more than 200 .saarland premium names

More than 200 premium domain names from the fields of "sports and leisure" can be registered at standard price as of July 15 (12:00 CEST).

These domain names include sport domains such as badminton.saarland and also leisure domains such as hobbies.saarland. In addition, addresses such as podcasts.saarland, chats.saarland, and online-poker.saarland are available.

2016-07-05.在线 & .中文网: Reassumption of the zones

Please note that we have reassumed the registration services for .在线 (.xn­­--3ds443g) and .中文网 (.xn--­­fiq228c5hs).

Due to the new Registry Service Provider registrants from China (Countrycode CN/HK) now require an audit. Currently, we are not capable to cover the verification process for the Chinese audit data. Thus, registrants from CN/HK are excluded from the registration of .在线 and .中文网 domain names.

2016-07-04.moi: Binding applications possible as of now!

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until July 15 (14:00 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 29 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 95.00 USD

GA prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.50 USD (Silver) / 34.60 USD per year per domain

TLD Wiki article

2016-07-04.uy: Domains with Spanish characters

We would like to inform you that NIC Uruguay allows the registration of IDNs with the Spanish characters á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ since June 14. Support for Spanish special characters in .uy domains is thereby implemented in two stages. We are offering .uy as a Fulfillment TLD.

First stage: From June 14 until September 18

  • Only owners of domains registered until May 31, 2016 can request the registration of IDN domains.
  • The new domain name to register must be equal to the origin domain following the derivation rules mentioned below.
  • The initial contact details of the new domain (owner, admin and technical contacts) will be the same the origin domain had when it was registered.
  • The contact details could be changed after the domain is registered according to the policy of the registry.
  • If a domain does not include a letter ñ, the domain will be activated once it is requested and registered.
  • If a domain includes a letter ñ, the domain will stay in the status pending for review. Allocation will be decided once this stage is finished.

A domain name (origin domain) may generate one or more new domains with special characters according to the following Rules of Derivation:

  • Letter a can be replaced by the character á
  • Letter e can be replaced by the character é
  • Letter i can be replaced by the character í
  • Letter o can be replaced by the character ó
  • Letter u can be replaces by the character ú
  • Letter u can be replaces by the character ü
  • The letter n before a vowel (e.g. pano), or the letters nh, ni, nn, ny, gn can be replaced by the character ñ.

Second stage: As of September 19, 2016

Any domain with special characters can be registered without following any Derivation rule with the exception of the pending domains from the first stage that are in process of review / allocation.

2016-06-22.shop: We accept your binding applications as of now!

.shop is the definitive online shopping address. Binding pre-orders are possible now.

Official launch schedule:
Sunrise: June 30 (15:00 UTC) until August 29 (23:59 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. Multiple parties that apply for the same domain will settle the contention through an auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): September 1 (15:00 UTC) until September 26 (14:59 UTC). First-come, first-served. Early Access Stages:

  • Stage 1: September 1 (15:00 UTC) until September 3 (14:59 UTC)
  • Stage 2: September 3 (15:00 UTC) until September 6 (14:59 UTC)
  • Stage 3: September 6 (15:00 UTC) until September 10 (14:59 UTC)
  • Stage 4: September 10 (15:00 UTC) until September 14 (14:59 UTC)
  • Stage 5: September 14 (15:00 UTC) until September 18 (14:59 UTC)
  • Stage 6: September 18 (15:00 UTC) until September 22 (14:59 UTC)
  • Stage 7: September 22 (15:00 UTC) until September 26 (14:59 UTC)

General Availability (GA): As of September 26 (15:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications can be submitted until 1 hour before end of Sunrise / EAP respectively before begin of General Availability.

Sunrise prices: 1,250 USD (Gold) / 1,350 USD (Silver) / 1,450 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain (only 1-year registrations possible)

EAP prices: 34.00 USD (Gold) / 37.50 USD (Silver) / 41.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 26,500 USD in Stage 1, 11,000 USD in Stage 2, 3,000 USD in Stage 3, 1,250 USD in Stage 4, 650 USD in Stage 5, 325 USD in Stage 6, 135 USD in Stage 7

GA prices: 34.00 USD (Gold) / 37.50 USD (Silver) / 41.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain

2016-06-20Release of 1- and 2-character .sc domains on July 1

The .sc registry announced the release of one- and two-character .sc premium domain names to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis as of July 1, 2016 (00:00 UTC). Please note that two-character country codes on the ISO3166 list are not eligible.

The registry has registered all possible combinations of one- and two-character .sc domains into a Registry Holding Account. Since these names are already "created", selling them will be accomplished via transferring the name from the Registry Holding account to the respective registrar account. If you are interested in these domains, please contact our support team in order to initiate this manual process.

2016-06-17.在线 & .中文网 currently deactivated!

Please note: TLD Registry Ltd. (TLDR) is currently changing their Registry Service Provider (backend) from Afilias Limited (Afilias) to Beijing Teleinfo Network Technology Co., Ltd. (Teleinfo) for the following TLDs:

  • .在线 (.xn­­--3ds443g) = D​ot Chinese Online
  • .中文网 (.xn--­­fiq228c5hs) = D​ot Chinese Website

Both zones are inactive from June 17 (0:00 UTC) until July 1 (0:00 UTC) due to this transition. No transactions are possible!

2016-05-27Update to ICANN's Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy

ICANN has announced the implementation of amendments to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy, which is being renamed as the "Transfer Policy." In addition to rules related to inter-registrar transfers, the updated Transfer Policy now sets policy requirements for transfers between registrants. It will also impose new conditions for the expiration of the Form of Authorization used by registrars in inter-registrar transfers.

The amended Transfer Policy is applicable to all gTLD names and ICANN-accredited registrars. These new requirements will take effect and will be enforced by ICANN beginning on December 1, 2016.

The first implementations of the new policy will be available in our OT&E in June. Exact details on the changed processes can be found in our RRPproxy Wiki.

2016-05-27Pre-order now: Korean variants of .com & .net

Verisign is currently launching the following two Korean IDN TLDs:

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until June 19 (23:59 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. First-come, first-served.
Priority Access Program (PAP): From June 20 (00:00 UTC) until August 15 (23:59 UTC). First-come, first served. This phase is available for existing registrants of .com / .net domain names (in ASCII or IDN script) that registered their .com / .net domain name prior to the start date of the PAP period. Each qualifying applicant shall have the exclusive right to register the exact match of the existing .com / .net Second Level Domain Name in .닷컴 / .닷넷 provided:

  1. The Matching Second Level Domain Name is available for registration in .닷컴 / .닷넷 during the PAP period; and
  2. The Matching Second Level Domain Name within .닷컴 / .닷넷 is registered through a registrar that is the same registrar-of-record for the existing .com / .net Second Level Domain Name.

Landrush: From August 16 (00:00 UTC) until August 29 (23:59 UTC). First-come, first served.
General Availability (GA): As of August 30 (00:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise & Landrush prices:
11.60 USD (Gold) / 12.80 USD (Silver) / 14.10 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 180.00 USD

PAP & GA prices for:
11.60 USD (Gold) / 12.80 USD (Silver) / 14.10 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-05-23.tatar: Now available for registration!

The TLD .tartar is intended primarily for the Tatar-language and cultural community and for those who associate themselves with the Republic of Tatarstan and tatar nationality.

Our price scale for .tatar:
540.00 RUB (Gold) / 595.00 RUB (Silver) / 655.00 RUB (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-05-13.motorcycles: The TLD for the powersports industry

.motorcycles domain names will be made exclusively available to registrants that provide products, services or information that benefit the powersports industry. Please note that the registrants/applicants must undergo a verification process. The registry Dominion Registries will contact the domain owner directly per email with the request to provide further information and documents once the application / registration has been submitted. The verification process must be completed within 15 days of registration, or the domain name will be rejected.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: From June 15 (16:00 UTC) until August 14 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. Multiple parties that apply for the same domain name will settle the contention through an auction.
General Availability (GA): As of August 18 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise & GA prices: 290.00 USD (Gold) / 310.00 USD (Silver) / 330.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain

2016-05-12Support availability on holidays in May

Please note that our headquarters in Germany is closed on the following holidays:

  • Monday, May 16 (Whitsun)
  • Thursday, May 26 (Feast of Corpus Christi)

There will be no regular technical support by phone and e-mail on these days. However, we will provide limited support hours through our Mexican support team from 18:00 to 24:00 CEST.

2016-05-12.tur.br: Domains now available at RRPproxy!

We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our portfolio of Brazilian domain extensions: As of now you can register .tur.br domain names. .tur stands for turismo = tourism.

Our price scale: 80.00 BRL (Gold) / 86.00 BRL (Silver) / 92.00 BRL (Bronze) per year per domain

The same registration requirements as for .com.br domains apply.

2016-05-11.boats & .yachts: The TLDs for the marine community

Register now .boats & .yachts domain names with RRPproxy. These TLDs will be made exclusively available to registrants that provide products, services or information that benefit the marine community.

Please note that the registrants/applicants must undergo a verification process. The registry Dominion Registries will contact the domain owner directly per email with the request to provide further information and documents once the application / registration has been submitted. The verification process must be completed within 15 days of registration, or the domain name will be rejected.

Our price scale for .boats & .yachts:
140.00 USD (Gold) / 150.00 USD (Silver) / 160.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-05-11.insurance: FCFS Sunrise until June 8

Binding applications for .insurance domain names are possible as of now. Please note that domain names must correspond to a trademark, trade name or service mark of the Applicant in bona fide use for the offering of goods or services, or provision of information, in the jurisdiction where the Applicant is licensed, approved or certified to conduct business. During Sunrise, domain names must be an exact match of the mark in the TMCH and the bona fide use element also applies.

Our DomainPinLock method is used as multi factor authentication and will be set on AddDomain.

Launch schedule of .insurance:
Sunrise: Until June 8 (23:59 UTC). Only for eligible members of the global insurance community that have registered their trademarks in the Trademark Clearinghouse (valid SMD file required). Requirements for the domain name please see above. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of June 15 (16:00 UTC). Only for eligible members of the global insurance community. Requirements for the domain name above. First-come, first-served.

Sunrise and GA prices: 930 USD (Gold) / 965 USD (Silver) / 1,000 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain including a non-refundable verification fee of 135 USD

2016-05-09.eu in Cyrillic characters: What will change?

On June 1, 2016, EURid will launch the new extension .ею, the .eu top-level domain in Cyrillic. All .eu policies, procedures, features, and price structures will also apply to the Cyrillic string .ею.

At the same time, EURid will fully enforce the basic rule that the second-level script must match the script of the TLD extension (.eu, .ею). In other words, if the registrant wants to register the string abc, he must take abc.eu (with the Latin TLD extension). If the whished domain name is in Cyrillic script, the script at the top-level must be .ею (Cyrillic string). A registrant wishing to register an exclusively numeric domain name - possibly including hyphens - can use both TLDs.

This means that the current domain names registered in Cyrillic characters under .eu (Latin string) will undergo a "script adjustment phase": All Cyrillic domain names will be "cloned", a process where the Latin extension is replaced by the Cyrillic extension, and all linked contacts are copied. Name server information and DNS key information will not be copied, as this information depends on the DNS setup of the registrar. The original and cloned domain names will co-exist for a period of three years, and can be maintained independently of one another. During this script adjustment phase of three years, registrants will not have to pay for cloned domain names. The switch ("cloning") will be made under EURid’s supervision during a maintenance window when .ею goes live on June 1.

Please note: As a consequence of this change, it will not be possible to register new domain names in Cyrillic script under .eu (Latin string) any more as of June 1.

More details can be found at the .eu Registry.

2016-05-09.game: Resumption of the launch

In September, the .game registry postponed the General Availability and announced plans to change their pricing model. Now the new launch details are available: The registry is holding an additional 13-day Limited Registration Period (Extended Sunrise) prior to an Early Access Period and General Availability.

New .game time-table:
Extended Sunrise: From May 3 (16:00 UTC) until May 16 (15:59 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Period (EAP): From May 17 (16:00 UTC) until May 24 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of May 24 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

New .game pricing:
Extended Sunrise:
425.00 USD (Gold) / 467.50 USD (Silver) / 515.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 290.00 USD
EAP: 425.00 USD (Gold) / 467.50 USD (Silver) / 515.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a non-refundable application fee of 11,500 USD on day 1&2, 8,500 USD on day 3&4, 5,850 USD on day 5&6, 3,000 USD on day 7.
GA: 425.00 USD (Gold) / 467.50 USD (Silver) / 515.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-05-09CentralNic: Deactivation of domain extensions

CentralNic informed us that the following second-level domain extensions will be discontinued on April 30, 2017:

  • .ar.com
  • .gb.com
  • .hu.com
  • .kr.com
  • .qc.com
  • .no.com
  • .se.com
  • .uy.com

As a consequence new registrations and renewals are stopped with immediate effect.

All domains currently registered using these extensions will have their expiry date extended to April 30, 2017 at no charge. This means there will be no further renewals processed for the affected domains. On April 30, 2017, any remaining domains within these extensions will be deactivated.

2016-05-03.商城 (.mall): Now available for registration

We are happy to announce that domain names within the Chinese IDN TLD .商城 (= .mall, .xn--czru2d) can now be registered with RRPproxy.

Our price scale:
260.00 USD (Gold) / 280.00 USD (Silver) / 300.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2016-05-02.stream: For online streaming und broadcasting channels

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until June 27 (14:00 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.
General Availability (GA): As of June 29 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 325.00 USD (Gold) / 357.00 USD (Silver) / 390.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain

GA prices: 28.00 USD (Gold) / 30.50 USD (Silver) / 33.00 USD per year per domain

More details can be found in the TLD wiki.

2016-04-30.saarland premium domains at regular price!

More than 40,000 2- and 3-character .saarland premium names can be registered at regular price as of May 2, 12:00 CEST.

The release includes company names or their abbreviations but also generic terms such as ufo.saarland and hot.saarland.

List of available premium names.

2016-04-29.homes: Sunrise ends on May 6

Registrants must be an individual or a legal entity with a bona-fide nexus to the .homes sector (real estate agent, broker, company, etc.). More details can be found in our TLD wiki.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until May 6 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. Multiple parties that apply for the same domain name will settle the contention through an auction.
General Availability (GA): As of May 12 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise & GA prices:
140.00 USD (Gold) / 150.00 USD (Silver) / 160.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain

2016-04-29.tube: Sunrise period open until June

The .tube TLD is connecting the people who create, watch, and share video.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until June 20 (15:00 UTC). Only for trademark owners with a valid SMD file. Multiple parties that apply for the same domain name will settle the contention through an auction.
General Availability (GA): As of July 7 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Sunrise prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.40 USD (Silver) / 34.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain plus a refundable setup fee of 85.00 USD

GA prices: 28.60 USD (Gold) / 31.40 USD (Silver) / 34.50 USD (Bronze) per year per domain