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2019-11-11Launch of .ευ (.eu in Greek) on Nov 14

On November 14, 2019, EURid will launch .ευ (.eu in Greek, .xn--qxa6a). Policies and prices for .eu domain names will also apply to the Greek string .ευ.

Alongside the release of the Greek .ευ extension, EURid will clone any domain names already existing in the Greek script with Latin .eu TLD extension over to the Greek .ευ TLD extension.

Example for a domain in the Greek script with .eu and its cloned version with .ευ:

  • www.σομεδομαιν.eu: the original version with the Latin TLD extension
  • www.σομεδομαιν.ευ: the cloned version with the new Greek TLD extension

As part of the cloning operation, a three-year script adjustment phase will also launch. Consequently, both .eu domain names in the Greek script and their .ευ clones will coexist for a period of three years, ending on November 14, 2022. After this date, domain names in the Greek script with the Latin .eu TLD extension will gradually be deleted.

The phasing-out of domain names in the Greek script with the Latin .eu extension will be completed in order to follow the no script mixing best practice for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). This best practice is intended to avoid any potential confusion around similar domain names. During the three-year transitional period, any action (e.g. updates, transfers, deletions, and so on) performed on one of the two domain names will have no effect on the other. No automatic synchronization between these two versions of the domain name will be applicable once the cloning operation is completed.  The cloning operation applies only to active domain names.

As of November 14, 2019, it will no longer be possible to register domain names in the Greek script with the Latin .eu TLD extension.

2019-11-07Mexican team unavailable on Nov 20

Our Mexican support team is unavailable due to National Holidays in Mexico on Wednesday, November 20.

2019-10-21.new: Applications possible as of now

As of now, you can submit your binding applications for .new domain names. The new, more secure TLD of the Google Registry is the name space for action generation or online creation flows. Once resolved, the user should be able to "create" something without any further navigation.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: Until January 14, 2020 (15:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Limited Registration Period (LRP): From January 14 (16:00 UTC) until July 15, 2010 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served. Applicants must submit their registration requests to the registry to ensure that only compliant use-cases will be populating the name space. Successful applicants can register their domains using an allocation token.
General Availability (GA): As of July 21, 2020 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

Pricing:
Sunrise:
450.00 USD (Gold) / 475.00 USD (Silver) / 500.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee for the first year (every additional year in Sunrise as well as renewals will be charged with the standard LRP/GA prices)
LRP and GA: 530.00 USD (Gold) / 560.00 USD (Silver) / 590.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

Requirements: Registrars will have to clearly display two notices to the registrant as part of their registration flow:

  1. HSTS Preloading Notice: .new is an encrypted-by-default TLD by virtue of being inscribed in the HSTS Preload list. As such, all second-level domains under .new will only load on modern browsers if a valid SSL certificate has been configured and the web server is serving HTTPS.
  2. Registration Policy Notice: .new is a restricted domain space in which all domains must be used for action generation or online content creation flows. .new domains must be active within 100 days from the registration date.

2019-10-21.bond: We are now accepting your pre-orders

The new .bond TLD is ideal for financial service providers, advisers and investors.

Schedule for .bond:
Sunrise: Until November 18, 2019 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): November 19 (14:00 UTC) until November 26, 2019 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 26, 2019 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.bond prices:
Sunrise: 875.00 USD (Gold) / 910.00 USD (Silver) / 945.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable application fee of 95.00 USD
EAP: 875.00 USD (Gold) / 910.00 USD (Silver) / 945.00 USD registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access fee of 7,700 USD on day 1, 6,600 USD on day 2, 5,500 USD on day 3, 4,400 USD on day 4, 3,300 USD on day 5, 2,200 USD on day 6, 1,100 USD on day 7
GA: 875.00 USD (Gold) / 910.00 USD (Silver) / 945.00 USD per year per domain

2019-08-26.madrid: Submit your applications now!

We are now accepting your applications for .madrid domain names. This city TLD represents the capital of Spain. Registrants must have a nexus to the Community of Madrid, such as being a resident, offering commercial or cultural services, or being otherwise directly or indirectly related to Madrid.

The launch schedule is as follows:
Sunrise:
Until December 10 (13:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a TMCH-validated trademark (SMD file required).
Local Trademarks: Until December 10 (13:00 UTC). For local trademarks and denominations of origin not validated by the TMCH.
Local Entities: Until December 10 (13:00 UTC). For local companies and non-for-profit organizations; no fantasy names allowed.
Landrush: Until December 10 (13:00 UTC). For registrants without priority rights.
General Availability (GA): As of December 17 (13:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

The launch categories Sunrise, Local Trademarks, Local Entities and Landrush are opened simultaneously. The allocation of the applications will happen at the end of the 4 launch categories according to their hierarchy of priority. The priority is descending from Sunrise to Landrush. The statement of the intended use of the domain name is required for all phases.

Sunrise price scale for .madrid:
35.60 EUR (Gold) / 39.20 EUR (Silver) / 43.10 EUR (Bronze) registration fee per year and domain PLUS a refundable application fee of 95.00 EUR

Price scale in the categories Local Trademarks, Local Entities, Landrush and as of General Availability:
35.60 EUR (Gold) / 39.20 EUR (Silver) / 43.10 EUR (Bronze) registration fee per year and domain

2019-07-07.emp.br available at RRPproxy

We have just implemented the Brazilian 2nd-level domain .emp.br within our system.

Target groups are natural and legal persons, especially small and microenterprises. If necessary, we offer a trustee service.

2019-07-03.vote/.voto: Restrictions will be lifted

The eligibility restrictions for .vote/.voto will be removed on September 4, 2019. Registrants need no longer to have the intention to use the domain name during an election cycle in connection with a political process.

On the effective date, .vote/.voto will be an unrestricted TLD available to all registrants.

2019-07-02.gay launch postponed until 2020

The "Top Level Design" Registry has postponed the launch of the .gay TLD scheduled for August until October 2019 until the second quarter 2020.

2019-06-11.uk Right of Registration: Applications possible as of June 12

We would like to remind you that the .uk Rights of Registration period is about to end. When .uk was introduced 5 years ago, many existing customers owning a .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .ltd.uk, .plc.uk, or .net.uk domain were granted a preferential right to their equivalent .uk name.

These rights will expire on June 25, 05:00 UTC. Interested parties may check on this page if a right of registration is available for a specific .uk domain.

Unclaimed .uk domains will be released to the public in July - Applications possible!

All domains with rights that were not registered by the rights holder will be put into five batches in alphabetical order. These batches will be published in advance. Each batch will be released at 13:00 UTC from July 1 to July 5, 2019. All domains in a batch will become available at the same time. Once the domain has become available during the release period it will remain available throughout the release period. Domains that are not registered will become generally available one week after the start of the respective batch.

  • Batch 1: Domains beginning 0-9, a-b (starting July 1)
  • Batch 2: Domains beginning c-f (starting July 2)
  • Batch 3: Domains beginning g-m (starting July 3)
  • Batch 4: Domains beginning n-s (starting July 4)
  • Batch 5: Domains beginning t-z (starting July 5)

You can transmit your .uk applications as of Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (12:00 UTC). The regular .uk price scale applies.

2019-03-29.baby re-launch on April 2

The previously-launched .baby TLD has become part of the XYZ Registry and will be re-launched on April 2, 2019 (14:00 UTC).

To celebrate .baby’s adoption into the XYZ family, over 50,000 previously reserved and premium names will be released for standard registration on that date.

.baby is an open and unrestricted domain name where anyone can grow their ideas online. The perfect TLD for new parents, baby product businesses, and organizations that cater to growing families. The TLD for newborn ideas™.

2019-03-06.monster pre-orders possible as of now

Monstrous possibilities with the new .monster TLD!

Time-table for .monster:
Sunrise: Until March 20, 2019 (14:00 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): From March 21 (14:00 UTC) until March 28, 2019 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of April 1, 2019 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.monster prices:
Sunrise: 12.50 USD (Gold) / 13.75 USD (Silver) / 15.20 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable application fee of 1,200.00 USD
EAP: 12.50 USD (Gold) / 13.75 USD (Silver) / 15.20 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access fee of 11,000.00 USD on day 1, 3,000.00 USD on day 2, 1,200.00 USD on day 3, 600.00 USD on day 4, 135.00 USD on day 5-7
GA: 12.50 USD (Gold) / 13.75 USD (Silver) / 15.20 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2019-03-05DNSSEC now available for .it domains

As of now it is possible to secure .it domain names using DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) via RRPproxy. Learn more about DNSSEC in our RRPproxy Knowlegde Base.

.it is the ccTLD for Italy.

2019-03-04Digicert SSL certificates greatly reduced!

Until March 31, we are offering special prices for selected SSL certificates of the Digicert brands Thawte, Geotrust and RapidSSL:

  • Thawte SSL123 Certificate for only 42.00 USD per year
  • Thawte SSL Webserver Certificate with Extended Validation for only 80.00 USD per year
  • GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Certificate for only 20.00 USD per year
  • RapidSSL Wildcard Certificate for only 60.00 USD per year

The reduced prices are only valid for newly issued certificates with a period of one year. Please contact our sales team if you are interested. You are required to promote the SSL products by website banner placement and / or by sending a newsletter to your customers.

2019-02-04DNS Flag Day on February 1

On February 1, leading vendors of DNS software (e.g. BIND, PowerDNS, Unbound) and major public DNS providers have dropped support for several non-standard workarounds and implement a stricter handling of the Extension mechanisms for DNS (EDNS).

The change may cause some domains to malfunction because the (name) servers are affected. The DNS Flag Day website offers domain holders the opportunity to check their domain(s). The tool ednscomp also offers the possibility to test a DNS server directly and provides a detailed technical report.

Even after this change there is no obligation to support EDNS. However, DNS servers that do not have EDNS support must respond correctly to such requests and ignore the EDNS extension fields.

2019-02-04New .se Terms and Conditions as of February 6, 2019

Please note that the IIS Registry has updated their terms and conditions which will come into force on February 6, 2019. The content of the paragraphs 5.3 and 8 of the .se domain has been changed. After the change, the regulation of last resort for the .se top-level domain and the .nu top-level domain is the same.

.se domain holders must be informed of the revised Terms and Conditions. You can use the following text provided by the registry:

Updates to the Terms and Conditions for the top level domain .se
The Terms and Conditions apply to all domain name holders and revised Terms and Conditions will enter into force on February 6, 2019.

If you have one or more .se domain name registered this means that the now valid version of Terms and Conditions of Registration will apply until February 5, 2019. On February 6, 2019, these will be replaced by the updated Terms and Conditions of Registration which apply to all domain name holders irrespectively of date of registration of the domain name.

Changes are made in section 5.3 and section 8.

Current and new terms and conditions can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Stiftelsen för Internetinfrastruktur at registry@iis.se.

2019-01-18.inc: Pre-orders possible as of now

We are now accepting your binding pre-orders for domains under the TLD .inc (Incorporated Businesses).

Time-table for .inc:
Sunrise: From March 27 (16:00 UTC) until April 30, 2019 (15:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): From April 30 (16:00 UTC) until May 7, 2019 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of May 7, 2019 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.inc prices:
Sunrise: 2,400.00 USD (Gold) / 2,600.00 USD (Silver) / 2,800.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable application fee of 1,200.00 USD
EAP: 2,400.00 USD (Gold) / 2,600.00 USD (Silver) / 2,800.00 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 55,000.00 USD on day 1, 55,000.00 USD on day 2, 27,500.00 USD on day 3, 27,500.00 USD on day 4, 12,000.00 USD on day 5, 6,000.00 USD on day 6, 6,000.00 USDon day 7
GA: 2,400.00 USD (Gold) / 2,600.00 USD (Silver) / 2,800.00 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

2019-01-15.dev: Pre-orders possible as of now

.dev is the new secure TLD of the Google Registry for developers and technology.

Launch schedule:
Sunrise: From January 16 (16:00 UTC) until February 19, 2019 (15:59 UTC). For trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): From February 19 (16:00 UTC) until February 28, 2019 (15:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of February 28, 2019 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

.dev prices:
Sunrise: 14.50 USD (Gold) / 15.90 USD (Silver) / 17.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain
EAP: 14.50 USD (Gold) / 15.90 USD (Silver) / 17.50 USD (Bronze) registration fee per year per domain PLUS a refundable Early Access Fee of 11,000.00 USD on day 1, 3,600.00 USD on day 2, 1,200.00 USD on day 3, 375.00 USD on day 4-6, 135.00 USD on day 7-9
GA: 14.50 USD (Gold) / 15.90 USD (Silver) / 17.50 USD (Bronze) per year per domain

Requirements:
.dev is an encrypted-by-default TLD by virtue of being inscribed in the HSTS Preload list. As such, all second-level domains under .dev will only load on modern browsers if a valid SSL certificate has been configured and the web server is serving HTTPS. This behavior of .dev must be clarified to registrants. A respective notification must be integrated as part of the registration flow and presented prior to purchase. read more about these requirements in our RRPproxy Knowledge Base.

2019-01-15Updated .basketball launch details

The periods EAP and General Availability for the .basketball TLD have been postponed from January 2019 to October 2020. Moreover, there are now only 6 EAP days instead of 7 days. Already submitted applications for EAP-DAY-7 were canceled and refunded, all other applications remain unchanged.

Launch time-table:
Early Access Program (EAP): October 12, 2020 (14:00 UTC) until October 18, 2020 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of October 18, 2020 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

2019-01-15Updated .rugby launch details

The periods EAP and General Availability for the .rugby TLD have been postponed from July 2019 to June/July 2020. Moreover, there are now only 6 EAP days instead of 7. Already submitted applications for EAP-DAY-7 were canceled and refunded, all other applications remain unchanged.

Launch time-table:
Early Access Program (EAP): June 30, 2020 (14:00 UTC) until July 6, 2020 (13:59 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of July 6, 2020 (14:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

2019-01-07Postponement of .basketball / .rugby launch

Please note the following changes in the launch dates of .basketball and .rugby. Detailed information will be provided soon.

  • .basketball: EAP & General Availability have been postponed from January 2019 to October 2020.
  • .rugby: EAP & General Availability have been postponed from July 2019 to June/July 2020.

2019-01-02.museum domains now available

As of now we are offering .museum domain names for registration.

The .museum TLD suffix is open to any individuals or corporate bodies, anywhere in the world, that can substantiate their link with a museum activity. No particular proof is required, but a check may be made to avoid exploitation of the domain name that is not permitted by the .museum registry policies.