New Domain Name Updates Tuesday May 20 2014 – vol 13

 

 

 

Here’s your weekly New gTLD updates:

New gTLDs going LIVE THIS WEEK

TLDs going into Sunrise this week are:

 

Registry TLD     Launch Date
      GA Registration Fee
Donuts .reisen       $19.95 20th May, 2014
.toys $29.95
.town
.university $49

 

We are also in the final phases of integrating .nyc on the system. We expect to complete integration by 23rd May. More details on this in our next newsletter.

TLDs going into General Availability this week are:

 

Registry TLD Pricing Launch Date
Rightside Registry .dance $26.95 21st May, 2014
.democrat $34.95
Donuts .exposed $19.95
.foundation $29.95

New gTLDs going LIVE NEXT WEEK

TLDs going into Sunrise next week:

 

Registry TLD   Launch Date
GA Registration Fee
Donuts .capital $44.95 27th May, 2014 (GA Starts at Jul 16, 2014 12:00 AM)
.engineering
 
.exchange $29.95
.gripe $29.95

 

TLDs going into General Availibility next week are:

 

Registry TLD Pricing Launch Date
PIR .opr
(Cyrillic IDN – .org transliteration)
TBD 27th May, 2014
.संगठन
(Hindi IDN – .org transliteration)
.机构
(Chinese IDN – .org transliteration)
Rightside Registry .immobilien TBD 28th May, 2014
.ninja
Donuts .rentals $29.95 28th May, 2014
.vacations
.cruises $44.95
.flights
.villas
XYZ.COM LLC .xyz TBD 1st June, 2014

 

*TBD – To be Decided

New gTLD in Focus

The TLD in focus this week is .DANCE.

.dance goes LIVE into General Availability tomorrow (21st May).

.dance

From amateur to professional, dance is a passion that consumes and allows everyone to join in on some level. Dancers looking for a big break can use .DANCE to create a credible, relevant website to showcase their skills. Established professionals can use .DANCE to create even more opportunities and exposure. .dance offers everyone a place to express their passion, energy, and commitment. .dance is available to any group, business, or individual, making it a flexible and marketable domain extension that helps the dancing industry find a niche online, facilitating community building, business growth, visibility, and online networking.

Here’s the pricing for .dance on the system:

 

  Pricing
.dance $19.95

 

To help set a competitive pricing for your Customers, here’s a look at the potential selling price for .dance across other Registrars:

 

  GoDaddy Enom Name.com OpenSRS
.dance $29.99 $34.99 $25.99 $25
(Reseller Pricing)

 

The potential for .dance is huge! Dance studios are a $2 billion industry in the United States alone, and shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” have Facebook pages with more than 7.5 million likes. So make sure to make the most of the General Availability opportunity for .dance.

Other Resources and Updates

  • New gTLD Pre-registrations (Coming Soon): : As announced last week, we are thrilled for the upcoming launch of Paid Pre-registrations for New gTLDs.
  • Pricing: For complete details on the New gTLD Pricing, please refer to the pricing page.
  • Timelines: You can also see the entire New gTLD Launch schedule on our dedicated calendar.

 

New gTLD Industry News

    • The top 5 New gTLDs are: (as of 20th May)

 

TLD Domains Registered
.guru 57,590
.berlin 47,959
.club 47,485
.photography 35,755
.在线 (.online – Chinese IDN) 31,423

 

  • ICANN votes to kill .amazon TLD Application – Read Article
  • .club fails to overtake .guru in its first week of general availability as hoped by the Registry – Read Article
  • .Expert Winds Up With Just Over 9K Registrations After 1st Day Of General Availability – Read Article
  • DNA to setup new private auctions for New gTLDs – Read Article
  • New gTLD Advertising Hits The London Tube – Read Article

That’s it for this week! Trust this newsletter has been helpful. Do get in touch in case you have any queries.

Best Regards,

 

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