Here are launches occurring within 30 days from today

Extension Start Date Order Entry Deadline First-come First-served (FCFS) Suggested Users
Premium Reserve Release
.dm 17-Aug-2020 30-Dec-2020 Yes Any entity that looks to expand their presence in Dominica or to utilize the domain in other ways as .DM is unrestricted.
Grandfather Phase
biz.my 17-Aug-2020 28-Aug-2020 Yes Relevant to Malyasian entities that are active Registrants of a .MY domain.
Sunrise Registration Phase
.cpa 1-Sep-2020 29-Oct-2020 No Relevant to companies that have licensed CPA firms.
Limited Registration
.eus 14-Sep-2020 13-Oct-2020 No Revevant to companies with a connection to the Basque Country community.
.gay 6-Apr-2020 2-Sep-2020 Yes For LGBTQ individuals, organizations, businesses, and their allies, .gay will serve as a virtual Pride flag. From personal artist profiles to Fortune 500 companies, everyone is welcome in the .gay family.
Limited 1 Phase
.cpa 1-Sep-2020 29-Oct-2020 No Relevant to companies that have licensed CPA firms.
Limited 2 Phase
.cpa 1-Sep-2020 29-Oct-2020 No Relevant to companies that have licensed CPA firms.
Limited 3 Phase
.basketball 17-Sep-2019 16-Sep-2020 Yes Relevant to companies that received Registry invitation to participate in the .basketball Limited 3 phase.
Early Access Phase
.gay 8-Sep-2020 14-Sep-2020 Yes For LGBTQ individuals, organizations, businesses, and their allies, .gay will serve as a virtual Pride flag. From personal artist profiles to Fortune 500 companies, everyone is welcome in the .gay family.
General Availability
.gay 16-Sep-2020 N/A Yes For LGBTQ individuals, organizations, businesses, and their allies, .gay will serve as a virtual Pride flag. From personal artist profiles to Fortune 500 companies, everyone is welcome in the .gay family.

The information provided is intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice

SPOTLIGHT

.AU License rules

The registry for .AU has announced recently that they have approved a new set of licensing rules. This policy change includes previous and new registrations of third-level .au names. CSC will be in touch with our customers shortly to provide more information. This will include any action items if any result from this policy change.

.DM Premium Reserve Release for CSC

TLD: .dm

Launch Type: Premium Reserve Release to CSC clients

Important Dates: Reserve domains will be available for CSC clients up until the end of the year, 31-Dec-2020

Available Information: The Registry has opened up their reserved domains at a premium price to CSC’s clients and one other Registrar (unknown).

Suggested Users: Any entity that looks to expand their presence in Dominica or to utilize the domain in other ways as .DM is unrestricted.

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Top-Level .ar Domain Launch Delayed

The registry for .ar domains, NIC.AR, announced the postponement of General Availability for the launch of top-level .ar. The registry experienced technical issues processing payments for the recently concluded Limited Registration phase’s applications. The Limited Registration phase remains closed. The phase ended January 27, 2020. No dates of when General Availability would resume were announced, but the registry believes the postponement may last over a month. CSC is working closely with our partners in the region for the latest updates. CSC will communicate these updates as new information becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact your Client Service Partner.

Still Launching

The following TLDs have launch phases (Pre-General Availability) that are currently still in progress. If you are interested in participating in any of these launches, please contact your Client Service Partner.

.gay

.basketball

.mt

.bot

.rugby

.pa

.new

Weekly Launch Guide August 24, 2020