Weekly Launch Guide August 5, 2019


The Magic of Las Vegas

Dot Vegas Inc. has announced the release of 2000+ previously Registry Reserved names, as well as 3,500+ names previously listed as premium. This release begins August 1,2019 through October 31,2019. The domain names will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file issued by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) can apply for a domain name previously listed as Registry Reserved. Beginning November 1, 2019 the domain names will be open to all interested registrants, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. CSC is actively working to become order ready for this release. If you have any questions or interest in the name release, please contact your Client Service Partner.

Adults Only

A new domain blocking mechanism has arrived, and this time, it is adults only – adult themes, that is. ICM Registry, (acquired by Minds & Machines (MMX) registry), recently announced a soft launch of a new blocking program that allows defensive minded Organizations to block registrations aimed specifically at its 4 adult-themed TLDs – .xxx, .adult, .porn, and .sex.

ICM is no stranger to blocks, having been a pioneer of this type of protection service for .xxx in 2011, with a “Sunrise B” phase to protect rights holders from infringement in a domain space that they may otherwise have no interest in registering. ICM now looks to expand that program to their subsequent adult-themed TLDs (.adult/.sex/.porn), which launched in 2015. The ‘AdultBlock’ program is partnering and utilizing the same platform of the recently launched Uniregistry’s Uni EPS and EPS+ Block programs and will operate in a similar manner.

Adult blocks are available at two levels, ‘AdultBlock’ standard and AdultBlock Plus (“+”). The standard offering protects a single label across all four of the TLDs, inclusive of any premium domains. The AdultBlock+ allows a wider coverage of an unlimited number of variant labels from the owners’ SMD file or their original ICM “Sunrise B” label from the 2011 launch of .xxx.  The AdultBlock+ level of protection also covers variants using homoglyphs and IDNs, which can appear confusingly similar to the English (ASCII) characters in a domain name.

CSC will continue to provide details on the launch as more information becomes available. If you have questions, or would like to express interest, 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.









Launches within 30 days (bold indicates where dates fall within time frame)

Extension Start Date Order Entry Deadline First-come First-served (FCFS) Registry
Registry Reserved Name Release
.Vegas 1-Aug-2019 28-Oct-2019 Yes Dot Vegas Inc.
Previously Premium listed Name Release
.Vegas 1-Aug-2019 28-Oct-2019 Yes Dot Vegas Inc.

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