Here are launches occurring within 30 days from today

Extension Start Date Order Entry Deadline First-come First-served (FCFS) Suggested Users
Sunrise Registration Phase
.forum 11-Jan-2021 25-Feb-2021 No .fourm is a new gTLD enable an easier search for your customers to locate your forum page. This new gTLD can be utilized for any purpose, by any business, group, or individual making this an opportunity to provide better forum page search engine optimization.
Early Access Phase 1-7
.makeup 10-Feb-2021 26-Feb-2021 Yes Relevant to brands looking to expand their presence in the cosmetic industry.
.quest 10-Feb-2021 26-Feb-2021 Yes A new gTLD that may be used to lead customers, fans, and/or members to their goals on a domain.
.skin 10-Feb-2021 26-Feb-2021 Yes Relevant to brands looking to expand their presence in the cosmetic industry.
.hair 10-Feb-2021 26-Feb-2021 Yes Relevant to brands looking to expand their presence in the cosmetic industry.
.beauty 10-Feb-2021 26-Feb-2021 Yes Relevant to brands looking to expand their presence in the cosmetic industry.
General Availability Registration Phase
.makeup 2-Mar-2021 N/A Yes Relevant to brands looking to expand their presence in the cosmetic industry
.quest 2-Mar-2021 N/A Yes A new gTLD that may be used to lead customers, fans, and/or members to their goals on a domain.
.skin 2-Mar-2021 N/A Yes Relevant to brands looking to expand their presence in the cosmetic industry
.hair 2-Mar-2021 N/A Yes Relevant to brands looking to expand their presence in the cosmetic industry
.beauty 2-Mar-2021 N/A Yes Relevant to brands looking to expand their presence in the cosmetic industry

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

SPOTLIGHT

.BD Registry – Temporary suspension (Registration + Transfer)

The registry has implemented a temporary suspension to registration and transfer orders due to an ongoing legal matter within local Bangladesh court. This ongoing legal matter is a direct impact to the registry and they are diligently working to draft new regulations and procedures for registration orders. CSC will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation.  Please note this temporary suspension is an impact to all registrars that support .BD domain names. At this time DNS delegation is intact and sites are remaining active. CSC can still modify WHOIS details + DNS details, as well as renew domains (potentially subject to change).

Brexit – Changes to eligibility policies for EU ccTLDs

Having completed the transition period the United Kingdom exited the European Union on 1st January 2021. As a result, some EU ccTLD registries are reviewing their domain name eligibility policy for registrants located in the United Kingdom. At this stage there are still many unknowns resulting from the European Union / United Kingdom Brexit negotiations and agreement.

Registries are continuing to analyze the agreement and reviewing their policies and so far the .eu registry EURID, the French registry AFNIC and the Bulgarian Register.bg have amended their eligibility requirements. CSC is regularly engaging with the European Registries to gather information and communicate changes to impacted customers. Our systems are updated with the new requirements and you can contact your Client Service Partner for further information.

.AU SCAM ALERT

auDA (.au policy administrator) has alerted CSC of a scam targeting .au (Australia TLD) registrants. Below is a post that auDA has made on Twitter:

SCAM ALERT: We’ve are aware of a scam targeting .au registrants, with emails from someone posing as an auDA employee requesting scans of personal documents. Do not reply to it. auDA will only ask for this information via your registrar.

The personal documents the scammer is seeking are identification documents like a drivers licence and passport as well as a copy of Medicare card (Health care card in Australia). auDA does not have a lot more information to report at this stage.

We will continue to monitor and partner with auDA as more information is shared.

There’s a few sender addresses: jonathan@auda-domains.com, and some are masked as an auda.org.au address. The sender is sometimes a “Joshua” or a “Jonathan”

Here’s a bit more information on Australia’s Scamwatch. Scamwatch_gov_au on Twitter: “Scammers are impersonating @auda in an email phishing campaign. auDA will only request scans of personal documents via your registrar. Delete this scam email. https://t.co/s9xqe2jE7p” / Twitter

.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.

Please refer to our blog post or reach out to your client service partner for more information. The New .AU Domain Licensing Rules and Their Impact | CSC (cscdbs.com)

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.

.trust

.hair

.skin

.beauty

.makeup

.quest

.forum

.basketball

.bot

.rugby

Weekly Launch Guide February 15, 2021