Weekly Launch Guide June 10, 2019


Madrid and Zuerich Hope To Be Summer Destinations

Two new geographic TLDs plan to launch this summer, .madrid and .zuerich. The first to launch will be .madrid, which begins its Sunrise phase on July 16, 2019, and runs through October 3rd, 2019. This phase will not be first come, first served. Several Limited Registration phases aimed towards local entities and local trademark holders will run concurrently prior to General Availability opening on October 19, 2019.

The Sunrise phase for .zuerich begins on July 22, 2019, and ends on September 23, 2019. Like .madrid, this phase will not be first come, first served. A Limited Registration Period will begin prior to the end of the Sunrise phase on August 19th and will also run through September 23, 2019, before the TLD moves to General Availability on October 14, 2019. 

CSC will continue to provide updates on the rules and requirements for both TLD launches as information becomes available. If you have any questions or interest in either TLD, please contact your Client Service Partner.

Recorded Webinar: How the GDPR is Changing the Internet, Cyber Security, Brand Protection and the Responsibilities of Legal Departments Globally

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable. While the primary purpose of the GDPR is to protect personal data of EU residents, its real impact has been far broader in geography and scope.

Join CSC®’s director of policy and industry affairs, Gretchen Olive, in this recorded webinar to explore how the GDPR has changed much more than the rules around data privacy.

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More Time to Secure Your UK Domain

After 3 years of rights’ protections for existing 3rd level .uk domain (.co.uk, .org.uk, etc.) registrants, Nominet is preparing to release all unclaimed top-level .uk domains to the general public. The rights period was extended until June 25, 2019, to allow existing registrants more time to secure the corresponding .uk domain. Remaining domains will be available for registration to eligible registrars starting July 1, 2019, according to an alphabetical release schedule. CSC will take part is the early access. Each grouping of released domains will be available for 7 days before opening up to all registrars and the general public, starting July 8, 2019. If you have not yet secured your top-level .uk domain, or are interested in domains that had previously had rights’ protections, please contact your Client Service Partner.

Date Domains to Release
Monday, July 1, 2019 Beginning 0 – 9, A – B
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Beginning C – F
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Beginning G – M
Thursday, July 4, 2019 Beginning N – S
Friday, July 5, 2019 Beginning T – Z

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
Limited Registration Phase (LTD)
.UK 10-Jun-2014 21-Jun-2019 Yes Nominet
.TH 7-May-2019 26-Jun-2019 No Thai Network Information Center Foundation
Early Access Phase (EAP)
.UK 1-Jul-2019 3-Jul-2019 Yes Nominet
General Availability (GA)
.UK 8-Jul-2019 N/A Yes Nominet

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