There are no updates on domain launches or changes in policies this week. We are sending you the June 14th update as a reminder.

Here are launches occurring within 30 days from today

Extension Start Date Order Entry Deadline First-come First-served (FCFS) Suggested Users
‘Early Access Phase
.sbs 8-Jun-2021 11-Jun-2021 Yes ‘.sbs, “Side by Side”, is for forward-thinking organizations, corporates, businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals who believe in doing well for themselves and doing good for communities side by side.
‘General Availability
.sbs 15-Jun-2021 n/a Yes  ‘.sbs, “Side by Side”, is for forward-thinking organizations, corporates, businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals who believe in doing well for themselves and doing good for communities side by side.
.rugby 15-Jun-2021 n/a Yes ‘For companies looking to expand their presence in the sport of rugby.
.basketball 15-Jun-2021 n/a Yes ‘For companies looking to expand their presence in the sport of basketball.

SPOTLIGHT

UNR/UniRegistry Reinstating UNIEPS Blocks

As a result of a recent sale of their TLDs, Uni Naming and Registry (or Uniregistry or UNR) has announced they are now again accepting new registrations and renewals of UNIEPS Blocks as of June 1, 2021 with some changes. Existing UNIEPS Blocks will continue to cover the 23 TLDs for blocking through their current expiration dates: .click, .country, .gift, .help, .hiphop, .hiv, .juegos, .link, .sexy, .tattoo, .audio, .blackfriday, .christmas, .diet, .flowers, .game, .guitars, .hosting, .lol, .mom, .photo, .pics, .property.  After the current expiration date and any newly registered blocks will cover only the following 10 TLDs that decided to participate in the block after being purchased by new owners: .click, .country, .gift, .help, .hiphop, .hiv, .juegos, .link, .sexy, .tattoo. Please reach out to your client service partner if you are interested in renewing or registering a new UNIEPS Block.

AdultBlock Qualification Update

The ICM Registry is expanding their eligibility for AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ services to include trademarks that are not in the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) starting May 11th, 2021. Currently only those with trademarks registered in the TMCH and .XXX Sunrise-B Blocks are eligible to register AdultBlock services. Please reach out to your client service partner if you are interested in hearing more information on the AdultBlock services and eligibility expansion.

.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).

.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

Alongside the above, the following TLDs have launch phases (Pre-General Availability) that are currently still in progress.

  • BASKETBALL
  • RUGBY
  • SPA
  • SBS
  • TH

Weekly Launch Guide June 28, 2021