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
.compare 6-Apr-2020 4-May-2020 Yes Relevant industries are insurance and financial products, consumer goods
.select 6-Apr-2020 4-May-2020 Yes Relevant industries are insurance and financial products, consumer goods
.dealer 29-Apr-2020 28-May-2020 Yes Relevant industries are automobile manufacturers, companies with authorized resellers
.cyou 14-May-2020 15-Jun-2020 Yes Relevant to any industry intending to appeal to younger generations or simply stand out in the domain space
.xn—h2brj9c 16-Mar-2020 15-May-2020 No Relevant industries to the Country of India
.xn—h2brj9c 16-Mar-2020 15-May-2020 No Relevant industries to the Country of India
General Availability
.compare 6-May-2020 Yes Relevant industries are insurance and financial products, consumer goods
.select 6-May-2020 Yes Relevant industries are insurance and financial products, consumer goods
Early Access Phase
.dealer 1-May-2020 7-May-2020 Yes Relevant industries are automobile manufacturers, companies with authorized resellers

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

SPOTLIGHT

Compare and Select Your New Domains

TLD: .compare & .select

Launch Type: New gTLD

Important Dates: 04-May-2020 Order Entry Deadline Sunrise, FCFS

06-May-2020 General Availability begins, FCFS

Available Information: Trademark Holders with Valid SMD file may apply during Sunrise phase

Suggested Users: Comparison Service, Telecommunication Service, Banking & Financing, Consumer Good companies

Neustar registry announced plans to launch two previously closed gTLDs, .compare and .select. Both TLDs will include a Sunrise phase for trademark holders beginning April 6, 2020. The TLD will then release for General Availability on May 6, 2020. CSC is still collecting launch details and requirements. Additional information will be communicated as it becomes available. Please contact your Client Service Partner if you are interested in either launch.

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General Availability for .Gay Delayed

Top Level Design, the registry for .gay, announced delays in their launch of their new gTLD. The first Sunrise phase – intended for applicants with valid Trademark Clearinghouse filings – still concludes on March 31, 2020. The Limited Registration Phase (“Sunrise B”) will also begin, as planned, on April 6, 2020, for all other trademark holders. Original launch plans saw Sunrise B ending May 6, 2020. Sunrise B will now proceed indefinitely until a new General Availability date is determined. Initial hopes are to proceed into General Availability by mid-September. The first 7 days of General Availability will still comprise the Early Access Phase, and associated pricing will apply. CSC will communicate new dates as soon as the registry announces an updated plan. For more information, or to express interest in this launch, please contact your Client Service Partner.

New gTLD .dealer Announces Launch Plans

Intercap Registry Inc. announced plans to launch the new gTLD, .dealer. The launch will begin with a Sunrise phase for trademark holders on April 29, 2020. This phase will be first come, first served. Domains will be allocated at the conclusion of the phase on June 1, 2020. With the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic of COVID-19, the registry has postponed this launch for a more stable time. The registry originally intended to begin the launch on March 25, 2020. CSC is communicating with the registry to understand any postponement and its impacts. New details will be announced when, and if, this information becomes available. If you are interested in this launch, please contact your Client Service Partner.

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 May 4, 2020