Weekly Launch Guide May 6, 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.

DNS: The Neglected Building Block, Part 2 – Four DNS Vulnerabilities You Need to Know About

Recent cyber attacks highlight specific techniques bad actors use to intercept and manipulate a company’s legitimate web traffic, harvest credentials or email addresses, and perform other malicious activities, such as phishing. That’s what happens when a company’s DNS is unsecured. In today’s second post in a series of six, we list five DNS vulnerabilities every company should be securing. Read More

Groupe Renault Endorses CSC

Pierre Tréhorel, digital content and domain names strategist for Renault Group—a global car manufacturer with multiple brands, including Renault and Dacia—spoke to CSC about their experience using CSC for domain name management. View here

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
General Availability
.inc 7-May-2019 N/A Yes Intercap Holdings Inc. (Uniregistry)

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