Weekly Launch Guide November 18, 2019


Holiday Shopping Starts Now! How Will 11.11, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday eCommerce Domains Trend? Part 1

The month of November marks the start of a busy shopping period in both the offline and online worlds, not only because of the proximity of the festive time of year, but also because of a number of specific commerce-related events. In this article—the first in a series of two—CSC looks at domain registration trends related to holiday shopping. Read the full blog here:

EURid Begins Final Phase Out of Greek IDN

Eurid, the registry for .eu domains, announced two corresponding moves relating to Greek IDNs. IDN.eu domains with Greek characters will be phased out of existence, while the registry also launches a entirely Greek IDN extension, .ευ (.xn--qxa6a). This action follows a similar phase out of Cyrillic IDN.eu domains that began in 2016 and completed June 2019. Starting November 14, 2019, .ευ domains will be available for registration to the general public in a first-come, first serve release. The new extension will follow the standard regulations of .eu domains. Registrations for this new IDN.IDN version of eu will only allow the use of Greek characters. At the same time as the launch of .ευ, the registry will begin a 3 year Script Adjustment Phase to eliminate existing Greek IDN.eu domains. EURid will fully enforce the basic rule that the second level script must match the top-level script. The registry will clone existing Greek IDN.eu domains to the corresponding Greek IDN.IDN version of the domain and reserve the domain for registration by the current registrant. After November 13, 2022, .ευ domains not registered by the Registrant for which the domain was reserved will be released for registration by any eligible registrant. Please contact your Client Service Partner for more information.

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
Sunrise Registration Phase
.Madrid 16-Jul-2019 6-Dec-2019 No Comunidad de Madrid
Limited Registration Phase
.AR 25-Nov-2019 21-Jan-2020 No Argentinian Registry
.Madrid 16-Jul-2019 6-Dec-2019 No Comunidad de Madrid
.Madrid 16-Jul-2019 6-Dec-2019 No Comunidad de Madrid
Landrush Phase
.Madrid 16-Jul-2019 6-Dec-2019 No Comunidad de Madrid
Early Access Phase
.Bond 19-Nov-2019 21-Nov-2019 Yes Shortdot SA.
General Availability
.Bond 26-Nov-2019 N/A Yes ShortDot SA
1 & 2 character release
.cat (Priority 1) 28-Oct-2019 5-Dec-2019 No Fundacio puntCAT
.cat (Priority 2) 9-Dec-2019 16-Jan-2020 No Fundacio puntCAT

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