.Rugby Announces Launch Plans

World Rugby Strategic Developments Limited announced plans to launch the new gTLD, .rugby.  The launch will start with an end-date Sunrise Phase. This phase is not first come, first served.  Registration policies and requirements have not yet been released by the registry. CSC will communicate launch details as they become available.  If you are interested in learning more about this launch, please contact your Client Service Partner.

Chinese IDNs available for .VIP

Starting November 21, 2017, .VIP will allow Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in the Chinese script.  The only languages previously available were Spanish, French, and German.   All Chinese script IDNs in .VIP will be considered premium domains based on the number of characters. Domains are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The IDN domains must be registered independent of their English language (ASCII) counterparts. Holders of an ASCII domain do not have reserved rights for the IDN version.  For more information, 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.






.uk (top level)

Launches within 30 days (bold indicates where dates fall within time frame)

Extension Start Date Order Entry Deadline First-come First-served (FCFS) Registry
.rugby 15-Nov-2017 12-Jan-2018 No World Rugby Strategic Developments Limited
.mt 1-Dec-2017 26-Nov-2020 No NIC (Malta)
.health 20-Jul-2017 28-Nov-2017 Yes DotHealth, LLC
.bot (Limited 1) 31-Oct-2017 29-Nov-2017 No Amazon Registry Services, Inc.
.mt 1-Dec-2017 26-Nov-2020 Yes NIC (Malta)
.bot (Limited 2) 5-Dec-2017 30-May-2018 TBD Amazon Registry Services, Inc.
.storage 7-Nov-2017 24-Nov-2017 Yes XYZ Registry
.storage 28-Nov-2017 1-Dec-2017 Yes XYZ Registry
 General Availability
.storage 5-Dec-2017 N/A Yes XYZ Registry
.health 5-Dec-2017 N/A Yes DotHealth, LLC
 Premium/Reserved Release 
 .vip (Chinese IDN) 21-Nov-2017 N/A Yes Minds + Machines Group Limited

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

Weekly Launch Guide November 20, 2017