Extension Start Date Order Entry Deadline First-come First-served (FCFS) Suggested Users
Sunrise Registration Phase
.zuerich 30-Aug-2021 27-Oct-2021 No ‘.zuerich is a TLD for companies with a nexus to the Canton of Zurich. The limited phase is reserved for public law entities with an administrative office in Zurich
.xn--mgbcpq6gpa1a 1-Nov-2021 29-Dec-2021 Yes  .xn--mgbcpq6gpa1a is a ccTLD from the .BH Registry translating to “albahrain”. Owners with active trademarks registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse are eligible to apply for Registrations in this phase
Grandfather Registration Phase 
.xn--mgbcpq6gpa1a 1-Nov-2021 28-Apr-2021 Yes  .xn--mgbcpq6gpa1a is a ccTLD from the .BH Registry translating to “albahrain”. Owners of .BH and 3rd levels of .BH are eligible to apply for Registrations in this phase
General Availability Registration Phase
.spa  12-Oct-2021 n/a Yes  .spa is an TLD directed towards companies with a nexus to the wellness and spa community

SPOTLIGHT

.xn--mgbcpq6gpa1a (.البحرين /.albahrain) Launch Announcement

The Bahrain Registry (.bh) has announced the launch of a new IDN ccTLD xn--mgbcpq6gpa1a/.البحرين translating to “albahrain”. The launch will consist of three phases starting 1-Oct-2021 before General Availability in April 2022. Both the Grandfather and Sunrise phases will start 1-Oct-2021 for Registrants with an existing Bahrain domain or an active trademark in the TMCH. We are currently working to ensure our systems are set-up and ready to take orders. In the meantime, please reach out to your client service partner with any questions.

DK Registry Moving to Registry-Registrar Model

The .DK Registry is launching a new Registry-Registrar model. This model will allow CSC for easier management of the domains in the future and ability to automate the process. In preparation for these changes we will be making updates to our TLD requirements in the Domain Manager portal and your Customer Service Partner will let you know if any additional information will be needed to register domains going forward.

AdultBlock Qualification and .XXX SRB 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.

Additionally, Sunrise-B Blocks will begin converting to AdultBlock services starting in December. If you have any questions please reach out to your client service partner.

Top Level .AU Launch Announcement

The .AU Registry has announced the Top Level TLD will begin launching 24-Mar-2022 and we are working to ensure our systems are ready to take orders. In the meantime, please reach out to your client service partner with any questions.

.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).

Still Launching

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

  • SPA
  • ZUERICH
  • TH
Weekly Launch Guide October 11, 2021