As the first landrush phases are approaching (by the end of the month), a new batch of extensions is entering the Sunrise phase, reserved for trademark holders.

This week's Sunrise group for the Donuts registry:

As usual, you must possess an SMD file obtained from the TMCH to be able to reserve a domain name during the Sunrise phase of a new TLD.

Registrations during the Landrush phase (in 60 days) and during General Availability (in 90 days) are already possible. We will submit pre-orders first, after which orders will be submitted on a first-come, first-served basis, as of 14 January.

Next Tuesday, 21 January, 2014, the following Donuts TLDs will enter Sunrise: .education, .institute, .repair, .camp and .glass.

The other (non-Donuts) TLDs that will become available in the following days are as follows:

  • .christmas
  • .club
  • .gift
  • .guitars
  • .kiwi
  • .link
  • .luxury
  • .menu
  • .mina (everyone, in Japanese characters)
  • .online and .site (in Cyrillic characters)
  • .online and .website (in Chinese characters)
  • .pics
  • .photo
  • .ruhr
  • .shabaka (in Arabic script)
  • .uno

The French version of this post is over here.


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It's the first Tuesday of the year, which means it's the 2014's first batch of new TLDs, brought to you by Donuts.

This week's Sunrise includes the following newcomers:

As usual, you must be in possession of an SMD file acquired from TMCH to be able to reserve a domain name during the Sunrise period.

Coming up next Tuesday (14 January 2014), Donuts will be kicking off another Sunrise for the following new TLDs:

  • .builders
  • .email
  • .solutions
  • .support
  • .training

Note: The French version of this post is over here.



In an era of rising prices, you have to admire Switch, the registry managing the Swiss ccTLD. Switch has just lowered the price of .CH domain creations, effective 1 January 2014.

We are happy to share the wealth, which in this case takes the form of a $5 price drop (from $23.00 to $18.00) for all new .CH registrations, effective immediately.

Renewal prices are not affected, and .CH transfers remain available free of charge. More information and prices are available on our .ch TLD info page.

.CH domains have no residency requirements. Ready to register yours? See if it's available:

.ch

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31 new gTLDs were added in the last 4 months of 2013, and the pace will pick up even more in 2014 with several hundred new gTLDs scheduled to début over the next few months.

This week's new TLDs will be introduced, as usual, with a 60-day trademark protection period (Sunrise phase).

This phase will be followed by a 7-day "priority" registration period starting 5 March 2014, during which registrations are available at a higher price. General availability at normal rates will begin 12 March 2014.

To make a reservation or see the prices, see the TLD info pages:

If you have made pre-reservations, you can convert them from within your account.

Coming up next week: .academy, .center, .computer, .management and .systems, with dozens more TLDs to be introduced the week after that.



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The new top-level domains .sexy and .tattoo are now available. Can you imagine your .sexy email? What about that new ink you just got? Show it off online with a .tattoo domain. 

The sunrise phase is on now, and so only those with registered brands can get them right away. If you are a brand holder and want to get it registered, let us know here!

Following the sunrise, these extensions will be open to all on Feb 24th, 2014. Pricing for the golive phase of .sexy is $21.70/year, excluding VAT, if you are at A rates. See all the prices here.

You can pre-register them for go-live now:


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