In a way, the .NYC extension resembles the city it represents: attractive, but only welcoming if you meet its standards. In effect, this new geographic TLD is only available under certain conditions.
The Sunrise period, as usual, will only be available to those with TMCH-registered trademarks; in this case, you must also have a verifiable address in New York city. P.O. boxes don't count - you need a real street address in the city that never sleeps.
The Sunrise will last until June 20th 2014. The price of a one-year registration during Sunrise is $66.84.
A special, secondary Sunrise phase will begin a few days later; from 25 June to 31 July, the extension will be available only to city government services.
The Landrush phase will take place from August 4th to October 3rd. During this time, registration will cost $95.34 and will be open to anyone with a valid address in the city.
General Availability will begin October 8th 2014, after which the price of a one-year registration will be $38.34.
Beginning in July 2014, the price for domains under the United States' ccTLD will be raised by the registry.
Our own .US prices will be raised to reflect this increased cost: The annual registration for .US domains will be raised from $15.00 to $15.50. This will apply to registrations as well as renewals.
What that means is that now might be a good time to renew or register your .US domains. You before July first! Consider also registering them for the longest possible period (up to a maximum of 10 years) in order to take advantage of the current price.
Today, Wednesday 30 April, another new gTLD is entering Sunrise at Gandi: .actor.
As usual, only TMCH trademark holders can register domains during this phase, but anyone can submit a Landrush or GoLive pre-registration, which we will submit for you at the beginning of the corresponding phase.
During Sunrise, which lasts until 30 June 2014, a .actor registration will cost $144.67 at A rates.
General Availability (a.k.a. GoLive) begins 6 August, after which the price of registration for a single year will cost $40.54 at A rates.
If you're really determined to get a .actor domain, but don't hold the corresponding trademark, you can register during the 3-day Landrush, which lasts from 9 to 28 July, for $169.67.
3 new gTLDs are now in Sunrise at Gandi: .bar, .rest, and .xyz.
These three extensions are currently in Sunrise. Non-trademark holders can already submit Landrush and GoLive pre-registrations, which we will submit at the beginning of the corresponding phase in the order we receive them.
Here's the list, accompanied by a link to the TLD info page as well as the price in Sunrise and the GoLive date and price, at A rates: