Tuesday April 28 marks the beginning of the Sunrise phase for .amsterdam, the latest geographic TLD.
Amsterdam, of course, is home to the Nemo museum, the Van Gogh museum, the Rembrandt and Anne Frank Houses, beautiful canals, famous bridges, open-air markets, and surely more, but nothing else Amsterdam is known for really comes to mind … hmm ...
The Sunrise phase for .amsterdam will be FCFS—first-come-first-served—meaning that if two people registering a domain, only the first to do so will get it. The price of a one-year .amsterdam registration during the Sunrise phase will be $654.19 at A-rates.
There will then be a quick priority registration for Amsterdam-based entities between May 29 and May 31 and then Landrush will go from June 1 to August 14. The .amsterdam extension then enters GoLive on September 1.
Maybe it has an appeal for old-timey prospectors or for jewelers or even olympic medalists but something about .gold entering the Sunrise phase on Tuesday April 28 makes us immediately think of the 1970s. We feel the 70s were a great time for gold. We're thinking gold-veined black faux-marble tile lining a hot tub—with gold-trimmed wood paneling and low gold-fabric couches in the next room over—big gold plastic sunglasses, and some kind of shimmery gold disco dance outfit. With a gold tinsel wig.
Related to .gold, if only by proximate spelling, .golf is also entering Sunrise. Plus, more than just an after-thought, .plus is entering Sunrise too.
Finally, we are happy to see .tours enter Sunrise as well. If you have a travel agency specifically focused on the city of Tours in France, now's the time to act quickly to snag tours.tours. Otherwise, .tours is also great for ghost tours, three-hour tours, sightseeing tours and anything else you can think of.
For these TLDs, Sunrise will last until June 27. Then, a three-day landrush period will go from July 5 to July 8 and finally will enter GoLiveJuly 8.
The list is below, accompanied by the corresponding Sunrise prices of a one-year registration, all at A rates:
Remember, the Sunrise phase is for TMCH-registered trademark holders. Contact our corporate support team if you have a TMCH-registered trademark (or would like help registering your existing trademark at TMCH) in order to register one of these new gTLDs during Sunrise. If you are not among the trademarked, you can still pre-register for the Landrush or GoLive phases. We'll submit your order at the earliest possible moment – as soon as your chosen phase begins – for the best chance of success.
We're very happy today to announce the GoLive just perfect for crunchy granola-eating hippies, yoga instructors, or workplace wellness initiatives. That's right. It's .fit and you can have your very own for one year for just $38.33 at A rates.
On Tuesday April 21 at 9:00 a.m. Vegas time, which is no time to do anything in Vegas except shuffle off to bed after a hard night at the tables, .poker offically enters the GoLive phase. If you're a gambler, you've probably been betting on your .poker domain still being available by the time it enters GoLive but now it's time to ante up, or however that betting metaphor works here;GoLive prices of a one-year registration, at A rates $57.22.
Not only is Spring a great time .flowers, and .wedding, but also, why not update your virtual wardrobe with .fashion or plant the seeds for a bright, new future online with .garden? These last two are enter the GoLive phase on April 15, when either will be available for a one-year registration at A rates for $38.33.
We're not very good at speeches, so we'll try to keep this one short. We've known .WEDDING for a long time. Longer than we'd like to admit ...
Spring has sprung again and with it, of course, comes the obligation to buy plane tickets and household goods from a list of pre-approved gifts at the retailer of your choice … but if you want your wedding to be special, maybe a .WEDDING would do the trick. Luckily, .WEDDING is entering the GoLive phase this Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 AM PDT sharp.
In GoLive, a .WEDDING will only cost you $38.33, so you can save that money to spend on an open bar at your reception.
.TIROL, the geographic TLD for the Austrian region of Tyrol (the spelling of which is Tirol in German), famous of course for its ski resorts, among other things, is now entering the Landrush phase as of Monday, April 13th. But it's not just for skiing. If your company, organization or association has ties to Tyrol, what better way to strengthen your identity than to purchase a .TIROL domain?
During this phase, .TIROL domains will be available for $255.78.
Or maybe you want to take the bunny hill and register when it enters the GoLive phase on June 1, when it will be available for $41.38.
Officially, the new .TOPgTLD is about "breakthrough," since the Chinese word for "breakthrough" is similar in pronounciation to "top" but we foresee a lot of other options for .TOP domains. You could go the spinning children's toy route or you could go with world domination in a particular area. Maybe you like shirts and blouses and things. Or, consider that TLD itself stands for top-level domain. In any case, .TOP has been in Golive since November 17 and now it's finally available from Gandi, for a one-year registration at A rates for $27.37.
Like the large majority of extensions, you can now register your .FR domains for up to 10 years if you wish.
Until recently, the maximum duration of a .FR registration was one year. It was therefore necessary to renew your domain before the anniversary date - which is no longer displayed in the whois, and is replaces with a more customary expiration date.
As with most extensions, the maximum duration can not exceed 10 years to the day. If you have a .FR domain that is currently active, you can therefore not add more than 9 years to it. For transfers, the operation will add one year to the domain's expiration date rather than reinitialise it to the anniversary date.
Note that this important modification is also true for the other national extensions managed by Afnic: .RE, .YT, .WF, .TF, and .PM.
All that precipitation across just about everywhere but California this winter has meant an explosion of flowers: beautiful red and yellow tulips, purple lilacs, spring is in the air! And so is pollen. But for those of you who aren't allergic (or maybe those of you who are oddly fascinated with the things that punish you with their very existence), .FLOWERS is entering the GoLive phase! In A rates, a one-year registration will be available at $33.90.