Whether we're talking about secret societies, dance parties or blunt weapons, we all know humans love clubs.
And the numbers don't lie: according to our pre-reservation tool, .club is one of the most highly-anticipated new extensions among Gandi customers, with more than 4,500 reservations over the last few months and a consistent ranking among the 20 most popular new gTLDs.
The 60-day Sunrise phase for .club started 28 January and will end on 29 March 2014. The Landrush phase will follow, from 1 April to 1 May, with the extension entering General Availability starts on 7 May at a price of $13.43.
If you don't hold a trademark from TMCH, you can nevertheless pre-register your .club right now and we'll submit your order for you during Sunrise, Landrush or at the beginning of General Availability, according to your choice.
Note: No baby seals were harmed in the writing of this post.
The new .CEO extension is entering Sunrise today, where it will remain until March 11th. The Landrush phase will follow, from 17 to 24 March.
General availability is scheduled for March 28th, 2014.
The primary purpose of this extension is apparently to verify the domain owner's status as a real CEO, where he or she can be free to express their views and opinions without worrying about those troublesome parody social media accounts. It’s apparently short for "Credible. Exceptional. Official." and will help with "branding the cult of the CEO." Also, .ceo is, and we quote, "The only address on the internet to convey Authority and Power." Well, we think .guru would beg to differ!
The Sunrise price of this new gTLD will be $258.68 USD, which includes the Sunrise application as well as 2 years of registration.
During Landrush and General Availability, the price will be $89.68 per year.
Similar domains registered during Sunrise or Landrush will be subject to an auction organized by the Registry.
Okay, so they might not be the most highly anticipated new extensions, but it is what it is: The sunrise phase for .codes, .farm, and .viajes has begun, and they are available for pre-registration as of today, Tuesday 11 February.
The Sunrise period of these three extensions will last two months, ending 12 April. As usual, the last three days of the Landrush phase, which will end 23 April, will be available on our website; if you want to drop the thousands of dollars needed to get in on the first four days of the Landrush, contact our support team. (The Donuts-style Landrush, or EAP, is explained in detail in our blog post.)
Finally, the opening of the General Availability phase is scheduled for 23 April, 2014, when regular prices kick in:
Since the start of 2012, when the SOPA legislation was defeated by a grassroots opposition movement led by large Internet companies, political power over the information resources that Internet represents has shifted. Ordinary people and the companies they use have become a force for change, or at least to oppose restrictions on individual rights. This week we have a chance to make a real difference again, in the critical area of reforming the law governing mass surveillance.
You can already submit an order to register any of the seven new gTLDs above, and we'll automatically place it on your behalf when General Availability begins next week (select "Golive" from the dropdown menu). As always, we'll refund you if the domain is no longer availabile by the time the GA phase begins.
Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to go register all the things.
.uno and .buzz are being launched today, along with two Donuts extensions, .holiday and .marketing.
We're a little late on .uno: the Sunrise phase (which is not "first-come, first-served," as you know) is ending this week. If you have a trademark and want to register it under .uno, you have until this Friday, 7 February at 7am PST. A 30-day Landrush period will follow, lasting until General Availability begins on 19 March, 2014.
For .buzz, the Sunrise phase is underway, and will be in the Landrush phase from 18 March until 10 April, 2014. General Availability for .buzz begins 15 April.
Feeling lost? Check out yesterday's Gandibar post for an explanation of the different phases that apply to these new gTLDs.
Note: The French version of this post can be found here.