On Monday, September 1st, DNS Belgium is launching the new .BRUSSELS and .VLAANDEREN extensions.

Here is some information that you will need to know in order to register a domain in one of these two extensions:


1. The Sunrise period: from September 1st to October 1st, 2014.


During this period, trademark holders registered with Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) may register a .BRUSSLES or .VLAANDEREN domain name if the trademark in question:

  • is a trademark registered with the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (OBPI), or
  • is a community trademark registered with OHMI in Alicante


Simply having the trademark registered with TMCH is therefore not enough to assure the right to register a domain in one of these extensions during this phase.

The principle of assignment is rather conventional in that it takes the form of "first-come, first-served". The registration cost is €445.13 excl. VAT per year under A rates. Once this period has ended, there will be two other periods.

2. The registration period restricted to the private and public sector, as well as associations: from October 2nd to November 3rd 2014.


During this period, it will be possible to register a .BRUSSELS or .VLAANDEREN for the following entities:

  • institutions and bodies belonging to national, regional, provincial and local government bodies
  • public authorities, organizations or bodies
  • European, international and intergovernmental organizations.


Suppose that you are member of an association and would like to make a registration request during this period; This would be possible, though you would need to provide documents to the Registry before your registration could be completed.

In the event that there multiple requests for the same domain name, an auction will take place. The rules for this auction will soon be published on the website of DNS Belgium at http://www.nic.brussels/ 

 

If you would like to participate in this phase, you will need to chose the "Landrush" registration type between October 2nd and December 3rd, 2014.
The cost of registration during this period: €145.13 excl. VAT per year, under A rates.

3. The limited registration period that is only available to Belgians runs from November 13th to December 15th, 2014.


Any Belgian national that has a Belgian electronic ID card may make a registration request, whether or not he or she resides in Brussels.

However, only domain names containing the first and last name of the applicant will be accepted.

For example, if your name is René Magritte, you would be able to register one of the following combinations:

     magritte.brussels: last name
     magritterene.brussels: last name + first name
     renemagritte.brussels: first name + last name
     magritter.brussels: last name + first name's initial
     rmagritte.brussels: first name's initial + last name

Some accented characters are authorized, so renémagritte.brussels would also be a valid request for example.

You must first go to the Registry's website at nic.brussels and use the e-ID-Wizard.

Once your eID has been validated, a reservation code will be sent to you by the Registry. Please save this code, since you must send it to Gandi's customer support in order to complete your registration.


This code is only valid for 7 days, so you will want to be sure to act quickly. If you miss the deadline, you will need to start the process over from the beginning, and hope that someone with the same name does not get it before you, since it is still sold on the first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to participate in third phase, you will need to chose the "Landrush" registration phase type between November 13th and December 15th 2014.

The cost of registration during this period is €145.13 excl. VAT for one year, under A rates.

4. The Landrush period: from December 16th to January 15th, 2015.

No special eligibility criteria is required for this phase. In the event that there are two requests for the same domain name, the registry will perform an auction.

The cost of registration during this period is €145.13 excl. VAT for one year, under A rates.


5. General opening: January 20th, 2015

The dates and times of opening are subject to change at the discretion of the Registry. Please don't hesitate in consulting their website for any additional information.

The cost of registration during this period is €38.25 excl. VAT per year, under A rates.















.black domains have entered the GoLive phase, and are now available for registration by all at standard prices.

The price of a one-year registration at A rates is $57.25.

For more details on this new gTLD, see the Registry's press release.

 

Register a .black domain?:

.black

Another new gTLD, .bio, is entering the General Availability phrase tomorrow, when it will become available for registration by all at the price of $89.26.

Note: You don't need to wait until GoLive begins to register your domain: we strongly encourage you to pre-register now. We will then submit the order on your behalf at the earliest possible moment, in the order they are received. As always, if the registration is not successful, we will automatically refund your prepaid account (and will refund to your external funding source upon request).

 

.bio launch timeline

[Pre-]Register a .bio?:

.bio



Four new gTLDs are entering the General Availability phrase today, and are now available for registration by all at standard prices.

At the time of this posting, there are a few hours of Landrush left, so if you're really determined to get a domain, you're welcome to do so at the Landrush prices listed below. Otherwise, the GoLive prices of a one-year registration at A rates are as follows:

If you're reading this before Landrush has ended, you can also preregister for the GoLive phase and we'll submit your order automatically at the earliest possible moment.

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

Having obtained an ICANN renogotation in 2012, the biggest registries have made it a tradition to raise prices on a regular basis.

On 1 February 2015, .net prices will increase from $16.58 to $17.36.

.net domains can be renewed for up to 10 years, so if you intend to hold onto yours for a while, now would be a good time to renew, before prices go up.

 

Register a .net?:

.tld

The Radix registry is getting ahead of the game by proposing a promotion on two new gTLDs before they've even entered General Availability!

Let's take advantage of it, shall we? We're offering discounted preregistrations under these TLDs until they enter GoLive on 17 September.

The first is .press: new one-year preregistrations will cost $65.00 instead of $94.97. This price will be available until 24 September (one week after the GoLive phase begins).

For .website, preregistrations will cost $14.90 instead of $30.31 until 17 November (two months after the GoLive phase begins).

These promotions are already active and apply to all rate scales except E.

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

The new Famous Four Media registry is proposing a promotion on its three new gTLDs until 30 September 2014.

A one-year registration of .bid, .trade and .webcam domains normally costs $38.30.

Until the end of September, you can register as many domains as you want under any of these TLDs for $33.30.

This promotion applies to all rate scales.

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

Six new gTLDs are entering the General Availability phrase tomorrow, Wednesday 6 Aug at 9am PDT (16:00 UTC), and will be available for registration by all at standard prices.

Note: You don't need to wait until GoLive begins to register your domain: we strongly encourage you to pre-register now. We will then submit the order on your behalf at the earliest possible moment, in the order they are received. As always, if the registration is not successful, we will automatically refund your prepaid account (and will refund to your external funding source upon request).

The GoLive prices of a one-year registration at A rates are as follows:

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

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