No, we didn't hack the .XYZ database and change the prices :) It's still only $4 for a .XYZ, but this month, the folks over at .XYZ have upped the ante in a way we can really get behind. For all of November, they're contributing $0.50 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for every new .XYZ domain you register.
Furthermore, as you probably already know, the EFF is one of our favorite supported pojects, so Gandi is pleased to match this donation! That means a full $1 of your puchase will go to the EFF so they can continue to be an awesome defender of your digital rights.
Best of all, we are keeping the price at a ridiculously low $4/€3 per domain (excluding taxes, if applicable), just like we did in October!
If you have a favorite project you think we should support in December, we want to hear from you! Let us know on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
If you plan to make use of a .wiki domain name for your next wiki, you'll be pleased to hear that all .wiki domains registered prior to the beginning of General Availability (27 May 2014at 6am PDT) will come with 3 free months of Simple Hosting!
When .wiki enters goLive, all preregistrations, once validated, will result in the appearance of a coupon on your promo code page for a free 3-month Simple Hosting instance (size S).
.wiki goLive registrations and pre-registrations will cost $31.90 at A rates.
If you have a specific domain name in mind and are willing to pay $135.96 to register it during Landrush, you have until today, 22 May at 4:59pm PDT (23:59 UTC).
This offer, which requires no commitment on your part, will allow you to test our Simple Hosting offer for free to get your new wiki up and running. If you already have a Simple Hosting instance, you can use the code for a renewal as well.
To be eligible, you must register or preregister a .wiki domain before GoLive begins on 27 May at 6am PDT (13h00 UTC). Promo codes will appear in eligible accounts at that time. To take advantage of this offer, simply copy the promo code and proceed with the creation or renewal of a size S Simple Hosting instance for a duration of 3 months. On the payment screen, paste the code into the promo code field and click the "Validate" button, and your cart total should become $0. Be sure to complete checkout! The promo code can only be validated once.
The gates will open on Wednesday, 7 May at 7am PST (15h00 UTC).
We've found that new TLDs with this many preregistrations usually cause slowdowns and general mayhem at the registry when GoLive starts, so if you haven't yet pre-reserved your desired .club domain, we strongly encourage you to do so now! We will submit pre-registrations at the earliest possible moment, and you'll be refunded if the registration doesn't succeed.
At just $13.43 per year, .club also happens to be one of the cheapest new gTLDs on the market.
In Sunrise since the beginning of April, the FamousFourMedia registry's first three new extensions are now available for Sunrise registration and GoLive pre-registration. There will be no Landrush phase for these extensions, which means pre-registrations will have a very good chance of succeeding!
The Sunrise phase ends 30 May and General Availability begins 9 June. Below, you'll find the list of extensions with a link to the respective TLD info pages, the Sunrise price and the GoLive price:
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.
During April and May 2014, you can register a new .CO for one year for half price: $16.50 instead of the regular $33.00 at A rates.
The timing is perfect for this promo: .CO, technically the ccTLD of Colombia, is becoming increasingly popular in the tech industry as a generic extension. Google has even confirmed it will consider it as a GccTLD for the purposes of indexing and SEO [Wikipedia].
.CO domains are available to all, with no residency restrictions. For more information or to register a domain, see the .co TLD info page.