New TLDs will dramatically change the way we use the web as a whole, as well as bring vast amounts of internet/domain real estate onto the web for businesses and average users to utilize. This will be a true internet gold-rush as availability for these new TLDs is opened to the public, as of now every single domain (on the new TLDs) is available - those websites which say someone has already reserved X domain is wrong or only allows one signup for each TLD on their site, when in reality it is simply first-come first-serve and technically nothing has been registered yet. In either case you will want to act fast if you want to capture some of these new TLDs, we encourage you to utilize our New TLD Watchlist so that you have the best chances of getting the domains you want. We will be posting Knowledgebase Articles next week covering ever aspect of the New TLD launch, however in the meantime you can refer to our previous Announcement here.
Utilize our New TLD Watchlist at https://clients.tantumtech.net/newtlds to get started, simply enter any and all new domains you are interested in and when those TLDs are about to be available or have an update you will be notified via email - during each launch phase you will be notified and given instructions on how to register which you can do right from the watch list - if you want. The watch-list is 0 commitment, if you want to register you can, if you change your mind you just ignore the notice or remove it from your watch list - putting a domain on your watch list does not mean it will be automatically registered. If you have any questions on any of the new TLDs, the watchlist, or anything else do not hesitate to contact us. We will post an update once our New TLD Knowledgebase is online and remember, the launch phases of the new TLDs are as follows:
- Sunrise: This is the first launch phase where trademark holders can claim their domain names which match a valid and current trademark. Typically lasts 30-60 days.
- Landrush: Those can choose to participate in this phase paying a very high premium to claim their domain names ahead of General Availability. Typically lasts 30 days.
- Pre-registration(Preorder): This phase will not happen on all new TLDs, only those which opt to hold a preregistration phase. Basically like a typical pre-order, this is where most can attempt to claim their domain ahead of time without paying a premium however ahead of General Availability.
- General Availability: Official Launch, any claims made during the prior 3 phases will go live at this time and general registration will open to the public. Will be registered & managed as normal like any other (current) domain TLD.
First Wave of New TLDs:
|TLD||Sunrise Opens||General Availability|
|.bike||Nov. 26, 2013||Jan. 29, 2014|
|.clothing||Nov 26, 2013||Jan. 29, 2014|
|.guru||Nov 26, 2013||Jan. 29, 2014|
|.holdings||Nov 26, 2013||Jan. 29, 2014|
|.plumbing||Nov 26, 2013||Jan. 29, 2014|
|.singles||Nov 26, 2013||Jan. 29, 2014|
|.ventures||Nov 26, 2013||Jan. 29, 2014|
|.camera||Dec. 3, 2013||Feb. 5, 2014|
|.equipment||Dec. 3, 2013||Feb. 5, 2014|
|.estate||Dec. 3, 2013||Feb. 5, 2014|
|.gallery||Dec. 3, 2013||Feb. 5, 2014|
|.graphics||Dec. 3, 2013||Feb. 5, 2014|
|.lighting||Dec. 3, 2013||Feb. 5, 2014|
|.photography||Dec. 3, 2013||Feb. 5, 2014|
|.sexy||Dec. 11, 2013||Feb. 24, 2014|
|.tattoo||Dec. 11, 2013||Feb. 24, 2014|
Saturday, November 23, 2013