As mentioned in our May newsletter, Donuts, the largest registry of new gTLD, is starting to release to the public over one million highly valuable domain names. These domains are from Donut's reserved and restricted domain list and collision names (ICANN's "controlled interruption” program). The highly prized domain names are being released in staggered batches (subject to Donuts Early Access Program - EAP Program without a second Sunrise) due to the likely high demand. Domains remaining after the special EAP phase will be released for general registration. Please note that ALL 2 character domains (LL ,LN, NN) and ccTLD labels such as "us" and "mx" will be released as a new separate group called the "Second Level EAP TWO CHARACTER group" - on September 9th, 2015.
Updated Release Schedule:
- TECHNOLOGY Batch - EAP on July 1: .computer, .email, .codes, .systems, .technology, .domains, and .directory - PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
- GENERIC and FUN Batch - EAP on June 24: .cool, .wtf, .zone, .guide, .place, .center, .exposed, .fail, .gripe, .today, .church, and .life - EAP REGISTRATION OPEN
- BUSINESS Batch - EAP on June 17: .enterprises, .management, .international, .industries, .services, .partners, .holdings, .associates, solutions, .ventures, .sarl. company, .careers, and .agency - GENERAL AVAILABILITY
- PHOTOGRAPHY Batch - EAP June 10: .photography, .camera, .photos, .gallery, .graphics, .media, .pictures, .productions and .digital) - GENERAL AVAILABILITY
Pre-registering is free and improves the likelihood of obtaining these domain names. Domains with batches in EAP or General Availability can be registered immediately at HEXONET. To see the full list of these special domain names please visit our dedicated page here.