Launch Dates for The New gTLDsSources: KEY-SYSTEMS (https://www.key-systems.net/en/domains/tld-launch-calendar), ICANN (http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/timelines, http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/sunrise-claims-periods), HUFFINGTON POST (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/11/15/lond...), FAITID (http://www.domainmoscow.org), EPAG (http://www.epag.de/en/ntld-launch), MARKMONITOR (http://www.markmonitor.com/topleveldomains/)
New gTLDs 2013-2016
The domain name revolution has arrived! ICANN revealed an impressive 1.930 new gTLD applications on 12th June 2012. In the infographic you will find the shortlist and their expected release dates. From November 2013 until end of 2015 we saw more than 700 TLD launches and around hundred dot brands (.nike, .vw, .google etc.) going live. This is an impressive number considering that from 1985 to 2013 only 22 gTLDs were available. This tidal wave of new top level domains will change the internet landscape forever. Brand owners should definitely look into how to protect their brand by securing the most obvious domain names. Marketers will have new, innovative options to be creative and new businesses will have a large assortment of endless possibilities finding the perfect name.Launch Phases of the New gTLDs The launch of each new top level domain is divided into three parts: 1) The Sunrise phase (60 days) : Trademark holders who have listed their trademark in the Trademark Clearinghouse can apply for the matching domain name. 2) The Landrush phase (30 days) : Special period where more entities can apply and auctions will decide who gets the domain name 3) The General launch phase : will be open for all without requirements. Some gTLDs have an EAP (Early Access phase) one week before the general launch. You can order domain names with the new domain extensions via our domain search tool here and queue for many of the other new ones. You will be briefed about all future launches in our newsletter, so do sign up. To check the new domain extensions in February 2016 go here.