Sunrise For Some New gTLDs May Start On October 29 – The Donuts domain name registry has reportedly announced that the Sunrise period for nine of the new gTLDs it has applied for may start on October 29. The domains are: .camera, .clothing, .equipment, .guru, .holdings, .lighting, .singles, .ventures and .voyage. The launch date is an estimate depending on the IANA root server delegation process. The Sunrise periods, intended for trademark and similar rights holders, are slated for 60 days. Landrush might begin as soon as late December or early in 2014, with General Availability to follow.
Domain Name Association Opens Membership – The Domain Name Association, a business association to promote the interest of the domain name industry, is seeking members. Membership prices range from US $1,000 to US $50,000 per year.
ICANN Announces Strategy Panel Members – ICANN has named the participants of four Strategy Panels to “support development of ICANN’s strategic and operational plans.”
Picks To Click
- The .nz domain will allow second-level domain names, e.g. xyz.nz, to be registered. An implementation policy will be subject to public consultation in 2014.
- A 2013 .au survey of 10,000 Australians has been published. From the announcement: “While .au enjoys widespread consumer and end user satisfaction, the report found only one in four Australians own a domain name and that 87% of those who do not own a domain name say they see no reason to.”
- The “Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation“, issued by representatives from AFRINIC, ARIN, APNIC, IAB, ICANN, IETF, ISOC, LACNIC, RIPE NCC, and W3C.
- Milton Mueller comments on the Montevideo statement.