AFNIC NEWS

 

.FR: multi-year reservation and renewal

 

As from 30 March 2015, it will be possible to register or renew a .FR domain name for several years in advance (up to ten years). Please note: the deadline for a .FR domain name will be calculated on its anniversary date and no longer at the end of the month as is currently the case.

 

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One and two character .FR domain names

 

Since 9 December 2014, it has been possible to register a .FR domain name made up of only one or two numerical and/or alphabetical characters with the AFNIC.

 

This possibility is being introduced in strict accordance with the following timetable:

 

"Sunrise" phase

09 December 2014

to

09 February 2015

Period during which applications for the registration of one or two character domain names made by holders of prior rights have priority status.

"Landrush" phase

16 February 2015

to

17 March 2015

Period during which any interested party may apply to register a one or two character domain name (provided that it has not been registered during the Sunrise phase).

General availability

17 March 2015

Open period for the registration of one or two character domain names which have not been registered during the Sunrise or Landrush phases.

 

 

Each of these phases shall operate on a “first come, first served” basis.

All applicants must comply with the .FR Naming Charter (as recently updated) and with all applicable registry policies in force at the time of the launch.

The other top level domains relating to French territory and currently managed by the AFNIC (.RE ; .PM ; .TF ; .YT ; .WF) are not concerned by this launch for the time being.

 

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New Naming Charter

 

The AFNIC has also updated the Naming Charter for the top level domains under its management: the new document is accessible on the AFNIC’s website:

https://www.afnic.fr/medias/documents/Cadre_legal/afnic-charte-de-nommage-2014-12-08.pdf

 

The LAVOIX team would be happy to help you with the process of reserving and maintaining your domain name under these top-level domains.

 

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Launch of .ALSACE

 

The initial registration phases (Sunrise and Landrush, limited to local businesses, associations, public organisations, trade marks registered with the TMCH and other holders of prior rights) commenced on Monday 19 January 2015 and shall end on 20/03/2015.

 

The general availability phase is scheduled to begin on 7 April 2015.

 

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New top-level domains :  launch timetable

 

The table below summarises the various reservation timetables announced by the Registers and by the ICANN. These dates are provided as an indication and may be subject to change.

 

TLD

Sunrise period start date

Sunrise period end date

Landrush

General availability

.CASA

05.11.2014

05.01.2015

-

14.01.2015

.WORK

05.11.2014

05.01.2015

-

14.01.2015

.YOGA

05.11.2014

05.01.2015

-

14.01.2015

.HOW

10.11.2014

09.01.2015

12.01.2015-27.01.2015

28.01.2015

.SPACE

17.11.2014

16.01.2015

19.01.2015-25.01.2015

28.01.2015

.TIROL

25.11.2014

04.03.2015

13.04.2015-13.05.2015

01.06.2015

.TAIPEI

01.12.2014

31.12.2014

not disclosed

not disclosed

.手机(Tel. Mobile)

01.12.2014

31.12.2014

not disclosed

not disclosed

.RIO

05.12.2014

04.01.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.GREEN

06.01.2015

05.02.2015

12.02.2015-14.03.2015

not disclosed

.SYDNEY

04.12.2014

03.02.2015

04.12.2014-13.02.2015

17.02.2015

.PARTY

08.12.2014

06.02.2015

not disclosed

17.02.2015

.CRICKET

08.12.2014

06.02.2015

not disclosed

17.02.2015

.SCIENCE

08.12.2014

06.02.2015

not disclosed

24.02.2015

.NRW

16.12.2014

14.02.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.FRL

01.01.2015

01.02.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.LGBT

05.01.2014

04.02.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.GREEN

06.01.2015

05.02.2015

12.02.2015-14.03.2015

not disclosed

.PHARMACY

15.01.2015

16.03.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.ENERGY

02.12.2014

31.01.2015

04.02.2015

11.02.2015

.DELIVERY

02.12.2014

31.01.2015

04.02.2015

11.02.2015

.COACH

30.12.2014

28.02.2015

04.03.2015

11.02.2015

.MEMORIAL

30.12.2014

28.02.2015

04.03.2015

11.02.2015

.LEGAL

30.12.2014

28.02.2015

04.03.2015

11.02.2015

.MONEY

30.12.2014

28.02.2015

04.03.2015

11.02.2015

.VOTE

13.01.2015

12.02.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.VOTO

13.01.2015

12.02.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.ALSACE

15.01.2015

20.03.2015

15.01.2015-20.03.2015

07.04.2015

.KRED

16.01.2015

16.02.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.TIRES (Donuts)

20.01.2015

21.03.2015

25.03.2015

02.04.2015

.POKER

05.02.2015

07.03.2015

10.03.09.2015-09.04.2015

not disclosed

.NG O

17.03.2015

16.04.2015

21.04.2015-05.05.2015

not disclosed

.ONG

17.03.2015

16.04.2015

21.04.2015-05.05.2015

not disclosed

.FIRMDALE

13.01.2015

13.03.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.DOOSAN

15.01.2015

15.03.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.SAMSUNG

15.01.2015

15.03.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.WEDDING

28.01.2015

30.03.2015

not disclosed

08.04.2015

.FLOWERS

28.01.2015

27.03.2015

not disclosed

07.04.2015

.GARDEN

04.02.2015

06.04.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.FASHION

04.02.2015

06.04.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.OSAKA

09.02.2015

11.03.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.FIT

18.02.2015

20.04.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.SALE (Donuts)

24.02.2015

25.04.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.VIDEO (Donuts)

24.02.2015

25.04.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.ADULT

02.03.2015

30.04.2015

06.05.2015 - 31.05.2015

04.06.2015

.PORN

02.03.2015

30.04.2015

06.05.2015 - 31.05.2015

04.06.2015

 

The LAVOIX team would be happy to help you with the process of registering your trademark with the TMCH and reserving your domain name under one of these top-level domains.

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