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.FR: multi-year reservation and renewal

 

As announced in our previous IP Alert dedicated to domain names, as from 30 March 2015, it is now 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 is now calculated on its anniversary date and no longer at the end of the month.

Our future filing and renewal reports relating to this top-level domain will naturally reflect this amendment.

 

Discontinuation of Chinese keywords

 

As the register of Chinese keywords in Latin and Chinese characters (K-NET) has just announced the discontinuation of such keywords, it is no longer possible to register, renew, transfer or amend a Chinese keyword. Keywords already registered will remain in effect until their expiry date, as of which they will be deleted.

 

This deletion is in follow-up to the launch of the top-level domain .网址 (xn--ses554g), managed by the same register. Previously registered keywords have been automatically converted by K-NET into domain names under the top-level domain .网址 (Chinese translation of .WEBSITE).

LAVOIX will be contacting each owner individually to inform them of changes in this respect.

 

Registration conditions for .BANK

 

The eligibility criteria for this top-level domain are particularly strict. They are defined as follows:

 

1- Credit institutions of which the activities are regulated by a governmental regulatory authority

2- Associations and groups of associations of which the members are credit institutions

3- Service providers recognised by a governmental regulatory authority or by an association or a group of associations of which the members are credit institutions

4- Authorities regulating the entities mentioned above

 

Applicants satisfying these criteria may apply for the registration of .BANK domain names in accordance with the following timetable:

 

Period

Start

End

Sunrise period (TMCH)

18 May 2015

16 June 2015

Period reserved for the founding members of the register

17 June 2015

23 June 2015

General availability

 

24 June 2015

 

Each of these registration periods will operate on a “first come, first served” basis in the event of more than one application for the same domain name.

 

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.

 

TLD

Sunrise period start date

Sunrise period end date

Landrush

General availability

.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

.NGO

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

.CHAT(Donuts)

10.03.2015

09.05.2015

13.05.2015

20.05.2015

.STYLE (Donuts)

10.03.2015

09.05.2015

13.05.2015

20.05.2015

.TENNIS (Donuts)

10.03.2015

09.05.2015

13.05.2015

20.05.2015

.BINGO (Donuts)

10.03.2015

09.05.2015

13.05.2015

20.05.2015

.COLLEGE

17.03.2015

17.04.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.APARTMENTS (Donuts)

17.03.2015

16.05.2015

20.05.2015

27.05.2015

.BANK

18.05.2015

16.06.2015

17.06.2015-23.06.2015 (Founders)

24.06.2015

.ONE

05.03.2015

05.05.2015

-

20.05.2015

.IRISH

17.03.2015

16.05.2015

21.05.2015 au 20.06.2015

25.06.2015

.SCHOOL (Donuts)

24.03.2015

23.05.2015

27.05.2015

02.06.2015

.FOOTBALL (Donuts)

24.03.2015

23.05.2015

27.05.2015

02.06.2015

.CASINO (Donuts)

24.03.2015

23.05.2015

27.05.2015

02.06.2015

.SUCKS

30.03.2015

29.05.2015

-

01.06.2015

.GOLF (Donuts)

28.04.2015

27.06.2015

01.07.2015

08.07.2015

.TOURS (Donuts) 

28.04.2015

27.06.2015

01.07.2015

08.07.2015

.GOLD (Donuts)

28.04.2015

27.06.2015

01.07.2015

08.07.2015

.PLUS (Donuts)

28.04.2015

27.06.2015

01.07.2015

08.07.2015

.MOVIE (Donuts)

28.04.2015

27.06.2015

01.07.2015

08.07.2015

.CAFE (Donuts) 

05.05.2015

04.07.2015

08.07.2015

15.07.2015

.EXPRESS (Donuts)

05.05.2015

04.07.2015

08.07.2015

15.07.2015

.FAITH

27.04.2015

29.06.2015

-

01.07.2015

.DATE

27.04.2015

29.06.2015

-

01.07.2015

.REVIEW

27.04.2015

29.06.2015

-

01.07.2015

.SITE

07.05.2015

06.07.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

.MARKETS

18.05.2015

17.06.2015

not disclosed

not disclosed

 

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.


Contact : 
Marie-Gwénaëlle CHUIT 

 

Publication date : April 2015

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