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TLD News – October

 Anni Sailer
By Anni Sailer
Published 14 October 2023

TLD News

  • .BOT: The .BOT gTLD by Amazon Registry will be available for registration soon, with General Availability launching on October 30th, 2023 at 16:00 UTC with a 90 day Trademark Claims period. .BOT domains provide a distinct internet identity for various types of bots, including fitness, e-commerce, and more, improving accessibility and SEO performance. For further information, please contact your account manager.
  • .MUSIC: Whether you’re a professional musician, a music enthusiast, a business in the music industry the .MUSIC domain is for you. The sunrise phase has now started, with General Availability following on April 1st, 2024. To find out more about this launch, please contact your account manager.
  • .ING: Currently in its Sunrise Phase, the EAP for .ING starts on October 31st, 2023 until December 5th, 2023, going into GA from December 5th, 2023. For more information, please contact your account manager.
  • .MEME: This new Google Registry TLD has officially started Sunrise Phase, please find here the following launch dates: LRP: October 31st, 2023 – November 28th, 2023; EAP: November 28th, 2023 – December 5th, 2023; GA: December 5th, 2023. To find out more, please contact your account manager.
  • .AU: In September 2022, the .au top-level domain launch concluded, leaving certain domain applications in contention. These contested domains undergo automatic annual renewal, with open contentions renewed on September 20th, 2023. If a domain is deleted or a party withdraws, the domain is awarded to the remaining applicant. Contact your account manager for queries or new registrations.
  • .AI: The .AI ccTLD, initially designated for Anguilla, is now closely associated with the artificial intelligence and technology sectors. Google’s recognition of .AI as a generic TLD underscores its importance for AI-focused brands. It presents a fitting choice for businesses, individuals, and organizations engaged in AI software development, AI-related services, or AI research. For further information, please contact your account manager.
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