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Donuts 1st 7 New gTLD’s Will Not Have a Landrush Period But Go After Sunrise To GA On Jan 29

Posted on the 06 November 2013 by Worldwide @thedomains

Donuts Inc., today announced that the “Sunrise” period for the first seven new gTLD  names, the window during which trademark rights holders have exclusive access to registrations, will begin November 26, and close January 24, 2014.

Donuts had previously announced the Sunrise period for its 1st 9 new gTLD strings would start on October 29th.

The other big news from todays announcement is that  “Donuts will forego a traditional land-rush and move directly to general availability to all registrants on January 29, 2014.”

Without a Landrush period pre-registrations will really come into effect as all domains not taken in Sunrise and not reserved by the registry and not on the collision list will be avaluable for registration on a first come first served basis on January 29th  anyone without restriction.

The first gTLDs opening for Sunrise are:








We have been running a poll on the right hand side on which one of these new gTLD you think will have the most registrations a year after Launch which is now January 2014.  If you haven’t voted feel free as we will keep the poll up for a few more days.

Donuts has signed registry-registrar agreements (RRAs) with some of the world’s most prestigious domain name registrars with worldwide reach, who will make the names available during Sunrise and general availability.

Signatories include:


1&1 Internet, part of United Internet (GR: UTDI) (NASDAQ: WWWW)


Host Europe Group

Key Systems

CSC Digital Brand Services

MarkMonitor, part of Thomson Reuters

NetNames, part of Net Benefit PLC (LSE: NBT)


united-domains AG

Melbourne IT (ASX: MLB)…

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