At exactly 8am (PST) this Wednesday, 5 March (that's 2014-03-05T16:00:00+00:00 for you UTC fans), .photos, .careers, .recipes and .shoes will become open for registration by the public at regular rates.
It's not uncommon for the tubes to get a little clogged at the beginning of a new gTLD's General Availability, so we warmly (it's the season) invite you to pre-register before the gate opens. That way, you can be in the first group sent to the Registy and our NOCs won't be so jumpy.
Here's the link to the pricing page for each extension, accompanied by the price of a one-year registration at A rates:
Help us announce these new extensions on Twitter: the author of the wittiest tweet* promoting one of the four new extensions above will get a free domain name under that extension (provided the domain you want is actually available and you meet the Registry's requirements).
Don't forget to link to this article and to mention @gandibar. You have 24 hours. Surprise us!
These are two highly anticipated extensions in the world of domains! With more than 3000 pre-reservations (at Gandi), you all are big fans of skin, apparently.
As of today, Tuesday, 25 February at 8am PST, .SEXY and .TATTOO are available for registration by anyone at regular rates.
A simple Google search with the right keywords makes it abundantly clear that there are many reasons to want a .sexy. At A rates, your titillating .sexy domain is only $21.70 away.
Why not declare your love for your beau or belle with theirfirstname.sexy and keep the flame going for at least the next 12 months*?
As far as .tattoo goes, we're looking at you, ink people. You know who you are. Whether you're a tattoo professional, Ötzi the Iceman, or simply someone with an appreciation for dermatological art, .tattoo represents a unique opportunity to showcase your work, your passion, or your gift to the anthropologists of the future.
.tattoo is open to all as of today, at a price of $32.44 at A rates.
* Reciprocal affection not guaranteed. We'll always love you, though.
.BERLIN, Germany's second new geographic extension (after .RUHR) enters Sunrise on 14 February.
This Sunrise is a bit special – it's similar to a Landrush, but it's first-come, first-served, just like Berliners at your local bakery. That means that while you must possess the corresponding trademark from TMCH (more info in this post) to be able to register the domain, if someone else owns the same trademark, the first one to register the domain wins!
Of course, it just wouldn't be German if there weren't a few rules:
One of the domain's contacts (other than the billing contact) must have an address in Berlin. Gandi doesn't (yet) offer a local contact for this extension, so you'll need to make the necessary arrangements,
The administrative contact must be an individual, and
The domain must be activated within 12 months of its registration (website, redirection or email addresses; in the case of a website, it must have some relationship to the city of Berlin).
The Sunrise price for a .berlin is $312.18 at A rates.
There will be no Landrush phase for this extension.
General Availability starts the day after the Sunrise phase ends, 18 March at 10am UTC, at which point the price will be $52.18/year.
Please note that invalid applications submitted during Sunrise will not be refunded.