Okay. It's true. The cat is outta the bag. We're super happy to announce: We're having a .BABY!!

At first, we didn't know who was going to be the lucky registry but it turns out Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. is a solid breadwinner so, what the heck!? 

Now, we know what you're going to say: "A baby is so expensive! Are you sure?" Well, we looked it up, and yes it can be around twelve hundred dollars a year (on average) in expenses to bring a baby into the real world. But don't worry, bringing a .BABY into the virtual world only costs $95.44 during the general opening and you can have one too starting 12 April at 11:00am.  

If for whatever reason you are in a hurry to have this .BABY, you can order one prematurely between 11 and 12 April (before 11am) for only $199.83 during the Lundrush phase.

Like the old Chinese saying goes: Honey is sweet. A little .BABY is sweeter. Ok maybe we tweaked that a bit but you get the idea.

 

Wanna have a .BABY with us? :

 .baby 

Today a new batch of domains are being released by Donuts as part of their EAP (Early Access Program) for domains that ICANN is releasing from the former list of likely name collision candidates, since they no longer pose a risk. If you're confused about what that means, check out this page.

On the other hand, if you're a fan of that kind of jargon, then today's category release is just for you. Today's Category is: technology.

This category includes the following extensions:

The EAP prices (at A rates, not including any applicable tax) will vary by day, and will be approximately as follows:

    Day 1 (July 1, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$12,667
    Day 2 (July 2, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$4,222
    Day 3 (July 3, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$1,778
    Day 4 (July 4, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$945
    Days 5-7 (June 5-7, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$189

Here's the full list of categories and their release dates:
    June 10, 2015 : Photography (.camera, .digital, .gallery, .graphics, .media, .pictures, .photography, .photos, .productions)
    June 17, 2015 : Business (.agency, .associates, .careers, .company, .enterprises, .holdings, .industries, .international, .management, .partners, .sarl, .services, .solutions, .ventures)
    June 24, 2015 : Generic & Fun (.cool, .church, .center, .exposed, .fail, .gripe, .guide, .life, .place, .today, .wtf, .zone)
    July 1, 2015 : Technology (.codes, .computer, .directory, .domains, .email, .technology, .systems)
    July 8, 2015 : Education (.academy, .education, .expert, .foundation, .guru, .institute, .schule, .support, .tips, .training, .university)
    July 15 2015 : Foods and Goods (.bike, .cards, .clothing, .coffee, .diamonds, .fish, .furniture, .pizza, .recipes, .restaurant, .shoes, .toys, .watch)
    July 22, 2015 : Shopping (.bargains, .boutique, .cheap, .deals, .direct, .discount, .gifts, .gratis, .tienda)
    July 29, 2015 : Property (.camp, .city, .community, .condos, .estate, .farm, .house, .land, .lease, .maison, .properties, .rentals, .town, .villas)
    August 5, 2015 : Building (.builders, .construction, .contractors, .equipment, .glass, .kitchen, .parts, .repair, .solar, .supply, .supplies, .tools, .work)
    August 12, 2015 : Services (.cab, .catering, .cleaning, .engineering, .florist, .lighting, .limo, .marketing, .plumbing)
    August 19, 2015 : Healthcare (.care, .clinic, .dental, .fitness, .healthcare, .surgery, .vision)
    August 26, 2015 : Financial (.accountants, .capital, .cash, .claims, .credit, .creditcard, .exchange, .finance, .financial, .fund, .insure, .investments, .limited, .loans, .tax)
    September 2, 2015 : Travel (.cruises, .dating, .events, .flights, .holiday, .reisen, .singles, .vacations, .viajes, .voyage)

We were really holding out for the "Potent Potables" category, but no luck we guess.

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

If driving a .cab or a .limo is one of your .domains, well, it's your lucky day.

This Wednesday 12 March at 9am PST (16h00 UTC), three new Donuts gTLDs will enter General Availability: .domains, .cab and .limo. (The much-anticipated .company was supposed to become available on the same day, but has been pushed back a week.)

Here are the prices (at A rates) for these three domains, along with a link to the respective TLD info pages:


31 new gTLDs were added in the last 4 months of 2013, and the pace will pick up even more in 2014 with several hundred new gTLDs scheduled to début over the next few months.

This week's new TLDs will be introduced, as usual, with a 60-day trademark protection period (Sunrise phase).

This phase will be followed by a 7-day "priority" registration period starting 5 March 2014, during which registrations are available at a higher price. General availability at normal rates will begin 12 March 2014.

To make a reservation or see the prices, see the TLD info pages:

If you have made pre-reservations, you can convert them from within your account.

Coming up next week: .academy, .center, .computer, .management and .systems, with dozens more TLDs to be introduced the week after that.


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