Nope, not a typo. This promotion is for .co.com, normally $40.34 at A rates.

The .com extension is like the Internet's largest city. It's noisy, loud, expensive, and all the good places are already taken.

Well, .co.com is like the suburbs of .com: a little further out, a little less crowded … You can get the domain name you want without having to worry about it already being taken. It's the kind of place where you can build a nice site, plenty of namespace to raise some kids and give them their own subdomains when they're old enough to drive.

And while moving to the 'burbs (even the domain name 'burbs) can be an expensive proposition, when you move out to Gandidale--the name we're giving to our cul-de-sac of .co.com domains--in the next 90 days (that is, if you buy a .co.com domain), you'll be able to get it for $14.99 per year, whether you want to try out the neighborhood for just one year or invest in a new multi-year registration (hopefully you won't have to put down a mortgage), at all price rates.

The promotion starts at midnight UTC on August 1 (so July 31 at 5:00 PM PDT) and ends at 23:59 UTC on October 31 (or 4:59 PM PDT. Sorry West Coast, you can't use this promotion to give out .co.com candy for Halloween).

So join the urban flight from the crowded .com downtown where you can't find a parking page to save your life and come live the good life out in sunny .co.com.

 

Live the good life with a .co.com?

.co.com


A few weeks ago we announced the the Sunrise phases for .taipei, feeling as though it was a good omen for our new ventures in Taipei.

Time has flown and the first  Landrush phase is now already closed, and the second Landrush phase is set to begin August 6 and end August 14.

We wanted to clarify that when we predict three more Landrush phases, we were not forecasting a landslide. As earth-shaking as this announcement is, we know, there's no evidence that it relates in any way to seismic activity in the San Francisco Bay Area, or for that matter, in Taipei itself.

There are also two more Landrush phases after that:

- Landrush 3 (August 18 - August 26)
- Landrush 4 (August 27 - September 2)

Authorities are advising that the public remain calm and hold out until the GoLive phase on September 9.

Register a .taipei?

.taipei


What with having opened our US office in the literal capital of tech (seriously, is anyone lobbying the City to put an actual Capitol dome on top of the Moscone Center yet?) in San Francisco, and our history of collaboration with great tech projects, the fact that .tech is now entering the GoLive phase gives us good feelings.

We've seen so many TLDs come and go targeted for specific communities, but .tech is the TLD for our home turf, the tech community.

Not only that, but .tech domains will be available from Wednesday August 5 at 9:00 AM PDT until October 5 for a reduced price of $19.99 at A rates (versus $60.79 otherwise). So the time to get on this bandwagon is now, while it's is still hot (are bandwagons hot? We can't say we've ever literally been on a bandwagon. With all those people always getting on them, though, they must be).

Get in on .tech?

.tech

 


We are standing in front of this bookshelf full of red and black legal books to tell you that if you've been injured in any kind of minor fender bender or intentional collision, you may be entitled to one of the TLDs entering the Sunrise phase: .abogado, .law, and .miami.

Look, you can throw your money out the window messing around with some paralegal paper-pusher type or you can register your domains with us.

Well, actually ... it's all a sham. These legal books aren't real. See? Just cardboard. We just wanted to dress up like lawyers and feel more important. And we made up the thing about injuries. In the Sunrise phase, these extensions are available to those holding TMCH claims for the names they want to register.

The .abogado and .law extensions have been in the Sunrise phase since July 30 and will be there until September 28. There will be a three-day Landrush from October 16 through 19 and they will finally enter the GoLive phase on October 19 at 9:00 AM PDT.

The .abogado extension has been helping us brush up on our Spanish and that, and the tan we've been cultivating for the beach are both real, to help promote the other extension in the Sunrise phase today: .miami.  But when isn't Miami in the sun? Of course, this extension is for all things Miami: from salsa music and mojitos to Will Smith songs. From July 20 until September 18, .miami will be in the Sunrise phase. There won't be any Landrush phase for .miami and the extension will GoLive October 2 at 9:00 AM PDT.

The list is below, accompanied by the corresponding Sunrise, Landrush and Golive prices of a one-year registration, all at A rates:

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

A wise sage once intoned: "If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it." All of the extensions entering the GoLive phase today are all things you can put a ring around if you like them.

The .jewelry extension is perhaps the most obvious connection to this idea. Buying jewelery is of course our most cherished form of expressing affection and we're pretty sure that's what Beyoncé had in mind but we can't be sure. In any case, domains in the .jewelry extension are now available for $68.09 per year at A rates.

Next, with August around the corner, it's state fair season, and the smell of livestock that invariably brings drifting through the stiflingly humid air in separable from the glory of the .show ring. When it comes to prize sheep and trick ponies, we might, then, rephrase our starting maxim as: "If you liked it, then you should have put it in the ring." And domains in the .show extension are on sale now for $41.41 per year at A rates.

And, of course, the ultimate sign of approval by the bloodthirsty and easily distracted populous, just as in Roman times, is the award of precious metals of victory to a conquerer. Back in gladiator days that bling belonged to a single victor but in after the Industrial Revolution made cooperation a cool thing we now award the winning .team--whether for the Super Bowl, the NBA Championship , the World Series and apparently we even trust hockey players with a Stanley Cup ring. Domains in the .team extenion are now available for $41.41 per year at A rates.

Of course, we don't necessarily agree with Queen Bey on this one. Not only is the conspicuous consumption of daintily-arranged expensive minerals to display ownership seem patriarchal to us at best, there's also very little use for it. So today we propose that if you like it, instead of putting a ring on it, get a domain for it.

If you like it, register a domain under one of these TLDs:

.tld

Have you ever had to run outside in the middle of the night in your skivvies hollering, "Hey you kids! Get off my property!" as no-good meddling teenagers (and their Great Dane) flee the immediate vicinity? Well, then this week's category of domains released as part of Donuts's name collision release program might just be right for you.

This is the category dealing with all things relating to Property. Not just any kind of property, but Real Property (as if other kinds of property aren't real). That means private property like .farm, .house, .land, and .lease but also some common property like .camp, .city, .community, and .town. These domains have been kept pristine by ICANN's name collision prohibition, now think of them as being auctioned off like park land for you to develop.

The rollout schedule for this category will be the following:
    Day 1 (July 29, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$12,667

    Day 2 (July 30, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$4,222
    Day 3 (July 31, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$1,778
    Day 4 (August 1, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$945
    Days 5-7 (August 2-4, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$189

Here's is the full list of TLDs (linked to the list of domains being released) along with their regular prices per year (at A rates):

And here is 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're still waiting for the "Potent Potables" category.

Put a fence around a domain in one of these TLDs and make it your Property?:

.tld

A latino or a latina is anyone who identifies more with the history and culture of the non-English-speaking portions of the Americas. In the US we tend to think that Americans are just US citizens and that latinos and latinas are just whatever your pet stereotype of a Mexican is, but this is far from descriptive of the incredibly diverse reality, if not outright false. Latinos, Latinas, and Americans—both inside and outside the US—are not just the stereotypes that come to mind, whether positive or negative, but an inclusive group that includes Argentinos, Brazilians, Colombians, Venezuelans, Chileans, Cubans, Haitians, even the Quebecois (and more) can be considered Latin American.

More than an ethnicity, race, or single cultural group, Latino is an identity.

With such a diverse group, we're happy to see latinos get their own gTLD: .lat.

This extension is currently right in the middle of the Landrush phase and is currently available for $1134.19 per year. It will be entering the GoLive phase August 1 when it will be available for $41.41.

Register a .lat?

.lat


The impeccable, gleaming, white linoleum floor reflects the glow of endless banks of white florescent light receding into the distance. A garble of murmuring voices muttering endless chatter to one another drowns in the quiet, gentle cacophony of water falling in a fountain.

Every 30 yards or so, the portal to a new realm, each defined by its own aesthetic rules, drifts past the eye. A planter overflowing with ferns invokes the latent wild side lurking beneath the surface in the unflinchingly commercial space of the mall: the primal desire to find reasonable prices on just, like, normal pants. This is not just any shameless exploitation of our most base instincts to grease the gears of the global economy: this is shopping.

And today, Donuts will be releasing all domains formerly prohibited due to name collision concerns in the Shopping category. They will be rolled out like a cart full of groceries according to an EAP-style schedule.

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

    Day 1 (July 22, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$12,667
    Day 2 (July 23, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$4,222
    Day 3 (July 24, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$1,778
    Day 4 (July 25, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$945
    Days 5-7 (July 26-28, 2015 at 16:00 UTC): +$189

Nine more new gTLDs are entering the Golive phase.

The list of extensions is below, accompanied by the normal pricing of a one-year registration at A rates:

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)

Unlike hurricane categories, these categories are not intended to indicate severity.

Want to do some domain shopping?:

.tld

This summer is all about you, Gandians: with .photo and .sexy on sale for 50% off it's time to get those domain names to celebrate your photogenic and sexy selves. Normally a .photo (which can be used for more than just selfies, by the way), is $32.49 for a one-year registration at A rates but this summer you can get one for just $16.25.

And .sexy, which normally runs $21.70 for a one-year registration at A rates is available for the sexy price of $10.85. The summer fun starts today, June 15 until September 15.

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

A new promotion from the Minds + Machines Registry means 50-75% off until 23:59 UTC on December 31, 2015 some TLDs that compliment each other well.

Minds + Machines has a whole suite of interrelated TLDs. You might call this kind of relationship synergy, which is a word the square community uses to mean "works well together." Not being squares ourselves, we prefer to think of these TLDs like fine wines. In that spirit, we created a pairing guide for this promotion.

Here's a sample:

.beer
Pairs well with:
- .cooking for beer-bread and beer-battered onion rings
- .garden for bench-seating and Oktoberfest
- .rodeo for American-flag t-shirts
- .surf for beach parties
Do not pair with:
- .vodka, no .beer before liquor …

.cooking
Pairs well with:
- .garden for vegetarians
- .vodka for pasta sauce
Do not pair with:
- .horse (unless you are French)

.fashion
Pairs well with:
- .fishing for rubber overalls
- .garden for breezy summer outfits and string-light illuminated cocktail parties
Do not pair with:
- .rodeo

But our favorite is .horse
Pairs well with:
- .rodeo for obvious reasons
- .fishing for horseback casting
- .surf for those who hang four (horse don't have toes)
- .vodka but only for Russian equestrians
and the recommendation of the house:
- .yoga for Horse Yoga

Here's the whole list of TLDs included in this promotion, in alphabetical order, of all the TLDs on sale with their promotional prices per year (each is normally available for $38.34) in A rates :

What'll it be, partner?:

.tld

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