Key-Systems said yesterday that it plans to make .hiv domain names available at “below net cost price”, in solidarity with would-be new gTLD registry dotHIV.
The registrar said it will also offer free .hiv names at launch to organizations involving in fighting the virus via its Moniker and domaindiscount24.com retail registrars.
dotHIV, also a German company, plans to donate all of its profits to HIV/AIDs charities.
Its application is uncontested and has already passed Initial Evaluation, but is the target of Governmental Advisory Committee advice, which has put its bid on hold.
Despite this uncertainty, Key-Systems said it expects the Sunrise phase for .hiv to start in December.