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Donuts puts date to first Sunrise, signs big registrars, says it won’t have a landrush

Kevin Murphy, November 6, 2013, 14:25:13 (UTC), Domain Registries

Donuts has announced the dates of its first Sunrise periods and revealed that it’s not planning to run a landrush period for its first seven new gTLDs.
The company said today that it plans to take .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles and .ventures to Sunrise on November 26.
It’s opted for a 60-day Sunrise period, going to full general availability on January 29 next year. The company said:

Donuts will forego a traditional land-rush and move directly to general availability to all registrants on January 29, 2014. Donuts’ gTLDs are available for registration by anyone without restriction.

Donuts also said it has signed the following registrars to its channel: GoDaddy, 1&1 Internet,, Tucows, Host Europe Group, Key-Systems, CSC Digital Brand Services, MarkMonitor, NetNames, Gandi, united-domains, Melbourne IT and 101domain.
While the press release issued this afternoon suggests that the seven strings in question have already been delegated, I’m not seeing them in the DNS root zone yet.

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Comments (5)

  1. Bart Mortelmans says:

    Strange, some of them are still under the 2009 RAA.

    • Kevin Murphy says:

      ICANN is not always very quick about updating its registrars pages. I assume that either they’ve already signed and ICANN hasn’t updated the page, or they plan to sign before GA.

  2. Michele says:

    Kevin is correct, but also some companies have multiple accreditations and / or own multiple legal entities

  3. Peter Barron says:

    Not eNom? Isn’t that surprising?

  4. captain says:

    What’s the hurry? They are all doomed to crash and burn anyways.

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