.GD, .TC and .VG TLDs are back online for registrations and transfers

.GD, .TC and .VG TLDS registrations and transfers are back online and available to the public. .gd is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Grenada, .vg is ccTLD for the British Virgin Islands and .tc is the ccTLD for Turks and Caicos Islands.

Domain name registrars such as GoDaddy had stopped accepting new registrations for .vg, .gd and .tc domain names since March 2013. This was the result of a dispute over the ownership and control of AdamsNames Ltd. which had been the accredited registry by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) for those top level domains. A former partner of AdamsNames Ltd. created a new company Meridian Ltd. which claims to be the new accredited registry for .vg, and .tc.

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) of Grenada made the decision to move the .gd zone under the management of KSRegistry, running as nicGD, as of the 1st of May 2013. This was to ensure the integrity of the zone and to allow it remain in control and under the responsibility of the NTRC. KSRegistry, as a result of acquiring the zone, had to resolve any discrepancies that may have occurred during the dispute and chose to freeze the zone from changes until May 21 2013.

The registry system of the KSregistry GmbH, a fully-owned Key-Systems subsidiary.

The country of Grenada has taken back control over their ccTLD and have chosen a new registry operator,KSRegistry.  As such registrations were enabled once again on May 21, 2013.  With the change of hands to a new operator, the RENEWAL PERIOD HAS ALSO CHANGED. The FAILURE PERIOD as of May 21, 2013 was changed from +39 days to now -2 days.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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  1. Any news on the TC-domain?

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