Donuts enters general availability for the following new gTLDs today: .BIKE .CLOTHING .GURU .HOLDINGS .PLUMBING .SINGLES .VENTURES.
The Donuts Early Access Program (EAP) is designed for registrants who want to secure relevant, memorable domain names the instant they’re available. The EAP takes the place of a traditional landrush for all Donuts gTLDs.
Interested individuals, organizations, businesses and others can register names on a first-come, first-served, non-restricted basis. In addition, this program allows brand owners the opportunity to obtain non-trademark domain names to help promote and protect brands, register authoritative terms for their industries, or simply get an interesting and usable Internet identity.
Early access registrations are available for the first seven days of a gTLD’s general availability. For the first seven Donuts gTLDs that launch (.BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES), EAP commences January 29, 2014 at 16:00 UTC (11:00 a.m. US Eastern Standard Time) and ends February 5, also at 16:00 UTC. Each week a series of Donuts gTLD launches, EAP will begin at 16:00 UTC on Wednesday and close at 16:00 UTC the following Wednesday.
More are on the way. In fact, Donuts will open several gTLDs each week for most of 2014.
As a reminder, each gTLD’s general availability is preceded by a 60 day process known as Sunrise, when trademark holders are able to secure their trademarked terms. Once this phase is completed, the gTLD is open for anyone to register names. Registrations are available only through accredited domain name registrars — you can find a complete and regularly updated list of registrars that sell Donuts gTLDs here.