Donuts entered EAP general availability for the following 4 New gTLDs today:
.diamonds, .enterprises, .tips, .voyage
The following 7 New gTLDs are out of the EAP pricing and into the real general availability today: .construction, .contractors, .directory, .kitchen, .land, .technology and .today. Click here to see some of the purchases made in the past week,
You can register a (.diamonds, .enterprises, .tips, .voyage) domain name using the Donuts EAP that is available in registrars that sell Donuts gTLDs. EAP prices start at about $12,500 and are lowered within the course of the week until they reach the regular registration cost after the 7 day period.
Go Daddy’s early access prices are $12,539.99 for day one, $3,164.99 for day two, $1,239.99 for day three, $689.99 for day four and $189.99 for days five to seven. After day seven the regular registration cost applies.
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. EAP commences today at 16:00 UTC (11:00 a.m. US Eastern Standard Time) and ends in a week from now, 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.
General Availability Calendar
And those are just Donuts gtlds! There are conceivably hundreds of Registries to come, and of course thousands of new gtlds in the not distant future.
I invested in:
I’m sure there will be a way to pick the best ones, perhaps in some conference if not my website.