Just a few minutes ago Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry New gTLDs, .tattoo and .sexy, launched. A lot of people were excited as Frank had said that domains will be registered on a first-come first-served basis.
I don’t know what is going on but there is a big problem because first of all it seems that the various pre-registrations have not worked or have not kicked in yet.
I am not sure how Uniregistry is handling pre-registrations but I know for sure that I had a pre-registration for a domain name at 2 different registrars and I managed to hand-register the domain 3 minutes after the general availability kicked in.
The main problem is that all good domain names are shown as not registered but no one can register them. And these domains are not part of the sunrise as all sunrise domain names have been allocated to the mark owners. eg: merck.tattoo
There are few domain names like art.tattoo and dragon.tattoo that are in the ICANN collision list and are not available at this time.
But domains like custom.tattoo and equipment.tattoo should have been available.
At a certain registrar I get a message that the domains I am trying to register are “restricted by policy “Premium Domain for .tattoo””.
Are there premium .tattoo domains? I thought Frank said there aren’t any. And the 100 domains that Frank kept for registry use are shown as registered.
If you add the domains that ICANN has restricted you can get the picture:
“domain idea.tattoo contains word “idea” restricted by policy “Intergovernmental Organizations””
I only saw a couple of the domain names from my list get registered. Both were hand-registered:
I didn’t had a list for .sexy domains but I see that too.sexy and very.sexy are in the ICANN collision list so these are not available at this time.
Did you manage to get any good .tattoo or .sexy domain names?
Frank said: “There are a few thousand registry assets that we’ll use for marketing and 6000 names on the ICANN blocked list. Rest are now available. We had a bug this AM that was just fixed.”