The .tattoo and .sexy launch made a lot of people angry. The whois problem (that has partially been resolved but I will get to this later) and the fact that most of the good domains were reserved by Uniregistry did not only make domainers and end users angry but also the participating registrars that were caught in the middle.
I just got an email from 101domain about these domain names that were reserved at the last minute called “Important Information Regarding Your Pending .TATTOO or .SEXY Domain Name”:
Dear Konstantinos Zournas,
You are receiving this email because you currently have a pending .TATTOO or .SEXY domain name order with 101domain.com.
You may have noticed that General Availability started on Tuesday, February 25, and your .TATTOO or .SEXY domain name is still in the ?Processing? status in your 101domain account panel.
Shortly before the General Availability launch started, the Registry that manages these domain extensions decided to withhold and reserve certain domain names. Currently the Registry is in the process of making a decision on whether they will release these names soon, sometime in the future or ever. Until this decision is final, we are not cancelling your orders. We hope to hear from the registry within 1-2 weeks and will update you at that time.
If you would prefer to cancel your order now, please submit a support ticket in your 101domain account panel requesting the cancellation and refund.
So it seems that the domains were actually reserved at the last minute and that Uniregistry has not yet made a decision on if and when the domains will be released. So now I have to spend more of my time to contact 101domain support to cancel my pre-registration.
Sorry Frank but I can’t wait 1 or 2 weeks. You need to fix this here and now.