General Availability Started Yesterday: .Codes, .Farm and .Viajes

Donuts entered EAP general availability for the following 3 New gTLDs yesterday:
.Codes, .Farm and .Viajes (travel in Spanish).

This seem like a slow week for Donuts with weak strings. I don’t know the Spanish market so I am not sure about .viajes but judging from .travel and the recent launch of .uno things don’t seem promising. I might be after a couple of .farm but that is about it.

The following 2 New gTLDs are out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability today: .Holiday and .Marketing. .Holiday had 2338 registrations after the first day and .Marketing had 2963 domains.

You can register a (.Codes, .Farm and .Viajes) 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

New GTLD Sunrise Starts Sunrise Ends GA EAP Starts
.VIAJES February 11, 2014 April 12, 2014 April 16, 2014
.FARM February 11, 2014 April 12, 2014 April 16, 2014
.CODES February 11, 2014 April 12, 2014 April 16, 2014
.CHEAP February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.ZONE February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.AGENCY February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.BARGAINS February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.BOUTIQUE February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.COOL February 25, 2014 April 26, 2014 April 30, 2014
.WATCH February 25, 2014 April 26, 2014 April 30, 2014
.WORKS March 4, 2014 May 3, 2014 May 7, 2014
.EXPERT March 4, 2014 May 3, 2014 May 7, 2014
.FOUNDATION March 11, 2014 May 10, 2014 May 14, 2014
.EXPOSED March 11, 2014 May 10, 2014 May 14, 2014
.VILLAS March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
.FLIGHTS March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
.RENTALS March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
.CRUISES March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
.VACATIONS March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
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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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