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.ARCHI – First New gTLD Using KSregistry Solution Is Live (.BIO and .DESI will follow)

.ARCHI started in the General Availability on June 16 and is the first new TLD using the registry system of the KSregistry GmbH as technical framework. Startingdot’s .ARCHI is the new top level domain exclusively reserved for the community of professional architects with official support from the International Union of Architects (UIA).

Other new TLDs which use the KSregisty GmbH as technical back-end, such as .BIO and .DESI, are in the Sunrise.

.BIO, another Startingdot TLD, was delegated in the Internet root zone on June 2 and started its Sunrise period on June 11, 2014. .BIO is a new internet domain space created for the organic food and farming industry. The mission of the .BIO TLD is to implement national and international organic standards and legislation with the help of .BIO domain name registrants. Further launch data are not published yet.

The .DESI Sunrise will end on August 16, 2014, followed by the Landrush from August 25 to September 26, 2014 and the General Availability as of October 6, 2014. .DESI represents an informal term that is used by many members of the South Asian Diaspora to identify themselves. It refers to people, cultures and products from the Indian subcontinent and is used by the Diaspora to connote an origin or a connection with the Desi regions.

The geoTLD .SAARLAND, which represents a federal state within Germany, will start in the Sunrise period on July 17, 2014. The domain extension .SAARLAND shall strengthen and further extend the regional identity of the Saarland, its citizens and friends on the Internet. Further launch data can be found here.

Further new TLDs using the KSregistry solution such as .TUI or .Zuerich are still waiting for their delegation by ICANN.

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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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6 comments

  1. Archi short for Architect? That’s a bit of a leap!

    This TLD will go the way of .biz – a poor cousin to something else.

    • Yes, shot for architect or architecture.
      Unfortunately there are more like that.
      e.g. .onl short for Online with .online coming in a few months.

      • Kosta, IMHO .onl is really awful … can’t find a better adjective … sorry guys, but you are not going anywhere with that junk … what a waste of money …
        and it could be easily confused with .nl, which is the Dutch cctld.

        And as far as I see, also a .wtf extension will come out … onl.wtf.xyz … maybe omg.wtf.xyz would be better … lol 😀

        As regards .bio:
        – Landrush phase: 11th July – 10th August
        – General Availability: 21st August
        Source: http://dot-bio.net

      • Yes Andrea, I have been talking about these new gTLDs for months now.
        The company behind .onl is behind the .rich disaster too.
        They have applied for .online too but I bet they will not get it in the auctions.

  2. Someone better grab…lucyand.desi

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