.Games domain names launch tomorrow, September 14, entering the Early Access Period (EAP).
Early Access Period prices at
Name.com start at $11,000 for EAP stage 1 and come down to $135 for EAP stage 5. These prices don’t include the domain name registration fee.
.Games domains enter general availability on the 21st of September. The non-premium domain registration fee is $14.99.
Here are a few fast facts shared by Rightside, the .games registry:
The software games industry is expected to be
$115 billion a year by 2020
1.7 million monthly Twitch users
3,510 game development companies worldwide
44,806 game software developers in North America
.Games got 368 applications during the recently closed Sunrise phase with brands like Nintendo, EA, Blizzard, Apple, Major League Baseball, and others registering domains.
Rightside has already sold 7 domains from their Platinum tier: Free.GAMES, Shooting.GAMES, Racing.GAMES, Math.GAMES, Kids.GAMES, Virtual.GAMES, and Learning.GAMES.
This is the full list of Platinum .GAMES domains that can receive offers at email@example.com.
There is a premium
.Games domain name auction currently running at Namejet featuring 5 domains.
Rightside is releasing thousands of 2-character domain names (including .games domains) tomorrow also in Early Access Period (EAP) for a week.
You can see the
New gTLD 2016 calendar here. The calendar features all the new domain extensions launching this year.