Is it starting now?

Hamburg, 15.10.2013

After many prior announcements and years of postponements, the rumours are growing that it will finally start: The sunrise phases for the registration of the first newgTLD are to begin in 2013. In ICANN's order of priority, the top priorities (besides endings in IDN notation) are:

  • PLAY
  • DOG
  • FOOD
  • RUHR
  • BUY
  • ARTE

donutsThe registry Donuts Inc. estimates that it can start the 60-day sunrise phase for some of these domains as early as the end of October 2013 - prices and conditions, however, are not yet known.

Have you already submitted your trademark to the TMCH for validation? This is the prerequisite for you to be able to register your domains in the sunrise phase of the newgTLD!


So far, 100% of all trade marks filed via deLink have been recognised by the TMCH - certainly a result of the careful preliminary examination we carry out with your documents. How you can easily submit your application to deLink via the web interface is described here.

Don't have a plan yet which of the newgTLDs are important for you? We have clearly arranged interesting newgTLDs according to subject areas - use our preliminary work and get an overview here.