Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tally Ho Old Chap! Get your .London domain!

.London, the new extension for the UK's Capital launches on 29 April 2014 at 16:00.

.London will launch in 3 phases and will be allocated based on a priority ranking.

Sunrise & Landrush (29 April - 31 July 2014) (start & end - 16:00 GMT)

The Sunrise & Landrush will run concurrently.

They are NOT first come, first served phases. 

If more than one application is received for the same priority ranking for the same domain name, an auction will decide who gets the domain.

A Sunrise application has priority over all Landrush applications.

1. Sunrise

A SMD file issued by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is required.

If you have not verified your trademark with the TMCH we can submit it on your behalf. Email support@namelynx.com for assistance.

2. Landrush

The Landrush is open to ALL but priority is given to London based applicants. 

Where there is more than one Landrush application, it will be allocated according to the following Priority Ranking:

Landrush Priority 1 

Applicants with a physical address in London and an existing right for the name, which can be demonstrated by way of evidence (e.g. UK  business name, individual name or unregistered trade marks).

Landrush Priority 2

Applications from entities or individuals with a physical address in London but with no demonstrable prior right to name.

Landrush Priority 3

Applications where there is no physical address in London.

The Registry may, at its discretion, request additional information from the applicant.

Read the London Priority Rules here and the short form here.

3. General Availability (9 September 2014 - 16:00 GMT)

After the Sunrise and Landrush periods, .London domains can be registered on a first come, first served basis.

Certain domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name please email support@namelynx.com to process your application.

Landrush £28
General Availability £23

All costs exclude VAT.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Lots of new dots

There has been a lot of new developments in the domain name industry since our last blog post.

We list some of the highlights below:

  • The launch date for .london has been set for 29 April 2014. We will add more information about the launch next week.
  • .UK launches on 10 June 2014. From that date you can register a .UK domain name directly at the second level  (e.g. namelynx.uk) alongside existing domains such as namelynx.co.uk.
  • An address for service in the UK is required for foreign registrants, which we offer at no additional cost.
  • If have a co.uk domain name you have 5 years to register the equivalent .uk domain name. If 2 or more domains exist with the same name (e.g. namelynx.co.uk and namelynx.org.uk), the .co.uk will be offered the .uk equivalent. 
  • You will be able to register your .UK domain name for only £3.60 for the first year and £2.99 for every year after the first.
  • You can still process your .UK registration with Namelynx even if your co.uk registration is with another registrar.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Register your .Berlin domain!

 .Berlin has launched and is so far the second most popular new domain name extension after .guru.

Register your .berlin domain name at https://www.namelynx.com/deals/berlin

We offer a local presence making it easy for you to get your .berlin domain name.

Here are some interesting facts about BERLIN:

•    3.5 million inhabitants live in the German capital Berlin
•    220.000 commercial entities are registered in Berlin
•    5.1 million inhabitants live in the metropolitan area
•    1.1 million domains are registered with a Berlin based owner
•    70 cities and towns around the world use the name Berlin
•    50,000 people have the surname Berlin