Top level domain name will be auctioned at the end of February.
Innovative Auctions Ltd., the same company handling many private new top level domain name contention set auctions, is holding an auction for .REISE on February 27.
What’s unique here is that .reise is an existing top level domain name that’s now available for purchase. I believe this is the second time Innovative Auctions has held auctions for already-released TLDs.
Reise roughly translates to “journey” or “travel” in German, and is geared to the German speaking travel industry. Technically, it’s restricted to people and companies with a connection to the travel industry, but there’s no advanced verification and the terms are somewhat loose.
dotreise GmbH launched .reise with a sunrise running in July 2014. .Reise has 1,257 domains in the zone file according to nTLDstats. The domains are expensive — registrars I checked charge about $150 per year.
Donuts has the competing domain name .Reisen, which has 3,858 names in the zone file. They are priced at roughly $25 retail.