Lots of new domains enter general availability next week, and only two of them are from Donuts.
Only two of Donuts’ new top level domain names enter their “true” general availability phase next week. It will still be a big week for new TLDs as other applicants launch domains.
.Buzz gets buzzing on Tuesday with broad registrar support. GoDaddy is charging $49.99 and I’ve found other registrars charging as low at $37.99.
Tax day is also Frank Schilling’s big day. (Of course it’s not tax day for Shilling down in Cayman!)
He’s launching .link, .gift, .guitars, .pics, and .photo.
Schilling’s Uniregistry still doesn’t have GoDaddy on board for these domains, so you’ll have to look elsewhere. I’m sure the domains will be available at Uniregistrar.com on Tuesday, but there’s no pre-ordering option there.
The cheapest I’ve found is 101domain.com: .link $9.99, .gift and .pics $19.99, .guitars and .photo $29.99.
It will be interesting to watch .photo since Donuts already launched .photos. .Photos has close to 10,000 registrations so far.
Donuts Wednesday will be a little quiet this week with only two domains hitting general availability: .holiday and .marketing. .Holiday is in Donuts’ highest price tier, so you can expect to pay $50+. Marketing is in the second tier and will generally cost $30-$40 retail.
Afilias has a “colorful” week as it launches its first six new TLDs: .pink, .red, .blue, .kim, .shiksha (Hindi for Education) and .移动 (Chinese simplified for Mobile Phone).
It’s pricing is rather reasonable. I found all of the domains available for $16.99 at 101domain.com. eNom quoted me $26.00.
It doesn’t have GoDaddy on board yet, which doesn’t bode well for the launch.
Also on Thursday, I-Registry might launch .onl in general availability. 101domain.com shows a launch date of April 17 for $14.99 and Calzone.org shows that trademark claims start. But there’s very little on I-Registry’s website about the launch, dates, registrars, etc. In fact, their .rich domain name had trademark claims starting today, but I can’t seem to find a place registering it (at least this morning).