Hit the slopes with .Ski this week.
Two new top level domain names launch today, the most anticipated of which is .ski.
.Ski got 1,000 registrations during a combined Sunrise and Limited Registration Period. A number of entities and people that are key targets for .ski don’t have trademarks, so the Limited Registration Period (LRP) enabled them to get first dibs on domains before they headed to general availability.
Among those participating in sunrise or LRP include:
- The most famous ski resorts in the world: Vail, Beaver Creek, Sölden, Mégève, Courchevel, Cortina, St. Moritz, Kitzbühel, Courmayeur
- Almost all the equipment top brands: Rossignol, Columbia, Fischer, Atomic, Head, Nike, Dynastar, Nordica, Patagonia
- Every national and international ski organizations: USSA, FIS, SAJ, NSAA, France Montagnes, Swiss Ski, WKÖ and Japanese Ski Association
The typical retail price for a .ski domain is about $50. It appears Name.com has the cheapest price — domains are $29.99 if you use the coupon dotski2015.
To learn more about .Ski, listen to my podcast with .Ski co-founder Rob Rozicki.
The other domain name launching today is week is .Lotto. But don’t rush to your favorite registrar to pick up a domain. Registrations are limited to official lotteries, and are priced accordingly at about $2,000 per year retail.