Google is launching their fifth open new gTLD – .page – with a Sunrise period that commences on 27 August.
Google wants the .page new generic top level domain to be one that makes it easy to build a simple, more secure online presence. .page is aimed at anyone who wants to create a new website online, including entrepreneurs, publishers, developers, businesses, and students.
Here are the important dates to be aware of in 2018:
- 27 Aug – 2 Oct: Sunrise period where trademark holders who have submitted their trademark to the Trademark Clearinghouse can register .page domains.
- 2 Oct – 9 Oct: Early Access period where anyone can register available .page domains for an extra fee, which decreases leading up to General Availability.
- 9 Oct and onwards: General Availability where anyone can register available .page domains.
There is a claims period will run indefinitely, during which trademark owners will receive notification when their marks are registered as domains.