The new gTLDs have a Sunrise phase that is exclusively for those trademark holders who register their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse and place orders for domain names that correspond to their trademark. Shortly after the Sunrise phase is over, registrations are open to the general public. However, you don't have to wait until then to place orders for new gTLDs; you can place pre-orders for many of the gTLDs now.
When you submit a pre-order for one of the new gTLDs, it is held as PENDING. Once General Availability begins for that gTLD, OpenSRS will automatically process all pre-orders.
Submitting pre-orders via the Control Panel
To submit a pre-order through the Control Panel, create the order as you would for any regular domain, but instead of submitting it for registration, click Save as Draft.
Submitting pre-orders via the API
To submit a pre-order through the API, use the sw_register command, and be sure to include the "handle" parameter and set it to "save" so that the order will be saved as pending.
For information on the sw_register and process_pending commands, see the Domains API Commands Reference guide on the OpenSRS website.
Submitting pre-orders via the RWI
- In the General Availability (Pre-order - New gTLDs) field, enter the name of the domain that you want to order.
- Click Pre-Order Now.
- Complete the order form, and then click Submit.
Which TLDs can I pre-order?
For a list of the TLDs that are now in Sunrise and can be pre-ordered, click here. This page also lists the dates when the Sunrise periods end and when General Availability begins for each TLD.
How much do they cost?
For information about pricing, click here.
How are the orders processed? What if there is more than one order for the same name?
Pre-orders are processed automatically once General Availability begins.
Orders are processed at the registry on a first come, first served basis. If there is more than one order submitted for the same name, the order that is placed first will be allowed to register the name.