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.fi: Important changes – Restrictions relaxed


12.10.2016 14:54

The internationally known registry-registrar model was brought into use for .fi domains on September 5, 2016. The new registry-registrar model clarifies the roles of FICORA (the .fi registry) and the registrars. As a consequence, all domain name holders that managed their domain name themselves had to move to a registrar. The accounts of holders and authorized representatives disappeared from the domain name system on September 2.

Along with this modification, the registration policies changed as well: The current restrictions regarding place of residence and age are abolished. Foreign companies, organisations and private persons can obtain an .fi domain name. Domain names that consist of a combination of a person's first and last names can be freely registered. Also, the new policy does not require that a domain name must have functional name servers at the time of its registration.

Although there are no more restrictions for .fi registrations, the registry still demands several extensions.

These extensions are still required for the domain owner:

X-FI-COMPANY-REG-ID or X-FI-PERSONAL-ID

New extensions for the domain owner:

X-FI-BIRTHDATE: Mandatory for registrants outside Finland
X-FI-CONTACT-TYPE: optional
0 = Private person
1 = Company
2 = Corporation
3 = Institution
4 = Political party
5 = Township
6 = Government
7 = Public community
Default values are 0 and 1 (set automatically if the parameter is not specified). Example: X-FI-CONTACT-TYPE will be set to 1 if X-FI-COMPANY-REG-ID is used.


This extension will become obsolete:

X-FI-non-violation-confirmation


Changes for .fi domain transfer:


1. Request of the authcode (will be sent to the domain owner per e-mail):

[COMMAND]
command = TransferDomain
domain = example.fi
X-FI-REQUESTAUTHCODE = 1


2. Initiation of the .fi domain transfer:

[COMMAND]
command = TransferDomain
domain = example.fi
action = request
auth = ....

Changes for .fi domain trades:

An .fi domain will not be automatically renewed upon a trade.

1. Request of the authcode (will be sent to the domain owner per e-mail):

[COMMAND]
command = TradeDomain
domain = example.fi
X-FI-REQUESTAUTHCODE = 1


2. Initiation of the .fi domain trade:

[COMMAND]
command = TradeDomain
domain = example.fi
action = request
auth = ....
ownercontact0 = [new owner-contact]



Shortnews on MMX Registry, .bar & .rest premium names, and .rich


11.10.2016 10:56


- MMX will be releasing some 17,000 domains on October 18, 2016 (16:00 UTC): Approximately 1,700 are .vip pinyin domains which are being released for the first time. A further 15,300 domains are being reintroduced having originally been in the channel but then posted in the secondary market last year. if you are interested in the full domain list, please contact our support team.

- .bar & .rest premium name release on October 19: Thousands of previously unavailable generics, geographics, numerics and industry-specific keywords, such as tapas.bar, rock.bar, ramen.rest, and miami.rest will be available via a tiered pricing structure. Furthermore, the CentralNIC is releasing another 10,000 previously-reserved names to the general market at standard pricing.

- The .rich registry has released a list of 200 formerly restricted sunrise domains. They can now be registered through general registration. For details, please contact our support team.



FCFS Sunrise for .网站 domain names is on!


11.10.2016 10:51

We are now accepting your binding applications for domain names under the IDN TLD .网站 (= .xn--5tzm5g). .网站 means .web in Chinese.

Launch time-table:

Sunrise: Until October 26 (23:59 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. First-come, first-served.
Early Access Program (EAP): October 27 (00:00 UTC) until November 1 (23:59 UTC). This period is divided into 4 stages, each lasting one or two days. First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 2 (00:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications can be submitted until 1 hour before the end of Sunrise/EAP respectively before begin of General Availability.

[COMMAND]
command = AddDomainApplication
class = XN--5TZM5G-SUNRISE | XN--5TZM5G-EAP-STAGE-1 | XN--5TZM5G-EAP-STAGE-2 | XN--5TZM5G-EAP-STAGE-3 | XN--5TZM5G-EAP-STAGE-4 | XN--5TZM5G-GOLIVE
domain = exampleIDN.xn--5tzm5g
period = 1
auth = [authcode]
ownercontact0 = [CONTACT]
admincontact0 = [CONTACT]
techcontact0 = [CONTACT]
billingcontact0 = [CONTACT]
nameserver0 = [NAMESERVER] | [NULL]
nameserver1 = [NAMESERVER] | [NULL]

FOR SUNRISE:
smdfile0 = [Line 1 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
smdfile1 = [Line 2 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
smdfile2 = [Line 3 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
smdfile3 = [Line 4 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
...
OR
trademark = [Your token] - REQUIRED



.com.ar: Registration and administration now only with Trustee Service


26.09.2016 14:36

Please note the following important restriction for .com.ar domain names:

The registration and administration of .com.ar domains via EuropeanNIC is only possible if our trustee service is used due to the changes in the validation process of the registry. The usage of the trustee service is available at no additional cost.

Available as of now: .radio.fm & .radio.am


26.09.2016 14:35

We are glad to announce that you can register domains under the following domain endings as of now:

.radio.fm
.radio.am

New API command: ModifyRegistrarCurrency


26.09.2016 14:34

The newly introduced API command ModifyRegistrarCurrency allows you to change the currency of your account or the currency of a subreseller account. Direct resellers can choose from these currencies:

USD (U.S. dollar)
EUR (euro)
PLN (zloty)
GBP (British pound)
CHF (Swiss frank)

Regarding subreseller accounts any currency is possible that is supported by the European Central Bank.

The modification of the currency is applied instantly if no invoice items exist so far during the current accounting period or if the command is executed for a subreseller account (command response: STATUS = SUCCESS).

If there are already transactions / invoice items in the current month, the currency change will be executed only at the beginning of the next accounting period. In this case the response will show STATUS = PENDING including a CHANGEDATE on which the modification of the currency becomes effective.


Binding applications for .cam domains possible as of now!


26.09.2016 14:33

We are now accepting your binding applications for domain names under the new .cam TLD.

Launch time-table:
Sunrise: October 6 (10:00 UTC) until December 5 (10:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): December 7 (10:00 UTC) until December 13 (09:45 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of December 14 (10:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications can be submitted until 1 hour before the end of Sunrise/EAP respectively before begin of General Availability.

[COMMAND]
command = AddDomainApplication
class = CAM-SUNRISE | CAM-EAP-STAGE-1 | CAM-EAP-STAGE-2 | CAM-EAP-STAGE-3 | CAM-EAP-STAGE-4 | CAM-EAP-STAGE-5 | CAM-EAP-STAGE-6 | CAM-EAP-STAGE-7 | CAM-GOLIVE
domain = example.cam
period = 1
auth = [authcode]
ownercontact0 = [CONTACT]
admincontact0 = [CONTACT]
techcontact0 = [CONTACT]
billingcontact0 = [CONTACT]
nameserver0 = [NAMESERVER] | [NULL]
nameserver1 = [NAMESERVER] | [NULL]

FOR SUNRISE:
smdfile0 = [Line 1 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
smdfile1 = [Line 2 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
smdfile2 = [Line 3 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
smdfile3 = [Line 4 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
...
OR
trademark = [Your token] - REQUIRED


.游戏 , .娱乐, .企业, and .商店 Sunrise is on!


16.09.2016 14:58

We are now accepting your binding applications for these 4 IDN TLDs of the Donuts registry (set 58):

.游戏 (.xn--unup4y, Chinese for games)
.娱乐 (.xn--fjq720a, Chinese for entertainment)
.企业 (.xn--vhquv, Chinese for enterprise)
.商店 (.xn--czrs0t, Chinese for shop)

Time-table:

Sunrise: Until November 12 (16:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple applications for the same domain name will be resolved by auction.
Early Access Program (EAP): November 16 (16:00 UTC) until November 23 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.
General Availability (GA): As of November 23 (16:00 UTC). First-come, first-served.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications can be submitted until 1 hour before the end of Sunrise/EAP respectively before begin of General Availability.

[COMMAND]
command = AddDomainApplication
class = [IDNZONE]-SUNRISE | [IDNZONE]-EAP-DAY-1 | [IDNZONE]-EAP-DAY-2 | [IDNZONE]-EAP-DAY-3 | [IDNZONE]-EAP-DAY-4 | [IDNZONE]-EAP-DAY-5-7 | [IDNZONE]-GOLIVE
domain = example.[idnzone]
period = 1
auth = [authcode]
ownercontact0 = [CONTACT]
admincontact0 = [CONTACT]
techcontact0 = [CONTACT]
billingcontact0 = [CONTACT]
nameserver0 = [NAMESERVER] | [NULL]
nameserver1 = [NAMESERVER] | [NULL]

FOR SUNRISE:
smdfile0 = [Line 1 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
smdfile1 = [Line 2 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
smdfile2 = [Line 3 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
smdfile3 = [Line 4 of your SMD file] - REQUIRED
...
OR
trademark = [Your token] - REQUIRED


Back-end transition of several MMX TLDs


13.09.2016 11:17

mmx.co (formerly Minds + Machines Registry) is going to change their technical back-end to Nominet. There are no policy changes or other changes involved in this transition.

Several TLDs are affected. The first one was .casa that has been moved to the new platform on September 13.

Other upcoming transitions with included interruption of registration services on that day:

September 20: .cooking, .fashion, .fit, .horse, .miami, .rodeo
September 27: .fishing, .garden, .vodka, .wedding, .yoga

.sg: Change to policies and agreements effective October 1


13.09.2016 11:14

SGNIC recently conducted a review of the existing policy documents and agreements. The existing Domain Name Registration Agreement has been updated and refined.

The current Registration Policies, Procedures and Guidelines will be replaced by the following documents: the Rules of Registration and the Acceptable Use Policy for Registrants. Furthermore, the WHOIS Policy and Privacy Policy have been amended.

The registry has published all the new documents on their website. The new documents will come into effect on October 1, 2016.

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