Tuesday, 15 April 2014

.London Launch - 29 April 2014

The gTLD for the British capital London is set to launch on 29 April 2014.

.london will launch in three phases and be allocated according to a priority ranking.

Sunrise & Landrush (29 April - 31 July 2014) (start & end time - 16:00 GMT)

The Sunrise and Landrush, which will run concurrently, are not first come, first served phases. If more than one application is received for the same priority ranking for the same domain name, an auction will decide who gets the name.

A Sunrise application has priority over a Landrush application.

1. Sunrise

A SMD file issued by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is required.
If you have not verified your trademark with the TMCH we can submit it on your behalf. Read more about the TMCH and pricing here.

2. Landrush

The Landrush is open to anyone but priority will be given to London-based applicants
Where there is more than one application for a domain name, it will be allocated according to the following Priority Ranking:

A. Applicants must have a physical London address and an existing right for the name, which can be demonstrated by way of evidence (e.g. trade mark not verified by the TMCH and valid in the UK, business name, individual name or unregistered trade marks).

B. Applications from entities or individuals with a physical address in London but no demonstrable prior right to name.

C. Applications from entities or individuals with no physical address in London.

As part of the Sunrise or Landrush application, the Registry may request certain information about the applicant, including without limitation, name and contact information.

3. General Availability (9 September 2014 - 16:00 GMT)

After the initial launch period, .London domains can be registered on a first come, first served basis.

Read the London Priority Rules here and the short form of the Rules here.

Certain domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

Sunrise application (including a 1 year registration) £89.
Landrush £35 per year. 
General Availability £25 per year.

Costs in our other supported currencies:
Sunrise US$151.30, €103.24 & R1961.
Landrush US$59.50, €40.60 & R665.
General Availability US$42.50, €29 & R475.

All costs exclude VAT. 

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