.PW 2-letter domains on sale

Rumor has it that the .PW Registry will be releasing 2-letter domains on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:00 UTC on March 28. (6am EST in Boston). Download the list here

Rumor has it that the .PW Registry will be releasing 2-letter domains on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:00 UTC on March 28. (6am EST in Boston).

Grab one (or a few) for $5 bucks!

The full list can be found here:

List of Released .PW 2-letter Domains

.PW Accepting First-Come, First-Served Registrations

Just a few months before the launch of new ICANN TLD’s, the .PW ccTLD was launched for international use with over 100 resellers. This is a reminder that current TLD’s will not be passive while the new TLD’s come out the door.

The .PW Registry, powered by Directi, has launched open registrations today for .PW. This was after successfully concluding Sunrise and Landrush periods.

Directi is calling .PW the Professional Web and is targeting small businesses in emerging economies, such as Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, India, China and Russia. They have signed up over 100 Registrars to offer the TLD, making it one of largest group of registrars to offer a new TLD at its launch.

As a brand-new namespace, there is a lot of generic names still available for registration.

This a reminder that the current TLD’s, both gTLD’s and ccTLD’s will not be passive in the face of the rollout of new TLD’s.

check .PW name availability.

.PW Land Rush Extended!

Over 100 registrars have signed up to re-sell the .PW TLD, making this the largest TLD launch in recent memory. The Land Rush includes hundreds of premium strings for sale. Make an offer one this week and you just might get one for face value.

The .PW Land Rush has been extended until March 22nd to give you a last chance to bid.

Over 100 registrars have signed up to re-sell the .PW TLD, making this the largest TLD launch in recent memory.

The Land Rush includes hundreds of premium strings for sale. Make an offer one this week and you just might get one for face value. View the list here: PW Land Rush

Open Registrations begin March 25.

.PW Land Rush underway with premium names for sale

Grab some short generic names in a brand-new TLD. Apply for the .PW Land Rush today.

The .PW TLD is entering Land Rush February 18 with more than 90 registrars for its launch.

Gear yourselves for this limited time opportunity, open to anyone that wants to seize the chance to register short, generic names in the .PW space.

This is not a first-come first-served system – domain names that receive multiple applications proceed to an auction. The domain is finally allocated to the winning bidder of the auction.

The .PW TLD is being marketed as the “Professional Web” to small businesses world-wide

Below is the updated .PW Launch Timeline

• Sunrise ends: February 15, 2013
• Landrush starts: February 18, 2013
• Landrush ends: March 18, 2013

To secure your name and for more details, please see EnCirca

.PW Trademark Sunrise Ends February 8

The .PW Trademark Sunrise period has just two weeks to go. EnCirca is providing free pre-validation for all customers to ensure your applications satisfy the trademark validation requirements.

The .PW Trademark Sunrise period has just two weeks to go.  Branded the “Professional Web”, .PW will be marketed to small businesses in emerging countries such as Turkey, Indonesia, Russia, India, Brazil and India.  These are areas of the world where there is low internet penetration for small businesses.

EnCirca is providing free pre-validation for all customers to ensure your applications satisfy the trademark validation requirements.

In addition, a single trademark will provide protection not only for the exact matching domain name, but also all variants, including misspellings, abbreviations and the addition of keywords.

For more details, please see More about .PW Top-Level Domain

.Pro continues steady growth in advance of new gTLDs

.Pro and .pw are both targeting the professional market with some aggressive pricing. Given this week’s priority numbers drawn by potential competing new TLD’s, it looks like they have some time to build market share in 2013.

With aggressive discounting, the .Pro top-level domain has continued steady growth in 2012.  There are over 140,000 registered domains in the .pro TLD. This is mainly due to a registry promotion of $2.99 through December 31 for all .pro domains.

This is encouraging given the new TLD’s that plan to complete with it.

.pw – The “Professional Web” is current in the midst of its Sunrise period and begin general Availability in Q1 of 2013.  This is a re-purposed ccTLD.

Most of the potential competitive new GTLD’s are contested and thus will not likely launch in 2013:

.law – six applications with priority numbers ranging from 453 to 1311

.lawyer – two applicants with priority numbers 467 and 1375

.abogado – one application at 1376

.attorney – one application at 752

.med – four applications with priority numbers ranging from 483 to 1867

.cpa – six applications with priority numbers ranging from 219 to 1609

.cfa – one application at 1249

.accountant/.accountants – two applications at 1091 and 1547

.architect – one application at 1362

.dentist – one application at priority number 1456

.dds – 760 and 1853

.legal – 271 and 754

.doctor – three applications with priority numbers ranging 980 to 1733

.engineer – one application at 214

.engineering – one application at 660

So, it looks like .Pro and .PW have some breathing space before new gTLD’s launch.

You can grab a .Pro for just $2.99 until December 31.

.PW Sunrise Begins December 3

The .PW Sunrise Period begins December 3. Trademark owners get extra protections over typical sunrise periods: in addition to exact matches, they can also protect any domain name containing their trademark, as well as misspellings, abbreviations and translations.

Still waiting for the new top-level domains from ICANN?  .PW is a new alternative for small business around the world. Especially those in emerging countries who are just now getting on the internet.

The “Professional Web” will begin its sunrise period for trademark owners on December 3 until February 8, 2013.

Trademark owners get extra protections over typical sunrise periods:  in addition to exact matches, they can also protect any domain name containing their trademark, as well as misspellings, abbreviations and translations.

Dot-PW is the country-code domain for the country of Palau.  While six sub-domains, such as co.pw are reserved for in-country use, the rest of the namespace is available on an unrestricted basis to the rest of the world.

Dot-PW is being marketed as the Professional Web to small businesses in emerging countries, most notably: Brazil, Russia, India, China, Turkey and Indonesia.  With affordable end-user pricing, it is the perfect domain to be bundled with email and web hosting.

For more information, please visit PW Registrations