A new era for the Internet has begun.
The arabic TLD for .web, شبكة. has ended its Sunrise Period and entered first-come, first-serve registrations.
The number of Sunrise registrations is minimal, with one report saying only 4 trademarks were registered. This is no surprise as there are very few arabic-language trademarks in the Trademark Clearinghouse, which is a pre-requisite for Sunrise applications.
Nonetheless, the TLD is now open to the public, as well as to any interested trademark owners who skipped the Trademark Clearinghouse.
In addition, EnCirca is now supporting 50 Sunrise Periods of other new gTLDs.
Go here for EnCirca’s new gTLD page.