5th December 2013

.kiwi Specifics

Background of .kiwi

NetNames has been given notice that dotKiwi plan to open the .kiwi new Top Level Domain registry on the 16th January 2014. The .kiwi gTLD will be supported by Minds & Machines as the back-end provider. The .kiwi TLD will be an open registry and will offer the following registration periods:-

Trademark Sunrise16th January 2013 to 17th March 2014✔
Landrush17th March 2014 to 30th April 2014✔
General Availability1st May 2014 onwards✔

DotKiwi will be offering Sunrise registrations to all Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) verified mark holders. Any valid duplicate applications made during the Sunrise period will be resolved by means of an auction after the close of the phase on the 17th March 2014. Sunrise orders can be placed via your NetNames Domain Management Portal or via your Account Manager. Should you still wish to place any trademarks with the TMCH, please contact your Account Manager.

DotKiwi will be offering a Landrush phase from 17th March 2014 to 30th April 2014 with an auction on the 30th April 2014 to resolve any contested applications before moving to General Availability, first-come, first-serve registration on the 1st May 2014.

.kiwi Information

Registration Info

  • The .kiwi gTLD will be available to any applicant without restriction
  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters
  • .kiwi will support IDN registrations in Cyrillic, German, Italian, Portuguese, French and Spanish local script.
  • Applications made in the Trademark Sunrise and Landrush phases will incur a one-off Access fee which will be billed in the next invoice period and is non-refundable.

New gTLD analysis report

With an estimated 600 new commercial Top Level Domains opening for business in the next two years, and with up 20 strings being delegated every week, for most companies, blanket registration of all marks and key generic terms under all extensions is no longer a viable option from a budgetary point of view alone.

Identifying under which of the potential available extensions your business should register its primary name is difficult enough, but when you add other trademarked terms, generic terms, geographic extensions and industry related strings the task becomes hugely complex and costs rise dramatically.

NetNames has developed a tailored approach to assist companies in identifying the key terms which should be registered under which extensions and can provide estimated budgetary costs and timeline for expenditure.

NetNames are able to prepare a detailed analysis on behalf of each customer, using client specific information including trademark registrations in addition to details of each new gTLD due to be launched. These detailed reports will outline what registrations will support and defend your existing critical online assets as well as a timeline of when you need to take action.

If you would like NetNames to prepare your bespoke report, please contact your account manager or by calling us on: