17th November 2014

.TOP Specifics

Background of .TOP

NetNames has been given notice that Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co Ltd plan to open the .TOP new Top Level Domain registry for general availability on 17th November 2014. The .TOP gTLD will be supported by Knet as the back-end provider. The .TOP TLD will be an open registry and will offer the following registration periods:-

Trademark Sunrise14th October 2014 to 14th November 2014
LandrushNo Landrush phase offered
General Availability17th November 2014✔

.TOP Information

Registration Info

  • The .TOP gTLD will be available to any applicant without restriction
  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters
  • .TOP will support IDN registrations in Chinese and ASCII script
  • .TOP is not eligible for blocking under the Donuts Domains Protected Marks List (DPML)

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