When to get a .PUB domain name

Availability of .PUB domain names is based on a three-phase timeline. The phases include Sunrise, Landrush, and General Availability.

UPDATE: We’re currently in the General Availability phase, open for purchase by everyone.


Trademark Holders

April 2 – June 2, 2014

Trademark holders may register their trademarked domains during this phase. Only rights holders who have registered with the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) may purchase domains during this time. Both the TMCH and the registrar may require fees for registration during this phase.

Pre-registration is also available during this time.



Early Application

June 11 – June 30, 2014

The general public, including individuals and companies, may register for a domain during this phase. A small application fee will apply during this early registration opportunity.

If more than one party applies for the same domain during this phase, a private auction will be held with the domain going to the highest bidder.

This phase is especially important for those without a trademark looking to build a strong online presence.

Pre-registration is also available during this time.

General Availability

General Availability

First-come, First-served

July 9, 2014 – Ongoing

Anyone may register for a domain during this period of open registration. Domains will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Premium domains, which constitute popular terms, will also be available during this time. They will be sold through “buy now” options and periodic auctions.

General Availability will open at 17:00 GMT.

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