January 19, 2017

.RADIO nTLD is up for launch

The domains will become generally available in November 2017.

This week, it has been reported that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the operating body for .RADIO is preparing to launch the .RADIO nTLD.

The .RADIO nTLD is described as a community-based resource which represents the interests of about thousands of radio stations, web radios and others associations of the sector worldwide. EBU says that the nTLD is aimed at licensed broadcasters, radio stations and organizations related to the sector including trade-mark owners, licensed radio amateurs, web radios and radio professionals.

EBU also mentioned that the project has been endorsed by all the leading radio organizations in the world including ABU, AER, AIB, AMARC, ASBU, AUB, CBU, EGTA, IAB, NABA, OTI, and URTI.

The pre-Launch phase for the nTLD will run from 3rd May to 5th July and managers of radio stations will be able to apply for the domain during the pre-launch. It has been announced that radio station operators will have preference over trademark holders and web radio operators during this phase and the condition applies as long as the domain resembles the station’s name.

The General Availability of the domain will begin in November and the registration prices are expected to range from $213 to $266 per domain per year.

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