Requests for .INFO names must be received at the registry prior to the September
18 deadline in order to be included in the first batch of names to be awarded to
the general public. After September 18, a second batch will be run.
12th thru 18th - StartUp Round 1 domain submission.
23rd thru 25th
- StartUp Round 2 domain submission.
19th thru 23rd - StartUp Round 1 random selection.
- selected domains placed into whois database.
26th thru 29th - StartUp Round 2
29th - selected domains placed into whois database.
requests submitted in each round will be randomized for that round regardless of
date of submission within that round.
September 19: Afilias begins processing first
Start-up queue. Sunrise names resolve.
To prevent preferential treatment of any
single registrar or registrant, registrations in the Startup Period will not be processed
in real time, nor on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead, Afilias will accept
registrations over two randomized rounds, or "queues."
On September 19, names
registered during the Sunrise Period will resolve.
September 23: Queue 1 Results
Announced; Queue 2 Opens
Beginning on September 23, Afilias expects to publish
the results of Queue 1 processing in the .INFO WHOIS. Names awarded in Queue 1 are
expected to begin resolving on or about September 23.
Registrars can submit additional
name requests from September 23 through September 25. After September 25, Afilias
will not accept additional name requests for Open Registration queues.
29: Queue 2 Results Published
Afilias expects to publish the results of Queue 2
processing in the .INFO WHOIS. Names awarded in Queue 2 will begin resolving on or
about September 29.
October 1: Real-Time Registration begins
The Start-up Period
will come to an end, and Afilias plans for .INFO domain names to become available
for open registration in real time, on a first-come, first-served basis.