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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Thu, September 13, 2001 at 3:15 AM GMT (Wed, September 12, 2001 at 8:15 PM PDT)
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Subject: Afilias Rollout Confusing? Here's the CLARIFICATION for you all.

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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.


September Schedule

12th thru 18th - StartUp Round 1 domain submission.
23rd thru 25th - StartUp Round 2 domain submission.

19th thru 23rd - StartUp Round 1 random selection.
23rd - selected domains placed into whois database.

26th thru 29th - StartUp Round 2 random selection.
29th - selected domains placed into whois database.

All domain 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.

September 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.

    
     

 

Link: Rollout FAQs www.afilias.info/faq/rollout.html


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