.ME migration schedule from .yu to .me

NIC.ME logoThe .ME registry have announced the rollout schedule for the migration from .yu to .me. The process is as follows:
March 24:

  • Registration of Government second level domains

Migration from cg.yu to co.me/org.me/net.me/its.me – Montenegro only

March 25 to April 16:

  • accepting requests for migration from cg.yu to co.me/org.me/net.me/its.me

April 18 to 21:

  • requests processed and domains go live

May 1-May 6: Montenegrin Sunrise

  • Only applications from Montenegrin entities are allowed and will be submitted directly.
  • Applications from Montenegrin Sunrise will be evaluated in the Quiet Period, along with applications from the General Sunrise. If there were multiple applications for a domain, a Montenegrin Sunrise applicant will compete in auction with General Sunrise applicants.

May 6-May 20: General Sunrise

  • All accredited registrars allowed into registry.
  • Application info available to registrars (via EPP and Web Admin Tool) but not via WHOIS
  • Ongoing registrar accreditations.

May 20-June 6: Quiet Period

  • Registry closed to registrars; domain queries may be possible.
  • 5-day or 7-day Sunrise auctions held for names that received multiple applications. Names for which
  • there was only one application are allocated via batch job. Application info will not be available to
  • registrars; names show up in WHOIS only after they are allocated.
  • Domains are billed for at the time of allocation.
  • Compliance checking will continue through the Quiet Period
  • Newly accredited registrars can be set up in this period in preparation for Landrush.

June 6-June 26: Landrush

  • Landrush application info available to registrars (via EPP and Web Admin Tool) but not via WHOIS
  • Newly accredited registrars can be set up in this period.
  • Sunrise Challenges begin

June 26-July 15: Quiet Period

  • Registry closed to registrars; domain queries may be possible.
  • 5-day or 7-day Landrush auctions held for names that received multiple applications. Names for
  • which there was only one application are allocated. Application info may be available to registrars;
  • names show up in WHOIS after they are allocated.
  • Domains are billed for at the time of allocation.

July 17: Open Registration

  • Domain names are registered on a first-come, first-served basis

“Premium Names” auctions

  • Expected to begin in September 2008.

All information on
www.domain.me
email: info@domen.me

This announcement was sourced from www.nic.me/eng/e_index.php.