SGNIC has announced it will be launching pure numeric domain names. The launch will occur in two phases Ã¢â¬â the first, a soft launch from October 22 to March 26, 2008. A general launch will occur from March 27, 2008, onwards.
Registrations can be made with any of SGNICÃ¢â¬â¢s accredited registrars from November 5 onwards and are available in all the domain name categories – .sg, .com.sg, .org.sg, .net.sg, .edu.sg, .gov.sg, .per.sg.
Registrations are also subject to the “Guidelines for Application of Numeric ‘.sg’ Domain Names during Soft Launch Period” which prescribes policies and procedures concerning applications during the sunrise period, priority claims, objections, biddings and other general implementation details.
All applications during the Soft Launch will be processed as a batch while applications for the General Launch will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Please refer to the launch schedule and relevant documents below for more details.
|Soft Launch||Sunrise Registration||9:00am 05 Nov 07 (Mon) to 12:00pm 28 Dec 07 (Fri)||Acceptance of Ã¢â¬Ë.sgÃ¢â¬â¢ numeric domain name applications. Registered number mark owners may claim priority over other qualifying applicants.|
|Post Sunrise Consolidation and Sorting||9:00am 04 Jan 08 (Fri) to 6:00pm 17 Jan 08 (Thu)||Confirmation of bidding cases and letters sent out to bidders.|
|Bidding Period||9.00am 18 Jan 08 (Fri) to 6:00pm 22 Feb 08 (Fri)||Bidders have 3 weeks of self-practice. Bidders have to go for a hands-on course. Actual online bidding day from 10:00am 20 Feb 08 to 5:00pm 20 Feb 08.|
|Announcement of Results||12:00pm 25 Feb 08 (Mon)||Bidding results to be announced on website.|
|Review Period||9:00am 25 Feb 08 (Mon) to 5:00pm 10 Mar 08 (Mon)||Acceptance of objections to bidding allocation results.|
|Finalisation of Results and Processing||Till 26 Mar 08 (Wed)||Finalised domain names to be activated on 27 Mar 08.|
|General Launch||From 9:00am on 27 Mar 08 (Thu)||Acceptance from public on first-come-first-served basis all non-“premium’ numeric domain name applications.|
SGNIC reserves the right to make changes to the above schedule with or without prior notice.
The SGNIC announcement of the launch of numeric domain names is available from nic.net.sg/newsroom/20071022092943.html. It includes links to an FAQ, guidelines and applicable policies and agreements.