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Google Commences Early Access Program for .PAGE Ahead of GA on 9 October

Google’s fifth open new gTLD commenced its Early Access Program on 2 October with a new tier commencing each day until 6 October at 16:00 UTC, each tier with a lower price. Tier 5, which is the final and cheapest tier commencing on 6 October lasts 3 days. Then on 9 October General Availability commences with the standard fee.

.page is being promoted as an ideal domain name for all occasions… a generic top level domain!

Google is promoting security as a top priority for all Google Registry’s domains, including .page. To help keep information safe, all .page websites require an SSL certificate, which helps keep connections to .page domain names secure and helps protect against things like ad malware and tracking injections. Both .page and .app, which launched in May, will help move the web to an HTTPS-everywhere future.

Google also has a claims period that runs indefinitely, during which trademark owners will receive notification when their marks are registered as domains.

Google has listed 10 interesting things some people and businesses are already doing on .page:

  1. Ellen.Page is the website of Academy Award®-nominated actress and producer Ellen Page that will spotlight LGBTQ culture and social causes.
  2. Home.Page is a project by the digital media artist Aaron Koblin, who is creating a living collection of hand-drawn houses from people across the world. Enjoy free art daily and help bring real people home by supporting revolving bail.
  3. ChristophNiemann.Page is the virtual exhibition space of illustrator, graphic designer, and author Christoph Niemann.
  4. Web.Page is a collaboration between a group of designers and developers who will offer a monthly online magazine with design techniques, strategies, and inspiration.
  5. CareerXO.Page by Geek Girl Careers is a personality assessment designed to help women find tech careers they love.
  6. TurnThe.Page by Insurance Lounge offers advice about the transition from career to retirement.
  7. WordAsImage.Page is a project by designer Ji Lee that explores the visualizations of words through typography.
  8. Membrane.Page by Synder Filtration is an educational website about spiral-wound nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, and microfiltration membrane elements and systems.
  9. TV.Page is a SaaS company that provides shoppable video technology for ecommerce, social media, and retail stores.
  10. Navlekha.Page was created by Navlekhā, a Google initiative that helps Indian publishers get their content online with free authoring tools, guidance, and a .page domain for the first 3 years. Since the initiative debuted at Google for India, publishers are creating articles within minutes. And Navlekhā plans to bring 135,000 publishers online over the next 5 years.

Early Access Period for .PAGE Commences October

Google is launching the Early Access Period, a form of a Landrush period, from 2 October for their latest new gTLD, .page. Over the EAP, prices will gradually get lower each day until Tier 5, which is the lowest price tier and which runs for 3 days. General Availability will commence on 9 October at the standard fee.

The 5 different price tiers in .page’s EAP, start with the highest tier and decrease each day as follows:

  • 2018-10-02 16:00 UTC — Tier 1 begins (highest price tier)
  • 2018-10-03 16:00 UTC — Tier 2 begins
  • 2018-10-04 16:00 UTC — Tier 3 begins
  • 2018-10-05 16:00 UTC — Tier 4 begins
  • 2018-10-06 16:00 UTC — Tier 5 begins (lowest price tier, lasts 3 days)
  • 2018-10-09 16:00 UTC — GA begins (no more additional one-time fee).

In addition to EAP, where prices vary depending on the registrar, there are also premium domains. These domains have higher prices that are independent of EAP. These premium prices apply to renewals as well as initial registrations, and also apply in GA.

Currently the Sunrise period for trademark holders is underway for .page, which has been running since 27 August and finishes on 2 October.

The .page new generic top level domain is Google’s fifth open TLD. Google is promoting it as an easy option for building a simple, more secure online presence. .page is for anyone who wants to create a new website online, including entrepreneurs, publishers, developers, businesses and students.

Google Launching .PAGE Sunrise on 27 August

Google is launching their fifth open new gTLD – .page – with a Sunrise period that commences on 27 August.

Google wants the .page new generic top level domain to be one that makes it easy to build a simple, more secure online presence. .page is aimed at anyone who wants to create a new website online, including entrepreneurs, publishers, developers, businesses, and students.

Here are the important dates to be aware of in 2018:

  • 27 Aug – 2 Oct: Sunrise period where trademark holders who have submitted their trademark to the Trademark Clearinghouse can register .page domains.
  • 2 Oct – 9 Oct: Early Access period where anyone can register available .page domains for an extra fee, which decreases leading up to General Availability.
  • 9 Oct and onwards: General Availability where anyone can register available .page domains.

There is a claims period will run indefinitely, during which trademark owners will receive notification when their marks are registered as domains.