Dot Vegas is releasing 2,200 previously blocked .vegas domain names from 1 August.
The registry says that the domain names will be released âin
an ongoing effort to increase awareness and usage.â Upon their release the
domains will go through the appropriate process of a claims period before they
go to open registration.
The claims period will begin on 1 August and run for 90
days. After that time the domain names will go to the open period, which starts
on 1 November and be available through their usual registrars and resellers.
An online contact form [here] on the Dot Vegas website can be completed to obtain a complete list of the domain names being released.
Single and 2 character .vegas domain names have been released by Dot Vegas Inc. Now for the first time people can register names like x.vegas, 8.vegas, tv.vegas, vr.vegas.
Check with registrars such as Only Domains for availability and pricing. Dot Vegas says they have already received numerous inquiries and interest and expect some of the more in demand single and two character names to go fast. The domain names will be available at a first come first serve basis.
The Sunrise registration period for the .vegas gTLD commenced on 2 June. There are no eligibility restrictions for the Las Vegas gTLD, the city known as the entertainment capital of the world, famous around the world for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife.
The Sunrise period, which runs 1 August, will allow trademark holders registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse to register their domains first. Following will be the Landrush period that will allow anyone to apply for their .vegas domain, from 14 August to 10 September. General Availability commences on 15 September.
The bid to apply and then operate the .VEGAS Top Level Domain has pitted Clark County against the city of Las Vegas.
“Clark County commissioners agreed Tuesday to endorse Vegas.com’s bid” for the .VEGAS TLD reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which now sees the bidders pitted against Las Vegas, whose city council “voted to endorse rival bidder Dot Vegas Inc.”
According to the report “Commissioner Steve Sisolak led the push to support Vegas.com. He argued that the county has a right to profit from the Vegas name because it has the world-famous Strip, where most of the region’s gaming revenue is generated.”
“Vegas.com has offered to pay the county $1.50 for every address registered under .vegas or 10 percent of the yearly gross revenue. The city would get 75 cents per address or 10 percent of yearly proceeds from Dot Vegas.”