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SGNIC Launches Internationalised Domain Names

On 15 June 2011, SGNIC announced the launch of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs). The launch will take place in the following phases:

Sunrise Phase 1          4 July 11 – 15 August 11
Sunrise Phase 2         12 September 11 – 8 November 11
General Launch          14 December 11 onwards

Registrations of IDNs can be made with any of SGNIC’s participating accredited registrars and will only be available at the 2nd level i.e. “.新加坡” and “.சிங்கப்பூர்” which represent “Singapore” in the Chinese and Tamil languages respectively.

Registrations are subject to the “SGNIC Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) Launch Guidelines” which prescribes policies and procedures concerning applications during the various phases, priority claims, biddings and other general implementation details.

Applications during the Sunrise Phases will be batch-processed 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.

For more information, you may wish to contact us at (+65) 6659-2534 or email us at dnq@sgnic.sg.

 

Launch Schedule 

 Milestones Duration  Activities 
Sunrise Phase 1 9:00am 4 Jul 11 to 5:00pm 15 Aug 11 Acceptance of applications from existing registrants of CDNs. Prefix of IDN registered for will need to match the prefix of the existing CDN. Bidding will ensue if there are multiple applications for the same domain name by registrants of similar priority eligibility. Names will be processed as a batch. Premium names will be available for registration.
  9 Sep 11 Batch Activation of all names registered under Sunrise Phase 1.
Sunrise Phase 2 9:00am 12 Sep 11 to 5:00pm 8 Nov 11 Acceptance of applications from Trademark Holders, Government Agencies and other interested entities and individuals. A priority sunrise fee of $100 for each name will apply to registrations from non-trademark holders and non-governmental agencies. Bidding will ensue if there are multiple applications for the same domain name by registrants of similar priority eligibility. Premium names will be available for registration. Names will be processed as a batch.
  9am 12 Dec 11 to 5pm 13 Dec 11  Batch Activation of all names registered under Sunrise Phase 2.
General Launch  14 Dec 11 Acceptance of applications from all entities on a first-come-first-served basis. There will be no priority fee imposed. Premium names will be reserved and will not be available for registration.

 

Note:
SGNIC reserves the right to make changes to the above schedule with or without prior notice.

FAQ
> Frequently Asked Questions

Guidelines
> SGNIC Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) Launch Guidelines

Other Applicable Policies and Agreements
> Registrant Agreement
> Registration Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
> Singapore Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Press Release
> Website Domain Names in Full Chinese and Tamil Now Available