The Donuts registry is a new domain registry that will be responsible for many of the new domain extensions. When a new domain extension is launched it usually follows an agreed sequence of launch phases, starting with Sunrise, then Landrush, before ending with General Availability.
But domains managed by the Donuts registry work slightly differently, and Donuts has replaced the Landrush period with a phase called the Early Access Program, exclusive to their domains only.
This article will explain:
The Early Access Program was launched by the Donuts registry to allow customers to register Donuts’ new domain extensions during what is usually called the Landrush phase. It gives customers early access to domains, but at a higher cost, for the first four days before levelling off for the last three. Following this seven day program, Donuts domains go to General Availability.
The Donuts registry has replaced the traditional Landrush phase with their exclusive Early Access Program. This means that after the Sunrise phase, all of Donuts’ new domain extensions will enter an early access phase, which takes place during the first seven days of General Availability.
During the Early Access Program anyone can register domain names on a first come, first served basis, there are no restrictions.
For the first five days of the program, domains can be registered at premium prices. The price drops each day until levelling out on days five through seven.
All domain registrations made during the Early Access Program will incur a one-off set up fee; this charge is not made during General Availability.
EuroDNS has chosen to make the last three days of the Early Access Program for each of Donuts’ domain extensions, available in our order process.
Once a Donuts’ domain enters the Early Access Program, you will be able to place your order on our system, and schedule for days five though seven or General Availability.
The Early Access Program only applies to the new domain extensions launched by the Donuts registry.