PokerNews: Dot-Poker Domains Become Available
The new gaming-focused dot-poker Top Level Domains (TLDs) became officially available for registration on Wednesday, as they entered the so-called "landrush period."
Between March 10 and April 9, 2015, anyone interested in owning a dot-poker TLD can submit an application to any of the global registry service providers authorized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN). Once the landrush period is over, all the domain names that will have received more than one application will be assigned through an online auction process.
Before the beginning of the landrush period, dot-poker TLDs went through what is called the "sunrise period" (February 5 through March 7), when eligible trademark holders were given the opportunity to secure their poker-dedicated TLDs.
The landrush period is the last stage of a process that is set to soon make dot-poker TLDs available to the greater public, as the open registration will begin on April 21.