Two TLDs — .realty and .observer — for two different professions where independents are up against big-time players are now entering the GoLive phase.
There's no better way for an evening to devolve into bitter resentment like playing a simulated property-trading board game. And if you thought competing to buy and develop property was fun in your living room, the stakes are higher and the defeats more stinging in real life. It's a tough game, but now that .realty is the GoLive phase, it's a little easier for small realtors to fight the Uncle Pennybags of the world: domains in this TLD are now $15.56 per year at A rates*.
Of course, no monopoly is complete without absolute control over the local media market, but .observer, a TLD to help news organizations stand out, can help break down those barriers to entry, too. Now that it's in the GoLive phase, domains in the .observer TLD are also available for $15.56 per year at A rates*.
Two TLDs are entering the Sunrise phase, one of them is an online haven for free and open journalism, the other is a home online for those selling homes in real life.
The Sunrise phase for .observer and .realty, beginning February 16 and running until April 17, 2017, is the time for those with TMCH registrations to register their trademark for $2059.69* before these TLDs open to the general public.
If you don't own a trademark or at least aren't registered with TMCH, you can still get your .observer or .realty domain in priority during the Landrush period between April 23 and April 24 for $107.74*.
Otherwise, both .observer and .realty will enter the GoLive phase on April 24 at 7:00 AM PDT, when anyone can register one for $15.56 per year at A rates*. Remember: you can register a domain in Landrush or GoLive before these TLDs enter those phases and we will submit the order as soon as that phase opens.
So whether it's to create a safe home for journalism or provide safe homes for people, now is the time to get your .observer and .realty domains.