Dynadot: ORG Cyrillic IDN Launch
On February 19, 2011 the central registry for ORG domains will be launching support for Cyrillic IDNs. Cyrillic IDNs will be available in the following languages: Bosnian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian.
Cyrillic ORG IDNs are scheduled to go live sometime at 19:00 UTC, on February 19th. We have created a “Realtime Launch Indicator” so you know exactly when the launch occurs. The indicator checks real-time with the central registry, and displays either “Not Launched Yet” or “Launched”. You can see the indicator on our home page, or on the IDN search pages:
There are two ways to get your Cyrillic ORG IDN with Dynadot. Before the launch, you can place a pre-order. After the launch, you can place a regular order.
OPTION 1: PRE-ORDERS (orders placed before the launch)
Dynadot is currently taking pre-orders for Cyrillic ORG IDNs. Prices will be the same as normal ORG registrations: $9.25 regular, $7.75 bulk, and $7.50 super bulk. Any orders for Cyrillic ORG IDN domains placed before the launch are pre-orders.
Your order will remain in the processing queue until February 19th. Our system will automatically try to grab your pre-orders as soon as Cyrillic ORG IDNs go live. Please note these conditions:
- There will be several registrars trying to get the top Cyrillic ORG IDNs. We cannot guarantee that we get your requested domain.
- There may be more than one customer trying to pre-order the same domain as you. If Dynadot gets the domain, it will be randomly assigned to one of the pre-orders. For example, if there are 10 pre-orders for a domain, each pre-order will have a 1 in 10 chance of getting the domain.
- Because the central registry is not accepting the Cyrillic IDN registrations yet, variant and char-set errors cannot be detected. If we get a variant or char-set error, then your pre-order will fail.
- There is a huge upsurge in traffic and activity on our website during product launches. If there is a technical difficulty we may not be able to fulfill your pre-order.
- If for any of the above reasons we cannot fulfill your preorder, you will receive a Dynadot account credit. Sorry, we cannot provide refunds on failed pre-orders.
OPTION 2: REGULAR ORDERS (orders placed after the launch)
If you wait until after the launch is live, any Cyrillic ORG IDN orders you place will be handled by our regular order system. The price for a Cyrillic ORG IDN is $9.25 for regular pricing customers, $7.75 for bulk pricing customers, and $7.50 for super bulk pricing customers.
The advantage of placing a Cyrillic ORG IDN order after the launch is that searches will return false if a domain is already taken. Also, most variant and char-set errors will be checked for by the central registry.
You can also take advantage of our fast checkout. To use the fast checkout, you first have to prepay your account. Then you have to sign into your account. Now the search page will have a “Add and Checkout” button. You can skip the account signin and payment pages in the checkout process.
All Cyrillic ORG IDNs registered in the first month after launch will be registry locked until April 20, 2011. The contact ORG for the domains will be Dynadot, LLC. The name servers will not be set. Any successful registrations will appear in your account however.