New Korean extensions now in Sunrise
South Korea is the world leader in Internet connectivity with an average connection speed of 26.7 Mb/s (as of Q4 2015) with an average peak connection speed of 86.6 Mb/s. 92.4% of South Korea’s population are Internet users.
And now comes another landmark in South Korea’s quest to lead the world as the most connected country on Earth. The Korean equivalents of .com and .net are now entering the Sunrise phase!
.닷컴 (“.com” or .xn--mk1bu44c in punycode) and .닷넷 (“.net” or .xn--t60b56a in punycode) will be available at Gandi in the Sunrise phase starting May 17, 2016 at midnight UTC. Sunrise will last until June 20 and during this time, domains in these extensions will be available for $208.61.
Then at 0:00 UTC on June 21, 2016, a special Godfathering phase will begin. If you are an owner of a .com or a .net domain, this is an offer you can’t refuse. If you are already an owner of a .com or a .net domain, you can purchase the Korean equivalent—.닷컴 if you have a .com, .닷넷 if you have a .net—for $15.54 per year. This will correspond to the Landrush phase for these two TLDS and you should select Landrush when purchasing in the Godfathering phase.
Finally, on August 31, 2016 at 0:00 UTC, GoLive will begin on .닷컴 and .닷넷. They will be available for $15.54 per year each.
Register a domain in one of these TLDs?