As of May 14, 2020 at 14:00 UTC, .cyou domain names are available to register in the Sunrise phase.
Domain launch schedule
The following launch schedule covers three release phases for .cyou:
- Sunrise: from May 14 (14:00 UTC) through June 15, 2020 (13:59 UTC): $355.58* for the first year. This phase is reserved for those who hold trademarks registered with ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse [ link to https://docs.gandi.net/en/domain_names/register/new_gtld.html#sunrise ].
- Early Access Period/Landrush (EAP): June 16 (14:00 UTC) – June 23, 2020 (13:59 UTC): during which you can pay extra to get priority registration. The first day, .cyou domains will be $1,055.93* for the first year, and the price descends progressively to $54.52* for the first year on the last day.
- GoLive/beginning of General Availability (GA): from June 23, 2020 (14:00 UTC): The .cyou domain is open for all to register at $8.28* for the year (and $7.78* per year after that).
Why register a .cyou domain name?
The domain .cyou, or “see you” in the digital world, is dedicated to Generation Z. This term is being used quite often on social media and the internet and today, it’s an ideal domain name for people to promote themselves or their own brand.
This domain is not only for individuals, but also for businesses and brands that share the same ethical values around independence, diversity, and inclusivity as Gen Z. You have hundreds of ways to show your innovation and catch your audience’s eye with .cyou! Again, a good domain name can always improve your SEO results and increase the exposure of your site.
Lastly, don’t forget that .cyou domains are just now being released, so there are still plenty of options available. Don’t lose the chance to get the domain or domains you like in corresponding phase.
And be aware that before a top-level domain (TLD) enters a given phase, you can still submit your registration to Gandi for the release phase of your choice (for example, you can still place an order in the GoLive phase even while it’s still in Sunrise). We’ll hold onto that registration and send it to the registry once the TLD enters the selected phase.
Be the part of Gen Z! Try .cyou!
*Price lised in USD.