Additional premium domains in the .club name space:
The .club registry announced the release of over 6,000 premium domains on Jun 14 at 15:00 UTC.
Update on .london premium names:
All .london premium names sold from Jul 18 (16:00 UTC) will renew at the .london standard rate. Any premium name registrations sold up to 15:59 UTC on Jul 18 will continue to maintain the existing premium renewal rates.
Transition of the ccTLDs .io, .sh, .ac to Afilias registry system:
Afilias is the new technical back-end provider for the TLDs .io (British Indian Ocean Territory), .sh (Saint Helena) and .ac (Ascension Island). This results, among others, in the fact that domain names may be registered and renewed for a period of 1 to 10 years.
Release of .sc premium domains:
The .sc registry released the previously reserved domain inventory and 1- and 2-character domains as premium domains on Jun 1.