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Shortnews on .vn, .nowruz, .nz & .shop

April 23, 2018The shortnews cover the requirement of additional contact information for .vn registrations, the introduction of .nowruz to our TLD portfolio, WHOIS privacy for .nz domains and the release of over 11,000 previously reserved .shop domains!

.vn: Additional information will be required for registering .vn (Vietnam) domains as of now because of a policy change: date of birth of the domain holder, ID number for private persons, VAT number for companies, the full name of the legal representative for companies.

.nowruz: domains available now! You can now register your .nowruz domain name for $20.49 / year. Nowruz is the name of the Iranian / Persian New Year's and Spring Festival which is celebrated worldwide in March.

.nz: It is now possible for natural persons (individual registrants not in significant trade) to hide their contact details in the whois for .nz domain names (New Zealand). The privacy option can be set for the contact address, phone number and fax number, but not for the email address.

.shop: On May 8, 2018 at 16:00 UTC (12:00 EDT) the .shop registry will be releasing more than 11,000 names from the current reserve list at standard .shop pricing! The list includes many 3- and 4-character names as well as e-commerce related terms. If you are interested in the list, please contact our support team.