Traditionally, domain pre-registration occurs as prelude to the opening of the General Availability phase of a gTLD launch sequence. It is important to note that General Availability – where pre-registration applies - will occur AFTER Trademark Sunrise, Supplemental Sunrise, and Landrush phases.
There are opportunities for someone to register domains before ‘pre-registration’ comes into play.
How TLD Domain Pre-Registration Typically Works
An official pre-registration is a contracted, binding agreement, where payment is provided in exchange for the promise that the registrar will attempt to register that name on your behalf – immediately upon opening of General Availability.
There could be over 1000 accredited registrars all waiting to connect the second that New gTLD registry opens for General Availability . .
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