Dollars to Donuts!


So I was chatting with some folks about pre-registration preparing for General Availability at Donuts. It seems pretty complicated but this is what I could put together. Maybe Donuts could confirm or clarify?

The new gTLDs that people want from Donuts are on a rating system.. The higher the rating, the more you pay…plus what you pay will be your renewal fee. Until that rating drops, that is your renewal fee.

Also, you cannot auto upload a list to be purchased automatically. The registrars have to hand enter the domains on opening day to buy them. There is also no bulk registration. Donuts doesn’t allow it.

Nobody knows the price of the domain unless you query it..

The rating of the domain name won’t be known until you query it on opening day.

Lots of people are going lose their minds..Donuts obviously has lost theirs.

So to simplify:

1. Place your order

2. A registrar rep will need to check your domain(s) manually to see if it is rated. I believe there are 5 tiers of pricing if your domain is one that is rated. Then he/she will get the price. This will also be your renewal price and will remain the renewal price until/unless Donuts changes domains rating.

3. Then a TM check required by Donuts is done and you need to approve those results too before the rep can complete your purchase.

4. Your rep will check to see if you accept the pricing and the results of the TM check and the domain is yours.

5. If you sent a list, this process has to happen manually for each domain, there is NO BULK CHECK.

**Edit Apparently you won’t need a rep and can just log in and do it at the various registrars….one by one.

What if somebody else wants the same domain? Maybe you placed your order first but their process was completed first? What if, what if what if……

The process has the feel of registering a domain back in the 90’s with Network Solutions

This is all messier than a double filled jelly with extra powdered sugar!

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