Announcement

Announcement

Announcement on Updated Registry Anti-Abuse Policy

Our Registry Anti-Abuse Policy has been updated (by adding a new section “Registration of Two-character ASCII Labels”) and will become effective on 23 January 2017.

Zodiac Registry
December 23, 2016

Transition Period for DNSSEC secret key of .wang

The KSK secret key of .wang TLD, will enter into the period for transition on August 29, 2016 at 13:41:34(UTC+8), according to the DNSSEC Practice Statement (DPS) for .wang domain name. The old KSK secret key (Key ID: 26809) will be removed from zone on September 18, 2016 at 10:00 (UTC+8)

If the recursive server you manage (or part of the browsers) enables DNS verification by using .wang domain name as a trust anchor (using trusted-keys command), please remove the trust anchor configuration of .wang domain name in the recursive server before September 18, 2016 at 10:00 (UTC+8), and Set up the new KSK secret key as the trust anchor. To maintain the continuity of recursive server service, please restart it after the invalidation of relevant recording buffer of old KSK secret key.

The following is the information for the new KSK public key (Key ID: 65200) of .wang domain name: DNSKEY : wang. 3600 IN DNSKEY 257 3 8 AwEAAfHZiO+Sl7adZEJhv0abV/ddBh5TSmpPImn0BOs5ZzYtcxbcUh2S vpiqOXfBNVbEKMi+8oAfQyP84USuMDYIdJmIijQFqm9OW5TCqyaRpBVn ns8rYAXNPh7dEr/xQ82M8AeHtGhK2C8pNXDRvcc6oFVcD8KYcakYgiRd t91cCHtiA6knCzjQto6d9ndMNh51g6NJV/MWOXPbkUv+bii3Gh0hRLkf T5358wEVMYUmqkbONpleR7agIGlbqFEi1pDPNppn1Sgj+1yXUa7ja612 e1NmCncBY9THN0k7OIyi0anCXM3hEy6p8+pHDo1MRKjgNJCZRqh7zwlo rubFDljc5e0=

Zodiac Registry
September 6, 2016

Announcement on GA Renewal Rates of .wang TLD

The .wang TLD was launched just over a year ago. It has since enjoyed strong and steady growth in registration volumes and constantly occupies one of the top spots among new gTLDs. As those first registered domain names expired, the .wang registry is very pleased with the strong renewal rates:

• 85.9% for day one (30 June 2014) - There were 14,315 domain names registered on day one and only 2,021 names not renewed.

• 81.06% for week one (30 June 2014 - 6 July 2014) - There were 28,539 domain names registered during the first week and only 5,405 not renewed.

Zodiac Registry
August 26, 2015

Announcement on Exclusive Registration Period for Name Collision Affected Names

Pursuant to ICANN’s latest Announcement, second level domain names in .wang TLD that were blocked due to Name Collision Occurrence Assessment (“SLD Block List”) may be released.

To implement ICANN mandated rights protection mechanisms, Zodiac Registry will offer an exclusive registration period for names that were (i) included on its SLD Block List and (ii) recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse but withheld from allocation during its Sunrise Period (“Affected Names”).

Time

Zodiac Registry has opted for “ICANN Selected Exclusive Registration Dates” as follows:

Notice Period:12:00 December 15, 2014 to 11:59 January 16, 2015

Exclusive Registration Period:12:00 January 16, 2015 to 11:59 February 15, 2015

All time is UTC+8.

Eligibility Requirement

During the Exclusive Registration Period, Affected Names will be made exclusively available for allocation or registration to holders of eligible trademarks that have been validated by the Trademark Clearinghouse. In addition, a valid SMD file matching the applied-for domain name should be provided and validated.

Privacy or proxy services may not be used in connection with applications submitted during the Period.

Applicant shall comply with all applicable Registry Policies (including String Policy and Reserved Names Policy).

Allocation

All applications received during the Exclusive Registration Period will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Fee

Please refer to accredited registrars. A list of accredited registrars can be found at Zodiac Registry’s website at http://www.nic.wang.

The registration fee cannot be refunded if the registration is successful.

Dispute Resolution

Challenges to domain names registered during the Exclusive Registration Period on the following grounds may be filed with National Arbitration Forum (“Forum”) in accordance with the SDRP and the Forum’s Rules available at http://domains.adrforum.com/main.aspx?itemID=1922.

a. At the time the challenged domain name was registered, the registrant did not hold a trademark registration of national effect (or regional effect) or the trademark had not been court-validated or protected by statute or treaty;

b. The domain name is not identical to the mark on which the registrant based its registration; or

c. The trademark registration on which the registrant based its registration is not of national effect (or regional effect) or the trademark had not been court-validated or protected by statute or treaty.

Explanation

Zodiac Registry reserves the right to change or update this announcement.

For more information, please visit our Exclusive Registration Period Policy at http://en.nic.wang/policy.html?titleID=5.

To view the whole Name collision list, please visit: http://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/wang/wang-apd-list-12nov13-en.csv.

Zodiac Registry
December 5, 2014

Announcement on Release of Name Collision Reserved Domains of .wang TLD

Zodiac Registry is pleased to announce that the Name Collision names that are previously reserved per ICANN requirement are to be released on November 27, 2014.

Considering the popularity of the ".wang" name space, it is no surprise that the Name Collision list holds over 18 thousands names, among which are quite some good names. To facilitate a prospective registrant digging out his/her preferred domain names, the Registry has picked up a subset of the names that may be of interests to registrants. Specifically, there are 3562 domains and are divided into five categories, and quantity of each category is as listed below:

  • “English Words”-106
  • “English Names”-394
  • “Two-character Chinese Words”-704
  • “Three to Five Characters I”-1557
  • “Three to Five Characters II”-801

The registry would like to remind registrants that standard registration policies apply to the names, which means the real bargain is that these names will be handing out with standard pricing.

To view the whole Name collision list, please visit:
http://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/wang/wang-apd-list-12nov13-en.csv.

Attachment:
Available Name Collision Reserved Domains

Zodiac Registry
November 25, 2014

Announcement on Release of Certain Reserved Three-Character Domains of “.wang” TLD

Furthering the last announcement on releasing a batch of reserved premium names published on 8 August, the Registry would like to add up yet another premium three-character names to the release list thanks to ICANN’s approval to open up the previously reserved Name Collision listed names. All interested applicants are invited to apply, and the application rules are as follows:

  • 1.Application Period:
    From 00:00 of November 18, 2014 to 23:59 of December 29, 2014(UTC+8).
  • 2.List of Domains to be Released:
    Please see Attachment.
  • 3.Trademark Claims Services:
    Trademark Claims Services apply to the released names, too.
  • 4.Allocation Rules:
    First come, first served. The allocation will be processed according to the time the completed application form reaches the Registry.
  • 5.Applicants should fill out the application form and submit to a registrar of “.wang”, which can be found at http://nic.wang/partner.html.
  • 6.Fees:
    Application fee is $28,000 per domain, payable at the time of application and is non-refundable once the registration request is successfully processed. Registrar is also entitled to collect registration fees for the registration request.
  • 7.Domain Disputes:
    Any dispute in relating to the domain names in the activity should be resolved in accordance with ICANN rules.
  • 8.Interpretation:
    The Registry reserves the right of interpretation.

Attachment:
Available Name Collision Policy Related Three-character Domains
Application Form

Zodiac Registry
November 17, 2014

Announcement on Release of Certain Reserved Names of “.wang” TLD

In order to promote further development of “.wang” TLD and increase the utilization of premium names, the Registry hereby announces to launch a marketing campaign to release certain Reserved Premium Names.

Lists of Reserved Names that are to be released for application:

  • 1. Two-character strings that are not listed in the ISO 3166-1. Please refer to Attachment One for the available names list.
  • 2. Three-character strings that is previously reserved by Registry. Please refer to Attachment Two for the available names list.

Applicant Qualifications:

Four types of qualified applications are eligible to submit application for matching .wang names:

  • 1. A Category: holder of the matching .com domain; e.g. owner of ab.com can register ab.wang.
  • 2. B Category: holder of the matching .cn domain (including.com.cn/.net.cn/.org.cn); e.g. owner of ab.cn can register ab.wang.
  • 3. C Category: trademark holder whose names are shown in the Name Collision List;
  • 4. D Category: holder of matching .net or .org domain; e.g. owner of ab.net or ab.org can register ab.wang.

Application Stages:

  • 1. Application Period: from August 8, 2014 to September 12, 2014 (China Standard Time). Applicants need to submit application forms to the Registry via sponsoring Registrars.
  • 2. Allocation Period: from September 18, 2014 to October 22, 2014 (China Standard Time). After reviewing, eligible applications will be notified to register the names via sponsoring registrars.

Application Rules:

  • 1. String Policy
    1.1  The applied-for strings should be in accordance with the Registry’s String Policy (please see   http://en.nic.wang/policy.html
    1.2  Applicants held the matching strings registered under other TLDs.
  • 2. Time stamp
    2.1  Matching domains submitted for evidence should have been registered before June 30, 2014. The domains should be in the registration period and not be involved in any disputes.
    2.2  For trademark holder applicants, the matching marks should have been validated by TMCH before June 30, 2014.
  • 3. Quantity Limitation
    Given the available names in the attachments, only 100 allocable names are permitted for two-character and three-character names.
  • 4. Application Materials
    Applicants should submit authentic, accurate and complete materials as required in this announcement.
    >  The Application Form (Please refer to Attachment Three )
    >  Proof of matching domains or proof of matching marks
  • 5. Submission
    5.1  Applicants should submit all materials to Registrars during the application period. List of certified registrars of .wang can be found at http://en.nic.wang/partner.html .
    5.2  Acceptable document formats include jpg, jepg, png or bmp, volume between 50kb to 200kb.
  • 6. Review
    Registrars shall review all application materials. The Registry shall allocate domains based on the allocation rules specified in this announcement.
  • 7. Allocation Rules
    7.1  Domains in operation enjoy priority over those that are not in use.
    7.2  In terms of allocation priority, Category A is prior to B, B is prior to C and C is prior to D.
    7.3  Applications from the same category follows first-come-first-served rule (based on the time Registrars submit the application to the Registry).

Fees:

  • 1. Application fee is $100 per domain, payable at the time of application. Application fee is non-refundable except
    >  That the whole activity is cancelled;
    >  Or the applications exceed the quantity limitation.
  • 2. Allocation fee (non-refundable):
    2.1  For two-character string: $20,000 per domain
    2.2  For three-character string: $10,000 per domain
  • 3. Registration and Renewal Fee: please consult Registrars.
  • 4. All fees are payable within 5 calendar days after allocation. Otherwise, registration will be deleted.

Trademark Claims Services:

All domain registration applications submitted in this activity should follow the rules of Trademark Claims Services.

Domain Disputes:

Any dispute in relating to the domain names in the activity should be resolved in accordance with ICANN rules at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/dndr-2012-02-25-en .

Interpretation:

The Registry reserves the right to adjust or terminate the activity at its sole direction, and the Registry reserves the right of interpretation.

Attachments:

Attachment One: Available Two-Character Domain List

Attachment Two: Available Three-Character Domain List

Attachment Three: Application Form

Zodiac Registry Limited
August 8, 2014

Announcement on the Landrush Period of “. wang” TLD

Zodiac Registry Limited is pleased to announce that the first TLD, “. wang”, will hit the market on April 21, 2014.

Zodiac was founded in 2008 in anticipation of the launch of ICANN’s new gTLD.

Zodiac applied for more than a dozen of Chinese TLDs that Chinese Internet users can use easily.

“. Wang”, a transliteration(pinyin) of “网” (web) in Chinese language, the first new gTLD to hit the Chinese market, will no doubt make Chinese Internet users make use of domain names much easier and much more meaningful.

According to the launch plan of “.wang” TLD, Sunrise Period is from March 22 to May 25, Landrush Period from May 26 to June 29, and General Registration Period starts on June 30.

Landrush Timeline and Registration Fee

Exact timeline and registration fee is as following:

From 00:00 of May 26 to 23:59 of May 30 (UTC+8), US$19,998/year.
From 00:00 of May 31 to 23:59 of June 4 (UTC+8), US$ 8,888/year.
From 00:00 of June 5 to 23:59 of June 9 (UTC+8), US$ 3,888/year.
From 00:00 of June 10 to 23:59 of June 14 (UTC+8), US$ 1,688/year.
From 00:00 of June 15 to 23:59 of June 19 (UTC+8), US$ 688/year.
From 00:00 of June 20 to 23:59 of June 24(UTC+8), US$ 288/year.
From 00:00 of June 25 to 23:59 of June 29(UTC+8), US$ 128/year.

Registration fee paid while submitting applications is non-refundable once registration is accepted.

The first year Registration Fee is shown above, whereas the second year price and Renewal price remains the same as the standard price.

Eligibility Requirements

Available domain names in the TLD are open to the general public for registration.

Allocation

Registrants should submit registration applications through registry-accredited registrars.

List of registry-accredited registrars is available at http://en.nic.wang/partner.html . The applied-for domain names will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Landrush applicant shall comply with all applicable Registry Policies (including but not limited to Registry Operator’s String Policy and Reserved Names Policy).

Please refer to http://en.nic.wang/policy.html for details.

Landrush Dispute Resolution

Disputes arising from Landrush Registration may be filed to ICANN appointed Dispute Resolution Service Provider (UDRP or URS, details can be find at ICANN website http://www.icann.org/en/help/dndr ).

Explanation

The Registry Operator reserves all right to the explanation of this announcement.

Zodiac Registry Limited
March 21, 2014

Announcement on Sunrise Period of .wang TLD

Zodiac Registry Limited is pleased to announce that the first TLD, .wang, will hit the market starting on 21 April.

Zodiac was founded in 2008 in anticipation of the launch of ICANN’s new gTLD.

Zodiac applied for more than a dozen of Chinese Top Level Domains (TLDs) that Chinese Internet users can use easily relate to.

“wang”, a transliteration/pinyin of 网 (web) in Chinese language, the first new gTLD to hit the Chinese market, will no doubt make Chinese Internet users making use of domain names much easier and much more meaningful.

According to the launch plan of .wang, which is approved by ICANN, the first stage of the launch periods is the Sunrise Period. Sunrise Period is a specially designed period for Trademark Clearinghouse validated mark holder to apply for their matching domain name in the TLD.

Sunrise TimeLine

Sunrise Period will start on 21 April and close on 21 May. Exact timeline is as follows:

Sunrise notice 00:00 of 22 March to 23:59 of 20 April (UTC+8)
Sunrise period 00:00 of 21 April to 23:59 of 21 May (UTC+8)
Quiet Period 00:00 of 22 May to 23:59 of 25 May (UTC+8)

Eligibility Requirement

During the Sunrise Period, holders of eligible trademarks that have been validated by the Trademark Clearinghouse may apply to register domain names in the TLD, provided a valid SMD file from the Sunrise-Eligible Rights Holder (or its agent) matching the applied-for domain name was provided and validated.

Privacy or proxy services may not be used in connection with applications submitted during the Sunrise Period.

Sunrise applicant shall comply with all applicable Registry Policies (including Registry Operator’s String Policy and Reserved Names Policy).

Allocation

All applications received during the Sunrise Period will be time-stamped as they are received in the registry system.

After the Sunrise Period ends, the applied-for domain name will be allocated to the applicant of a Valid Sunrise Application and if two or more Valid Sunrise Applications are received, it will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunrise Registration Fee

The first year registration Fee is US $1,688. Second year or renewal will go back to standard price.

Sunrise registration fee cannot be refunded in the event the registration request is withdrawn during the Sunrise Period. However the registration request is eligible for a refund if the applied-for domain name is allocated based on time stamp to other applicant who applied for the same name.

Sunrise Dispute Resolution

Challenges to Sunrise Registrations on the following grounds may be filed with National Arbitration Forum (“Forum”) in accordance with the SDRP and the Forum’s Rules available at http://domains.adrforum.com/main.aspx?itemID=1922

a. at the time the challenged domain name was registered, the registrant did not hold a trademark registration of national effect (or regional effect) or the trademark had not been court-validated or protected by statute or treaty;
b. the domain name is not identical to the mark on which the registrant based its Sunrise Registration; or
c. the trademark registration on which the registrant based its Sunrise Registration is not of national effect (or regional effect) or the trademark had not been court-validated or protected by statute or treaty.

Explanation

The Registry Operator reserves all right to the explanation of this announcement. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.nic.wang .

Zodiac Registry Limited
March 21, 2014

Program Adjustments Announcement

Dear Users,

First of all, we would like to thank you for your full support and active participation in the start-up activities of Zodiac’s new TLD launch. To better promote the formal Open Registration of TLDs, Zodiac decides to make the following adjustments on Expression of Interest Program, Pioneer Program and Premium Name Program:

1. Expression of Interest Program ends earlier on March 3, 2014. Rules to honor the electronic cash coupons remain the same.
2. Premium Name Program ends earlier on March 3, 2014. Zodiac will inform program participants of the results via email and give no further public notice. For submission that is not accepted into the Premium Name Program, submission fees will be refunded. If the submission fees are paid with cash coupons, that part shall not be refunded.
3. Pioneer Program ends earlier on March 3, 2014. Zodiac will inform program participants of the verification results via email and give no further public notice. In order to thank the applicants for participation, for application that is not accepted into pioneer program, pioneer fees will be refunded to the applicants. If the fees are paid with cash coupon, that part shall not be refunded.
4. Since March 3, 2014, no nomination or application regarding the above programs will be accepted.
5. Before March 17, 2014, Zodiac will refund the above-mentioned fees to your Alipay accounts, please check in time. Zodiac also friendly reminds you to check your email timely.

Please feel free to contact us at service@nic.wang if there is any question.

Thanks again for your understanding and support.

Wish you the best of health and success!

Zodiac Registry Limited
March 3, 2014.

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