.WHOSWHO UPDATE: 700,000+ Previously Reserved Domains Being Released to the General Public on 2 September 2016

On Friday, 2 September 2016, Who’s Who Registry will (#1) release over 700,000 previously reserved .whoswho domain names for registration on a first-come, first-served basis.  The registry is at the same time (#2) launching its tiered pricing model and (#3) introducing a new Price List that slashes Standard pricing from $75 to $20 and designates that all years of registration beyond the first will be at Standard pricing, making Tiers a one-time premium.

Many of the names being released will be available for registration at Standard pricing, which includes most domains comprised of individuals names, such as <firstlast>.whoswho .  The top tier will offer registrations of all one-character domains, cascading down across multiple tiers with two-, three- and four-character strings being marketed as monogram/acronym domains. Thousands of family/surnames, first/given names, geographic, and profession names are being released, as well as high-value generic keywords and potential trademarks and trade names.

All names released will be subject to the Trademark Claims Process per ICANN policy.


.WhosWho - Last Word in Branding 

A cornerstone of .whoswho’s philosophy is that, as a personal branding statement, individual registrants should be able to register their <firstlast>.whoswho name at Standard pricing. Empowered by 21st century technologies, bloggers, site builders, opinion leaders, and activists looking to build a brand will discover the power of .whoswho to convey a focus on individuals who are changing the world – or just their little corner of it.  While as a dictionary term “who’s who” cannot be copyrighted, it continues to be used a component in trademarks registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when linked to geographic or community groups. 

Reserved Name Public Release Details:

     Release Date/Time:  Friday, 2 September 2016 - 00:00:01 NZST (UTC -12) in Auckland,NZ
                                    = Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 14:00:01 CEST (UTC +2) in Berlin, DE
                                    = Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 08:00:01 EDT (UTC -5)in New York,US

     Includes:           All 1 char; approved 2 ltr + DL, LD & DD; most 3 char; most 4 ltr; common family names; common given names; large cities; professions/occupations; common team names; etc.

Please note:  the applicable names will be released in random order beginning at the stroke of midnight at the International Date Line, where Friday, 2 September will first arrive on the blue planet, and will be completed within a matter of hours.

If you have questions, or to request a complete list of domains that will be made available for registration in tiers on the release date, please contact .whoswho Customer Service at info[at]domains[dot]whoswho   or call 800-WHOSWHO (within the USA) or +1 212-877-8900 (from outside the USA).