The .US.ORG Phased Roll-out Plan provides for the allocation of Domain Names in the .US.ORG domain extension in a fair, orderly and equitable manner.
Phase 1: Sunrise – December 24,2010 to April 4, 2011
This phase is for trademark holders to apply for and secure registration of domain names that are matches with trademarks registered prior to July 30, 2010. If more than one Applicant submits an Application during this phase for a specific Domain Name, such Domain Name will be registered based on the outcome of an auction process.
Phase 2: Landrush – April 5 to May 31, 2011
The Landrush is open to anyone wishing to ensure that they have the opportunity to register .US.ORG domain names, where those Domain Names were not previously registered or applied for during the Sunrise Processes, or excluded by the Registry. If two or more Applicants submit an Application during this phase for an identical Domain Name, such Domain Name will be registered based on the outcome of an auction process.
Phase 3: General Availability – From June 1, 2011
.US.ORG domains will become available to anyone through participating registrars or their resellers. Except where registered or applied for during the Sunrise or Landrush period or excluded by the Registry, .US.ORG domains are available to the public based on the chronological order of registrations on a first come, first served basis.
Phase 4: Gifting Program – From late 2011
.US.ORG will introduce an unprecedented gifting program aimed at helping to bridge the "digital divide". Full details will be announced in the course of 2011.
CentralNic may change the above dates and timeframes at its sole discretion, and publish such changes on the .US.ORG website.