Released 2 character and ccTLD Second Level Domains subject to Claims after the 90-day mandatory period is over

ICANN has recently allowed for the release of 2 character and ccTLD labels. These names are subject to the 90-day claims provision, even though their TLDs are well past the initial mandatory 90 day period.    The Donuts SRS is able to service claims on a sub-set of the labels in the TMCH, with a specific timeframe just for those names.   If a domain is on the sub-list and a registrar sends a check command, Donuts will return a claims lookup key.

The registrar must send the matching TCNID along with the create command.   If a domain is not on the sub-list and a registrar sends a check command, we will not return a key, and the registration can proceed without the TCNID.

Example: The .camera TLD had its mandatory claims period from February -April 2014.  Only now is Donuts allowed to sell 2 character labels in [.camera].   [ap.camera] is on the sub-list because it is a 2 character, recently released, that has not yet been subject to claims. If a registrar sends an avail check and then requests a lookup key, Donuts will respond with a lookup key, and require the TCNID to proceed with the registration. Although it is on the TMCH DNL list,  [microsoft.camera] is not on the claims sublist, because it has already been through claims during the original 90 day period.   If a registrar sends an avail check for [microsoft.camera], and then a request for a lookup key, Donuts will not respond with a lookup key.

No TCNID is required to proceed with the registration.   In other words, Registrars may “turn on claims” for the entire TLD but only labels on the sub-list will be subject to claims.  

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