[news release] dotHealth LLC announced today (11 July) the conclusion of the first phase of its launch, which ended on July 7, 2017. The “Sunrise” phase was a 60-day period during which trademark holders were eligible to claim the .health domain name that corresponds with their trademark.
“It’s great to have completed the first phase smoothly, and we are looking forward to the next phase of our launch,” said Jose Ignacio Rasco, CEO of dotHealth, “We saw many great health brands secure their names during Sunrise, and we expect Industry Access to be an exciting time where we start to see the health industry launching new initiatives on .health domains.”
The phased launch process for .health ensures that domains are available as soon as possible to the appropriate communities, while building a credible domain landscape that meets the needs of end users. Websites on .health will represent all areas of the health and wellness industry including: those who provide health care, those who provide health information, those who market health products/services, health IT companies, and those in the broader health and wellness space.
.health Launch Schedule
May 8 – July 7, 2017 – Sunrise – Trademark holders had first access to register .health domains aligned with their trademark according to ICANN regulations.
July 20 – Nov 30, 2017 – Industry Access – Qualified health industry entities can register .health domains through a token system administered by dotHealth.
Dec 5, 2017 – General Availability – Registration will open to the public while continuing to be backed by terms and policies that will safeguard the credibility of the space.
dotHealth is taking steps to ensure the .health domain landscape is backed by reliable technology and policies to provide credible and focused content. Registrants who adopt .health domains will be subject to stringent terms and policies that ensure the integrity of the extension and deter misuse. These terms and policies are being developed with the assistance of an advisory board of health and technology experts. In addition to these policies, dotHealth recognizes the importance of security on health-related sites, therefore .health domains are backed by industry-leading technology and security protocols administered by Neustar, the largest provider of core registry and digital naming services.
“We are designing .health to be the new industry standard for websites in health and wellness. At dotHealth, we are committed to providing value to the health industry by meeting a need that has long existed for health information online,” said Rasco.
dotHealth LLC is the official domain registry for .health, the new domain extension for brands, organizations, and people who provide high-quality health information, products, and services. .health is designed to be the premier address for those who are advancing the health and wellness space. For more information, visit www.get.health.
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