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Launch Milestones .Science
Sunrise Phase Opens - 15:00 UTC Monday 08 December 2014
Sunrise Phase Closes - 15:00 UTC Friday 06 February 2015
Landrush Phase - NONE
General Availability Opens - 15:00 UTC Tuesday 24 February 2015
From the smallest experiment at home to the most elaborate endeavour, no scientist can operate without the wealth of knowledge built up by scientists over millennia.
Given the sheer volume of such accumulated knowledge, the development of the Internet has undoubtedly put science within the reach of a much broader community than ever before, as it has allowed access to information otherwise within the grasp of very few.
As science and all its different fields have evolved, so has the way in which scientists work, in terms the methods they can use to access support and information to help develop or validate their scientific arguments. Due to its global and all-encompassing nature, the Internet is a powerful medium through which a wealth of information and services can be accessed, results posted and theories discussed.
A .SCIENCE web address will allow members of the scientific community at whatever level of involvement to interact under one namespace, no matter what their specialism or discipline, from schoolchildren discovering the excitement of science for the first time; or amateur scientists who are passionate about their pastimes; to professional scientists driven to advancing the understanding of their field through shared findings, research and discussions.
The new .SCIENCE generic Top Level Domain (TLD) is the first choice domain name for people who wish to access scientific information and services or share their theories and results.
A .SCIENCE domain name is right for qualified scientists, other science-related professionals, science focused educational institutions, companies with science-related products and services to offer and enthusiastic amateur scientist."