Originally planned on the 24th of May, 2016, the General Availability of the .VIP extension will be advanced to the 17th of May, 2016.
Funny story is that this change of schedule is due to ICANN’s error in publishing erroneous launch dates. As simple as to get in a club, the .VIP registry reacted and made the appropriate clarification.
Sunrise: Until May 9,
General Availability (GA): May 17.
Contrary to the habits of VIPs, the principle “First-come, first-served” applies here !
Do not hesitate to revert back to your account manager if you wish to register a .VIP domain.