via the ARRL: New Islands on the Air Groups Announced

Islands on the Air (IOTA) General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA, has announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups. Release of the new groups comes in the wake of an August solicitation for possible new groups. The new groups cover a Swedish/Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia, and Oceania. All new groups have provisional numbers, which means they will need to be confirmed by an operation that takes place after October 14, 2018, that meets the 1,000 QSO and other normal validation requirements. Only after confirmation of the number will credit for past operations be considered.

via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources