The perfect domain extension for companies doing business in Wales or plan to do business and/or market in Wales (The United Kingdom).
|Sunrise ||September 1, 2014 -- October 31, 2014 |
|Landrush / EAP ||December 29, 2014 -- February 25, 2015 |
|General Availability ||March 1, 2015 |
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. England is to its east and the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.
The new gTLD .wales is one of many 'GEO' TLDs that ICANN is launching as part of the overall new gTLD program, to allow anyone to register domains that represent a local geographic community. By registering a .wales domain, companies doing business in Wales (the UK), or organizations serving the community of this country, are able register shorter and more relevant domain names for their web site(s).
If you have a presence in Wales or plan to do business and/or market in Wales in the future, there has never been a better time to register .wales domains for your brand. Localized domain names are vitally important to business in Wales and in the UK overall. Registering a .wales GEO TLD extension for your brand will help you grow your business, by letting your customers and prospects know exactly who you are, what you do, and where you do it. And it will help boost advertizing and help you promote your business (or yourself) more effectively online, increasing search rankings for your business. Be sure to get the .wales domain name you want before it's taken.
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Are individual .wales registrations allowed? | Yes
▼ Will I need to provide additional information to register a .wales domain name? | Yes
Yes (One of the contacts (Registrant, Admin) must have a valid address in Berlin (no P.O. boxes). Domain name shall be in use within 12 months, content shall be related to eligibility.)
▼ Do restrictions apply to some .wales domain names? | Yes
In accordance with ICANN schedule of reserved names the following are restricted: “EXAMPLE” shall be reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which Registry Operator makes registrations.Two-character labels: All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two character label string may be released to the extent that Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.
Are IDNs available? | No, not at this time
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