The perfect New gTLD for individuals and businesses that offer downloadable materials, software, documents, etc.--and it's even great for bloggers who write about technology and related topics.
|Sunrise ||June 4, 2015 -- August 3, 2015 |
|Landrush / EAP ||Rest Period |
|General Availability ||August 5, 2015 |
"Download: verb (used with object), Computers. To transfer (software, data, character sets, etc.) from a distant to a nearby computer, from a larger to a smaller computer, or from a computer to a peripheral device.
Downloading has become 'the' way we all obtain information, data, software, etc. But downloading comes with inherit risks of the 'online world'. A simple download could potentially infect a computer (even an entire network) with viruses and/or malware. The new .DOWNLOAD gTLD extension helps mitigate that risk--it offers a relevant and easily identifiable namespace specifically for downloads. Dot DOWNLOAD may be registered by any person, group, or organization, making this TLD an obtainable and flexible.
The goal of the new .download gTLD is to provide a new/better way for individuals and businesses to make their websites and materials easily identifiable to their consumers and clients--and to bolster consumer confidence in their brand. Registering a .download domain extension for your brand will help you grow your business, by letting the world know exactly who you are and what you do. And it will help enhance advertizing efforts and help you promote your business (or yourself) more effectively online, increasing search rankings. Be sure to get the .download domain name you want before it's taken.
Available renewal terms:
Are individual .download registrations allowed? | Yes
Will I need to provide additional information to register a .download domain name? | No
▼ Do restrictions apply to some .download 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
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