The perfect New gTLD for Web hosting companies and even bloggers who write about Web hosting and related topics.
|Sunrise ||July 24, 2014 -- August 23, 2014 |
|Landrush / EAP ||August 26, 2014 -- September 15, 2014 |
|General Availability ||September 17, 2014 |
The new .host gTLD extension has become the go-to domain for Web hosting arena. There are an estimated 32 million different web hosts to choose from online, which means customers have more options than they can actually imagine, but this also means nearly endless options when searching for the perfect host. Dot HOST is a market-specific TLD for hosting platforms and services, and this TLD provides a recognizable, marketable, and relevant domain namespace.
The goal of the new .host gTLD is to provide a new/better way for hosting companies to make their websites easily identifiable to their consumers and clients--and to bolster consumer confidence in their brand. Registering a .host 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 .host domain name you want before it's taken.
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Are individual .host registrations allowed? | Yes
Will I need to provide additional information to register a .host domain name? | No
▼ Do restrictions apply to some .host 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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