- What is a name collision?
According to ICANN, "a name collision occurs when an attempt to resolve a name used in a private name space (e.g. under a non-delegated Top-Level Domain, or a short, unqualified name) results in a query to the public Domain Name System (DNS). When the administrative boundaries of private and public namespaces overlap, name resolution may yield unintended or harmful results. Name collisions are not new. The introduction of any new domain name into the DNS, whether a generic TLD, country code TLD or second-level domain name, creates the potential for name collision. However, queries for un-delegated TLDs at the root level of the DNS have received renewed attention because certain applied-for new TLD strings could be identical to name labels used in private networks. A secure, stable and resilient Internet is ICANN's number one priority. Therefore, we've made a commitment to the Internet community to launch a substantial effort to mitigate and manage name collision occurrence." You may have noticed that many of the new TLD Registries have recently been releasing their domain name collisions. This is being done after working with ICANN to deal with any potential issues that could arise from these domain names. Keep an eye on our blog for any upcoming announcements on name collision releases.
- Can I register domains through Dynadot during a new TLD's Sunrise period?
No, we do not support registrations during any new TLD's Sunrise period. The Sunrise period allows trademark holders an opportunity to register their trademarked domain names on the new TLD before it officially launches into general availability. Instead, you can place a preorder with us for new TLDs that have not yet launched. Placing a preorder allows you the opportunity to try and register the domain name you want right when the new TLD launches.
- Do you have an alphabetical list of the new TLDs that have launched and are now available for general registration?
Yes! We created an alphabetical list of the new TLDs that have launched on our blog. We often update the list and you will see the date of the last update at the bottom. See a full list of all the TLDs we support
- What is the renewal and transfer price for a premium Rightside domain?
The renewal and transfer price of a registry premium domain from Rightside depends on the registration price. In many cases, the renewal and transfer price is the same as the domain's registration price. If you want to know what the renwal and transfer price is for a premium domain, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rightside domains include the following extensions*: .ACTOR .AIRFORCE .ARMY .ATTORNEY .AUCTION .BAND .CONSULTING .DANCE .DEGREE .DEMOCRAT .DENTIST .ENGINEER .FORSALE .FUTBOL .GIVES .HAUS .IMMOBILIEN .KAUFEN .LAWYER .MARKET .MODA .MORTGAGE .NAVY .NINJA .PUB .REHAB .REPUBLICAN .REVIEWS .RIP .ROCKS .SOCIAL .SOFTWARE .VET .VIDEO *There may be additional domains whose central registry is Rightside as we are often launching new TLDs from Rightside as well as other registries. To see if a certain domain is a Rightside domain, you can check the "Domain Information" table under "Registry" on any individual domain's page (click on the domain you want from our TLD list). Please note that premium prices are subject to change per the registry. This applies to registration, renewal, and transfer pricing.
- Can I register domains through Dynadot during a new TLD's Landrush period?
Landrush period is a special period during which registration for a new TLD that has not yet launched is available either to a special group or at a special (usually premium) price. In most cases no, we do not support registrations during a new TLD's Landrush period. The exception to this is Verisign's new IDN versions of .COM and .NET, which so far includes .コム, .닷컴, .닷넷, and will have more to come. We will be participating in both the Priority Access Period and the Landrush Period that follows the TLD's Priority Access Period. For those new TLDs that we don't support Landrush for, you can instead place a preorder with us before the TLD has launched. Then, our system will attempt to register that domain name for you right when the new TLD launches.
- When are the new TLDs launching?
Not all of the new TLDs have official launch dates yet, but we keep a list on our TLD page under the "Launching TLDs" section. If you want to check out past launch dates, we have a 2015 New TLD Launch Date infographic and a 2014 New TLD Launch Date Infographic. If you are interested in registering a new TLD that has not yet launched, you can check our preorder page where you can attempt to register your dream domain name before it officially launches! (This page is updated as we receive pricing for upcoming new TLDs and may not include all launching TLDs.) You can also visit our blog where you can stay informed about all the new TLD information or check out the New TLD section of our help files. Check out our TLD page to see a full list of the TLDs we support.
- What is the difference between the launch date and the grab date of a new TLD?
Some new TLDs have both a launch date and a grab date. The reason for this is usually because the new TLD has a "Early Access General Availability" period. This period is before the official launch of the domain. In this case, we will attempt to register a preordered domain name on the grab date, which is the official launch date for that domain. This is also because the price to register domains during the Early Access period is much higher. An example of this is Donuts' Early Access General Availability period, which runs for 7 days before launch.
- Why was my domain preorder cancelled?
There are a few reasons why your preorder may have been cancelled: Preorders may be cancelled by our system if there is a trademark claim in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). Preorders may be cancelled if the preordered domain, initially quoted at normal pricing, is later determined to be a registry premium domain. (This is set by the central registry.) Registry premium domains are sold at a higher cost than normal domains. Preorders for domains that are marked as restricted or reserved cannot be registered. We will make every effort to keep our preorder search accurate, but due to the sheer volume of new TLDs being released, our preorder search may not have the most current reserved list. If your preorder is cancelled, you will be given a refund in account credit.
- Do I have to wait until a new TLD is launched to place an order?
No! We offer new TLD preorders, which allow you the opportunity to try and register the domain name you want right when the new TLD launches. Preorder now!
- What are premium Donuts domains?
Premium Donuts domains are considered registry premium domains. This means they are a select list of domain names that are sold at a premium price by the registry. Donuts, the central registry for these domains, charges a premium registration price due to the estimated higher value of the domain name. The premium price will be applied to the registration, renewal, and transfer price of the domain name. Premium domains are often memorable and can be a great investment. Some examples of premium domains are 1, 2, and 3 character domains as well as one word domains. You can see if a domain is a Donuts domain by going to that domain's page and checking the "Registry" section of the "Domain Information" table (click on the domain from our TLD list). You can also see a list of our Donuts domains on our blog post about their Early Access General Availability period (you will need to scroll down). Please note that domains purchased during Donuts' Early Access General Availability period have regular renewal and transfer pricing despite having higher registration pricing during that period unless the domain you purchase during the Early Access period is a premium domain. Please note that premium prices are subject to change per the registry. This applies to registration, renewal, and transfer pricing.