.name is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) intended for the use of individuals' real names, nicknames, screen names, pseudonyms or other personal names. Domains can be registered on the second level (john.name) and the third level (john.doe.name). When a domain is registered on the third level (john.doe.name), the second level (doe.name in this case) is shared, and may not be registered. When the .name domain was first launched, only third level registrations (and forwarded e-mail addresses) were available; it was only later, in January 2004, that second level registrations were made available as well. When a domain is registered on the second level (doe.name), third level domains or e-mail addresses under this second level (john.doe.name and jane@doe.name) are associated with the second level domain, and may not be registered with the .name registry. The .name gTLD is intended for use by individuals and personalities, both fictional and real.. As a personal, unique and memorable identifier, .name addresses are increasingly being used as a natural address for Digital Identity applications.. The .name whois service is available at whois.nic.name, and there is a website where whois queries can be made at the .name whois website. The administrative and technical contacts for .name are the founders Hakon Haugnes and Geir Rasmussen..

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Period Registration Renewal
.name
1 year$51.30kr262€35.20£31.70$54.90kr343$37.00R560.00 $33.50kr171€23.00£20.70$35.90kr224$24.20R366.00  
2 years$102.50kr524€70.50£63.40$109.90kr686$74.00R1120.00 $59.40kr304€40.90£36.70$63.70kr398$42.90R649.00  
3 years$153.60kr786€105.60£95.00$164.60kr1028$110.90R1679.00 $83.80kr429€57.60£51.80$89.80kr561$60.50R916.00  
4 years$204.90kr1048€140.90£126.70$219.60kr1371$147.90R2239.00 $106.70kr546€73.30£65.90$114.30kr714$77.00R1166.00  
5 years$256.00kr1310€176.00£158.30$274.30kr1714$184.80R2797.00 $128.00kr655€88.00£79.10$137.20kr857$92.40R1399.00  
6 years$307.20kr1572€211.30£190.00$329.30kr2057$221.80R3357.00 $147.80kr756€101.60£91.40$158.40kr989$106.70R1615.00  
7 years$358.50kr1834€246.50£221.60$384.20kr2400$258.80R3918.00 $166.10kr850€114.20£102.70$178.00kr1112$119.90R1815.00  
8 years$409.60kr2095€281.60£253.20$439.00kr2742$295.70R4476.00 $182.80kr935€125.70£113.00$195.90kr1224$132.00R1998.00  
9 years$460.80kr2358€316.90£284.90$493.90kr3085$332.70R5036.00 $198.10kr1013€136.20£122.50$212.30kr1326$143.00R2165.00  
10 years$512.00kr2619€352.00£316.50$548.70kr3427$369.60R5595.00 $211.80kr1084€145.60£130.90$227.00kr1418$152.90R2314.00  

.name Domain Notes

Note: The registry may classify some domain names as premium domain names if so classfied they will command a higher price.

name domains include 3rd party fees and maintenance & during the registration period. If you wish to transfer your name domain away during your registration period you are free do do so without charge. We do not charge an administration fee.

.name Details

Registry: The registry is Global Name Registry (operated by VeriSign)

Purpose: Personal sites of individuals

Whois Information: for .name

Once your .name domain is registered

Once registered the .name domain is placed on our international server, provinding an under-construction page for your .name domain, for as long as required. (This enables a browser of your name domain to readily identify that it is registered).

We can also supply free of charge.

E-mail redirection.

Web redirection.

Whois Privacy.

and more....

Free transfer away if required. We do not and will not charge release / transfer or administration fees for transferring domains to a different name domain name registrars. The domain name is yours and not ours, unlike many other companies, "We recognise that fact!"

.name Registration

.name domain registration

Prices from as little as: $51.30kr262€35.20£31.70$54.90kr343$37.00R560.00 for 1 year.

.name Data Sheet (Domains 101)

Type : .name
Country : Global
Terms & Conditions : http://www.bb-online.co.uk/terms.shtml
IDN Enableda : Yes
Delete Protectionb : Yes
Super Lockc : Yes
Domain Recoveryd : Yes
Minimum Renew : 1 year(s)
Maximum Renew : 10 year(s)
Default Registration Period : 2 year(s)
Maxium Registration Period : 10 year(s)
Must be Positively Renewed : No
Grace Periode : 4 day(s)
Autorenew Grace Periodf : 16 day(s)
Domain Must be Renewed Before Expiry : No
Transfers are Prohibited forg : 60 day(s)
Redemption Periodh : 30 days
Fee for Recovery From Redemptioni : $
Usage : Personal sites of individuals
Actual Usage : Mostly used as intended, but has not grown as fast as .com/.biz/.info

Notes

a. IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) domains are domains containing non ASCII characters. These are used in languages such as Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, French and German.

b. Delete Protection, an extra service provided by us. Once enabled the domain name will only be deleted once it has passed expiry by 1 year - without being renewed - it will then be deleted.

c. Super Lock, Once selected an additional level of security to inter-registrar transfers is enabled; telephone calls and other physical proof of identification will be required to verify the transfer.

d. Our DomainRecovery service can be used if your domain name is accidentally deleted or cancelled by your existing registrar. We can automatically attempt to re-register it. See Domain Recover

e. Grace Period is the number of days following the registration of a domain when the operation may be reversed.

f. Autorenew Grace Period is the number of days following the automatic renewal of a domain when the operation may be reversed. When this number is negative the domain name must be renewed before expiry.

g. During the Transfer Prohibit Period, this is x days after either the initial registration or a transfer to us, domain transfers away from us will not be allowed.

h. Redemption period. Once a domain is deleted at the registry it can remain recoverable for a limited time before it is deleted. This is the redemption period.

i. Redemption Fee. If we are asked to remove a domain from its redemption period, see above. This is the fee we will charge.

Registry Details

.name is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) intended for the use of individuals' real names, nicknames, screen names, pseudonyms or other personal names. It was delegated to Global Name Registry in 2001, although it did not become fully operational until January 2002.

Domains can be registered on the second level (john.name) and the third level (john.doe.name). It is also possible to register an e-mail address on the form john@doe.name together with, or instead of, the domain john.doe.name. Such an e-mail address is a forwarding account, and requires another e-mail address to be delivered to.

When a domain is registered on the third level (john.doe.name), the second level (doe.name in this case) is shared, and may not be registered. Further third level objects like jane.doe.name or doe@doe.name may be registered. Other second level domains like johndoe.name remain unaffected.

When the .name domain was first launched, only third level registrations (and forwarded e-mail addresses) were available; it was only later, in January 2004, that second level registrations were made available as well. The original intended structure of names was first.last.name, so that an individual could get a domain corresponding to his or her actual name.

When a domain is registered on the second level (doe.name), third level domains or e-mail addresses under this second level (john.doe.name and jane@doe.name) are associated with the second level domain, and may not be registered with the .name registry. Other objects like janedoe.name and jane.johndoe.name remain unaffected.

The .name gTLD is intended for use by individuals and personalities, both fictional and real.

As a personal, unique and memorable identifier, .name addresses are increasingly being used as a natural address for Digital Identity applications.

The .name whois service is available at whois.nic.name, and there is a website where whois queries can be made at the .name whois website. Registrations are processed via ICANN accredited registrars.

The administrative and technical contacts for .name are the founders Hakon Haugnes and Geir Rasmussen.

.name Assignment

How Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assign the .name domain. IANA is a department of ICANN, a non-profit private American corporation, they oversees IP address allocation, root zone management in the Do main Name System (DNS), and other Internet related symbols and numbers.

.name Assignment

.name Information

General information on .name, the country it represents and its uses.

.name Information

.name Renewals

You may renew your .name domain without logging into your control panel by using our quick and painfree renewal service, or even transfer it into nominate to be renewed if necessary.

.name Renewals

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Important:

Premium Domain Names

The registry may list some names as a premium domain name, if so this domain will be charged at a higher price than the one listed. We will contact you before completing your order if you order one of these names.

Reserved Names

The registry reserves some names for its own use, and may not mark them as registered. We may only discover this at the time of attempted registration.