.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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.name Renewal Prices

Prices shown in Australian Dollars (AUD) British Pounds (GBP) Danish Krone (DKK) Euros (EUR) New Zealand Dollars (NZD) Swedish Krona (SEK) US Dollars (USD)

Period Renewal
1 year$38.20kr181€24.30£21.60$40.70kr250$26.40R384.00  
2 years$67.80kr321€43.10£38.20$72.20kr444$46.80R680.00  
3 years$95.50kr453€60.70£53.90$101.80kr626$66.00R959.00  
4 years$121.60kr577€77.30£68.60$129.50kr796$84.00R1221.00  
5 years$146.10kr693€92.80£82.40$155.60kr956$100.90R1467.00  
6 years$168.70kr800€107.20£95.10$179.70kr1104$116.50R1693.00  
7 years$189.50kr899€120.40£106.90$201.90kr1241$130.90R1903.00  
8 years$208.60kr989€132.60£117.70$222.20kr1366$144.10R2095.00  
9 years$226.10kr1072€143.70£127.50$240.90kr1481$156.20R2271.00  
10 years$241.60kr1146€153.60£136.30$257.40kr1582$166.90R2426.00  

.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 Renewal

.name domain registration

Prices from as little as: $58.60kr278€37.30£33.10$62.50kr384$40.50R589.00 for 1 year.

.name Renewal

Please verify you are not a robot by entering the code you see in the image and clicking 'Go' to continue.

Note: If you renew using this form, the renewal of the .name domain will be preformed without the need of a domain password. As such once renewed the ownership of the .name domain will remain unchanged, ie. In the hands of the current owner. You are not transfering rights in any shape or form, you are only renewing a .name domain name.
We always recommended .name renewals via your control panel, please use this interface if you cannot enter your control panel.

.name .name Domain Restrictions: .name domain, No prior restriction on registration, but registrations can be challenged if not by or on behalf of individual with name similar to that of domain, or fictional character in which registrant has rights

.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

Facts & Figures

Domain Facts & Figures : Billing Periods, Renewal details, delegation details and more. Everything you need to know about your Global .(name) domain.

.name Facts

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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.