FAQs On The New gTLD Process.
Why are there new gTLD’s?
The internet has revolutionized the modern world, connecting more than 2.4 billion internet users for commercial, social, cultural, and educational purposes. Vying for domain name space in this virtual real estate market has become increasingly difficult at a cost-effective level for new businesses, entrepreneurs, and even individuals. To break out from the limited space provided by current gTLD extensions, ICANN has begun the process
of releasing over 1,000 new extensions. By adding to the internet’s list of extensions, ICANN intends not only to allow more domain names, but create a safer, more efficient internet that has instant significance of a website’s content in regards to its extension. The new gTLDs will clearly identify a website's content, and therefore saves time and helps streamline the internet user’s experiences online.
When will they be available?
The first groups of top-level domains ("first round") are anticipated to be available mid 2014. Between January 12, 2012 and April 12, 2012, ICANN was accepting applications
for new gTLDS. Depending on the type of application and the level of opposition or controversy, it will take approximately 8-18 months for ICANN to evaluate the applications.
Why should I pre-register new top-level domains now?
Pre-registering a domain will allow us to submit your domain for registration as soon as it becomes possible to do so. This is the best way to secure your chance of owning a new gTLD domain. By pre-registering you will not have
to worry about missing any deadlines and because pre-registration is free, you have nothing to lose. Also submitting a pre-registration allows 101domain.com to update you on pricing, policies and deadlines. Unfortunately, 101domain.com cannot guarantee that we can successfully register a pre-registered domain.
Does it cost anything to pre-register?
The pre-registration process is completely free. You will only be required to provide a valid email address and your other contact details. Only when the gTLD is open for registration and you wish to register the domain name will you be required to provide a credit card and payment.
We may send you an email regarding your pre-registration to confirm you request. If this
email is not deliverable, your account will be closed and your pre-registration will be deleted.
Am I obligated to register a domain I pre-registered?
No. Pre-registrations are non-binding and free. Once we received information regarding the domain policy and we know the price,
you will be asked to confirm your pre-registration, which would allow you to change your non-binding pre-registration into a binding pre-registration.
Are there any limitations on pre-registrations?
101domain.com has set a limit of 500 pre-registrations per extension per user. This limit is intended to allow equal opportunity
to our customers and prevent domain name warehousing. Any pre-registrations where exceed this amount or create multiple accounts will be deleted.
Is 101domain.com authorized to accept pre-registrations?
Yes, 101domain.com is
authorized to accept pre-registrations.
How much will the yearly registration fee be?
Pricing information for the new gTLDs is not yet available. Any
users with pre-registrations will be notified by email once this information is available.
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