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What is a .boston domain?

The .boston domain name extension aims to become a new online identity for the city of Boston, its inhabitants, organizations and institutions, managed by The Boston Globe.

How do I buy a .boston domain?

Looking to buy a .boston domain name? You've come to the right place! , the registry authorized to operate the .boston domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .boston domains.

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  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .boston registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.

How do I transfer a .boston domain?

Transferring your .boston domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .boston domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system.

Starting @ 15.99 USD / yr

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FAQs for .boston

.boston domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .boston during general availability is Instant.
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 1 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.boston); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.boston).
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is not available for this extension.
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .boston. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you must update ownership according to .boston requirements before transfer out can be started.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new domain.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.

Boston TLD Management, LLC manages the registration of domain names with the .boston Top Level Domain. You may visit them here: Boston TLD Management, LLC.

Domain Requirements for .boston

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

How do I renew a .boston domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .boston domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have it enabled.

Starting @ 18.99 USD / yr

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