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What is a .bot domain?

Bots are programmed for many purposes whether it’s to chat with customers, offer advice, make awesome GIFs or help people live a healthy lifestyle! .BOT is an online identity for anyone who owns, operates, or manages a bot. Showcase your bot across multiple channels and drive user engagement with .BOT domain.

In order to keep .BOT domain a place for bots, you need to validate that you own a published bot before you register your domain name. If you pass validation through Amazon, you will be given a token required at checkout to register your domain name.

How do I buy a .bot domain?

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

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .bot 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 .bot domain?

Transferring your .bot 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 .bot 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.

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FAQs for .bot

.bot domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .bot during general availability is 1 Day.
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 2 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.bot); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.bot).
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 .bot. 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 .bot requirements before transfer out can be started.
No. At present the .bot domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.

Is there a grace period for renewal of my .bot domain name?
Grace period is 40 days. You can renew your .bot domain for 40 days after expiration without incurring an additional fee, however your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. 

Is there a redemption period for .bot domain names?
Redemption period lasts 30 days after the grace period. You can renew your .bot domain for an additional .

Domain Requirements for .bot

.BOT is an identity for bots. Currently, anyone who owns, operates or manages bots published using a supported tool (Amazon Lex, Botkit Studio, Dialogflow, Gupshup, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Pandorabots) can validate a bot and register a .BOT domain name. To ensure only eligible customers register a .BOT domain name, your bot will be validated prior to registration. The validation token is required to register your .BOT domain name.

In accordance with ICANN schedule of reserved names the following are restricted: “EXAMPLE” shall be reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which Registry Operator makes registrations.
Two-character labels: All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two character label string may be released to the extent that Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.
Tagged Domain Names: Labels may only include hyphens in the third and fourth position if they represent valid internationalized domain names in their ASCII encoding (for example "xn--ndk061n").
Second-Level Reservations for Registry Operations: The following names are reserved for use in connection with the operation of the registry for the TLD. Registry Operator may use them, but upon conclusion of Registry Operator's designation as operator of the registry for the TLD they shall be transferred as specified by ICANN: NIC, WWW, IRIS and WHOIS.
Country and Territory Names: The country and territory names contained in the following internationally recognized lists shall be initially reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which the Registry Operator provides for registrations.

Top Level Reserved Names: AFRINIC, IANA-SERVERS, NRO, ALAC, ICANN, RFC-EDITOR, APNIC, IESG, RIPE, ARIN, IETF, ROOT-SERVERS, ASO, INTERNIC, RSSAC, CCNSO, INVALID, SSAC, EXAMPLE, IRTF, TEST, GAC, ISTF, TLD, GNSO, LACNIC, WHOIS, GTLD-SERVERS, LOCAL, WWW, IAB, LOCALHOST, IANA, NIC, All International Olympic Committee names, All International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement names.

How do I renew a .bot domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .bot 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 @ 78.99 USD / yr

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