.channel Domain Name Information

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  • Type gTLD
  • Renewal Grace Period None. It must be renewed by it's expiration.
  • Redemption Period 30 days
  • Registration Period 1 - 10 years
  • Privacy Protection Available
  • DNSSEC Supported / Learn how to add DNSSEC
  • Trustee/Proxy Service No
  • Individuals can register Yes
  • Businesses can register Yes
  • Are Individual .channel domain registrations allowed? Yes
  • Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .channel? Yes
  • Are some .channel domain names restricted? Yes

    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.

  • Private Registration service available? Yes
  • .channel Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No
What is the registration term allowed for .channel domain names?
.channel domain names are available for 1-10 years.
How long does it take to register my .channel domain name?
.channel is not expected to launch until 2024-06-30. Once launched, a registration time frame will be available.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .channel domain names?
.channel 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.channel); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.channel).
What is DNSSEC, and is it available for .channel domain?
DNSSEC is available for .channel domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .channel domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
What is Trustee Service, and is it available for .channel?
Trustee Service is not available for .channel extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Can I transfer out my .channel domain if I'm using your Trustee Service?
Because Trustee Service is non-transferable, you must update your ownership according to .channel requirements before a transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my .channel registration information (Private Registration)?
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .channel domain.
What is the grace period for .channel domain name?
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. It is 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.
Who is the registry that manages .channel domain names?
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .channel Top Level Domain is Google Registry. You may visit them at https://www.registry.google/.
  • Registry Google Registry
  • .channel Registry logo
  • Accredited Yes
  • Sponsoring Organization
    Charleston Road Registry Inc.
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View, 94043
    United States
  • Administrative Contact
    Domains Policy and Compliance
    Google Inc.
    601 N. 34th Street
    Seattle, WA 98103
    United States
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: 1 202 642 2325
    Fax: 1 650 492 5631
  • Technical Contact
    Richard Roberto
    Google Inc.
    76 9th Avenue, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    United States
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: 1 212 565 2633
    Fax: 1 650 492 5631
  • Sub Domains
  • Name Servers
    Host NameIP Address(es)
    ns-tld1.charlestonroadregistry.com 216.239.32.105
    2001:4860:4802:32:0:0:0:69
    ns-tld5.charlestonroadregistry.com 216.239.60.105
    2001:4860:4805:0:0:0:0:69
    ns-tld2.charlestonroadregistry.com 216.239.34.105
    2001:4860:4802:34:0:0:0:69
    ns-tld3.charlestonroadregistry.com 216.239.36.105
    2001:4860:4802:36:0:0:0:69
    ns-tld4.charlestonroadregistry.com 216.239.38.105
    2001:4860:4802:38:0:0:0:69