What is a .dds domain?
Dentistry, a highly specialized profession, has a licensing requirement in all countries in which dentists practice. The purpose of the .dds top-level domain extension is to offer duly licensed dentists an exclusive opportunity to present themselves on the Internet in a unique, distinctive manner.
FAQs for .dds
- Trademark Sunrise .dds – is a special period that provides current brand and trademarks owners the opportunity to secure their trademarks under the new top level domain. The fee for registration during this period is usually higher as trademarks will need to be verified and cleared.
- Landrush – a short registration period for entities and individuals who do not own a trademark in the name they wish to register. It is intended for highly sought-after generic .dds domains and are usually priced significantly higher than registering during general availability. If more than one landrush application is received for the same .dds domain, the .dds domain will usually go to auction in which the applicants will have the chance to bid for the domain.
- General Availability – This phase is open to the general public and is a first-come, first served launch. When a .dds domain is registered, it is officially reserved and registered in real time.
- Premium or Reserved Names – A registry can and will withhold .dds domains names from open registrations that are considered premium domains, which are names that are highly desired or unique. These .dds domains with this premium status will eventually be auctioned to the highest bidder.
We may send you an email regarding your .dds free pre-registration to confirm you request. If this email is not deliverable, your account will be closed and your free pre-registration will be deleted.
When the a gTLD .dds is approved, ICANN will set forth rules and guidelines as well as a launch sequence which dictates who can register a new gTLD .dds, when and under what conditions. The expected launch sequence will be: