What is a .direct domain?
The new .direct domain extension is a great way to emphasize the nature of your e-commerce site: You sell direct to them, saving them time and money, and adding convenience at the same time. Your .DIRECT domain will help you connect with potential and existing customers like never before, and help you boost your business.
How do I buy a .direct domain?
To purchase your .direct domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.
Identity Digital, the registry authorized to operate the .direct domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .direct domains.
- 101domain is .direct Accredited
- You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
- 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .direct 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 start a .direct website?
Once you have registered your .direct domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.
A website can be built either through a browser-based builder, an installed content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or done professionally by a web designer/developer. Additionally, it is recommended securing your website with SSL, and enhancing your website's speed using Secure Web Accelerator.
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How do I transfer a .direct domain?
Transferring your .direct domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.
Every .direct 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. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.
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FAQs for .direct
.direct domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .direct during general availability is Instant.
.direct 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.direct); and
- not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.direct).
DNSSEC is available for .direct domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .direct 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.
Trustee Service is not available for .direct extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .direct 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.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .direct Top Level Domain is Identity Digital. You may visit them at https://identity.digital/.
Domain Requirements for .direct
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 .direct domain?
Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.
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 Auto-Renew enabled.
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Yes, the .direct domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.
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