.dubai Domain Name Information

.dubai is in pre-registration, meaning it has not yet launched for general availability. You may pre-regsiter for free right now, but availability is not guaranteed.

  • Type gTLD
  • Renewal Grace Period None. It must be renewed by it's expiration.
  • Redemption Period 30 days
  • Trustee/Proxy Service No
  • Individuals can register No
  • Businesses can register Yes
    .dubai General FAQ
    .dubai is the proposed generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) for Dubai, an emirate within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai is a global city and a business hub built on the oil industry. The emirate's model of business has been driving the Dubai economy with concentrations on tourism, real estate and financial services. In recent years, Dubai has become a popular tourist destination with its vast amount of newly constructed unique buildings and lavish accommodations.

    Dubai businesses will have the opportunity to attract more visitors to their website, enhance their online presence and show their pride in being a part of Dubai with .dubai. It will be extremely beneficial to businesses that provide information, goods, services and tourist information for Dubai. Dubai restaurants, night clubs, coffee shops, popular events, touring companies and shops can take advantage of obtaining a short and memorable .dubai domain such as restaurantname.dubai and shopname.dubai. Having such a domain name will help increase traffic to your website and improve your search engine rankings.

    Why are there new gTLD's? .dubai new gTLD domain names?
    The internet has revolutionized the modern world, connecting more than 2.4 billion internet users for commercial, social, cultural, and educational purposes. Vying for domain name space in this virtual real estate market has become increasingly difficult at a cost-effective level for new businesses, entrepreneurs, and even individuals. To break out from the limited space provided by current gTLD extensions, ICANN has begun the process of releasing over 1,000 new extensions. By adding to the internet’s list of extensions, ICANN intends not only to allow more domain names, but create a safer, more efficient internet that has instant significance of a website’s content in regards to its extension. The .dubai clearly shows what the website will contain, and therefore saves time and helps streamline the internet user’s experiences online. Get your .dubai domain today!
    When will .dubai be available ?
    ICANNs New gTLD program is well under way and as the program continues to progress New gTLDs will be released at a consistent pace. As 101domain gets more information on New gTLD releases, we will be updating release dates on a per-extension basis. Look for many more new and exciting domain names becoming available in the near future!
    Are there any limitations on .dubai free pre-registrations?
    101domain.com has set a limit of 500 .dubai free pre-registrations per user. This limit is intended to allow equal opportunity to our customers and prevent domain name warehousing. Any .dubai free pre-registrations that exceed this amount or create multiple accounts will be deleted.
    Is 101domain.com authorized to accept .dubai free pre-registrations?
    Yes, 101domain.com is authorized to accept .dubai free pre-registrations.
    What will the gTLD launch sequence be for .dubai

    When the a gTLD .dubai is approved, ICANN will set forth rules and guidelines as well as a launch sequence which dictates who can register a new gTLD .dubai, when and under what conditions. The expected launch sequence will be:

    • Trademark Sunrise .dubai – 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 .dubai domains and are usually priced significantly higher than registering during general availability. If more than one landrush application is received for the same .dubai domain, the .dubai 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 .dubai domain is registered, it is officially reserved and registered in real time.
    • Premium or Reserved Names – A registry can and will withhold .dubai domains names from open registrations that are considered premium domains, which are names that are highly desired or unique. These .dubai domains with this premium status will eventually be auctioned to the highest bidder.