What is a .hotel domain?
It's for travel. It's for staying out. It's a place. It's a place away from other places. It's not just a hotel: It's .HOTEL, the new top-level domain (gTLD) for the hospitality industry.
FAQs for .hotel
.hotel is one of the new proposed generic top-level domains (gTLD) which will be exclusively dedicated to hotels, their organizations and the hotel business worldwide. Anyone who has ever booked a hotel online knows that searching for a quality hotel can be difficult because you can never be entirely sure the information provided is accurate or a reputable source. .hotel is designed to take that uncertainty away by creating a name that can be recognized as trustworthy, relevant and of good standing.
.hotel will enable members of the hotel industry the ability to register distinguished and memorable domains that will help solve existing challenges in a strong growing online hotel business. Owning a .hotel will gain better search engine rankings and results and save hotels from paying provisions to booking portals. The applicant, Hotel Top-Level Domain GmbH has a vision for .hotel to become a connected name space for the communication and interaction of all participants of global hotel business on the internet. For customers and hotel guests .hotel will mean security, reliability, trust and credibility.
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 .hotel clearly shows what the website will contain, and therefore saves time and helps streamline the internet user’s experiences online. Get your .hotel domain today!
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!
Pre-registering a .hotel domain will allow us to submit your domain for registration as soon as it becomes possible to do so. This is the best way to secure your chance of owning a new gTLD domain. By pre-registering you will not have to worry about missing any deadlines and because pre-registration is free, you have nothing to lose. Also submitting a free pre-registration allows 101domain.com to update you on pricing, policies and deadlines. Unfortunately, 101domain.com cannot guarantee that we can successfully register a .hotel pre-registered domain.
The .hotel pre-registration process is completely free. You will only be required to provide a valid email address and your other contact details. Only when the gTLD is open for registration and you wish to register the domain name will you be required to provide a credit card and payment.
We may send you an email regarding your .hotel 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.
No. .hotel Pre-registrations are non-binding and free. Once we receive information regarding the domain policy and we know the price, you will be asked to confirm your pre-registration, which would allow you to change your non-binding pre-registration into a binding General Availability Pre-Order.
101domain.com has set a limit of 500 .hotel free pre-registrations per user. This limit is intended to allow equal opportunity to our customers and prevent domain name warehousing. Any .hotel free pre-registrations that exceed this amount or create multiple accounts will be deleted.
Yes, 101domain.com is authorized to accept .hotel free pre-registrations.
Pricing information for the new gTLDs .hotel is not yet available. Any users with free pre-registrations will be notified by email once this information is available.
When the a gTLD .hotel is approved, ICANN will set forth rules and guidelines as well as a launch sequence which dictates who can register a new gTLD .hotel, when and under what conditions. The expected launch sequence will be:
- Trademark Sunrise .hotel – 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 .hotel domains and are usually priced significantly higher than registering during general availability. If more than one landrush application is received for the same .hotel domain, the .hotel 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 .hotel domain is registered, it is officially reserved and registered in real time.
- Premium or Reserved Names – A registry can and will withhold .hotel domains names from open registrations that are considered premium domains, which are names that are highly desired or unique. These .hotel domains with this premium status will eventually be auctioned to the highest bidder.