How do I start a .kids website?

Once you have registered your .kids 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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What is a .kids domain?

.Kids is a dedicated Internet space for all things kids, and the only TLD with kids’ best interest at heart. It is a child-centric domain extension for kids, parents, educators, kids advocate groups as well as like-minded businesses and communities that serve them.

By using a .kids domain, your audience and customers will immediately know that your website and services are made-for-kids or about kids. It is perfect for brands with kids’ product lines, channels, educational services, and more. Whether you are starting a children’s charity project, or a startup launching a kids’ learning app, games, or a mom starting a parenting blog, .kids is a fun and catchy domain to highlight your brand.

How do I buy a .kids domain?

To purchase your .kids 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.

DotKids, the registry authorized to operate the .kids domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .kids domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .kids registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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How do I transfer a .kids domain?

Transferring your .kids 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 .kids 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.

Starting @ 24.99 USD / yr

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FAQs for .kids

.kids domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .kids during general availability is Instant.
.kids 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.kids); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.kids).
DNSSEC is available for .kids domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .kids 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 .kids extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .kids domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .kids 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 .kids Top Level Domain is DotKids. You may visit them at https://dot.kids/.

Domain Requirements for .kids

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.

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How do I renew a .kids 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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Domain information current to 2022-11-29

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