What is a .mail domain?
Communication is very important these days: ability to send and receive messages quickly sometimes makes or breaks businesses. .MAIL is an extension intended for the companies, which provide mail services.
FAQs for .mail
- Trademark Sunrise .mail – 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 .mail domains and are usually priced significantly higher than registering during general availability. If more than one landrush application is received for the same .mail domain, the .mail 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 .mail domain is registered, it is officially reserved and registered in real time.
- Premium or Reserved Names – A registry can and will withhold .mail domains names from open registrations that are considered premium domains, which are names that are highly desired or unique. These .mail domains with this premium status will eventually be auctioned to the highest bidder.
.mail would attempt to reduce the spam problem with the intention of eliminating the ability of hackers and spammers to hide behind the anonymity of an email. Currently spammers have the power of sending out e-mails that appear to be coming from legitimate companies such PayPal or EBay. .mail would change that because obtaining a .mail domain would require additional requirements and security procedures. .mail is being proposed by the Spamhaus Project, a well known company that tracks e-mail spammers and spam-related activity.
We may send you an email regarding your .mail 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 .mail is approved, ICANN will set forth rules and guidelines as well as a launch sequence which dictates who can register a new gTLD .mail, when and under what conditions. The expected launch sequence will be: