.med Domain Name Information

.med 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 Yes
  • Businesses can register Yes
    .med General FAQ
    The .med may have two potential uses in the near future. The .med extension may represent the regional area of the Mediterranean with the objective to build a Mediterranean digital space that would be needed support to economic spaces, cultural and academic Mediterranean.

    The other option for the .med name will be to create an exclusive presence for the medical community that resonates worldwide. .med is easily recognizable in over 70 languages and will provide a new sphere of trust by assigning domain names exclusively to healthcare professionals such as practitioners, research laboratories, healthcare centers, and universities.

    Why are there new gTLD's? .med 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 .med clearly shows what the website will contain, and therefore saves time and helps streamline the internet user’s experiences online. Get your .med domain today!
    When will .med 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 .med free pre-registrations?
    101domain.com has set a limit of 500 .med free pre-registrations per user. This limit is intended to allow equal opportunity to our customers and prevent domain name warehousing. Any .med free pre-registrations that exceed this amount or create multiple accounts will be deleted.
    Is 101domain.com authorized to accept .med free pre-registrations?
    Yes, 101domain.com is authorized to accept .med free pre-registrations.
    What will the gTLD launch sequence be for .med

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

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