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What is a .radio domain?

Are you an independent radio station owner? How do you tell your two audiences – potential advertisers and listeners – who and where you are? With a .radio top-level domain name, that's how! Google and other search engines will broadcast it for you!

How do I buy a .radio domain?

To purchase your .radio 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.

European Broadcasting Union, the registry authorized to operate the .radio domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .radio 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 .radio registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.

How do I transfer a .radio domain?

Transferring your .radio 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 .radio 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.

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FAQs for .radio

.radio domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .radio during general availability is Instant.
.radio Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 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.radio); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.radio).
DNSSEC is available for .radio domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .radio 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 .radio extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .radio 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.
No. At present the .radio domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
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.
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) manages the registration of domain names with the .radio Top Level Domain.

You may visit them here:European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Domain Requirements for .radio

To register and renew a .radio domain name, you must be an individual or a legal entity with a nexus to the .radio community. This nexus means that you must be linked to the community at the time of registration and thereafter Validation of said nexus will be carried out on a case by case basis by the .radio Registry Operator. Examples of a valid nexus are, among others, broadcasting livestreams, radio programs related content, individual radio professional activities, radio-related events, radio-related services or equipment provision and diffusion, and any other in which the registrant provides content for the benefit and advancement of the .radio community.

Registrants are required to state the intended use for the registered domain name. A false statement of intended use is an indication of bad faith and may be the basis for the suspension of the domain name.

Please read the full .radio Registration Policy Version 19.06.2017 and .radio Launch Policy Version 19.06.2017 for more information about the eligibility requirements and verification process.

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.

Radio amateurs for domains in the following format may qualify for lower pricing. "radio-amateur-callsign.radio", for example JY5IG.radio. Additionally Radio Journalists and professionals may also qualify for lower pricing if for domains derived from first name and last name Contact us for more information.

How do I renew a .radio 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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