Over the past few years, the body in charge of gTLDs on the internet-ICANN-has been in the process of approving new gTLDs. For many years, users were limited to selecting a .com or a .net as the most recognizable generic top-level domain.
This presents a new opportunity for businesses and individual internet users to create their own unique online brand. With a fresh name tailored to your industry, it will allow your users to remember your domain more easily, and keep you aligned with your area of interest or your commercial field.
Realtime registration for hundreds of new extensions is available live on our website. We also accept pre-orders for new extensions in the process of being released. Fill out the Pre-Order form to submit your order for a new gTLD during the Launch phase for that extension. If the extension is available for realtime registration, you will be directed to our Bulk Registration page, where you can select the registration term that you would like. We will be updating this page often with new domains as they enter their launch phases over the coming years.
If you are a trademark holder, take advantage of advanced Sunrise registration of your domains. Donuts Inc. also offers a DPML (Domains Protected Marks List) blocking service that can prevent others from registering a trademarked domain. Send us any questions you have regarding Sunrise or the DPML blocking service and we can assist you with protecting your brand identity.
*1-year registration fee (CAD)
A gTLD is a Generic Top-Level Domain. Domain extensions such as .com, .net and .org are all gTLDs. ICANN contracted parties, registries and registrars allow individuals and organizations to maintain and manage those domains. ccTLD domains such as .ca, .uk or .de are country specific extensions which are overseen directly by individual governments or their appointed organization.
Until 2014 there have only been a handful of gTLDs that one could register. But recently, ICANN began the process of expanding the list available gTLDs by accepting applications for new extensions. With the first set of applications now approved, the new names have been released and continue to be released.
With the available domain names of the most common gTLDs, .com in particular, becoming more scarce, these new gTLDs present an opportunity for a new set of high-quality names to be released to the general public for registration. In addition to specific occupational or activity names, such as .contractor or .bike, it also provides more community and geographic names, such as .quebec or .nyc. Names that might have been already registered in the .com and .net TLDs can be available in the new TLDs.
The first set has become available as of the beginning of 2014.
New gTLDs are being launched on a weekly basis. Please be sure to check back on this page often, and check the list of domains that are pending approval to plan your new registration or pre-order.
ICANN is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. They are a non-profit organization that acts as the oversight body for the domain naming system on the internet, providing regulation and stability for that system. The new gTLD approval and implementation system is overseen by ICANN.
New gTLDs launched by any registry follow the same sequence of registration phases:
If you are interested in registering a domain during the Sunrise period of any new gTLD launch, please Contact us either by email or by phone for additional details regarding Sunrise launch dates and prices.
Before you will be able to submit an order during the Sunrise period, you will need to ensure that your trademark has been registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse and you have the SMD file provided by the Clearinghouse. For further details about the Trademark Clearinghouse and how to register your trademark, you may take a look at the other related FAQs or Contact us directly.
Our Pre-Order page will allow you to place an order for any of the new gTLDs that we are currently offering.
The Trademark Clearinghouse is an entity contracted by ICANN to store, validate and distribute information regarding trademarks submitted by rights holders. Storing a trademark with the Clearinghouse is required to order a domain during the Sunrise phase of any gTLD launch.
If you are a trademark holder interested in registering your domain with the Trademark Clearinghouse, you can Contact us to make the submission on your behalf as an ICANN accredited registrar.
In advance of any of the three phases of a new gTLD launch, you may submit a Pre-Order to us. There is no cost associated with placing the order, and no obligation to complete it. You will receive additional information regarding registration, release dates and pricing, once that information becomes available.
Certain domains that a registry has flagged as "premium" will cost more during the launch period and during General Availability. It may also cost more to renew them. If you would like to check the domains that you are interested in to see if they happen to be listed as Premium domains, you may submit your Pre-Order or contact us for further details.
You may pre-register a new gTLD at any time before General Availability. We will place the domain in the registration queue, which will be submitted to the registry once the General Availability period starts. We will then attempt to register the domain on your behalf. To place a pre-registration for a domain, enter the domain in the Pre-Order tab and select General from the available options.
Note: The following answers apply to new gTLDs in general. Specific domains may have special requirements or unique restrictions. Click an extension on the New gTLD list to view these requirements or restrictions.
Most new gTLDs can be registered by anybody. Certain specific domains may be restricted to special entities or be closed to the public. Please refer to the individual extension page for any such restrictions.
The following names are restricted as per ICANN policy: AFRINIC, IANA-SERVERS, NRO, ALAC, ICANN, RFC-EDITOR, APNIC, IESG, RIPE, ARIN, IETF, ROOT-SERVERS, ASO,
INTERNIC, RSSAC, CCNSO, INVALID, SSAC, EXAMPLE, IRTF, TEST, GAC, ISTF, TLD, GNSO, LACNIC, WHOIS, GTLD-SERVERS, LOCAL, WWW, IAB, LOCALHOST, IANA, NIC, All
International Olympic Committee names, All International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement names.
It should be noted that some names may be reserved by the registry for that extension. Any domains that you search for that happen to be restricted will be shown unavailable.
In general, the minimum registration period for a domain is one year. Any special requirements will be noted on the individual extension page for that domain.
Any further conditions related to specific domain names are provided on individual extension pages.
There are no management restrictions for most domain names. Any management restrictions specific to certain domains will be provided on the individual extension page.
New gTLDs follow the same transfer process governing all gTLDs. Transfers cannot be conducted within 60 days of the initial registration, but can be conducted thereafter. Any restrictions specific to a domain name will be provided on the individual extension page for that domain.
International Domain Name (IDN) support is provided on certain domain names targeted towards an international audience. Refer to the individual extension page for supported languages.
For more information on the new GTLD program and each of the new domains becoming available, please visit ICANN's website for the latest news and list of applied-for names.
New gTLDs are being released and now is your opportunity to pre-order domains with any of the new extensions we are offering! Enter your desired domains into the form below using any of the extensions you see in the categories below to place a Pre-Order for the domain. If the domain is available for realtime registration, you can proceed to the bulk registration page to complete the registration process.
For more information about the new gTLDs, please refer to our FAQ page.
Note: You will be required to log in or create an account to submit your list. Domains should be of the format "mydomain.gtld" without "www." or "http://" at the beginning. It must contain one of the new top-level domains indicated on the list of new gTLDs. This list may contain up to 50 domain names, one domain name per line. You will be prompted to confirm your entries.