A domain is the location of your website. It’s the address that users type into the URL bar of a browser to find you online.
There are typically three phases: Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability.
Each registration phase has a defined date for submission and processing. During the Pre-Registration phase, you will be allowed to submit an application ahead of the defined dates for other phases. Sunrise is a registration period specifically for trademark holders. Landrush is after Sunrise and before General Availability. Landrush is a premium registration opportunity for those seeking an early, non-trademark registration. General Availability (GA) is first come, first served registration. While GA is open to the public, there may be some requirements for registration (example: membership to an organization).
However, when you register with us, we relieve you of the hassle of knowing which phase applies to you. Simply register with us and we will take care of the rest for you. Please note that we will enable you to provide key information such as your trademark information that will increase your chances for successful registration. We will collect pre-registration requests and hold them in a queue until it is time to submit (opening of Sunrise, for example).
Pre-registering does not guarantee acceptance/approval of your application but simply puts your application in front of the line.
That will depend the type of domain you purchase and if you’re using any discounts or coupons.
Registering multiple domain names can improve the online identity for your business and protect your brand. You can keep variations of your domain name from being registered by competitors. For additional information on ways registering multiple can benefit you, read our article: Why Secure More Than One Domain for Your Business?
When your domain expires, it will become deactivated and all services attached to it become inactive. There is a 30-day grace period to renew your domain name. After that, it’ll still be possible to renew your domain, but you’ll have to pay a reinstatement fee. With Domain Expiration Protection, your domain stays secure for up to 1 year if you’re unable to renew.
Domain squatting, also known as cybersquatting, is the act of buying, selling or using a domain name with the intent to profit from someone else’s trademark. With our AdultBlock service, you’ll have the trademark protection that prevents the registration of your trademark labels with the following adult themed domain extensions: .XXX, .SEX, .PORN, or .ADULT domain extensions.