How to register an expired domain name

There’s 2 reasons you might want to register an expired domain name: It’s your own domain name and you forgot to renew. Or, it’s someone else’s domain name and you want it. Unfortunately, it’s complicated, because different registrars and different top-level domains have different terms for how they do things. […]

Registering a Domain Name Forever

The official ICANN has responses to general questions, and the answer to “How long does a registration last? Can it be renewed?” is: Each registrar has the flexibility to offer initial and renewal registrations in one-year increments, provided that the maximum remaining unexpired term shall not exceed ten years. With […]

How to get the new gTLD domain names you want 3

With new gTLDs (generic top-level domains) launching every week this year and the next, there’s quite a feeding frenzy for potentially popular domain names. There are domain investors (aka domainers or cybersquatters, cf. domain name speculation) as well as individuals and organizations that want to get certain domain names. The […]

When will more new gTLD websites go live? 1

Thousands upon thousands of domain names are being registered with new gTLD extensions, 746,000+ new domain names at the time of this post, with endings like: .guru .berlin .club .photography .email .link .today .tips .company (gTLD stands for generic top level domain) – but I’m finding less than 1% (guesstimate) […]

How can I get a .CHURCH domain name? 3

[UPDATE] See this list of registrars and pricing for .CHURCH domain names for where you can register .CHURCH domain names now As the Internet namespace expansion program continues its roll-out, I’m hearing this recurring question from pastors: “How do I get my .CHURCH domain name?” I talk with quite a […]

6 ways to choose a meaningful domain name with a new gTLD, like .PHOTOGRAPHY

The Internet expansion program continues growing, with 7+ new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) becoming available every week for the public to register new domain names. The 2 most popular so far are .GURU and .PHOTOGRAPHY, with 35,000+ and 18,000+ registered domains, respectively, at the time of this blog post. I’ve […]

Are there websites with domains like .HOLDINGS .PLUMBING .SINGLES .VENTURES ?

The Internet namespace is expanding faster than ever, with an estimated 1000+ new generic top-level domains (gTLD) launching in the next 2 years. At the time of this writing, there are 21 brand new gTLDs (aka domain extensions) publicly available in English. Technically, there are also 200+ 2-letter ccTLDs (country-code top-level domains) plus the previously […]