New gTLDs / WatchList

What is a New gTLD?

A gTLD stands for "generic Top Level Domain". It's often simply referred to as the domain's extension. The .com gTLD is most popular example. For example, in google.com the gTLD is .com. In google.net the gTLD is .net. Recently, there has been a call for more gTLDs to be made available on the Internet and about 1,500 unique applications for these gTLDs have been made by various Registry operators. The result is that hundreds of new gTLDs will soon be made available for registration to the general public. Many of these new gTLDs will appeal to specific uses on the Internet such as ".web", ".shop", ".blog", ".app", etc.

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What is the lifecycle of a new TLD?

New TLDs will go through a typical lifecycle such as this:

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Is there a charge to use the Watchlist?

Watchlist is FREE with no obligation or commitment. You may enter in as many domains to watch as you like. We will inform you as we update the rules for Watchlist.

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How will I know what to do next?

We will update Watchlist and email you details as information becomes available for each TLD.

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How will the Watchlist help me register my domain(s)?

You will be able to place orders for sunrise, landrush and general availability direct from Watchlist. We'll send you emails when we begin accepting orders so you don.t miss the chance to get the domains you want.

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How much will it cost to register domains in these new TLDs?

The registries have not published their pricing yet and we are only accepting Watchlist submissions, which are free and non-binding. We will contact you with pricing information related to the gTLDs in your Watchlist when this information becomes available.

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Do I have to buy all of the domains in my Watchlist?

Your Watchlist is an expression of interest, not a commitment to buy. You may remove items from Watchlist at any time.

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When are the TLDs in the Watchlist going live?

Each proposed TLD has is pending approval by ICANN. As applications are approved, each TLD will have its own launch timeline. Watchlist will be updated as those timelines become available.

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Where will I go for Pre-Registration, Sunrise and other periods before Go Live?

You will be able to purchase domain names directly from Watchlist as registries begin taking orders for each TLD.

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Will I be able to tell if other people have submitted any of the domains on my Watchlist?

All Watchlist entries are private to the account that submitted them.

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Why can't I add some proposed TLDs to Watchlist?

Watchlist does not accept TLDs that will not be available for public registration. Updates to Watchlist are ongoing as the status of TLDs change.

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How do I get started with WatchList

Simply login to our WatchList portal using your DomainPeople account login details. If you don't have an account with us, you can create a free account at: account sign up.

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