General information about .name domain extension
Special provisions for .name domain
Registration in real time
After a prior notification of renewal or expiration of a .name domain, it will be automatically available for registration according to the rule first come, first served.
Trends and general information
The .name domain is a so-called generic top-level domain, abbreviated to gTLD. The peculiarity of this type of domain is that a certain association is already given by the name of the TLD - in the case of the .name domain, visitors know directly that it is on a domain of names, which is often used by artists, families or individuals. To represent his own name or a pseudonym. Because it is largely a TLD for individuals, it can be purchased and registered by anyone on the Internet worldwide - there are no significant restrictions or guidelines for attribution.
The registered .name domains are managed by VeriSign, which is also responsible for managing the domain .com and .net. You can buy and register .name domains since 1995.
Especially for families, artists or individuals, the .name domain is very appropriate. Personal information can be provided on an individual website, with the appropriate URL - artists, publishers and authors can record the artist's name and display works and references for viewing. Families can create their own email addresses or websites - they would be structured according to the following model: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ion.example.name.
As the .name domain is currently a fairly exotic domain, there are no concrete figures for use. However, many families, artists or individuals have already secured their .name domain. In February 2020, 120,801 domains were registered.