There were three companies that applied to create the .HOSTING Top Level Domain (TLD), however, each company, if approved, intends to operate the dot hosting TLD as an unrestricted registry, meaning that each company intends to sell domain names within the dot hosting TLD to the general public. It remains to be seen which of the three applicants will gain approval to operate the dot hosting TLD.
Every TLD application has been assigned a Prioritization Number. The Prioritization Number is the order in which a TLD will be evaluated by ICANN. Prioritization numbers start at 1 and go through 1917 at this time. (Applicants who withdraw from the application process are taken out of the prioritization number assignment, and all others move up in the queue, so the total number of prioritization numbers will decrease over time as applicants withdraw their applications.) Dottransfer Inc. was assigned prioritization number 393, while Uniregistry, Corp. was assigned prioritization number 305; however, Trixy Birch, LLC (a Donuts, Inc. company) was assigned prioritization number 997. This means that all three applicants will have to wait until Trixy Birch, LLC has completed the initial evaluation step before the three can proceed forward through the ICANN application process.
The dot hosting TLD is a meaningful TLD and offers hosting services providers the opportunity to associate themselves with a meaningful Top Level Domain. Pre-register for your domain name in the dot hosting TLD today!
How Does It Work?
- Pre-Register Your Domain Name.
- When each Top Level Domain announces their pricing structure, we'll email you with that information.
- Corfirm your order and provide payment information.
- DotAnything.co Inc. will put in a purchase request on your behalf as soon as domain name sales start.
- You may transfer your domain name to your preferred registrar.
is a Pre-registration?
When you pre-register for a domain name, it’s like adding it to a shopping list. DotAnything.co Inc. will keep your shopping list for you until pricing for each top level domain is announced to the public. At that time, DotAnything.co Inc. will email you and ask you to confirm your pre-registration request and provide payment in advance for every domain that you have pre-registered. DotAnything.co Inc. will put in a purchase request on your behalf as soon as domain name sales begin. DotAnything.co Inc. will refund the purchase price of any domains that do not result in an actual Registration.
- How much will my domain
Per domain pricing for each top level domain has not yet been announced. Get New TLDs will email you with per domain pricing for each of the domains that you have pre-registered prior to the General Availability date.
- Can I cancel my pre-registration?
Pre-registration requests are not final until after your pre-registration is confirmed and you have provided payment information.
- When will I get my domain
No one can guarantee that you will get every domain name that you pre-register for. No one even knows for sure which top level domains will be approved by ICANN, and which will not be. It is estimated that future new top level domain operators from this application round may begin selling domain names as early as 2014. Get New TLDs Inc. will email pre-registration customers with the expected “go live" date for each TLD that they have pre-registered for when this information becomes available.
- What types of domains can I pre-register?
You may pre-register generic names, such as names that are not trademarked. You may not pre-register for Geographic Names, Trademarked names, or names that are on the Names Collission list. Learn more about our Pre-Registration Guidelines.
New TLDs Launch Calendar
Visit our launch calendar to learn when your favorite new TLDs are scheduled for Sunrise and General Availability. Submit a paid pre-registration for domains in your favorite TLD and DotAnything.co will submit a purchase request on your behalf when domains go to General Availability.
Top Ten New TLDs of 2015
The Top 10 new gTLDs 0f 2015 are out! This year's top 10 included 9 generic and, surprisingly, one branded TLD.
Many of the country’s leading brands have applied to create their own Top Level Domains. Here are a few of our favorites.
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