Sunrise Period: Registration is available only to verified trademark holders. This is the first opportunity for anyone to register a new domain.
To register a domain, you must have your trademark(s) validated by the Trademark Clearinghouse. Once your trademark is approved, the TMCH will send an SMD file that you can use to complete your registration.
Landrush Period: Priority Pre-Registration allows you to register domain names immediately after trademark holders and before the domain enters General Availability.
Early Access Program (EAP): Some New Domains can be Pre-Registered at varying price points, similar to an auction. The domain will be awarded to the registrant who Pre-Registers at the highest price point. EAP Pre-Registrations will be fully refunded if we are unable to secure the domain, or if someone else registers at a higher price point.
Pre-Registration takes place after the Sunrise and Landrush periods. We will attempt to reserve a specific domain name for you before it reaches General Availability, similar to a backorder.
Pre-Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. You will receive a full refund if we are unable to secure the domain name for you.
Pre-Registration is available to everyone—there are no trademark requirements.
*All Priority Pre-registration and Pre-registration orders cannot be cancelled. Unsuccessful pre-orders will be automatically refunded after the domain general availability date. Check out the list of domain general availability dates to see when a domain becomes available and preorder refunds would be processed.