What is .design?
One of the many specialized domain endings catering to a specific field and created to offer alternatives to the traditional domain endings like .com, .design is available to all individuals, companies, and organizations. In particular, .design domain names are intended for web professionals, especially those who work in website creation and design.
The .design domain ending offers several advantages
With a generic domain ending like .design, you enter an online universe that brings together, essentially, web professionals in a well defined area of activity, which in turn allows you to rapidly gain the trust of your site's visitors. Known in the field, .design allows you to quickly rank highly in search engine results and to stand out from domains using less specific domain endings.
Cultivate your business identity with a .design domain name
With a .design domain name you can be identified as a website design and creation expert at a glance, and you can also rest assured of a good SEO ranking. And since the word "design" is known around the world that applies to countries across the globe.
Rules and particularities of .design domain names
.DESIGN domain names at Gandi.net
Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited .DESIGN since February 2015
Terms and Conditions
Assigning: .DESIGN domain names are open to everyone
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first, third and fourth, and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: 1 to 10 years during general availability, 1 year during Sunrise and Landrush periods
Second-level extensions: no
Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: URS and UDRP
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, does not expire soon, is older than 60 days and has not been transferred in the last 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by email) and renews the domain name for one year
Change of Ownership: available on our interface, the current procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domaine name owner. Expiration date is unchanged.
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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