Why choose a .name domain name?
Originally intended to mean "last name," .name was launched in January 2002 and let individuals use their names to create a website. Organizations and businesses can also protect their brand name with the .name doain ending. The name used doesn't have to be a family name: it could be a first name, the name of a brand, even an individual's nickname. You can register a .name domain name for anywhere between one and three years and can be renewed after that.
Offer a personal touch with a .name domain name
The .name domain ending is very effective for all individuals or businesses that want to promote their identity and to make it more known online. This domain ending is also compatible with DNSSEC, which lets anyone visiting your site to do so securely, giving your business a reliable and secure image.
Cultivate your business's identity with a .name domain name
A .name domain name can be composed of between 3 and 63 characters, and it's possible to include characters from other alphabets. Names come from around the world, which can give your .name domain name an international outlook.
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Rules and particularities of .name domain names
.NAME with Gandi.netAccreditation: Gandi has been accredited by VeriSign since September 2001
Number of domains managed by Gandi: over 3 000 .NAME as September 1st, 2010Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts
Terms and conditionsAssigning: .NAME domain names are open to everyone, but the domain must correspond to a personal or pen name for which you have the right (see our contract for more detail)
Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Second-level extensions: no
Email Forwarding : warningGandi do not provide the Registry forwarding email for .name domains of third level.(of type firstname.lastname.name). To have a redirection of the form email@example.com with Gandi, you must reserve a second level .name (of type lastname.name).
ProceduresRenewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: UDRP , ERDRP
Change of Registrar:You must begin the process at your new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar), and that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited". A confirmation e-mail will be sent (FOA) to the e-mail address of the current owner of the domain. On average the processing time for this procedure can take from 1 to 10 days.
Change of owner:available on our interface
Deletion process: Quarantine of 30 days, see this table
Frequently Asked Questions
What hosting plan should I choose?
Gandi offers several different types of quality web hosting that are easy to use:
How do I choose the right domain for me?
Explore our various services:
- Check the domain availability of your ideal domain name with our domain search tool
- See all the domain name extensions (over 750) we offer
- new domain name extensions
- WHOIS: view publicly available domain name information
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