.download domain names



.DOWNLOAD is an extension dedicated to websites offering downloadable content.

It includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • LiveDNS nameservers Anycast + DNSSEC
  • 10,000 aliases and forwarding addresses

Why .download?

A .download domain name for a file sharing website

Intended for download sites, .download is easily understood by internet users around the world. Buying a .download domain name provides you with a clear web address that serves to easily identify the type of content you offer.

A .download domain name for a targeted use

Whether for free or for sale, offering a download service is an effective way to build your community. If you already have a more traditional domain name — like .com or .net — using a .download domain name lets you offer an online space 100% dedicated to downloads, whether you have your own platform, offer courses online, podcasts, videos, or other exclusive content.

Anyone can register a .download domain name

The .download domain ending is open to everyone. Professionals or private individuals: you can register your domain name in just a few clicks, without having to follow any special .download-specific procedure to do so. These domain names are allocated on a first come, first served basis: it makes sense, then, to reserve your .download domain today! Also good to know: transferring a .download domain will only add one year to the renewal date.

.download domain prices



per year
  • From 1 to 10 years



  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration



per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 45 days after the domain's expiration date - $89.08
Pricing Options Prices for New Zealand, taxes excluded, in $ (NZD)

Other prices and periods


30 days after the late renewal period


the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change


Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

5 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .download domain names

Technical operator
Creation date


.DOWNLOAD domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited since December 2013.

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .DOWNLOAD domain names are open to everyone.

Syntax: From 1 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.

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 transfer renews the domain name for one year.

Change of Ownership: Available on our interface, the procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date remains unchanged.

Deletion process: Quarantine of 30 days, see this table.

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