.cologne domain names

.cologne

.cologne is a local extension for the city of Cologne.

Your .cologne domain includes

  • Oui
    a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • Oui
    2 free mailboxes with 3GB of storage
  • Oui
    -50% off your first web hosting purchase
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.cologne domain prices

Registration

$18.13 per year

Register a .cologne domain

Transfer

$15.36 per year

Transfer a .cologne domain

Renewal

$18.13 per year

Renew a .cologne domain

View all prices and periods

Registration From 1 to 10 years $18.13 /year
Renewal From 1 to 9 years $18.13 /year
Late renewal period (domain suspended)45 days after the domain's expiration date $18.13 /year
Transfer $15.36
Restore (more info) 30 days after the late renewal period $107.05 for 1 year, then renewal at normal price
Owner change FREE
Period before release (Pending Delete)5 days after the restoration period

Prices for United States, in $ (USD), for A rates. Change

.COLOGNE

Origin

Germany

Creation date

2014

Registry

NetCologne

.cologne domain rules


.COLOGNE domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by NetCologne since May, 2014
Price: see the .COLOGNE domain names price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .COLOGNE domain names are open to everyone
Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place and also at the third and fourth place), the characters “ß”, “ä”, “ö” or “ü” will not be considered equivalent to “ss”, “ae”, “oe” or “ue”.
IDN (accented domain names): yes, German IDNs are supported
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Second-level extensions: no

Procedures

Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: UDRP and URS
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, will not expire in less than 90 days, is older than 60 days and was not transferred the past 60 days. The successful transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail), and will renew the domain for 1 year.
Change of Ownership: available on our interface
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table

Frequently asked questions

What is a domain name?

Domain names are essential to having an online presence. They are an easy way for people to know where to find your website and to send you emails. It’s the "gandi.net" in https://www.gandi.net.

Without a domain name, it would be necessary for everyone to know the exact IP address of the machine where your website is currently hosted (need hosting?). That might be fine if there was just one, but eventually everyone would have to start making a list somewhere, with the names of websites and their corresponding IP addresses they want to remember just so they could keep track of them all.

This is why domains are so very useful. Having a domain name (learn more) makes it possible for people to find you by just knowing the name of your website or email address. The domain name system takes care of converting your name into machine address where your content is hosted.

Learn more about domain names at Gandi

How can I register a domain name?

Maybe the easiest place for a first-time domain buyer to go to is Gandi’s domain shop.

If you already know the domain name you want to register:

  1. Enter the domain you want into Gandi’s form and submit.
  2. If the domain is available, we will display its price, and you can then add it to your shopping cart.
  3. Add your contact information to complete your order and proceed to checkout.

Frequently, it’s a good idea to register the name of your project or company in a couple different common extensions (for example: .com, .net, .de). This is a good way to protect your brand and keep your name unique online. To help you with this, we will give you a lower price if you choose to register a bundle of domains, our shop’s AI will suggest the most popular extensions for you in this case.

Learn more about registering domains at Gandi

How can I choose my domain name?

Choosing a great domain name can be a lot of fun. The name should be short, witty, easy to remember and meaningful to what you're about. For companies and associations, it's important to also remember to register domains in order to protect your organization's online identity, trademark, or brand.

Gandi provides you with over 700 extensions to choose from, so you can also be creative there too. Why limit yourself to .com when you can also make use of descriptive new extensions like .best, .lol, or .website!

With so many possibilities, Gandi can help you choose with our domain suggestion engine. You can search for the exact domain you want, or you can try entering a variety of words that are related to your project and submit. We will find great combinations based on your search and make a list of suggestions for you.

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How can I set-up my domain for a custom email address?

With your domain name at Gandi.net, you get two free mailboxes that you can use to create custom, professional-looking email addresses.

It's really simple to make a custom email address:

  1. go to your domain's admin at gandi.net,
  2. choose the "email" tab,
  3. click "create" and fill out the form!

You can use custom emails with Gandi even if your website is hosted elsewhere. (learn more).

Of course, you can buy more mailboxes if you need, or increase the storage from 3 GB to 50 GB. There are so many other features like forwarding addresses, aliases, out-of-office replies, and a lot more. For more on email at Gandi and everything you can do with it, please see our online documentation.

Learn more about email at Gandi

How can I secure my domain with DNSSEC?

Hackers are increasingly targeting the infrastructure of the internet itself by rerouting how domain names resolve and, in the process, stealing data. One simple way to prevent this from happening to your website and emails is by activating DNSSEC on your domain.

Gandi provides simple and free DNSSEC admin for domain names registered with us. If you are using our LiveDNS nameservers, the entire process is automatic.

To secure your domain with DNSSEC:

  1. Go to your domain's admin at gandi.net
  2. Choose the "DNSSEC" tab
  3. Click "Enable DNSSEC"

It's done! Your domain will now be protected from DNS cache poisoning, and your users can be assured that when they go to your website they will not be redirected elsewhere by a scammer. For added security, you can combine this with an SSL Certificate from Gandi as well.

This service is also available for customers using external (custom) nameservers. You can add up to 4 keys on our DNSSEC interface (learn more).

Learn more about DNSSEC at Gandi

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