.photo domain names



.photo is an extension dedicated to professional photographers

It includes

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

Why .photo?

Why get a .photo domain name?

Like many generic domain endings created in the 2000s targeting very precise industries (.info, .immo, .hotel, etc.), .photo was launched to relieve the bottleneck in traditional domain endings like .com and .net, who were approaching saturation. The .photo domain ending was specifically conceived for photography professionals and amateurs, whether photographers, galleries, or manufacturers.

A built-in international orientation with a .photo domain name

With a name that clearly explains the type of content that you'll find on the associated website, the .photo domain name is easily understood anywhere in the world and is open to any business or individual without any special registration conditions. This domain ending is appropriate, then, for photographers looking to present their work in order to find customers for their work as well as for amateurs that want to keep an online gallery of their pictures. This domain ending could also be used by businesses or organizations with a link to tourism to create a site where potential customers can find images of a city, a hotel, a restaurant, etc. online.

Promote your business with a .photo domain name

As with other domain endings, .photo gives a more professional touch to your site while integrating it to a larger online community: the community of internet users who practice, use, or enjoy photography. The .photo domain ending also offers you the advantage of being well indexed by search engines whenever a user searches for images online related to your area of activity.

.photo 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 - €44.99
Pricing Options Prices for France, taxes excluded, in € (EUR)

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 .photo domain names

Creation date


Related Contract

View the .photo contract

.photo domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited .photo since December 2013

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .photo 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 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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