About .SOCIAL Domain Names

.SOCIAL is ideal for uniting brands, groups and individuals – a meeting point to share, praise, engage and more. It’s also made for social media consultants and community service groups.

Pre-Registration Information

The .SOCIAL launch is divided into three pre-registration phases: Trademark Holder (Sunrise), Priority Pre-Registration (Landrush) and General Availability. Each phase has specific application requirements:

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration gives you the best possible chance of securing a domain name before it's available to the general public, but it doesn't guarantee you will get it. You can pre-register for Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability phases, and we'll submit your registration application when the phase begins.

Note: If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

Trademark Holders Registration - Sunrise

Once this phase opens, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .SOCIAL domain containing their owned mark, before it's available to the public.

Trademark validation goes through the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which is an ICANN global repository for trademark data. Visit the TMCH website for information on registering a trademark.

Bulk .SOCIAL registration is not supported during Sunrise.

If you aren’t able to secure the domain name, we’ll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

Priority Pre-Registration - Landrush

Customers can purchase .SOCIAL domain names at a premium price. A non-refundable application fee in addition to the domain's registration fee is collected when the registration request is submitted.

Bulk .SOCIAL registration is not supported during Landrush.

Domains registered during Landrush will renew at the standard General Availability renewal price unless they are premium names.

Note: If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

General Availability

Once this phase opens, customers can register .SOCIAL domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .SOCIAL registration is supported during General Availability.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren’t able to secure the domain name, we’ll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

Registration Information

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Who can register .SOCIAL domain names?

Anyone can register .SOCIAL domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

These domain names can have a up to 63 characters, with a minimum of 3 characters, and can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. It does support IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) characters in French, and Spanish.

Which registry controls .SOCIAL domain names?

The United TLD Registry manages and supports the .SOCIAL extension.

For how long can I register .SOCIAL domain names?

You can register a .SOCIAL domain name for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 10 years.

When do .SOCIAL domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .SOCIAL domain name on its expiration date. We will park .SOCIAL domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 45 days following expiration, we cancel the the domain name and remove it from your account.

Can I transfer .SOCIAL domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer my domain to GoDaddy for details on the transfer process.

Can I transfer .SOCIAL domain names from you to another registrar?

Yes. See Transfer domain to another registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

Can I add privacy and protection to .SOCIAL domain names?

Yes. Private Registration and Protected Registration are available for .SOCIAL domain names.

Can I backorder .SOCIAL domain names?

No. We currently do not support that backorder of .SOCIAL domain names.

Can I move .SOCIAL domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Move a domain to another GoDaddy account to start the account move process.

Can I update the contact information for .SOCIAL domain names?

Yes. See Change domain contact information for details on making these changes.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .SOCIAL domain names?

Two nameservers is required for .SOCIAL domain to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed.

For more information on .SOCIAL domain names, go here.


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