About .TECH Domain Names

Web developers, information security analysts, systems administrators, research firms and tech bloggers can register .tech domains for custom web addresses that spotlight their strengths. The .tech extension tells everyone you’re the one to call for technical guidance.

Registration Phases

The .tech launch is divided into three pre-registration phases: Priority Pre-Registration (Sunrise), Priority Pre-Registration (Early Access) 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, Early Access and General Availability phases, and we'll submit your registration application when the phase begins.

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.

Priority Pre-Registration - Sunrise

From May 25, 2015 at 16:00 UTC to July 24, 2015 at 16:00 UTC, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .tech 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 we.tech for information on registering a trademark.

Bulk .tech 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: You cannot cancel your pre-registration application. 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 - Early Access

From July 29, 2015 at 16:00 UTC to August 5, 2015 at 16:00 UTC, customers can purchase .tech domain names at a premium price and on a first-come, first-served basis. This phase offers the best chance of securing a domain name.

Bulk domain registration is not supported during this phase.

Pricing: The first 4 days of Priority Pre-Registration will have different fees, with day one being the highest and every day thereafter decreasing in price. Days 5 through 7 will be the same fee. The price of a domain registration during Priority Pre-Registration includes the registration fee and a non-refundable early application fee. For example, if a domain name's registration fee is $30 and the early application fee is $12,500, then the total cost is $12,530. The price of your gTLD may vary based on the domain you search for and pre-register.

Note: The early application fee is NOT refundable if the domain is awarded and then dropped. The early application fee is not charged if you do not get the domain. The registration fee is refundable if the domain name is dropped, or if you do not get the domain name.

General Availability

Beginning August 5, 2015 at 16:00 UTC, customers can register .tech domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .tech 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.

Note: You cannot cancel your pre-registration application. If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee.

Registration Information

For up-to-date information on .tech, click here.

Who can register .tech domain names?

Anyone can register .tech domain names on a first come, first serve basis.

These domain names can have up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except as the first or last characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. IDNs will not be supported for .tech.

Which registry controls .tech domain names?

The Radix Registry is the sponsor and CentralNic is the backend provider for the .tech extension.

For how long can I register .tech domain names?

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

When do .tech domain names renew?

Your .tech domains will be auto-renewed on their expiration date and will be parked after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name is not renewed within 40 days of expiration, it will be cancelled.

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

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

Can I transfer .tech 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 .tech domain names?

Private Registration is available for .tech domain names, but Protected Registration is not.

Can I backorder .tech domain names?

No. We currently do not support the backorder of .tech domain names.

Can I move .tech 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 .tech domain names?

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .tech domain names?

One nameserver is required for .tech domains to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. IPv4, IPv6, DNSSEC is supported.


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