About .DENTIST Domain Names

The .dentist domain name will provide a comprehensive platform for dentists around the world to build a successful practice. From attracting new patients online to offering those same patients an essential information portal, dental practitioners can find a way to stand out and thrive in a competitive market.

Pre-Registration Information

The .dentist launch is divided into three registration phases: Trademark Holder (Sunrise), Priority Pre-Registration (Early Access) and Pre-Registration (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 register for Sunrise, or pre-register for 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.

Trademark Holders Registration - Sunrise

Starting October 23, 2014 at 18:00 UTC, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .dentist 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 .dentist 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 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 December 17, 2014, at 17:00 UTC to December 24, 2014 at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .dentist 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 .dentist registration is not supported during Early Access.

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.

Pre-Registration - General Availability

Beginning December 24, 2014, at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .dentist domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .dentist 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: 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

Who can register .dentist domain names?

The .dentist domain is not a restricted TLD, so anyone can register it on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you intend to host dental services on your domain name, the following eligibility information is required:

  • Accrediting Body
  • Accrediting Body Email
  • Accrediting Body Phone

Registrations of Domains that will not be providing dental services will NOT need to provide any eligibility information. The domain purchase path will capture the required info if and when necessary for each domain purchased for .dentist.

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 #. The .dentist supports IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) in the following languages: French and Spanish.

Which registry controls .dentist domain names?

The Rightside Registry manages and supports the .dentist extension.

For how long can I register .dentist domain names?

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

When do .dentist domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .dentist domain name on its expiration date. We will park .dentist domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 40 days following expiration, we cancel the the domain name and remove it from your account.

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

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

Can I transfer .dentist 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 .dentist domain names?

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

Can I backorder .dentist domain names?

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

Can I move .dentist 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 .dentist domain names?

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .dentist domain names?

Two nameservers is required for .dentist domain to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.


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