Expanding the Online Frontier
Welcome to Google’s domain registry. We’re really excited about the domains we’ll be offering. The Internet has always been first and foremost about self-expression, and the dawn of this era of hundreds of new domains marks one of the most unpredictable moments in the history of a highly unpredictable medium.
.EDU has always meant education, .GOV government, .ORG non-profits. Today's new domains are infinitely more open-ended. There will be new homes for creativity, for business, for explorers, comedians and professionals. What will .HOW mean? .EAT? .SOY? We have our ideas, but how you develop your piece of this online real estate is up to you. Whether you're a dad or a traveler, a developer or a movie maker, a Japanese speaker or a tour guide, the web, happily, is what you make of it.Become a partner
Google is planning on being the registry for many new top level domains including these.
An explanation of the .app Early Access Program (EAP)May 2, 2018
EAP is a 7-day period in advance of General Availability (GA) during which domains can be registered immediately. During EAP there is a one-time early access fee in addition to the usual annual price for the domain, which can vary depending on whether the name is standard or premium. This early access fee is one time and not charged for renewals. There are five different price tiers in EAP, starting with the highest tier and decreasing each day as follows:
- 2018-05-01 16:00 UTC — Tier 1 begins (highest price tier)
- 2018-05-02 16:00 UTC — Tier 2 begins
- 2018-05-03 16:00 UTC — Tier 3 begins
- 2018-05-04 16:00 UTC — Tier 4 begins
- 2018-05-05 16:00 UTC — Tier 5 begins (lowest price tier, lasts 3 days)
- 2018-05-08 16:00 UTC — GA begins (no more additional one-time fee)
Domain name registrars set the price they charge for each EAP tier, and prices may vary across registrars. In addition to EAP, there are also premium domains; these domains have higher prices that are independent of EAP. These premium prices apply to renewals as well as initial registrations, and also apply in GA.
See our list of participating registrars for .app for where to buy .app domains in EAP and GA once it begins.
Launch details for .appMarch 1, 2018
We are currently in the process of launching our fourth open top-level domain, .app, a more secure domain for apps. From games to news to education to business, .app is the perfect home to promote apps on the web. The .app domain is a great place to showcase a unique and trustworthy destination. If you’re interested in carrying .app domains, you can download our RRA here.
Here are the important dates to be aware of in 2018:
- Mar 29 - May 1: Trademark holders can register .app domains (known as the "Sunrise" period).
- May 1 - May 8: Anyone can register available .app domains for an extra fee (known as the "Early Access" period).
- May 8 and onwards: Anyone can register available .app domains (known as “General Availability").
Please note that a claims period will run indefinitely, during which trademark owners will receive notification when their marks are registered as domains.
For now we will be exclusively focusing on launching .app. We are continuing to work on plans for .dev, which shall be launched at a future time. Stay tuned for more details if you’re interested in carrying .dev!
Launch update for .app and .devDecember 14, 2017
We are currently finalizing plans to launch .app and .dev as open top-level domains in the first half of 2018. If you’re an ICANN-accredited domain registrar, please send a request for more information.
Please click here to review our new policy.
Codebase powering Google Registry released as open sourceOctober 18, 2016
We're proud to announce the release of Nomulus, the platform powering the Google Registry, under the Apache 2.0 Free and Open Source License. Nomulus is a high availability, horizontally scaling shared registry system that runs on Google Cloud Platform. With this release it is now available for use both by other registry operators and as a reference for registrars who are integrating with a Nomulus-powered registry provider.