1. Which top level domains will Google Registry be offering?
  2. We've applied to be the registry for: .みんな, .ADS, .APP, .BOO, .DAD, .DAY, .EAT, .ESQ, .FLY, .HERE, .HOW, .ING, .MEME, .MOV, .PROF, .RSVP, .SOY, and .ZIP, among others. You can see the full list of domains for which we've applied in our May 2012 blog post. We'll be using some of those domains, such as .GOOGLE, .YOUTUBE, and .PLUS, for Google products, so they won't be open to the public. Other domains that we applied for had additional applicants; we're working to resolve those right now. Check back here for updates.

  3. What are the benefits of these new domains, and who should use them?
  4. An Internet that offers a more diverse array of domains will benefit us all by providing more organized, meaningful and secure online homes. Businesses and individuals who can't get the URLs they want for .com will have new options. Consumers will benefit by being able to tell what kinds of content are housed at specific domains. Non-English speakers will have more options in their native language. New online communities will form around these new guideposts, leading to more innovation on the web, already the world's most innovative medium.

  5. When will these domains be available for registration?
  6. ICANN has committed to delegating approximately 20 top level domains each week, starting later this year. Delegation order was determined by ICANN’s prioritization lottery. To check on Google Registry’s domains, please visit this page.

  7. Is Google Registry offering pre-registrations?
  8. Sorry, but no, we aren't able to offer pre-registrations for any of our domains.

  9. How do I become a Google Registry registrar partner?
  10. Please fill out this form if you're interested in becoming a registrar partner. We'll get in touch with more info about applying to be a partner before our first TLDs become available. Please note that Google Registry registrar partners must be ICANN-accredited registrars.

  11. How is Charleston Road Registry related to Google?
  12. Charleston Road Registry (CRR) is a subsidiary of Google. Because ICANN requires that registrars and registries remain separate entities, and Google is already an ICANN-accredited registrar, CRR exists as a separate company from Google. Google Registry is operated by Charleston Road Registry. We don't favor any registrar over any others in terms of pricing, awarding domains, or any other domain operations; we'll partner with any ICANN-accredited registrars that are interested in our domains.

  13. Where can I find details about Google Registry's DNS security practices (also known as the DNSSEC Practice Statement)?
  14. Our DNSSEC Practice Statement contains all relevant security and related operational information for Google Registry DNS. It is structured in compliance with RFC 6841.

  15. What is the Google Registry doing to help protect trademark owners on their TLDs?
  16. Google will comply with all of ICANN's rights protection mechanisms (RPMs) for the new gTLD program. This means we'll participate in things ICANN's created such as the Trademark Clearinghouse and dispute resolution procedures. We'll also add RPMs such as a 60-day sunrise and a free permanent claims service permitting brand owners to monitor up to 50 previously abused trademarks.

  17. I would like to change the personal information in my WHOIS record, or I am deleting my domain and would like all of my personal information in the WHOIS record to be deleted.
  18. To request for your domain record and all personal information attached to the record to be deleted, or to change any personal information attached to the WHOIS record for your domain, please contact your registrar. Google Registry receives this information from registrars. If your registrar is not able to change this information for you or delete the domain and all personal information attached to it, please file a complaint with us using the “Report a problem” link at the bottom of this page, and we can investigate the issue with your registrar.