About .BAND Domain Names

Musicians all around the world will find a powerful resource in the .band domain name. Music is often best promoted through social media, word of mouth, and creative communication. The .band domain will allow those involved on all levels of the music industry to boost their artistry to the next level.

Pre-Registration Information

The .band launch is divided into three pre-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 and 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

From November 18, 2014 at 17:00 UTC to January 17, 2015 at 17:00 UTC, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .band 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 .band 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 January 21, 2015 at 17:00 UTC to January 28, 2015 at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .band 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 .band 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 rewarded 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 January 28, 2014 at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .band domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .band 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.

Registration Information

Find up to date information on .band domains here.

Who can register .band domain names?

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

These domain names can have a up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, 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 .band domain supports IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) in the following languages: French and Spanish.

Which registry controls .band domain names?

The Rightside Registry is the sponsor and Demand Media is the back end registry of the .band extension.

For how long can I register .band domain names?

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

When do .band domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .band domain name on its expiration date. We will park .band 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 .band domain names to my account with you?

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

Can I transfer .band 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 .band domain names?

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

Can I backorder .band domain names?

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

Can I move .band 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 .band domain names?

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .band domain names?

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

Find more information on .band domain names here.


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