Is local company in Food / Gastronomy required?
A local company is not required for registration of COOKING domains.
Is local admin contact in Food / Gastronomy required?
A local administrative contact is not required for registration of COOKING domains.
Are trademarks usable in Food / Gastronomy?
No trademark is required in order to register a COOKING domain. Trademark holders who wish to protect their intellectual property during and after the launch of new gTLDs should consider registering their trademark(s) with the Trademark Clearinghouse. The service includes preventive warning notices to would-be violators of your trademark, notification of violations as well as access to early bird Sunrise registration ahead of other registrants. For more information please see Trademark Clearinghouse Managed Submission
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) available?
Spanish IDN characters are allowed.
Are generic domains allowed for .COOKING?
There are no limitations for generic domain names with COOKING. However, the COOKING registry has a short list of premium, reserved and banned names which can not be registered at the moment.
Is the .COOKING domain price guaranteed?
So long as the domain name is a normal .COOKING, then the price will not change. However, the .COOKING registry has a short list of Premium names at a higher price. Please see other FAQ item regarding Premium names.
What is a Premium .COOKING name?
The .COOKING registry has a short list of Premium names registered at a substantially higher annual fee level. These are typically short and well known dictionary words, well known company names, 1-2-3 letter words and numbers etc.. At the moment we are not able to live-check for such Premium classification. We therefore ask you to either contact us beforehand at Contact us
, or file the application, whereafter we will check for its status before continuing. Should the domain prove to have a higher price level, we will inform you whereafter you can either go ahead with the new price level or cancel your application at no cost.
How much time does it take to register .COOKING domain name?
Usually, it takes 1 day/s to register a .COOKING domain name in Food / Gastronomy. We will file the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot provide guarantees as we have no influence on the speed of the Food / Gastronomy domain authority once the application has been filed.
What is the minimum of characters allowed for .COOKING domains?
It is not possible to apply for .COOKING domain names with less than 3 characters.
What is the maximum of characters allowed for .COOKING domains?
It is not possible to apply for .COOKING domain names with more than 63 characters.
Can I register more than one Food / Gastronomy domain name?
Registration of multiple COOKING names is allowed. There are no limitations.
Do I have to configure my DNS?
You are not required to configure your nameservers in advance, in order to register COOKING domains. We do however recommend that you do so. However, if you are unfamiliar with nameservers and DNS settings, you can ignore this part and ask your webmaster after having completed the registration of your COOKING domains.