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.EQUIPMENT Top-Level Domain General Availability

The .EQUIPMENT extension has entered the General Availability phase, therefore now it is possible to order/apply for domain names within the: .EQUIPMENT extension/suffix. Please contact our support via e-mail or use the contact form in order to buy .EQUIPMENT domains.

.EQUIPMENT - general information

The goal of .EQUIPMENT is to offer prime domain name registration to businesses, organisations and individuals seeking to enhance their Internet experience. The new .EQUIPMENT domain is an exciting opportunity for businesses selling any sort of machinery, accessories or furnishings to establish a meaningful web presence with an easy to remember domain name. If your particular focus is the construction industry, then think of the web traffic you could generate with a name like “thebestconstruction.equipment.” The .EQUIPMENT gTLD is an excellent way to communicate exactly what you are supplying, selling, servicing, or specializing in.

.EQUIPMENT is a new generic Top-Level Domain (Business Niche gTLD) announced by ICANN, the Internet domain authority. The New gTLD Program`s goal is to enhance competition, innovation, and consumer choice. You can see it as your opportunity to get that perfect domain which has been taken by someone else. The introduction of .EQUIPMENT domain extension is divided into three phases: Pre-registration, Sunrise and Landrush. After Landrush period, the .EQUIPMENT domain will become public and registrations will be available to everyone (General availability).

Pre-registration
(active for non-trademark holders till General availability)
A free and non-binding way to get a head start securing the new domain name. Indication of an interest in a given domain and eventually registering name(s) in .EQUIPMENT when registration becomes available.
Sunrise
(approx duration 30-60 days)
Time at the launch of the .EQUIPMENT domain before public domain registration for the .EQUIPMENT begins, allowing brand/trademark owners to register, or block related domain names. See our Managed TMCH Submission service.
Landrush
(approx duration 30 days)
The initial launch phase for broad general distribution when anyone (usually companies) can submit a request for a domain name under the .EQUIPMENT. Landrush registrations are typically NOT first-come, first-served. Duplicate requests are auctioned between the parties desiring an identical name.
General availability
(perpetual after Landrush)
Finally, domain names under the .EQUIPMENT will be available to the general public, at normal retail prices on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants may attempt to register previously pre-registered domains within .EQUIPMENT. When a domain is registered, it is officially reserved and registered in real time.

If you are not a brand owner, before General availability you are allowed to take part only in the first phase and pre-register your desired domain names within .EQUIPMENT. The use of our gTLD pre-registration module is free of charge and without any obligation to buy later on. We will keep you updated on future developments related to your preregistered domains, including information about pricing and regulations, once these have been announced by the registry responsible for a given gTLD. Please note that pre-registration of .EQUIPMENT is not a queue. Although we will try our best, we cannot provide any kind of guarantee that pre-registration will eventually lead to successful registration of your chosen domain within the .EQUIPMENT extension.
If you wish to secure your rights to a specific domain name, please choose our Managed TMCH Submission service which offers trademark owners a simple yet efficient way to monitor and protect their brands. It is also the only way by which trademark owners can participate in designated Sunrise periods.
For non-trademark holders Pre-registration of .EQUIPMENT will be available until General availability.

Why .EQUIPMENT?

Whether you provide heavy industrial equipment, agricultural vehicles, computer parts or musical instruments, .EQUIPMENT is a great domain for you. Advertising products and services on such a scale has not been possible ever before. With the .EQIPMENT extension, your advertisements can precisely target your desired audience and place your product in front of their eyes. Enhancing your online visibility along with focusing marketing efforts should now be easier. Don't let this great opportunity pass you by and select the name that will best describe your .EQUIPMENT. That perfect extension with a potential to help your business grow is just a few key strokes away.

Regardless of the job people do, they need tools to get it done. From computers and printers through blenders and microscopes to mining trucks and harvesters, .EQUIPMENT is critical to get the job done. Within the work environment it would only seem natural to incorporate the .EQUIPMENT domain in the Internet address. The perfect and memorable name for your business, whether it is a hardware shop or an online supplier or a retailer of all kinds of equipment, is sure to enhance your Internet presence. Big business or small – they all can make use of the .EQUIPMENT extension and be easier to find by people looking for specific products. Names such as PHOTOGRAPHY.EQUIPMENT or GARDENING.EQUIPMENT tell customers about your products before they visit your website.

Hundreds of new gTLDs will be introduced to the Internet, but few among them are as meaningful and precise as .EQUIPMENT domain which makes it such a powerful communication tool between the providers and buyers. The virtual possibilities of .EQUIPMENT are endless and stretch through a wide array of disciplines and industries.

Frequently Asked Questions for .EQUIPMENT domain names and Business Niche
What are new gTLD's?
A gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) is the set of characters following the dot at the end of a website address. Hundreds of new domain extensions (new gTLDs), such as .SPORT, .ART, or .WEB, are being introduced to the Internet as an alternative to web addresses where .COM or .NET would normally be.
Why should I register .EQUIPMENT domain name?
You are free to choose from hundreds of domain extensions tailored to your website's needs to give it a unique virtual identity. Furthermore, with .EQUIPMENT extension your website is likely to turn up in more searches and generate more online traffic.
When will .EQUIPMENT be available?
The dates of each phase depend on the Registry managing the new gTLDs. In the case of .EQUIPMENT, the specific dates will be published as soon as they are available to the public. At the moment, the following information is available:
General Availability/Go Live: 12 Feb 2014
Why should I pre-register .EQUIPMENT now?
We will keep you updated on any developments related to your pre-registered .EQUIPMENT domain, including information about pricing and regulations, once these have been announced by the registry responsible for .EQUIPMENT.
Does it cost anything to pre-register .EQUIPMENT?
The use of our gTLD pre-registration module is free of charge and without any obligation to a future purchase. Please note that pre-registration of .EQUIPMENT is not a queue. Although we will try our best, we cannot provide any kind of guarantee that pre-registration will actually lead to the successful registration of your chosen domain within .EQUIPMENT.
Are there any limitations on .EQUIPMENT pre-registrations?
No, with Web Solutions you are free to pre-register as many [new gTLDs] as you wish free of charge. However, although we will try our best, we cannot provide any kind of guarantee that pre-registration will lead to the successful registration of your chosen domain within .EQUIPMENT.
Are trademarks usable in .EQUIPMENT domain registration?
If you are a brand owner, it is important that you register your trademark(s) with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) prior to the release of .EQUIPMENT. Brands are protected by the TMCH in two ways: with a Sunrise Service and a Trademark Claims Service. Web Solutions further offer a Managed TMCH Submissions service. Click here to read more.
Am I obligated to register a .EQUIPMENT I pre-registered?
Pre-registration of .EQUIPMENT names with Web Solutions is free of charge and with no obligation to buy the domain name later on. By expressing your interest in a .EQUIPMENT name and pre-registering it, you can be assured of our assistance in keeping you up to date on any developments regarding .EQUIPMENT.
Why would I want to pre-register .EQUIPMENT with Web Solutions?
Founded in 1998, Web Solutions is an established domain registrar and an accredited agent of the Trademark Clearinghouse with a solid track record and a large number of satisfied customers. Should you need more information regarding the pre-registration process, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team at support@web-solutions.eu or by calling on +44 (0) 208 133 3994.
Can anyone register a .EQUIPMENT domain name?
The registration requirements may differ for each new extension depending on the category they belong to and the registry offering them.
How do I host my .EQUIPMENT domain name?
Web Solutions' services include hosting and email service for .EQUIPMENT. To order hosting, email service and SSL certificates, click here or contact our Support Team at support@web-solutions.eu or via phone on +44 (0) 208 133 3994.
Do I have to configure my DNS?
All the .EQUIPMENT domain names may be hosted on your own name servers. If you specify no name servers, we will provide DNS for your .EQUIPMENT domains free of charge.
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If you would like more information about the .EQUIPMENT domain ending, have other questions about the Business Niche domains or our pre-registration service, please don't hesitate to contact us at relations@web-solutions.eu or via phone: +44 (0) 208 133 3994