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.LONDON Top-Level Domain General Availability

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

.LONDON - general information

The goal of .LONDON is to offer prime domain registration to the city's diversified community including individuals, organisations, businesses and institutions who wish to emphasise their local connection. The .LONDON extension will create a unique identity distinguishing the Londoners among other citizens, companies and institutions. Websites providing London-related services or information will be easy to find while Internet users will clearly recognise and intuitively appreciate the direct access to local goods, services, or industries. Assigned to the host city of leaders in business, investment, education, tourism and technology, .LONDON domain will offer a unique opportunity to all those wishing to highlight their association with the city.

.LONDON is a new generic Top-Level Domain (Locations 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 .LONDON domain extension is divided into three phases: Pre-registration, Sunrise and Landrush. After Landrush period, the .LONDON 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 .LONDON when registration becomes available.
Sunrise
(approx duration 30-60 days)
Time at the launch of the .LONDON domain before public domain registration for the .LONDON 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 .LONDON. 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 .LONDON 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 .LONDON. 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 .LONDON. 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 .LONDON 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 .LONDON 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 .LONDON will be available until General availability.

Why .LONDON?

.LONDON is the proposed top-level domain for the city of London. With the population of more than 8 million, .LONDON is not just the capital of the UK, but it is one of he largest and most influential cities in Europe. It is estimated that 90% of Londoners are Internet users who should welcome the idea of having their own unique local extension. The .LONDON domain is expected to offer a broad range of opportunities for the London metropolitan area including long-term economic and territorial advantages, enhancing the local identity, or strengthening the communal spirit of LONDON. Furthermore, the new name-place will be a valuable tool utilised to promote competition, enhance online presence and highlight the rich history and cultural diversity of the city.

With London making up for 30% of the UK economy, it is the city of dynamic growth and global importance. It is reported that 20% of Europe's largest companies have their headquarters in .LONDON which, at the same time, is a powerful and educational centre. The new top-level domain will certainly help develop new relationships on both local and international level. With domain names such as YOURBUSINESS.LONDON, YOURCOMMUNITY.LONDON, YOURPRODUCT.LONDON or YOURSERVICES.LONDON you can distinguish your website among many other giving it a unique local edge. What's more, tourism statistics show that .LONDON is one of the top tourist destinations with 15,500 million visitors in the city in 2012. Home to the Royal Family, the city of .LONDON is also a magnet for tourists thanks to charismatic night life, museums, cultural and entertainment venues.

To take advantage of .LONDON domain's unique appeal consider registering the domain name that will highlight your connection to one of the most vibrant European cities.

Frequently Asked Questions for .LONDON domain names and Locations
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 .LONDON 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 .LONDON extension your website is likely to turn up in more searches and generate more online traffic.
When will .LONDON be available?
The dates of each phase depend on the Registry managing the new gTLDs. In the case of .LONDON, 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: 03 Dec 2014
Why should I pre-register .LONDON now?
We will keep you updated on any developments related to your pre-registered .LONDON domain, including information about pricing and regulations, once these have been announced by the registry responsible for .LONDON.
Does it cost anything to pre-register .LONDON?
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 .LONDON 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 .LONDON.
Are there any limitations on .LONDON 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 .LONDON.
Are trademarks usable in .LONDON 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 .LONDON. 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 .LONDON I pre-registered?
Pre-registration of .LONDON 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 .LONDON name and pre-registering it, you can be assured of our assistance in keeping you up to date on any developments regarding .LONDON.
Why would I want to pre-register .LONDON 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 .LONDON 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 .LONDON domain name?
Web Solutions' services include hosting and email service for .LONDON. 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 .LONDON domain names may be hosted on your own name servers. If you specify no name servers, we will provide DNS for your .LONDON domains free of charge.
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