Is local company in News / Media required?
A local company is not required for registration of .NEWS domains.
Is local admin contact in News / Media required?
A local administrative contact is not required for registration of .NEWS domains.
Are trademarks usable in News / Media?
No trademark is required in order to register a .NEWS 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?
In News / Media it is possible to register .NEWS domain names with non-ASCII characters.There is no IDN pattern available.
Are generic domains allowed for .NEWS?
There are no limitations for generic domain names with .NEWS. However, the .NEWS registry has a short list of premium, reserved and banned names which can not be registered at the moment.
Is the .NEWS domain price guaranteed?
So long as the domain name is a normal .NEWS, then the price will not change. However, the .NEWS registry has a short list of Premium names at a higher price. Please see other FAQ item regarding Premium names.
What is a Premium .NEWS name?
The .NEWS 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 .NEWS domain name?
Usually, it takes 0 day/s to register a .NEWS domain name in News / Media. We will file the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot provide guarantees as we have no influence on the speed of the News / Media domain authority once the application has been filed.
What is the minimum of characters allowed for .NEWS domains?
It is not possible to apply for .NEWS domain names with less than 3 characters.
What is the maximum of characters allowed for .NEWS domains?
It is not possible to apply for .NEWS domain names with more than 63 characters.
Can I register more than one News / Media domain name?
Registration of multiple .NEWS 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 .NEWS 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 .NEWS domains.