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 .PICS 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 .PICS extension your website is likely to turn up in more searches and generate more online traffic.
When will .PICS be available?
The dates of each phase depend on the Registry managing the new gTLDs. In the case of .PICS, 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: 15 Apr 2014
Why should I pre-register .PICS now?
We will keep you updated on any developments related to your pre-registered .PICS domain, including information about pricing and regulations, once these have been announced by the registry responsible for .PICS.
Does it cost anything to pre-register .PICS?
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 .PICS 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 .PICS.
Are there any limitations on .PICS 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 .PICS.
Are trademarks usable in .PICS 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 .PICS.
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.
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Am I obligated to register a .PICS I pre-registered?
Pre-registration of .PICS 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 .PICS name and pre-registering it, you can be assured of our assistance in keeping you up to date on any developments regarding .PICS.
Why would I want to pre-register .PICS 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 email@example.com
or by calling on +44 (0) 20 4571 1971.
Can anyone register a .PICS 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 .PICS domain name?
Web Solutions' services include hosting and email service for .PICS. To order hosting, email service and SSL certificates, click here
or contact our Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via phone on +44 (0) 20 4571 1971.
Do I have to configure my DNS?
All the .PICS domain names may be hosted on your own name servers. If you specify no name servers, we will provide DNS for your .PICS domains free of charge.