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