can register a .name domain?
.Name is designed exclusively for individuals. Any person can register
a .name domain.
there any restrictions?
A .name can be:
name of a fictional character for which you hold the trademark
or service mark.
personal name with additional characters (for example, john2002.doe.name).
composed of a first and last name.
at least 1 character and no more than 63 characters in the
at least 3 characters and no more than 63 characters in the
only letters, numbers or hyphen ("-") Please Note:
domains cannot begin or end with a hyphen.
will my web address look like?
The hypothetical Jennifer Smith could register some variation of her
name and use it as her e-mail and web address.
You must have at least three letters in the second part of your
domain name. For example, Jennifer.S.name is not a valid domain
name while J.Smith.name is valid.
already have an e-mail account. Can I use my new domain name
as an e-mail address?
You may have e-mail sent to your .name e-mail account forwarded to your
existing e-mail account. For example, all messages sent to Jennifer@smith.name
would be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you
must select the .name e-mail option from the domain order form.
I order the $15 domain, do I still receive e-mail?
Yes. You receive our standard e-mail (and forwarding) with your $15 .name
domain. In the case of Jennifer.smith, her e-mail would take the form
of email@example.com or Jennifer@jennifer.smith.name.
the difference between the alltimedomains e-mail and the .name
For $15, you receive an e-mail such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an extra $10, you receive a more direct and useful ".name e-mail" that
takes this form: email@example.com. As well, the .name e-mail comes
with spam filters.
do I change the e-mail forwarding recipient for my .name e-mail
Login to the account manager, select additional services, followed by
e-mail forwarding and mail control panel to re-direct mail sent to your
.name address to an existing e-mail account.
long can I register my .name domain for?
A .name domain may be registered for a minimum of one and a maximum of
are the registration fees?
A successfully registered .name domain costs $25 per year for the domain
including the .name e-mail. You may also buy a domain name without the
.name e-mail for $15 USD.
additional services do I get with my .name domain registration?
If your domain is successfully registered, you'll receive a free web
page, free e-mail forwarding, free domain forwarding, and DNS customization.
operates the .name registry?
The .name registry is operated by the Global Name Registry. It is located