About .TRADE Domain Names

The .trade domain extension is perfect for enterprises and individuals wishing to trade goods, services, currencies and information online. The value of .trade as a sector-specific domain sets it apart as the center for global online commerce.

Pre-Registration Information

The .trade launch is divided into two pre-registration phases: Trademark Holder (Sunrise) and General Availability. Each phase has specific application requirements:

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration gives you the best possible chance of securing a domain name before it's available to the general public, but it doesn't guarantee you will get it. You can pre-register for Sunrise and General Availability phases, and we'll submit your registration application when the phase begins.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren’t able to secure the domain name, we’ll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: You cannot cancel your pre-registration application. If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

Trademark Holders Registration - Sunrise

Trademark holders can submit an application to register a .trade domain containing their owned mark, before it's available to the public.

Trademark validation goes through the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which is an ICANN global repository for trademark data. Visit the TMCH website for information on registering a trademark.

Bulk .trade registration is not supported during Sunrise.

If you aren’t able to secure the domain name, we’ll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: You cannot cancel your pre-registration application. If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

General Availability

Beginning June 9, 2014, at 14:00 UTC, customers can register .trade domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .trade registration is supported during General Availability.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren’t able to secure the domain name, we’ll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: You cannot cancel your pre-registration application. If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

Note: Premium one- and two-letter .trade domains will be sold at auction by Afternic. The timeframe for the release of these domains, or if they will renew at the premium rate, has not yet been determined.

Registration Information

For up-to-date information on .trade, click here.

Who can register .trade domain names?

Anyone can register .trade domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

These domain names can have up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except as the first or last characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. IDNs are supported in the following languages: Danish, German, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Note: Premium one- and two-letter .trade domains will be sold at auction by AfterNic. The timeframe for the release of these domains or if they will renew at the premium rate has not yet been determined.

Which registry controls .trade domain names?

Famous Four Media sponsors the .trade domain extension and Neustar is the Registry provider.

How much will .trade domain names cost?

Visit this page for updated .trade pricing.

For how long can I register .trade domain names?

You can pre-register a .trade domain name for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 10 years.

When do .trade domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .build domain name on its expiration date. We will park .trade domain names after the third failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 40 days following expiration, the domain name will be cancelled and removed from your account.

Can I transfer .trade domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer my domain to GoDaddy for details on the transfer process.

Can I transfer .trade domain names from you to another registrar?

Yes. See Transfer domain to another registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

Can I add privacy and protection to .trade domain names?

Yes. Private Registration and Protected Registration are available for .trade domain names.

Can I backorder .trade domain names?

No. We currently do not support that backorder of .trade domain names.

Can I move .trade domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Move a domain to another GoDaddy account to start the account move process.

Can I update the contact information for .trade domain names?

Yes. See Change domain contact information for details on making these changes.

Are there DNS requirements for my .trade domain names?

Two nameservers are required for .trade domain to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. DNSSEC, IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.


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