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About .RIP Domain Names

For those who have lost a loved one and may be grieving, the .rip domain name can offer solace in the form of online tribute. The .rip extension provides a digital space for family and community to connect and memorialize, while offering collective support for everyone impacted by death.

Pre-Registration Information

The .rip launch is divided into three pre-registration phases: Trademark Holder (Sunrise), Priority Pre-Registration (Early Access) and Pre-Registration (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 register for Sunrise and pre-register for Early Access 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.

Trademark Holders Registration - Sunrise

From November 18, 2014 at 17:00 UTC to January 17, 2015 at 17:00 UTC, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .rip 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 .rip 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.

Priority Pre-Registration - Early Access

From January 21, 2015 at 17:00 UTC to January 28, 2015 at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .rip domain names at a premium price, and on a first-come, first-served basis. This phase offers the best chance of securing a domain name.

Bulk .rip registration is not supported during Early Access.

Pricing: The first 4 days of Priority Pre-Registration will have different fees, with day one being the highest and every day thereafter decreasing in price. Days 5 through 7 will be the same fee. The price of a domain registration during Priority Pre-Registration includes the registration fee and a non-refundable early application fee. For example, if a domain name's registration fee is $30 and the early application fee is $12,500, then the total cost is $12,530. The price of your gTLD may vary based on the domain you search for and pre-register.

Note: The early application fee is NOT refundable if the domain is rewarded and then dropped. The early application fee is not charged if you do not get the domain. The registration fee is refundable if the domain name is dropped, or if you do not get the domain name.

Pre-Registration - General Availability

Beginning January 28, 2014 at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .rip domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .rip 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.

Note: If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee.

Registration Information

Find up to date information on .rip domains here.

Who can register .rip domain names?

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

These domain names can have a up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, and can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. The .rip domain supports IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) in the following languages: French and Spanish.

Which registry controls .rip domain names?

The Rightside Registry is the sponsor and Demand Media is the back end registry of the .rip extension.

For how long can I register .rip domain names?

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

When do .rip domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .rip domain name on its expiration date. We will park .rip domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 40 days following expiration, we cancel the the domain name and remove it from your account.

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

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

Can I transfer .rip 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 .rip domain names?

Private Registration is available for .rip domain names, but Protected Registration is not.

Can I backorder .rip domain names?

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

Can I move .rip 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 .rip domain names?

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .rip domain names?

Two nameservers are required for .rip domains to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.

Find more information on .rip domain names here.


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