About .WATCHES domains
Identity Digital is the sponsor and backend provider for the .WATCHES extension.
Who can register .WATCHES domains?
Anyone can register .WATCHES domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.
Phase Release Schedule
- Early Access Pre-Registration: May 17, 2023 16:00 UTC to June 7, 2023 at 15:59:59 UTC
- Early Access (Day 1): May 31, 2023 16:00 UTC to June 1, 2023 15:59:59 UTC
- Early Access (Day 2): June 1, 2023 16:00 UTC to June 2, 2023 15:59:59 UTC
- Early Access (Day 3): June 2, 2023 16:00 UTC to June 3, 2023 15:59:59 UTC
- Early Access (Day 4): June 3, 2023 16:00 UTC to June 4, 2023 15:59:59 UTC
- Early Access (Day 5-7): June 4, 2023 16:00 UTC to June 7, 2023 15:59:59 UTC
- General Availability Pre-Registration: May 17, 2023 16:00 UTC to June 7, 2023 15:59:59 UTC
- General Availability: June 7, 2023 16:00 UTC
When registering a .WATCHES domain, you must follow specific requirements.
- Must use: 1-63 characters
- Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name)
- Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #)
- IDNs: Supported
- Registration length: 1-10 years
- Renewal length: 1-10 years
- If you have auto-renew enabled, we’ll attempt to charge the associated payment method and renew your .WATCHES domain on its expiration date.
- If auto-renew fails or isn't enabled at all, we’ll park your .WATCHES domain. A parked domain will display a temporary web page when the domain name is entered in a web browser.
- If the domain isn't manually renewed within 40 days following expiration, we cancel it and remove it from your account.
- Backorders: Not supported
- Transfers to GoDaddy: Supported
- Transfers away from GoDaddy: Supported
- Transfers to another GoDaddy account: Supported
- Basic privacy protection: Supported
- Protection plan upgrades: Supported
- CashParking: Supported
- Contact updates: Supported
RefundsFor details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.
- Must use: 1-13 nameservers
- Can use: DNSSEC, IPv4, IPV6
- Check out our most common domain articles to get started with your .WATCHES domain.