No restrictions apply for registering a .SERVICES domain name. .SERVICES can be registered both by individuals and companies, a local administrative contact is not necessary.
FAQ for domain names in .SERVICES and Business Niche
Is local company in Business Niche required?
A local company is not required in order to register .SERVICES domain names.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Business Niche?
A local administrative contact is not necessary for registration of .SERVICES domain names.
Are trademarks applicable in Business Niche?
No trademark is necessary in order to register a .SERVICES domain name. Trademark owners who wish to protect their intellectual property during and after the launch of new generic TLDs should consider registering their trademark(s) with the Trademark Clearinghouse. The service comprises precautionary warning notices to would-be violators of your trademark, notification of violations as well as means of participation in early bird Sunrise registration ahead of other registrants. For more detailed information, please see Trademark Clearinghouse Managed Submission
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
IDN characters available in Spanish and French languages
The following characters are included in the IDN pattern offered:
Are generic domains available for .SERVICES domains?
There are no restrictions for generic domain names under .SERVICES. However, the .SERVICES authority has a short list of premium, reserved and prohibited names which are not available for registration at the moment.
Is the .SERVICES domain price guaranteed?
So long as the domain name is a normal .SERVICES, then the price will not change. However, the .SERVICES registry has a short list of Premium names at a higher price. Please see other FAQ item regarding Premium names.
What is a Premium .SERVICES name?
The .SERVICES 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 long does it take to register a .SERVICES domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 1 day to register a .SERVICES domain in Business Niche. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Business Niche domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .SERVICES domain name can consist of?
Applications for .SERVICES domain names with less than 3 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .SERVICES domain name can consist of?
Applications for .SERVICES domain names with more than 64 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Business Niche domain name?
It is allowed to register multiple .SERVICES names. There are no limitations.
Do I have to configure my DNS in advance?
You do not have to configure your Domain Name Server ahead of time for .SERVICES domains.
Are there other TLDs related to Business Niche available?
Yes, there are other Business Niche domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for Business Niche below: