.DIRECT regulations synopsis:
.DIRECT can be registered both by individuals and companies, a local administrative contact is not necessary.
Annual domain charge: EUR 63.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, at no additional cost.
No restrictions apply for registering a .DIRECT domain name. .DIRECT can be registered both by individuals and companies, a local administrative contact is not necessary.
FAQ for domain names in .DIRECT and E-commerce & Consumer Niche
Is local company in E-commerce & Consumer Niche required?
A local company is not required in order to register .DIRECT domain names.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in E-commerce & Consumer Niche?
A local administrative contact is not necessary for registration of .DIRECT domain names.
Are trademarks applicable in E-commerce & Consumer Niche?
No trademark is necessary in order to register a .DIRECT 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?
Registration of .DIRECT IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .DIRECT domains?
There are no restrictions for generic domain names under .DIRECT. However, the .DIRECT authority has a short list of premium, reserved and prohibited names which are not available for registration at the moment.
Is the .DIRECT domain price guaranteed?
So long as the domain name is a normal .DIRECT, then the price will not change. However, the .DIRECT registry has a short list of Premium names at a higher price. Please see other FAQ item regarding Premium names.
What is a Premium .DIRECT name?
The .DIRECT 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 .DIRECT domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 0 days to register a .DIRECT domain in E-commerce & Consumer 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 E-commerce & Consumer Niche domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .DIRECT domain name can consist of?
Applications for .DIRECT domain names with less than 1 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .DIRECT domain name can consist of?
Applications for .DIRECT domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one E-commerce & Consumer Niche domain name?
It is allowed to register multiple .DIRECT 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 .DIRECT domains.
Are there other TLDs related to E-commerce & Consumer Niche available?
Yes, there are other E-commerce & Consumer 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 E-commerce & Consumer Niche below: