There are no restrictions for registering a .SHOP domain name. .SHOP can be registered both by individuals and companies, a local administrative contact is not required.
FAQ for domain names in .SHOP and E-commerce & Consumer Niche
Is local company in E-commerce & Consumer Niche required?
A local company is not required for registration of .SHOP domains.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in E-commerce & Consumer Niche?
A local administrative contact is not required for registration of .SHOP domains.
Are trademarks applicable in E-commerce & Consumer Niche?
No trademark is required in order to register a .SHOP domain. Trademark holders who wish to protect their intellectual property during and after the launch of new gTLDs should consider registering their trademark(s) with the Trademark Clearinghouse. The service includes preventive warning notices to would-be violators of your trademark, notification of violations as well as access to early bird Sunrise registration ahead of other registrants. For more information please see Trademark Clearinghouse Managed Submission
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .SHOP IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .SHOP domains?
There are no limitations for generic domain names with .SHOP. However, the .SHOP registry has a short list of premium, reserved and banned names which can not be registered at the moment.
Is the .SHOP domain price guaranteed?
So long as the domain name is a normal .SHOP, then the price will not change. However, the .SHOP registry has a short list of Premium names at a higher price. Please see other FAQ item regarding Premium names.
What is a Premium .SHOP name?
The .SHOP 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 .SHOP domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 0 days to register a .SHOP 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 .SHOP domain name can consist of?
Applications for .SHOP domain names with less than 3 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .SHOP domain name can consist of?
Applications for .SHOP domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one E-commerce & Consumer Niche domain name?
Registration of multiple .SHOP names is allowed. 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 .SHOP 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: