FAQ for domain names in .COOKING and Food & Gastronomy
Is local company in Food & Gastronomy required?
No, it is not necessary to have a local company in Food & Gastronomy in order to get a .COOKING domain name registered.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Food & Gastronomy?
No, it is not necessary to have a local administrative contact in Food & Gastronomy to register a .COOKING domain name.
Are trademarks applicable in Food & Gastronomy?
Unfortunately, access to .COOKING domains is not facilitated with either a trademark application or registration in Food & Gastronomy or anywhere else.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .COOKING IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .COOKING domains?
No restrictions, but generally the Food & Gastronomy domain authority might have a list of blocked/reserved names (i.e., geographic, political and other names) which cannot be registered.
Is the .COOKING domain price guaranteed?
So long as the domain name is a normal .COOKING, then the price will not change. However, the .COOKING registry has a short list of Premium names at a higher price. Please see other FAQ item regarding Premium names.
What is a Premium .COOKING name?
The .COOKING 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 .COOKING domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 1 day to register a .COOKING domain in Food & Gastronomy. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Food & Gastronomy domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .COOKING domain name can consist of?
Applications for .COOKING domain names with less than 3 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .COOKING domain name can consist of?
Applications for .COOKING domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Food & Gastronomy domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of Food & Gastronomy .COOKING domain names.
Do I have to configure my DNS in advance?
You do not have to configure your Domain Name Server ahead of time for .COOKING domains.
Are there other TLDs related to Food & Gastronomy available?
Yes, there are other Food & Gastronomy 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 Food & Gastronomy below: