.NEWS regulations synopsis:
.NEWS can be registered both by individuals and companies, a local administrative contact is not necessary.
Annual domain charge: EUR 48.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, at no additional cost.
There are no restrictions for registering a .NEWS domain name. .NEWS can be registered both by individuals and companies, a local administrative contact is not required.
FAQ for domain names in .NEWS and News & Media
Is local company in News & Media required?
A local company is not required for registration of .NEWS domains.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in News & Media?
A local administrative contact is not required for registration of .NEWS domains.
Are trademarks applicable in News & Media?
No trademark is required in order to register a .NEWS 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?
You can register .NEWS domain names with non-ASCII characters in News & Media.
No IDN pattern is currently available.
Are generic domains available for .NEWS domains?
There are no limitations for generic domain names with .NEWS. However, the .NEWS registry has a short list of premium, reserved and banned names which can not be registered at the moment.
Is the .NEWS domain price guaranteed?
So long as the domain name is a normal .NEWS, then the price will not change. However, the .NEWS registry has a short list of Premium names at a higher price. Please see other FAQ item regarding Premium names.
What is a Premium .NEWS name?
The .NEWS 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 .NEWS domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than [RegTime] to register a .NEWS domain in News & Media. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the News & Media domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .NEWS domain name can consist of?
Applications for .NEWS domain names with less than [MinLength] characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .NEWS domain name can consist of?
Applications for .NEWS domain names with more than [MaxLength] characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one News & Media domain name?
Registration of multiple .NEWS 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 .NEWS domains.
Are there other TLDs related to News & Media available?
Yes, there are other News & Media 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 News & Media below: