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