Frequently Asked Questions for .MICROSOFT domain names and Brand gTLDs
A gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) is the set of characters that follows the dot at the end of a website address. A multitude of new domain extensions (new gTLDs), such as .CAMERA, .SPORT, or .WEB, are being released to the Internet as an alternative to established addresses such as .COM or .NET.
Why should I register a domain name under .MICROSOFT?
You can choose from hundreds of domain extensions suitable for your website's needs to highlight its unique virtual identity. What is more, with .MICROSOFT extension you can expect your website to turn up in more searches and attract more online traffic.
When will .MICROSOFT be available?
The terms of each phase depend on the Registry that manages the new gTLDs. In the case of .MICROSOFT, the specific dates will be released as soon as they are available to the public. Currently, the following information is available:
General Availability: TBA
Why should I pre-register a .MICROSOFT domain now?
We will bring you up to date on any developments concerning your pre-registered .MICROSOFT domain, including pricing and regulations information, once these have been published by the registry responsible for .MICROSOFT.
What is the cost of pre-registering a .MICROSOFT domain?
The use of our gTLD pre-registration module is at no cost to you and without any commitment to a future purchase. Please be advised that pre-registration of .MICROSOFT is not a queue. Although we will try our best, we are unable to provide any kind of guarantee that pre-registration will actually result in the successful registration of your selected domain within .MICROSOFT.
Are there any limitations on .MICROSOFT pre-registrations?
No, with EuropeID you are free to pre-register as many MICROSOFT as you wish free of charge. However, although we will try our best, we cannot provide any kind of guarantee that pre-registration will lead to the successful registration of your chosen domain within .MICROSOFT.
Are trademarks applicable in .MICROSOFT domain registration?
If you are a brand holder, it is essential that you register your trademark(s) with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) before .MICROSOFT is released. There are two ways to protect your brands at the TMCH: with a Sunrise Service and a Trademark Claims Service. EuropeID further offer a Managed TMCH Submissions service. Managed Trademark Clearinghouse
to read more.
Do I have to register a .MICROSOFT that I pre-registered?
Pre-registration of .MICROSOFT names with EuropeID is at no cost to you and with no commitment to buy the domain name later on. By expressing your interest in a .MICROSOFT name and pre-registering it, you can be certain of our assistance in keeping you up to date on any developments concerning .MICROSOFT.
Why would I want to pre-register .MICROSOFT with EuropeID?
Founded in 1998, EuropeID is an established domain registrar and an accredited agent of the Trademark Clearinghouse that prides itself on an outstanding performance and a large number of satisfied customers. If you need more information regarding the pre-registration process, please feel free to contact our Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling on +44 (0) 20 4571 1971.
Can anyone register a domain name under .MICROSOFT?
The registration requirements may be different for each new extension depending on which category they belong to and which registry is offering them.
How do I host my .MICROSOFT domain name?
EuropeID' services include hosting and email service for .MICROSOFT domains. To order hosting, email service and SSL certificates, Hosting
or contact our Support Team at email@example.com
or via phone on +44 (0) 20 4571 1971.
Do I have to configure my DNS?
It is possible for all the .MICROSOFT domain names to be hosted on your own name servers. If you do not specify any name servers, we will provide DNS for your .MICROSOFT domains at no additional cost.