About .SALE Domain Names

The .sale domain name affords the perfect online hub for retailers in any industry. Customers will naturally be drawn to the .sale extension as they search for products, automobiles, or homes, and their loyalty will be repayed through all the perks an effective sale can offer.

Registration Phases

The .sale launch is divided into three pre-registration phases: Trademark Holder (Sunrise), Priority Pre-Registration (Early Access) and Pre-Registration (General Availability.) Each phase has specific application requirements:

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration gives you the best possible chance of securing a domain name before it's available to the general public, but it doesn't guarantee you will get it. You can register for Sunrise, and pre-register for Early Access and General Availability phases, and we'll submit your registration application when the phase begins.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Trademark Holders Registration - Sunrise

On March 19, 2015 at 18:00 UTC, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .sale domain containing their owned mark, before it's available to the public.

Trademark validation goes through the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which is an ICANN global repository for trademark data. Visit the TMCH website for information on registering a trademark.

Bulk .sale registration is not supported during Sunrise.

If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: You cannot cancel your pre-registration application. If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

Priority Pre-Registration - Early Access

From April 29, 2015 at 17:00 UTC to May 6, 2015 at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .sale domain names at a premium price, and on a first-come, first-served basis. This phase offers the best chance of securing a domain name.

Bulk .sale registration is not supported during Early Access.

Pricing: The first 4 days of Priority Pre-Registration will have different fees, with day one being the highest and every day thereafter decreasing in price. Days 5 through 7 will be the same fee. The price of a domain registration during Priority Pre-Registration includes the registration fee and a non-refundable early application fee. For example, if a domain name's registration fee is $30 and the early application fee is $12,500, then the total cost is $12,530. The price of your gTLD may vary based on the domain you search for and pre-register.

Note: The early application fee is NOT refundable if the domain is awarded and then dropped. The early application fee is not charged if you do not get the domain. The registration fee is refundable if the domain name is dropped, or if you do not get the domain name.

Pre-Registration - General Availability

Beginning May 6, 2015 at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .sale domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .sale registration is supported during General Availability.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee.

Note: If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee.

Registration Information

For up to date information on .sale, click here.

Who can register .sale domain names?

Anyone can register .sale domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

These domain names can have a up to 63 characters, with a minimum of 1 character, and can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. The .sale supports IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) in the following languages: French and Spanish.

Which registry controls .sale domain names?

Rightside is the sponsor and Demand Media is the backend provider for the .sale extension.

For how long can I register .sale domain names?

You can register a .sale domain name for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 10 years.

When do .sale domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .sale domain name on its expiration date. We will park .sale domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 40 days following expiration, we cancel the the domain name and remove it from your account.

Can I transfer .sale domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer my domain to GoDaddy for details on the transfer process.

Can I transfer .sale domain names from you to another registrar?

Yes. See Transfer domain to another registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

Can I add privacy and protection to .sale domain names?

Private Registration is offered for .sale domain names, but Protected Registration is not available.

Can I backorder .sale domain names?

No. We currently do not support that backorder of .sale domain names.

Can I move .sale domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Move a domain to another GoDaddy account to start the account move process.

Can I update the contact information for .sale domain names?

Yes. See Change domain contact information for details on making these changes.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .sale domain names?

Two nameservers are required for .sale domains to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.

For more information on .sale domain names, go here.


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