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What is the .boats domain name?
The .boats domain name is a new generic top-level (gTLD) name approved by ICANN. The .boats gTLD will provide Internet identity to the boating community worldwide.
It can be purchased by everyone, everywhere in the world for your own personal use or to develop a website related to maritime shipping or serving maritime communities around the world.
The .boats domain name is a new and memorable way for boat owners and sailors in particular, and the maritime industry in general to identify their boat or fleet.
It can also be used by associations, nautical magazines, sailing schools, ports around the world, etc...
What are the benefits of registering a .boats gTLD?
.BOATS protects your boat's identity from being registered by a third party or used inappropriately, enabling you to build a strong online presence and reputation as a responsible boat owner.
The gTLD will allow naval architects, marine equipment manufacturers, and companies involved in nautical services to easily promote their products and services related to the boating market.
There is no limitation on registrations under .BOATS; anybody, anywhere in the world can register and use a .boats domain name for their own or their business' online presence.
This is not like other top-level (TLD) names such as ".com" and ".fr" which are limited to people/organizations with pre-existing links to the countries these TLDs are connected to.
What can you do with a .boats domain name?
The .BOATS gTLD is unrestricted, meaning that anyone can register and use an available domain. This could be for personal or business use, such as:
- Personal websites (yourname.boats)
- Company websites (yourcompany.boats)
- Professional websites for boat dealers, manufacturers, boatbuilders, pro racers, or clubs (yoursitename.boats)
- Nautical educational facilities or associations (yourname.boats)
- Ports, marinas, and other boating-related locales around the world (yournamesite.boats)
- Boating-related magazines (yourname.boats).
What are the requirements to register a .boats domain name?
A .boats domain name must be between 3 and 63 characters long, can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9), and hyphens (-). It cannot begin or end with a hyphen. A Registrant Contact must have a valid postal address, which can be in any country.
Furthermore, there is no requirement that a Registrant Contact must be the same individual or business that owns or operates a boat.
Can I pre-register my .boats domain name?
Anyone can register and secure their .BOATS domain at any time. There are no restrictions preventing you from reserving an available name earlier than when your registration is approved.
Who can purchase a .boats domain name?
Any person, business, or organization with a legitimate interest in using a .boats domain name may register one or more .boats domain names.
Anyone who is the owner of a boat, works for the maritime community, or simply loves traveling by sea can purchase a .boats domain name.
It's an ideal choice to develop your own website around all types of boats: motorboats, yachts, catamarans, windsurf boards, or even those who live onboard.
What happens if my .boats domain name registration expires?
If your domain name registration expires, you will have to go through the renewal process once more before being able to register it again.