The .christmas domain name is the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) in ICANN's Domain Name System, which allows individuals and businesses to easily find specific websites.
The .christmas domain name is perfect for people who enjoy the holiday season and want to spread their cheer by sharing stories, jokes, and videos.
It's also a great way for businesses to add personalization to their online presence or add that extra "pop!" when promoting products and services year-round.
It is the perfect way for individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses to get connected.
What are the benefits of using a .christmas domain?
For individuals, sharing stories with friends and family is more fun when it's done online. The .christmas domain lets users show their holiday spirit by writing short stories, posting videos or pictures of last year's family vacation, or sharing their favorite holiday jokes.
The .christmas domain has a global reach and is the perfect platform for anyone wanting to expand their audience.
For businesses, it's a way to show customers how much you care in a personal way through your website. .christmas domain names are great for businesses because they can make an emotional connection with their customers.
.christmas will continue to drive the Internet's growth as a place where people from all over the world can visit, share stories and connect.
Plans for using a .christmas domain
If you already have a website then there are a number of ways you can add the .christmas domain to your website.
If you want a simple way to integrate it, you can use a service like Namecheap's Domain Mapping upgrade which allows you to map your existing site without any downtime.
Who can register a .christmas domain name?
To register a .christmas domain name, you must be:
Domains for individuals and businesses
The .christmas registry allows registrations from both individuals and business owners. That means you can use it to create a personal webpage (like MySpace) or a professional one (like LinkedIn). This is great because it will allow everyone from all industries to get involved, and it will encourage great ideas to come forward.
There are some restrictions for certain domain name types:
Registered trademarks: If you own a registered trademark, you can register your trademark and the .christmas domain name at the same time. You cannot include any hyphens or numbers in your mark.
If you are a government agency, department, or office, you can register the name of your organization with one to three additional words.
Prohibited content: The .christmas registry reserves the right to deny any requests that may be in its sole discretion considered offensive. This includes but is not limited to profanity, obscenity, vulgarity, defamation, discrimination, hate speech, pornography, spamming or excessive use of capital letters.
Who will be able to register .christmas domain names?
It will be available to individuals and businesses in all countries, and it will be open for registration around the world.
Domain names with special characters.
All domain name registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis, but each applicant is limited to five domain names per application.
There are no restrictions on how many times you can apply for the same name, but if someone has an identical registration to your .christmas name you will not be able to proceed.