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About .LONDON Domain Names

Bustling, cosmopolitan London is home to 8 million Web-savvy shoppers and 800,000 businesses. Twenty percent of Europe's largest companies are headquartered there. Now your business can be there, too.

Registration Information

The .LONDON launch is divided into three phases: Trademark Holder (Sunrise), Priority Pre-Registration (Landrush) and General Availability.

Note: For .LONDON domain names, Sunrise and Landrush will be held on the same dates.

Registration is based on the following tiers:

Tier 1 — Trademarks verified with ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse database

Tier 2 — Those with a physical address in the city of London (or its 32 boroughs) and rights to a name (such as proof of business or trading name)

Tier 3 — Those with a physical address in the city of London (or its 32 boroughs)

Tier 4 — Everyone else

Because Sunrise and Landrush are held concurrently, registrants in the highest tier will get the domain (i.e. Tier 1 has priority over Tier 2). If there are multiple applications for a domain name and they are in the same tier, then it will go to auction.

Each phase has specific application requirements:

Trademark Holders Registration - Sunrise

From April 29, 2014, at 16:00 UTC, to July 31, 2014, at 16:00 UTC, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .LONDON 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 .LONDON registration is not supported during this phase.

Priority Pre-Registration - Landrush

From April 29, 2014, at 16:00 UTC, to July 31, 2014, at 16:00 UTC, customers can purchase .LONDON domain names at a premium price. An application fee (along with the registration fee) is collected when the registration request is submitted.

Multiple Priority Pre-Registration applications (for the same domain name) are resolved via auction. If, for some reason, you don't get the domain you want, we'll refund your registration fee.

Bulk .LONDON registration is not supported during this phase.

General Availability

Beginning Sept. 9, 2014, at 16:00 UTC, customers can register .LONDON domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .LONDON 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.

Who can register .LONDON domain names?

Anyone can register .LONDON domain names.

These domain names can have up to 63 characters. You can't register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

The .LONDON extension does support Spanish, French, German and Italian IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) characters.

Which registry controls .LONDON domain names?

Top Level Domain Holdings (TLDH) manages and supports the .LONDON extension.

For how long can I register .LONDON domain names?

You can register a .LONDON domain name for one to 10 years.

When do .LONDON domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .LONDON domain name on its expiration date, but will park .LONDON domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 46 days following expiration, the domain name will be canceled and removed from your account.

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

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

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

Yes. See Transfer my domain away from GoDaddy for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

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

Yes. Private Registration and Protected Registration are available for .LONDON domain names.

Can I backorder .LONDON domain names?

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

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

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

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

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .LONDON domain names?

One nameserver is required for a .LONDON domain to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed.

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