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About .COOKING Domain Names

This domain name extension renews at the same cost (tier) it is registered. For example, if you register a domain for $100, the cost to renew it each year will be $100.

The .cooking domain name is ideal for sharing recipes, cooking tips, nutritional information, kitchen accessory ideas and helpful culinary blog posts or videos. Any seasoned food lover will immediately recognize the worth in the .cooking domain.

Pre-Registration Information

General Availability

Beginning September 4, 2014, at 18:00 UTC, customers can register .cooking domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .cooking 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.

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.

Registration Information

For up-to-date information on .cooking, click here.

Who can register .cooking domain names?

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

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

Which registry controls .cooking domain names?

Minds + Machines manages and supports the .cooking extension.

What is the advantage to registering .cooking domain names?

The new .cooking domain is perfect for up and coming chefs, nutritionists, caterers and entrepreneurial food bloggers. Anyone who cultivates a love of food can benefit from a .cooking domain.

For how long can I register .cooking domain names?

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

When do .cooking domain names renew?

This domain name extension renews at the same cost (tier) it is registered. For example, if you register a domain name for $100, the cost to renew it for each additional year will be $100.

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

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

Yes. See Transfer domain names to GoWebsite for details on the transfer process.

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

Yes. See Transferring Domain Names to Another Registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

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

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

Can I backorder .cooking domain names?

No. We currently do not support the backorder of .cooking domain names.

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

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

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

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .cooking domain names?

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

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