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About .COUNTRY 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 .country domain opens up a vast new arena for those steeped in the country culture and country music industry. Musicians, fans, music producers, reviewers and even enthusiatic bloggers will find a comfortable home at .country.

Pre-Registration Information

General Availability

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

Bulk .country 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 .country, click here.

Who can register .country domain names?

Anyone can register .country 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 .country domain supports IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) in the following languages: Spanish, French, and German.

Which registry controls .country domain names?

Minds + Machines manages and supports the .country extension.

What is the advantage to registering .country domain names?

The .country domain is an ideal home for country musicians, producers, reviewers, fans, artists and anyone else keen on soaking up the country legacy.

For how long can I register .country domain names?

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

When do .country 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 .country domain name on its expiration date. We will park .country 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 .country domain names to my account with you?

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

Can I transfer .country 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 .country domain names?

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

Can I backorder .country domain names?

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

Can I move .country 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 .country domain names?

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .country domain names?

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

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