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About .HELP Domain Names

The .help domain will create a space for Internet users to find the answers to all of their questions. Whether you're looking for a self-help guidance, instructions, health inquiries, or directions for a DIY project, .help will have you covered.

General Availability

Beginning October 21, 2014, at 18:00 UTC, customers can register .help domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .help registration is supported during General Availability.

Registration Information

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

Who can register .help domain names?

Anyone can register .help 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 #. IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) in the following languages are supported: Cyrillic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Which registry controls .help domain names?

Uniregistry manages and supports the .help domain extension.

For how long can I register .help domain names?

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

When do .help domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .help domain name on its expiration date. We will park .help 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 .help domain names to my account with you?

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

Can I transfer .help 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 .help domain names?

Yes. Both Private Registration and Protected Registration are available for .help domain names.

Can I backorder .help domain names?

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

Can I move .help 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 .help domain names?

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

Are there DNS requirements for my .help domain names?

Two nameservers are required for .help domain to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. DNSSEC, IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.

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