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About .PHOTO Domain Names

The .photo domain name opens up an expansive landscape for photographers of any ilk. From beginners to professionals, all photographers will now have a defining space to showcase their inspirational work. The .photo extension will provide a distinct home for online photography portfolios to attract new clients and ensure ongoing business.

General Availability

Beginning October 14, 2014, at 18:00 UTC, customers can register .photo domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .photo registration is supported during General Availability.

Registration Information

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

Who can register .photo domain names?

Anyone can register .photo 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 .photo domain names?

Uniregistry manages and supports the .photo domain extension.

For how long can I register .photo domain names?

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

When do .photo domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .photo domain name on its expiration date. We will park .photo domain names after the third failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 45 days following expiration, the domain name will be cancelled and removed from your account.

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

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

Can I transfer .photo 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 .photo domain names?

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

Can I backorder .photo domain names?

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

Can I move .photo 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 .photo domain names?

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

Are there DNS requirements for my .photo domain names?

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

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