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About .VOTO Domain Names

The .voto domain name is meant to support the 45 million or so Spanish speakers in the US today. The .voto extension will enable American Spanish speakers to have a more active role in voting and elections across the board.

Pre-Registration Information

General Availability

Beginning February 10, 2015 at 17:00 UTC, customers can pre-register .vote domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .vote registration is supported during General Availability.

Multiple applications that are pre-registered with different registrars prior to February 10, 2014 will be resolved on a first-come, first-served basis at the opening of General Availability. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee.

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

Find up to date information on .vote domains here.

Who can register .vote domain names?

To register a .VOTE domain name, you will be asked to agree in the Domain Registration Agreement the .VOTE eligibility requirements. If your domain names contains the name of an individual or organization, then you will agree that:

  1. You are legally authorized to buy the domain names on behalf of the named individual or organization, and
  2. You will use the domain names to support the named individual or organization. If you violate either #1 or #2, your domain names may be suspended or deleted.

These domain names can have up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, and can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. IDNs will not be supported for .vote.

Which registry controls .vote domain names?

Afilias is the sponsor and the backend provider for the .vote extension.

For how long can I register .vote domain names?

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

When do .vote domain names renew?

Your .vote domains will be auto-renewed on their expiration date and will be parked after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name is not renewed within 40 days of expiration, it will be cancelled.

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

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

Can I transfer .vote 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 .vote domain names?

No. Private Registration and Protected Registration are not offered at this time.

Can I backorder .vote domain names?

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

Can I move .vote 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 .vote domain names?

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .vote domain names?

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

Find more information on .vote domain names here.

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