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About .SURF 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.

Whether you're engaging in the actual sport of surfing, or more intent on surfing the internet, the .surf domain name will offer both niche communities a proper home.

Pre-Registration Information

General Availability

Beginning September 5, 2014, at 18:00 UTC, customers can register .surf domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .surf 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 .surf, click here.

Who can register .surf domain names?

Anyone can register .surf 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 .surf domain supports IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) in the following language: Spanish.

Which registry controls .surf domain names?

Minds + Machines manages and supports the .surf extension.

What is the advantage to registering .surf domain names?

The .surf domain is ideal for surfers and surf enthusiasts, as well as for those more interested in surfing online for information.

For how long can I register .surf domain names?

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

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

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

Can I transfer .surf 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 .surf domain names?

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

Can I backorder .surf domain names?

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

Can I move .surf 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 .surf domain names?

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .surf domain names?

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

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