Can I apply for a generic TLD and its equivalent IDN or IDNs the same time?
Yes, Unifiedroot offers the possibility to register TLDs in different languages and script types. Each language version of a TLD will be registered on our system as a separate TLD or IDN at the same time.
Can any word be registered as a generic TLD?
No, there are restrictions as to which words can be registered as a generic TLD. Please refer to our "Application Guidelines " page for more information.
What is the cost to register a generic word TLD?
The minimum registration fee for a generic word TLD at Unifiedroot is
EUR 50,000 with an annual renewal fee of EUR 12,500.
The price structure for exceptionally valuable TLDs will be negotiated on a case by case basis.
Can a generic TLD registered at Unifiedroot be sold?
Yes, a generic TLD registered at Unifiedroot may be sold and transferred providing the following conditions have been met:
- all outstanding fees of the current registration holder have been paid;
- the transfer fee of the TLD has been paid. The transfer fee is 25% of the sale price of the TLD;
- access to the TLD has not been suspended or terminated by us;
- the transferee agrees to be bound by Unifiedroot's Terms and Conditions, has provided all necessary information and meets the criteria set out in these Terms;
- the sale is granted approval from Unifiedroot's governing board.
Would Unifiedroot act as a "registrar" for TLD owners?
No, Unifiedroot does not offer SLD registration services. If you do not have the technology to do this you can work with a company that provides Internet infrastructure services and domain name registry technology. Unifiedroot will gladly assist you in this process.
Who controls the SLDs at Unifiedroot?
SLDs at Unifiedroot are held, offered, and managed by our TLD and IDN holders. The TLD and IDN holders are entrusted with setting policy to insure the integrity and interest of their community.
Does Unifiedroot need to formally approve SLD registrations?
No. TLD holders are responsible to ensure the SLDs registered under their TLD are being used properly. Unifiedroot reserves the right to monitor SLD registrations and the content on these websites.
Will all Internet users be able to access websites under TLDs registered at Unifiedroot?
To view TLDs registered at Unifiedroot users must first be able to query our root servers. Unifiedroot has ingeniously solved this problem. From the original source code of Mozilla's Firefox browser we have developed our own browser. The browser has been designed to seamlessly recognize all the TLDs we are familiar with now from ICANN as well as all the TLDs on the Unifiedroot root servers.
Where do I find the TLD application form ?
There is no direct link to the TLD application form. The first step in our application process is to perform a search at our "Availability Check " page to see if the TLD you are looking for is available.
If the TLD you are looking for is available you will see an orange button with the text "Click here to apply for (your TLD)". This link will take you to the application form. We strongly recommended that you first read through all sections of the website before starting the application process.