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This morning, Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM PDT (14:00 UTC), .eco entered the GoLive phase. Domains in this TLD are now available for $95.44 per year* at A rates.

If Earth Day this weekend got you riled up to support the environment and ecological causes in general, we have good news for you. The new TLD .eco is now launching in the GoLive phase. The registry, the .eco Organization, is a non-profit representing a coalition of ecological partners including WWF and Greenpeace. They are partnering with Big Room, a certified B corporation, to bring .eco domains to the ecological community.

Since .eco is a TLD primarily for this community, the .eco label is reserved primarily for companies, institutions, and individuals dedicated to protecting the environment. As such, while anyone can register a .eco domain, it won't be activated by the registry until a profile has been created on the resgitry's website.

This process will entail three steps:

  1. When you register a .eco domain, you will receive an email (at the email address on your Gandi account) inviting you to create a .eco user account.
  2. Once your user account has been created, you will receive another email requesting that you complete your profile on the registry's website.
  3. When your profile is complete, a final email will confirm the activation of your domain name.

In between, should there be any delay in creating an account or completing your profile, for both steps one and two above, you will receive reminders three, seven, fourteen, and thirty days after creating your domain or creating your user account. You won't be able to use your domain until your account is created and your profile is completed.

Otherwise, if you don't want to or can't activate your domain immediately, you will be able to do so at any moment up to a year after the initial registration of your .eco domain name.

Register a .eco?

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*Price in USD. See .eco page for local pricing.


The ecosystem and the internet have something in common: both are a shared resource, common to everyone. Which means that both are susceptible to exploitation by self-interested parties not acting in the best interest of everyone.

On the internet, we try to fight that pollution, just like in the ecosystem.

Today those two worlds come together with the introduction of the new .eco TLD.

One thing to note about .eco: this TLD is particularly aimed for those whose work is directly involved in ecology. Registrants do need to fill out a .eco profile with the registry after registering and while these will only be subject to random verifications, profiles are public and can be reported.

For now, .eco is in the Sunrise phase, which will last until April 2 at 8:59 AM PDT. Domains registered in this phase require a TMCH registration. However, you can still register now for any of the other two phases. Domains in the Sunrise phase will cost $349.98* .

The Landrush phase begins April 18 at 9:00 AM PDT and goes until April 25, 2017 at 8:59 AM PDT. In the Landrush phase, .eco domains are $199.83*. This phase is for those without a TMCH registration who are nonetheless willing to pay a premium to reserve a desirable domain.

And finally .eco will enter the GoLive phase on April 25 at 9:00 AM PDT. Domains purchased in the GoLive phase, the final release phase, will cost $95.44* per year at A rates.

Register a .eco?

.eco

 

*Prices in USD. See .eco page for local pricing.


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