Price information

Setup $0.00
Registration $27.90
Renewal $27.90
Transfer (including annual fee) $27.90
Change of the owner $0.00
Modification of domain data $0.00

Useful information about .name domains

Trends & General Information

The .name domain is a so-called generic top-level domain, abbreviated gTLD. The peculiarity of this domain type is that some association is already given by the designation of the TLD - in the case of the .name domain, your visitors know directly that they are on a name domain that is often used by artists, families or individuals to represent your own name or a nickname. As it is mostly a TLD for private individuals, it can be purchased and registered by anyone on the Internet worldwide - there are no significant restrictions or guidelines for awarding.

The registered .name domains are managed by VeriSign, who is also responsible for the administration of the .com and the .net domain . You can buy and register the .name domain since 1995.

General Information

Domain transfer .name domain transfer is possible
Transfer auth-code An auth-code is required for the transfer of a .name domain
Domain security You can set a transfer lock for your .name domain
Change of ownership Change of ownership is possible for .name domains
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Your .name domain can contain special characters
Numeric domains A .name domain cannot consist only of numbers
Registry Verisign (Website)


New registration 1 year up to max. 10 years
Renewal 1 year up to max. 9 years
Duration of registration It takes a few seconds to register the .name domain.
Notice period The notice period for termination is 4 days before the domain expires.

Special provisions

Domain length A .name domain may be between 3 - 63 characters long. Hyphens may be used, but not at the beginning or at the end of the domain, and not 2 consecutive (for example, aa

additional Information


Especially for families, artists or individuals, the .name domain is well suited. Personal information can be provided on an individual website with matching URL - artists, publicists and authors can register their artist name and display works and references for viewing. Domains can be registered both at second and third level. Families have the opportunity to create their own internal e-mail addresses or websites - these would be structured according to the following pattern: or

The original syntax of the .name domain was set to - but you can now also buy and register other domains. There are between one and 63 characters available. Special characters, hyphens, numbers and pure numerical domains are of course allowed. At easyname, you can quickly and conveniently purchase your preferred domain online: within seconds, we'll register your Internet address - within a single day, all the bureaucratic hurdles are taken and you can start setting up your website.

Many of the .name domain related TLDs are in the domain of generic top-level domains. Among other things, this includes the .net domain for former network service providers, which was originally intended for certain professions .pro domain and the .info domain, which is also managed by VeriSign.


Since the .name domain is currently a rather exotic top-level domain, there are hardly any concrete figures available for use. However, many families, artists or individuals have already secured their .name domain, so if you also want to buy and register your surname as a .name domain then you should act swiftly unless you have a name that is extremely rare ,

easyname will be happy to help you to buy and register your domain. For questions, suggestions and problems you can reach our customer service at any time via the contact form or directly by e-mail