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About .APP domains

Charleston Road Registry (d/b/a Google Registry) is the sponsor and backend provider for the .APP extension.

SSL requirements

The .APP extension is a secure namespace, so you need HTTPS and an SSL certificate for your website to load on most browsers. Due to these SSL requirements, domain forwarding is not supported for .APP domains. Your .APP registration includes a free credit for our Standard SSL certificate. Once you log in, you will need to redeem and activate your SSL certificate.

Your free Standard SSL certificate is only eligible for support when it’s used with your .APP domain. To ensure continued support, please do not use this free Standard SSL certificate with another domain.

Who can register .APP domains?

Anyone can register .APP domains on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .APP domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 1-63 characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #)
  • IDNs: Supported

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Refunds

For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 1-13 nameservers
  • Can use: DNSSEC, IPv4, IPV6

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