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About .YOKOHAMA Domain Names

The .yokohama domain extension is a brand new Web space where anyone can promote their brand and city both internationally and locally. Whether you live, own a business or just love the city of Tokyo, this domain name is perfect for you!

Pre-Registration Information

The .yokohama launch is divided into three pre-registration phases: Trademark Holder (Sunrise), Priority Pre-Registration (Landrush) and General Availability. Each phase has specific application requirements:

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration gives you the best possible chance of securing a domain name before it's available to the general public, but it doesn't guarantee you will get it. You can pre-register for Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability phases, and we'll submit your registration application when the phase begins.

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. Application fees will not be refunded.

Trademark Holders Registration - Sunrise

From now until August 4, 2014 at 15:00 UTC, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .yokohama domain containing their owned mark, before it's available to the public.

Trademark validation goes through the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which is an ICANN global repository for trademark data. Visit the TMCH website for information on registering a trademark.

Bulk .yokohama registration is not supported during Sunrise.

If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: 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 only.

Priority Pre-Registration - Landrush

From August 6, 2014 at 3:00 UTC to September 5, 2014 at 14:59 UTC, customers can purchase .yokohama domain names at a premium price. A non-refundable application fee in addition to the domain's registration fee is collected when the registration request is submitted.

Bulk .yokohama registration is not supported during Landrush.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability, and then the awarded registrar will hold an auction and award the domain to the highest bidder. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: Landrush application fees are refundable if the application is canceled prior to the close of the phase, however it is non-refundable after the close.

General Availability

Beginning September 9, 2014, at 3:00 UTC, customers can register .yokohama domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .yokohama 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. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: 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 only.

Note: All Premium .yokohama domains will be sold at auction by Afternic. The timeframe for the release of these domains, or if they will renew at the premium rate, has not yet been determined.

Registration Information

Who can register .yokohama domain names?

Anyone can register .yokohama 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 #. Japanese IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) characters are supported.

Note: Premium one- and two-letter .yokohama domains will be sold at auction by AfterNic. The timeframe for the release of these domains or if they will renew at the premium rate has not yet been determined.

Which registry controls .yokohama domain names?

The GMO Registry, manages and supports the .yokohama extension.

How much will .yokohama domain names cost?

The prices for .yokohama domain names range based on domain length and registration length.

For how long can I register .yokohama domain names?

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

When do .yokohama domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .yokohama domain name on its expiration date. We will park .yokohama 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 .yokohama domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer my domain to GoDaddy for details on the transfer process.

Can I transfer .yokohama domain names from you to another registrar?

Yes. See Transfer domain to another registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

Can I add privacy and protection to .yokohama domain names?

Yes. Private Registration and Protected Registration are available for .yokohama domain names.

Can I backorder .yokohama domain names?

No. We currently do not support that backorder of .yokohama domain names.

Can I move .yokohama domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Move a domain to another GoDaddy account to start the account move process.

Can I update the contact information for .yokohama domain names?

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

Are there nameserver requirements for my .yokohama domain names?

One nameservers is required for .yokohama domain to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. DNSSEC is supported.


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