.family domain registration

The new .family extension has been proposed to provide access to family-related content, information, ideas, products and services.

In addition, the new .family domain can also identify family-run businesses, agencies, organisations and associations online.

In this case, it is suggested to use it in conjunction with the brand name (e.g. brand.family, surname.family).

.family domain registration



New generic top level domain (NgTLD)

Geographical Area


Nation / Category

Lifestyle, Donuts

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Requirements for the .family extension

.family domain calendar

.family domain phases

All dates may be subject to variation and do not depend on our will, but on other factors such as changes to the rules dictated by individual registers or ICANN.
Phases Date
Trademark Sunrise domains family 10/11/15 > 09/01/16
Early Access Program domains family 13/01/16 > 14/01/16
Early Access Program domains family 14/01/16 > 15/01/16
Early Access Program domains family 15/01/16 > 16/01/16
Early Access Program domains family 16/01/16 > 17/01/16
Early Access Program domains family 17/01/16 > 19/01/16
Go Live domains family 20/01/16 > 20/01/16

.family Sunrise Rules

The Sunrise of .family domain is a limited period of time during which holders of trademarks may preregister names that are the same or similar to their trademark in a privileged way and at an additional cost before it is sold to the public.

To participate in the Sunrise phase of the .familydomain, the trademark must be validated by a third party designated by ICANN: the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).
Dominiando is an official TMCH agent and can, therefore, carry out brand validation procedures of the trademark on your behalf.

This validation is mandatory to participate in the Sunrise of all new domains and the same validation can be reused for registration during the Sunrise periods of all extensions that allow it.

More than one request for the same .family domain name will be settled by an auction between the contenders, trademark holders.

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