.app

Give your app a secure, trustworthy and recognizable home on the web. Reach new audiences and enrich the experience users through a dedicated website on an .app domain.

Sunrise Registration now available for Trademark Holders or pre-order your .app domain name today!

Sunrise

$34.99
  • This phase is for trademark holders.
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Landrush / Early Access

$204.99 - $16,534.99
  • Open to everyone. Pay a premium and get early access.
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General Availability

$34.99
  • Registration phase that is open to the general public.
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What is the .app generic Top Level Domain Extension?

Apps have become a mainstay of how we interact with and experience the internet. We use them on our mobile phones, tablets, PCs and browsers. They entertain us and inform us. They get us from point A to point B. They keep us connected and productive. And now, they finally have a secure, dedicated domain name extension in the form of .app.

.app is the More Secure Home for Apps on the Web

Acquired by Google in 2015, .app is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) that is backed by Google Registry. While .app domans may be registered by anyone, it is especially relevant to application, software developers and businesses.

Benefits of Registering .app

With more than 6 million apps mobile apps available across the Google Play and Apple App stores alone, an .app domain will be the easiest and most effective way to communicate with potential users and increase your app’s discoverability online.

As a secure namespace (see below), .app provides a trustworthy online location for developers and businesses who want to:

  • Share download links, screenshots, release notes and other information that can enrich the user experience
  • Provide a space for their app community where users can gather, leave reviews and share feedback
  • A dedicated home for web-based applications, separate and distinct from a corporate website

.app Registration Phases


Sunrise for Trademark Holders

To register a trademark as a .app domain, prior enrollment with ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is required to validate your trademark.

Early Access Period and General Availability

Pre-orders submitted for Early Access Period (aka EAP, and sometimes Landrush) and General Availability will be held in a queue on a first come, first served basis. They are no risk and no-fee, with only successfully registered domains incurring charges. EAP runs over a 7-day period, with premium access fees at their highest on day one (USD $16,534.99) and their lowest on days five through seven (USD $204.99). The EAP fees are in addition to the USD $34.99 registration fee.

Pre-ordering for General Availability has no additional cost, you simply pay the registration fee if the domain is successfully acquired.

.app Premium Domains

Registry premium domains have a greater registration fee, with pricing ranging from USD $49 to $1599. This is a one-time registration fee, with the domains renewing at standard first-year pricing thereafter.

Who Should Register a .app Domain?

Originally intended for application developers, Google Registry has since confirmed that there will be no registration restrictions pertaining to .app, allowing anyone to freely register .app domain names.

As the most anticipated domain release in recent years, we recommend that the following groups proactively secure trademarks during the Sunrise registration period, or pre-order their .app product names ahead of Landrush and General Registration to increase their chances of successfully securing the domains they want.

  • Brands [to both safeguard trademarks, as well as host brand-owned app content]
  • Government, not-for-profits and educational institutions
  • Development companies, programmers, startups
  • Businesses with existing or planned apps
  • Domain investors
  • Companies with custom, internal-facing apps

Creating a Secure .app Namespace through HTTPS

As part of Google’s push towards universal adoption of HTTPS, the entire .app namespace has been added to the HSTS Preload list. As such, all second-level domains under .app will only load on modern browsers if a valid SSL certificate has been configured and the web server is serving HTTPS.

Learn more about configuring HTTPS, how SSL works, and obtaining an SSL certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a domain name?

A domain name – also known as a URL – is your web address online. Without it, customers and visitors won’t be able to find your website.

Finding a domain name for your website is as easy as typing it in on the search bar above. If a domain name is available, simply register it. If it isn’t available, our Domain Search tool provides you with alternative options to meet your needs.

What are all these new domain extensions?

The new domain extensions like .ATTORNEY, .CONSULTING, .LAWYER, .NINJA and .TECH are called new gTLDs. These stand for new generic Top Level Domains and they add new options online.

They work in the same way as a .CA or a .COM, but with the added benefit of being able to create shorter and more specific domain names for your website.

For example, instead of using JohnSmithAccountant.Com or PizzaShop.Ca, you’ll be able to register JohnSmith.Accountant or Pizza.Shop for your website.

Do the new domain extensions work like a .CA or a .COM?

Yes – the new domain extensions work exactly the same way as a .CA or a .COM. Once you find a domain extension that you’d like to use, you’ll be able to add a web hosting plan or a custom business email address to it.

The new domain extensions sound great! How do I get one for myself?

To register a domain name under the new extensions, just type in the name that you want on the search bar at the top. Our Domain Search tool will check to see if the domain name that you want is available and if it isn’t, it will provide alternatives that might be a good fit for your business.

If you want to narrow down the results even further, our Domain Search filters lets you filter the results by category, price and availability.

Some of the domain results don’t have a price associated. What does this mean?

The majority of new domain extensions such as .LAW and .GLOBAL are now available while others will become available in the next few years. While we do our best to make sure you have all the information you need, some extensions haven’t launched or been assigned to a registry operator yet. As a result, we don’t have pricing information available.

To find out when the domain extension that you want becomes available, simply search for a domain name and add it to your pre-registration list for free. Once it becomes available, we’ll send you an email with information on the domain extension’s price and launch date once we have more information for you.

How much will the new domain extensions cost?

New domain extensions like .club, .xyz and .ninja can cost as low as USD $14.99 while others including .attorney, .law and .consulting can be priced a little bit higher. The varying prices are affected by the domain registry or domain operator of the extension.

For new domain extensions that don’t have any pricing information included, this simply means that the domain has not been assigned to an operator or the domain operator has not released information about it yet. When the domain becomes available and as we receive more information about it, we will update the domain’s pricing and inform you about it.

What is a Pre-Order and a Pre-Registration?

The new domain extensions have begun introducing hundreds of new extensions that include .attorney, .consulting, .ninja and .xyz. As the internet’s real estate continues to grow, we’ve created two new options to secure the domain name that you want; Pre-Order and Pre-Registration.

Pre-Order allows you to express your interest for a domain name just before it becomes available. When each domain launches, it undergoes a series of phases before it becomes available to the general public. By placing a Pre-Order, Webnames.ca places your domain name to our submission list. Once the domain becomes available, your domain name is submitted to the registry for registration. Pre-Ordering is free and you will only be charged if your domain name is successfully registered for you.

Pre-Registration on the other hand, allows you to add a domain extension to your watchlist. Pre-Registration will be available for domains that haven’t been delegated to a registry or if a domain’s launch phases hasn’t been announced yet.

What is the advantage of using one of the new domain extensions over a .CA or .COM domain name?

The new domain extensions (gTLDs) create new opportunities to name a website online. With extensions such as .LAWYER, .CLUB, .BAND, .MARKETING and more, the new gTLDs make it clear what your website is all about. The new gTLDs also provide a new opportunity to create shorter and more memorable domain names. Instead of creating a domain like MyNewWebsite.Com, use the new gTLDs to create a domain name like MyNew.Website.

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