The web just got a little more personal. Got a name? Get a
.NAME! There is no better extension to use when making a
personalized website! Friends and family will always know
where to find you.
Why should I register a .NAME domain
The .NAME domain is a gTLD (generic top
level domain). It was designed with YOU in mind. When you
buy a .NAME, you're buying an Internet address as individual
and unique as you. Having domain that is yourname.name is
personal and non-commercial. It is one of the best ways to
establish a digital identity that is unique to you.
When the .NAME gTLD was first launched in 2002, it only
allowed for third level registrations (i.e. bob.smith.name).
This was to reduce the amount of cybersquatting on popular
surnames. However, in 2004, second level .NAME domains
became available (i.e. smith.name or bobsmith.name)
When registering a .NAME, you will rarely have to worry
about trademark issues, if at all. After all, your name is
just that - YOUR name. Due to the fact that with .NAME
domain names, we are dealing with personal names, there
is very little chance that trademarks or any other form of
protection will be involved.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .NAME?
As stated before, the .NAME domain is meant for
individuals. That extends to real and fictional personas.
Although there are no restrictions for registration of a
.NAME, they can be challenged if the name registered is
close to, or the same as a trademarked name (i.e. Mickey
Mouse) of which the owner has rights.
More information about the .NAME extension: